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"Defying Devastation" Bushwick In The 80's

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May 17, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 1st, 7-10pm Additional Performances & Readings June 2nd-3rd The exhibit Defying Devastation: Bushwick in the 80s is a story of resilience. Bushwick in the 1980s epitomized urban decade, but it was the beauty of those who loved and thrived in the... destruction that art teacher Meryl Meisler sought to capture when she took pictures of the neighborhood walking to and from the subway and school. Thirty years later, Vanessa Mártir, now a writer, came upon an image of herself at seven years old in one of Meryl?s exhibits. Thus began a sequence of what can only be seen as divinely-inspired events that culminated in this collaboration where Vanessa?s wrenching stories give voice to Meryl?s iconic images. Vanessa Mártir: Stories, Meryl Meisler: Photographs Patricia J. O'Brien: Graphics, Wanda Gaia: Performances Curator BOS Performance Line up: June 2nd (gallery hours 12 ? 7) 2-4pm Live salsa music with a performance by the PS123 Ballroom Dancers followed by Latin, African and Hip hop dance by El Puente. 5pm- Vanessa Mártir readings and Meryl Meisler gallery talk. 8-10pm: DJ Wilson Meredith June 3rd (gallery hours 12 ? 7) 2-4pm Live, African and Hip hop dance by El Puente

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