Protest & Celebration: A slideshow and lecture with Jane Weissman
Community Murals of the 1970s & 1980s in the East & West Villages
The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wrote, “Murals are the people’s blackboard.” New York’s earliest community murals appeared in Harlem in the late 1960s, but in 1968 it was Cityarts Workshop — created in 1968 — that led to the Lower East Side being identified as the cradle of these collaborations between artists and neighborhood residents. In 1985, Artmakers Inc. created the La Lucha Continua / The Struggle Continues mural park, a cycle of 26 murals. Only memories and some vestiges of these murals now exist.
Jane Weissman, co-author of On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City will present a lecture and slideshow about the murals of the Lower East Side as well as the historic Pathfinder Mural, located at Charles and West Streets.
- Tuesday, January 5, 2016
- 6:30 pm
Sixth Street Community Center,
638 East 6th Street, between Avenue B and Avenue C