BWW Art News: Bernie 2016 Brings National Touring Exhibition to NYC, 4/16-18
Bernie 2016 is bringing a national touring exhibition to New York City from April 16 - 18. The public show at the gallery space, located at 312 Bowery, will feature the work of acclaimed national and New York-based artists whose work is inspired by the political landscape. The public exhibition will also include daily autograph signings by artists featured in the exhibition.
Throughout his political career, Bernie Sanders has been a strong supporter of the arts. "You have my promise that as President, I will be an arts President," Sanders said in a video recorded for the Arts Action Fund. "I will continue to advocate strongly for robust funding of the arts in our cities, schools and public spaces. Art is speech. Art is what life is about."
Schedule of Hours & Special Events:
Sat, April 16: Open to public 10:30am - 5 pm
Artist Signings at 1 & 3pm
* Greg Auerbach from 1-3pm
Invitation only reception 7pm-10pm
Sun. April 17: Open to public 10:30am- 7pm
Artist Signings at 1 & 3pm
* Claw Money from 1-3pm
* Cody Hudson from 3-5pm
Mon. April 18: Open to public 10:30am - 7pm
artist signings at 1 & 3pm
* Jermaine Rogers from 1-3pm
* Claw Money from 3-5pm
Participating artists include: Aaron Draplin, Amanda Marsalis, Atiba Jefferson, Brian Lotti, Bryan Blue, Byron O'Neill, Charlie Becker, Claw Money, Cody Hudson, Craig Wetherby, Dan Buller, Dave Kloc, Donny Miller, Dug Nap, Dylan Fant, Ellen Voorheis, Erin Garcia, Gilf, Greg Auerbach, Hayley Starr, Heidi Hartwig, Jackson Tupper, Jamal Gunn Becker, Janette Beckman, Jeremyville, Jermaine Rogers, Josh Maupin, Kozyndan, Michael Vincent Laviolette, Molly Crabapple, Mtendere Mandowa 'Teebs', Nathan Bell, Patrick Martinez, Richard J. Oliver, Ron English, Saelee Oh, Shepard Fairey, Steven Arroyo, Sven Barth, Tyler Gibney, and Zoetica Ebb.
Opening night DJs include Lady Miss Kier (Of Deee-Lite), Tommie Sunshine and Stretch Armstrong.
Artwork is viewable Art of a Political Revolution Images
Sen. Sanders' political revolution is driving one of the most successful grassroots political campaigns of our time. As Sanders continues to force the debate on critical issues affecting all Americans, artists play a crucial role in allowing people to engage, learn and become inspired. Income inequality, climate change, racial justice, immigration and affordable education are among the issues that serve as the inspiration for these works, from both international and locally acclaimed artists included in the show.
Limited prints of artwork found in the exhibition will be sold at the exhibit and onwww.berniesanders.com with all proceeds considered individual contributions to Bernie 2016.