Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tomorrow at MoRUS: Growing up on Avenue B; recalling the squatter movement

From the EV Grieve inbox...

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) will welcome 2013 with an artists salon giving voice to the very history the museum seeks to preserve. Eric Drooker, Fly Orr and beat-rhyming duo The Adventures of Kaila & the Kid will participate in this one-night-only event on Thursday, January 3, beginning at 8 PM. MoRUS is located at 155 Avenue C between 9th and 10th Streets. This is the museum’s first membership drive event since officially opening on December 8, and the event is free and open to the public.

Lower East Side native Drooker will give a slide lecture exploring his early years as a street artist in New York City, and trace the evolution of his graphic novels into animated films — and from his cover paintings of The New Yorker, to his slow infiltration of the mainstream. The artist will talk about growing up on Avenue B and how the changing landscape has shaped his vision.

Orr will present a slide lecture, "UnReal Estate: A Brief Squatter History on the Lower East Side" based on her forthcoming book of the same title. Since the 1980s, Orr has been a squatter on the Lower East Side where she paints and draws comics and illustrations.


Anonymous said...

I hope I can get in... last time Eric presented a slideshow, the space was so packed that I had to stand across the street to watch it!

NMT said...

This time it's going to be in the basement space of C-Squat, which will hold a ton more people! :) It will be a much more comfortable slideshow...but no less fun!

Anonymous said...

i don't understand? There are things to fight for now. This is about the past. There isn't much east village activism as it pertains to the biggest housing crisis of our time, which is now.

I don't get it?