Hey there folks! Summer is here and it is time for some silkscreen fun time action party goodness. Starting this upcoming Sunday the 13th, I will begin hosting a series of fund raising screen parties at my studio in downtown Manhattan. The monies raised will be going towards helping artists involved in a new art fair held in Cologne Germany for underground artists offering affordable booth space for those who cannot afford the high priced entries of more established art fairs while showing right along side the big boys. The fair is called Blooom and this is its first year. I have been asked to curate a booth and will consists of 6 great talents under the title of Guild of The Black Eagle, a multidisciplinary collective I started in 2006. So I am going to host 6 parties over the next 5 months to help these artist raise a few extra bucks towards their project.
The first artist I will be screening with is Ivan Mora. He and I will be screening this Sunday the 13th from 5pm until midnight. We will be new screens as well as a bunch of older designs.
How it works is you bring something to screen on, shirts, pillow cases, any printable surface, and for 5 bucks, we put our designs on it for you. Its fun and cheap and for a good cause towards giving artists the opportunity to showcase their works in Europe.
Where?: 93 2nd Ave. buzzer 1 (press buzzer hard) between 5th and 6th streets in the East Village Manhattan.
When?: This Sunday the 13th of June from 5pm til midnight
Bring?: stuff to print on and 5 buck per item, and cold beer!
It is gonna be hot up in the studio so don't wear leather pants.
I will have a punch bowl offering cold drink(spiked) but do not feel scared to BYOB since it will be limited
Also there will be a raffle offered at 5 bucks a ticket with the chance to win up to 4 prizes! The 1st prize is a plaster ship I made, the one golden version of the "Black Ships" installation I will be presenting this September at the Governors Island art fair,another great art fair for artists by artists project here in NYC. There will be 3 other secret prizes! Raffle drawing at 11pm.
Aaaaand, just for this party, there will be 8 x 10 one of a kind screen print on wood available for just 20 bucks each! They are limited as well so come early and grab yourself one! These are only available at this party and that's it!
We will also be showing new prints by Mark Sobczak which are quite beautiful. He is a fantastic photographer who has been working with artist Gregory Colbert for over a decade.
Please come and join us and help us get these guys across the sea and showcase their work!
here is the list of Guild of The Black Eagle in Germany this year
Ivan Lee Mora