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Newsletter - February 23, 2021

 

 

 

Ask The Experts: David Godlis - Live on Zoom! This Wednesday, February 24, 7pm, ET
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When he is on the street armed with his camera, photographer David Godlis describes himself as ‘a gunslinger and a guitar picker all in one.’ Ever since he bought his first 35mm camera in 1970, Godlis has made it his mission to capture the world on film just as it appears to him in reality.

Godlis is most famous for his images of the city’s punk scene and serving as the unofficial official photographer for the Film Society of Lincoln Center. For 40 years, his practice has also consisted of walking around the streets of New York City and shooting whatever catches his eye: midnight diner patrons, stoop loiterers, commuters en route to the nearest subway station. With an acute sense of both humor and pathos, Godlis frames everyday events in a truly arresting manner.

His current book, GODLIS STREETS, presents Godlis best street photography from the 1970s, in a succinct celebration of New York’s past. The book is introduced by an essay written by cultural critic Luc Sante and closes with an afterword written by Blondie cofounder and guitarist Chris Stein.

IG: @GODLIS

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Ask The Experts: Reid Mitenbuler - Live on Zoom! Wednesday, March 3, 7pm, ET
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Reid Mitenbuler is the author of Wild Minds: The Artists and Rivalries that Inspired the Golden Age of Animation and Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey. His other writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Air Mail, Slate, and The Daily Beast, among other publications.

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Ask The Experts: Danielle Mastrion - Live on Zoom! Wednesday, March 10, 7pm, ET
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Danielle Mastrion is a Brooklyn-born, NYC artist who has been painting murals, locally and internationally, since 2012. Her first aerosol mural painted in 2012 was at the historic 5POINTZ in Long Island City, Queens and she credits the institution for making her pick up a spray can. Her work has taken her to Europe, the Middle-East, Central America, South America, & the Caribbean.

In New York, Danielle is best known for her full building mural at the entrance of Shirley Chisholm State Park in Brooklyn, a partnership with NY State Parks and the Governor’s Office. Many of her walls can be found throughout her home neighborhood of Coney Island, including at the New York Aquarium; Luna Park NYC; Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park; Coney Island USA; the Coney Island Brewery; Ruby’s Bar and Grill; and several other walls in the area. She also designed  commemorative tee-shirts for the Mermaid Parade and the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, of which she is a member.

Danielle was the cover artwork artist for the 30th Anniversary of Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” in 2019, having painted several murals for the anniversary as well as the featured paintings inside of the Criterion Collection’s DVD release.

Danielle's work has a focus on social justice, specifically Women's rights and  youth education. Currently living and working in Brooklyn, Danielle hopes to continue painting walls and canvases in every city she visits, connecting communities through art and education.

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