Monday, November 20, 2017

"Punk Rock and Politics!" coming soon! Dec 9, 2017

Hi there everyone,

I wanted to announce that a poster I made is being used as the event poster for a fundraiser for a progressive NJ politician called "Punk Rock and Politics!"
The event is curated by Christy O'Connor.
The event will take place on: Saturday Dec 9, 2017 at 8 PM at Paul's Tavern 1705 Main St. Lake Como, NJ 07719 (See poster below)

I am thrilled my poster has found a good use and I am grateful to Christy for including my work.  I learned this candidate, Jim Keady, went to the island of Lesbos where my Greek family is from and helped out the Syrian refugees there. He also fought Governor Christie over the blatant lack of Hurricane Relief for the NJ shore (and was publicly bullied by him).
I have a great deal to say about artists and activism as I have long been involved in both but now is not the time and place.  Suffice it to say that art activism is PART of my artwork but not ALL.  I have found moments where I have needed to reflect alone and in solitude in my studio to create art , and other moments (e.g. the last year) where I have found it utterly impossible to ignore the external world and all its powerful forces upon me. In those moments I create art for that world.  For example this  
Anyhow, I hope you will attend "Punk Rock and Politics"!
warmly, Triada Samaras

Monday, November 13, 2017

Coming this week! Gowanus Superfund Town Hall. Public is invited!

Gowanus Superfund Town Hall 
Thursday, November 16
6:30 - 8:30 PM

The Gowanus Canal was designated a federal Superfund site in 2010, which initiated a complex, multi-year clean-up. Dredging has started this fall in the 4th Street turning basin and will continue in 2018. 

Come to this public meeting for information about the canal clean-up, timeline and what to expect. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez will give a keynote, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present an overview and timeline. An audience Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Hosted by the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) 
The Gowanus CAG has 50+ representatives from civic, environmental, business and community organizations, as well as individual members from Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill and Park Slope. 


Saturday, November 4, 2017

"A New School Trains Artists to Be Politicians" (!)

This looks interesting and hopeful!

From Hyperallergic:

"A New School Trains Artists to Be Politicians"
 "The Artist Campaign School, a new initiative from Fractured Atlas, will train artists in the practical skills necessary to successfully run for elected office."