Here is a little teaser we made to give you an idea of how AWESOME our Greenpointers Neon Sign documentary will be! If you want to see the full documentary then please make a donation in any amount to our fundraiser – so you can be a part of this awesome project. We will be forever grateful – thanks in advance… NEON!
We have less than 2 weeks left and are halfway there! Learn more about our project on Kickstarter.
I am appalled at some of the comments our facebook page received about the recent arrest of one of Greenpoint’s artists Takewi Miyakawa for putting up a guerilla art installation on Bedford Ave.
Marie: “the so called artists are rude, dirty and disrespectful… They are trash and so is their wanna be art!” Denise: “They made this neighborhood disgusting and dirty.” Agnes: “No consideration for anyone else but themselves.” Jennifer: “Sorry but this neighborhood has gone to crap with all these so called ‘artists.'”
Hitler hated artists, too. Entartete Kunst! This is the term he used to describe Modern art during his regime, which translates to “degenerate art.” Slow down, I am not calling these ladies Nazis, just bigots.
The Wiki entry for bigotry cites this quotation from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. “The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract,” so the following attempt to dispel their beliefs may be pointless, so this is for the rest of you, who love and support art in the community!
Three very worthwhile art projects are on the horizon, all based out of Greenpoint: PaperJam’s Touchlight, The Kite Machine & The Project Collective’s Art & Music Fundraiser this Saturday June 2nd, to raise money for Uproar Art at the Dekalb Market.