2NITE: Arts Cluster 5 – Keep it ALIVE!!!

Occupy Wall Street; Arts Cluster 5 -7pm Oct 7, 2012

Dear OWS Arts Groups and people!
The next meeting of the Arts Cluster IS happening this coming Sunday, October 7 at 7 PM at the Commons  388 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

For those new to this list, this is the initiative to bring together the creative community of OWS..an opportunity to share information, resources, grievances and sympathies that can strengthen all of our participation in the huge work at hand.

Some of the topics discussed at past meetings included plans for the GuitarmyA Big ProjectOccupy the Empty Space’s upcoming 10 minute play festival (which was fab!)  , various puppet projects, core issues of artist entitlement, diversity and other arts actions and at the last meeting we spent time talking about events for N17 (including learning the police code of honor that Brook had gloriously set to music – which came in handy for me a couple times!), talked about a solo piece from Occupy Boston which is actually now happening in NY on Oct 22)  and also started a conversation about possible actions around Occupying the Election.

What we have on the table so far for this meeting (as well as other topics which you bring!) are follow ups on some of the above and continuing discussions about subway performances, Occupy Halloween plans and Occupy the Election. Let me know if there is anything which really needs to be added to the agenda followup before we go to new topics in Open Space.
Again – here are four easy requests:

1) It will be a potluck, so please bring some food or liquids to share if you can!

2) Please bring ideas about what to discuss in Open Space! After we do followups, the rest of the meeting, we will use the Open Space model, so that everyone hopefully has has the opportunity to bring their priorities to the group.

3)Please let us know you’re coming, and if we confirm then please also feel free to invite your friends!   If we agree to go ahead – I will also set up a Facebook page that can be used.

4)If there is something that needs to be on the followup list (anything I’ve left out) or anything that needs to urgently be on the agenda before we go to Open Space, please contact me beforehand and let me know.

ALSO LET ME KNOW IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP FACILITATE THIS MEETING!

Again that’s Sunday October 7 at 7 PM (will end at 10pm) at The Commons  388 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

Hope to see you there!
Morgan and the Arts Cluster team

TONITE: Arts Cluster 3, @7pm

Occupy Wall Street - Arts Cluster 3, Sunday July 15, 7pm - The Commons Brooklyn

We cordially invite you to the third meeting of the Arts Cluster! initiative to bring together the creative community of OWS. We think that this opportunity to share information, resources, grievances and sympathies can strengthen all of our participation in the huge work… at hand.

The first Arts Cluster was in April. More than 60 people attended, representing 20+ creative projects from the occupy universe, as well as OWS sympathetic creatives who wanted to get plugged in. We learned more about one another’s work, had discussions about common challenges, and shared needs and resources. It was pretty great, but it was just the beginning. The group agreed that we should try to meet bi-monthly and the second meeting was held on June 10th where an amazing range of subjects were discussed https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SXxiMZp5Q7OnRg3aJkE-zaVnRxwQcZHuXNlxDe9h_HU/edit

We then decided to go for #3 so PLEASE COME with a topic you’d like to introduce to discussion!

Three easy request:

1) It will be a potluck, so please bring some food to share if you can!
2) Please bring ideas about what to discuss! For much of the meeting, we will use the Open Space model, so that everyone has the opportunity to bring their priorities to the group.
3)Please let us know you’re coming, and invite your friends!

FACEBOOK INVITE:
http://www.facebook.com/events/408769279160268

TPZ: Temporary Party Zone NOW @ Liberty Park

Anyone who has ever been part of Arts & Culture should get down to Liberty Park ASAP! We are turning the park into a Temporary Party Zone for a very special Arts & Culture comrade. As one of the first very first members of Arts & Culture, he’s be holding the front of OWS for over 9 months now, but tonight is his farewell. Come by with your wishes and hugs and what ever else you care to share tonight, on this special night.

In Solidarity and with Love,
OWS A&C crew of PAST-PRESENT-and-FUTURE

Facebook invite:
Alex Good Bye Party! 

Online Auction to Benefit Wall Street 2 Main Street

Art work by Jerry Kerns, part of the portfolio for auction.

Online auction to benefit Greene County Council on the Arts’ Wall Street 2 Main Street project in Catskill, NY.

The auction closes tomorrow night at 11pm!  (Friday May 11th)
Click here to bid on Ebay.

“Originally created to support the Alternative Museum in 1992, the portfolio includes works by ten contemporary artists of international reputation whose work is focused on social and humanitarian issues; Ida Applebroog, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Leon Golub, Luis Jimenez, Jerry Kearns, Komar & Melamid, Adrian Piper, Ben Sakoguchi, Andres Serrano, and Lorna Simpson with an introductory essay and rare print by former MOMA curator, Robert Storr.”

TONIGHT 6pm: Arts & Culture IMPORTANT Planning Meeting @ 60 Wall St.

BerlinBiennale7 - Portland Or after eviction
There are 3 big events/projects coming up that need input from all of
you, OWS artists & art groups. We are having an A&C planning meeting
tonight 6pm // 60 Wall Street for the following topics:

1) OWS Artists participation in Berlin Biennial 7 **
2) OWS Arts & Culture outdoor programming for a city wide Unconference
3) OWS Arts Newsletter

6pm
60 Wall Street.

Email arts_culture [at] nycga.net  if you are coming and/or arriving a little later than 6pm, or cannot you cannot make it tonight but but still want to be part of the planning.

**Occupy Museums is also holding Berlin Biennial planning meetings, we can coordinate with them tonight if it is on their agenda.

LISTEN LIVE 6pm: OWS Artists Interviews on WGXC

Greene Arts Wall Street 2 Main Street OWS Artist Interviews

WGXC radio show “To Be Determined” with Mark Read, Sarah Kendall and Gregg Osofsky interviewing Wall Street To Main Street Artist, Writers and Thinkers…

Listen LIVE 6PM!
In Greene and Columbia County 90.7 FM
OR online at WGXC.org

more info:
Six months after Occupy Wall Street (OWS) sparked a global 99% movement, Occupy with Art and Masters on Main Street launch “Wall Street to Main Street” (WS2MS) in historic Catskill, NY. Through a dynamic series of art exhibits, performances, screenings, happenings, public… discussions, community- and family-focused activities, WS2MS will not only illuminate the amazing phenomenon of OWS, it will explore possible futures of the movement and build a creative bridge to connect the protests with the real needs and values of Main Street, USA.

WS2MS will be on display throughout Main Street from March 17 until May 31. Please check back for more detailed schedules or visit our website at

http://www.greenearts.org/ws2ms