New York City — The Black Lives Matter Art Show opened on Friday, August 5 at the Chashama Gallery located at 266 W 37th Street (between 7th and 8th ave.)
It will run through September 4, 2016, and it is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 12 Noon to 6 P.M. During off hours, the show is on view 24/7, through the storefront window.
The opening reception and performance that took place Friday from 6-8 P.M., featured a performance by both Carla Cubit of Occupy Art and a speaker from The Stop Mass Incarceration Network, followed by an Artist Talk & Discussion.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the Black Lives Matter Art Show features Carla Cubit’s Black Lives Matter artwork and posters, accompanied by her photographs from Black Lives Matter protests throughout the NYC area.
“Expand scope, perspective, and inspiration towards an ongoing series of future culture jams and events around this theme and time.” During Open Hours (see above), all are encouraged to come talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and are invited to create their own posters/Black Lives Matter inspired artwork (art materials and supplies provided).
Handmade Black Lives Matter necklaces, magnets, and key chains will be on sale for $1 during the Opening Reception and all Open Hours.
About the Artist: Carla Cubit’s creates small mixed media assemblage pieces using found objects and materials–often discarded hardware and recycled objects. She weaves tales from castoffs found in the streets. Her works are “highly visionary in nature.” A former resident of the East Village in New York City, Cubit’s artwork has shown in galleries and other venues in NYC. Recently her works have been inspired by the Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements. Cubit finds that there is no separation between her daily life and her creative outpouring: “I love the arts in whatever medium it may be; music, theater, dance etc; and I believe in religion, mysticism and the secret meaning of the unknown and art as a universal means of communication.”
About Occupy Art: “We are the 99%.” Visit Occupy Art, to learn more about past Occupy Art and Black Lives Matter Art Shows.