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A Gathering of the TRIBES

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A Gathering of the TRIBES
285 East 3rd Street, 2nd floor.
(between Avenues C and D)
New York, NY 10009
Venue Type: Gallery

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.tribes.org
EMAIL:  
Info@tribes.org
CONTACT:  
Steve Cannon
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Sun 12:00-6:00pm
PHONE:  
(212) 674–3778
FAX:  
212-674-5776
GALLERY TYPE:  
Contemporary
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DESCRIPTION

A Gathering of the Tribes is an arts and cultural organization dedicated to excellence in the arts from a diverse perspective. Located on the Lower East Side of New York City, Tribes has been in existence since 1991. In that year, Steve Cannon, poet, playwright, novelist, and retired professor from the City University of New York, converted a portion of his apartment into an informal salon. Despite his loss of eyesight to glaucoma, he encouraged the exchange of alternative points of view traditionally overlooked by mainstream media. The ideas raised in the discussions served as inspiration to the pieces later published in A Gathering of the Tribes Magazine.

In 1993, a further transformation of the space by Dora Espinoza, a Peruvian photographer, produced Tribes Gallery. Since then, Tribes has evolved into a performance venue and meeting place for artists and audiences to come together across all artistic disciplines, all levels of complexity, and all definitions of difference. In this pan-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment, artists exchange ideas, create peer relationships and find mentorship. Through Tribes’ publications, readers encounter a unique synthesis of literature, visual art, criticism and interviews with promising artists of all kinds. In an attempt to attract a wider audience for these artists, Tribes additionally organizes an annual outdoor event — The Charlie Parker Festival — to engage members of the community who have seldom, if ever, attended literary or artistic events.


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