Art of Protest: Living Wage Arts Workshop!
ART OF PROTEST: LIVING WAGE ARTS WORKSHOP!
Street Art workshop with Lady K-Fever & Living Wage panel!
Thursday, June 23, 2011, 6:30-8:30pm, FREE!
Art for Change, 1699 Lexington Avenue, Lower Level
Directions: 6 train to 103rd St or 110th St
Art for Change, in collaboration with Living Wage NYC, is pleased to
present Art of Protest: Living Wage Arts Workshop! Explore the growing
movement for living wages through art forms rooted in protest. Create
your own art using Street Art techniques such as stenciling, wheat
pasting, and grassroots graphic design with Graffiti artist Lady
K-Fever (Kathleena Howie-Garcia)! Hear first-hand from retail workers
and learn about Living Wage NYC campaign for legislation to establish
a living wage of $10 per hour for workers at city-subsidized
developments. NYC spends over $2 billion annually on subsidies for new
shopping centers, stadiums, and property developments to create new
jobs, yet these jobs are often low-wage retail jobs whose workers
continue to rely on food stamps and lack health insurance. Street Art
has been used as a social and political tool of protest throughout
history, as a platform for dialogue and tool to enhance activism. Help
brainstorm artistic responses to raise public awareness of economic
development policies that have failed too many New Yorkers! This
workshop is in conjunction with "Faces of the Economy" art exhibition
at Art for Change, which deconstructs our economic structures to
explore current pressures such as outsourcing of jobs overseas, lack
of an adequate living wage against rising housing costs, and low job
RSVP to Kendea Johnson at: email@example.com or 215-806-6461.
Lady K-Fever (Kathleena Howie-Garcia) is a multi-disciplinary visual
artist based in NYC whose work has been exhibited over 15 years
throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she became the first Canadian
female invited to paint at the legendary Graffiti Hall of Fame in East
Harlem, NY. Her graffiti work is featured in "Graffiti Women: Street
Art from Five Continents" and "Burning New York: Graffiti NYC." Her
photography and writing has been published globally, including the New
York Post and Backspin magazine in Germany. She has curated
exhibitions at Bronx Museum of the Arts and Aurora Gallery, NY. In
2010, she co-founded SAME DIFFERENCE artist collective. She is
recipient of the Arts-in-Education Grant from Bronx Council on the
Arts (2007-2009). As a teaching artist, she currently works with Bronx
Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Urban Arts Partnership, and
image: Lady K-Fever (Kathleena Howie-Garcia), "All the Power to the
Art for Change’s Art Belongs to Everyone exhibition and workshop
program is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan
Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered
by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.