IF ART is a CRIME GOD FORGIVE me CAUSE these is MINE

Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Source: mohs.dk

Source: mohs.dk

This special exhibition at Duckie Brown The Shop in the West Village features works by Chicano prisoners in prisons and penitentiaries in the American Southwest, who produce uniquely artistic drawings on cotton handkerchiefs.

Known as paños, these pocket-sized canvases are pictorial letters which carry messages from inmates to family and loved ones on the outside and to friends and associates within the prison system.

IF ART is a CRIME GOD FORGIVE me CAUSE these is MINE

Paño Drawings by Chicano Prisoners

May 3—31, 2018
Opening Celebration: Tuesday, May 15, 6–8PM

Duckie Brown The Shop
321 West 13th Street #3A

Visits By Appointment
RSVP: theshop@duckiebrown.com

A generous portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will support More Art and Bryan Rodriguez Cambana’s upcoming public art project with incarcerated youth at Rikers Island.

Produced by Duckie Brown
Curated by Martha Henry Fine Art
Organized by John Ryan

MAKE MORE CHANGE WITH MORE ART

Posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017

Thank you for standing by artists and believing in the power public art has in inspiring social justice. Despite this year’s challenges, together we achieved many great things.

Help us grow our impact by donating today!

 

We have a lot to celebrate! In 2017:

  • We presented 9 free screenings of NYSFERATU by Andrea Mastrovito which reached over 2000 New Yorkers in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Hudson Valley. The animated film featured Spanish, Mandarin, Ukrainian, and Arabic translations and was honored at the Rome Film Festival this November.
  • Our community programs served 50 recent immigrants and English language learners from Bay Ridge to Flushing (and hailing from over a dozen home countries from Yemen to Mexico) with film studies and writing workshops that used the symbol of the vampire to talk about xenophobia today.
  • Clean Labor a new work of choreography by Brendan Fernandes in collaboration with Wythe Hotel cleaning staff, made visible the invisible migrant-powered labor force that supports our city.
  • Our Engaging Artists Fellows have worked directly with 450 community members in 4 boroughs around topics related to housing and anti-gentrification, to immigrant rights, and economic justice.
  • We expanded our team to include a new Artist & Community Programs Coordinator to broaden our ability to offer new professional development, education, exhibition, and project support opportunities to NYC artists and local communities, exemplified by the inspiring group show, Building Stories.
  • We have launched exciting new partnerships with social justice-focused organizations such as Safe Passage Project, Immigration Equality, and The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s Center for Health Equity, to name only a few.

If you believe in the work we do at More Art, we ask you to consider making a contribution before the year ends. With your help we can continue to bring high-caliber public art projects and meaningful cultural programs to you in 2018 and beyond. We are already hard at work! Your generosity will directly support the work we do, and will let us know that the effort we make every day is worthwhile.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Our most sincere wishes for a beautiful holiday season!

 

Thanks for Celebrating Halloween with Count Orlok

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

In honor of Andrea Mastrovito, the artist behind the film NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century, More Art threw a Halloween Masquerade at The Box on Thursday, October 26th. The night was hosted by Miz Cracker, celebrated performer and writer. Performance by Marco Capelli, and live aerialists performing death-defying stunts.

To learn more about the film, please visit the project website.

Launch Party for New Alessi Limited Edition

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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More Art Launches a NEW Limited Edition with Andrea Mastrovito + Alessi

Join Us May 11th | 6-8pm

Alessi SoHo
130 Greene Street
NYC

RSVP TODAY!

First 10 in-store purchases receive 10% off
coupon: nysferatu

Deadline Extended! 2017 Engaging Artists Fellowship

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

This year’s program is focused on Immigration, Economics, and Labor Justice. Application Extension: Monday, April 10th @ 12pm. Find out more information, here. Email questions to PJ@moreart.org