Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Louisiana ArtWorks and ABC No Rio

Louisiana ArtWorks

Dear Artists and Arts Enthusiasts,

On May 19th at 7 PM Louisiana ArtWorks will host a lecture by ABC No Rio, a collectively-run arts center on Manhattan's Lower East Side. ABC No Rio was founded in 1980 by artists committed to an actively engaged culture and a vision of expanded possibility for our lives, our neighborhoods, our cities and our society. It is a place where people share resources and ideas in an atmosphere of camaraderie and mutual support. No Rio has been a welcoming and supportive venue for many thousands of emerging artists, performers, poets and musicians. Events programming at ABC No Rio includes exhibitions, readings, performance and concerts. Facilities include a screenprinting shop. a darkroom, a 'zine library and a computer center. Affiliated projects include the NYC chapters of Books Through Bars and Food Not Bombs. ABC No Rio offer classes in photography to neighborhood youth, and has hosted meetings, workshops, forums and benefits for scores of area organizations and projects. Join Louisiana ArtWorks as we engage ABC No Rio's Director Steven Englander and former Director Peter Cramer (1983-1990) in a discussion on the development of their organization and the importance of community and artist collectives.

Panel takes place at Louisiana ArtWorks, 725 Howard Avenue at Carondelet. Suggested Donation $3.00.

The Louisiana ArtWorks Team
818 Howard Avenue, Suite 500
New Orleans, LA 70119
T: 504.571.7373
F: 504.571.7368

This program is made possible by the Joan Mitchell Foundation and a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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