A & C Meeting – Thursday Dec. 29, 2011

On December 29th Arts & Culture will meet at Battery Park City Library, which has great wi-fi, electric outlets, and is open till 8PM. More information below.

Battery Park Library

The Address is 175 North End Avenue. We can transition to Wintergarden thereafter. Both locations are very close to Liberty Plaza and in walking distance from each other.Those who would like to meet beforehand should make arrangements to do so.

Info and directions can be found here:
Public Spaces for OWS Meetings

A & C Minutes – Dec. 19, 2011

No Facilitation

Minutes: Justin Wedes & Adrian

Note: These are two different minutes. Edited by Adrian.

Two A & C meetings were held on Monday, Dec. 19th 2011.

I came to 60 Wall Street around 5.50 and looked around for other Arts & Culture members. I met with Lopi while she was attending an Occupy Farms meeting and we had an informal Direct Action Painters (D.A.P). talk. After waiting another 15 minutes for other A & C members to arrive, I picked out a table and placed a large Arts & Culture sign down. Paul, Blithe and I waited another 10 minutes before starting our meeting. During our meeting Noah and an artist named Nao Matsumoto stopped by.

At around the same time as this meeting another A & C meeting was apparently taking place.

The two minutes will be combined to reflect the view of my (Adrian) perspective. I will first defer to the other meeting as it consisted of more members, around seven. The number expanded to twelve when Paul, Lopi, Nao, Daniele and myself arrived. Noah and Zach also attended this meeting toward its conclusion.

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Direct Action Painters: Ready for the Holidays!

Direct Action Painters

A new affinity group get's added to the Arts & Cuture Network

It couldn’t have come at a better time. Just as all the artist of OWS begin to prepare for D17, this Saturday’s creative action day, a new affinity group Direct Action Painters has emerged within Arts & Culture/NYCGA. Check out their profile under “collectives and affinity groups“, soon we’ll have thier activity feed on our home page along with the others!


Information Flow Proposal, Comments?

Arts & Culture is working to streamline the flow of data between the A&C network and the NYC General Assembly. Below is a link to the proposal which will be presented at today’s 6pm meeting @ 60 Wall St.

Information Flow (Proposal)

*it is open for comments, comments are moderated for spam so expect a delay before it appear.*

Arts & Culture Minutes – December 5, 2011

Meeting Minutes of ARTS AND CULTURE WORKING GROUP  Monday – December 5, 2011

I.ANNOUNCEMENTS/REPORT BACK                                                                                        

A.Decorate the Park/Matt
Things are proceeding.  Matt is going to approach Outreach and has been in touch with Judson Church.   Probably the event will occur on a Saturday afternoon at around 4 pm.  Matt is going to speak to Community Relations and to PR about it. 

Deirdre (DDAY) reports that the Visibility Vests have arrived but first attempts to mark them failed so she is going to try something different.  Leora is out of town but had approached Outreach and Design about the marking Foreclosures project.     
Johnny (@snowywilderness)attended the Finance meeting and followed the procedures in re funds. Living Theatre has offered space on an emergency basis. He also noted that there is a law that music cannot be played within 50 feet of a monument.       
D.Videos and Archives
Adrian’s videos of the confrontation with Ray Kelly is available on YouTube Police Confrontation. The Archives are a mess.  

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Tonight! Join Arts & Culture at Lincoln Center w/Philip Glass 10:30pm

In roughly one hour a special engagement will be made at Lincoln Center, where Philip Glass will come out to address OccupyMuseums and other network of groups associated with the occupation at Wall Street, NYCGA.

So Come OUT!!!

Details of the event below:

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Occupy Lincoln Center with Philip Glass

Dec 2011
10:30 PM – 11:59 PM

at Lincoln Center

Occupy Museums will protest the anti-democratic policies of Lincoln Center and Bloomberg on the last performance of Satyagraha, Thursday, December 1, 2011.

Join us in an open conversation at 10:30 pm about the effects of increased privatization and corporatization of all aspects of society, and the use of nonviolent civil disobedience around the world to reclaim the commons.

It is no doubt timely that Philip Glass’ opera ‘Satyagraha’–which depicts Gandhi’s early struggle against colonial oppression in South Africa–should be revived by the Metropolitan Opera in 2011, a year which has seen popular revolutions in North Africa, mass uprisings in Europe, and the emergence of Occupy Wall Street protests in the United States.

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