Alfredo called me and invited to visit Umbrella house and see the photos of Marlis Momber who documented the Lower East Side in the 1970's on ward showing the political turmoil. I empathize with her concerns for archiving her work because I am an artist and have similar concerns for my art. I bought a photo of the NYPD arresting a squator/eviction 267 East 4th Street to add to my collection. . I continue to want to support other's artistic endeavors although right now is one of the most difficult times in life. I welcome change but there is enormous stress moving after all these years so it was very difficult to show up and even buy a photo when I just crammed so much of own work in a temporary storage space.
It was great to see Alfredo and we worked together to make the streets by the schools where his garden with Carmen safer and we are still hoping the City of New York will allot speed bumps because the kids deserve them and I noticed the others schools have them and why not these schools.
Here is the contact info for Marissa and I will also ask you to visit the web site for Alfredo and Carmen's garden because the magical kids garden if facing eviction under this tsunami of development.
Marlis Momber email@example.com
Umbrella House 21-23 Avenue C. near Houston Street Feb. 8- Feb. 17, 2008
Archival Photographs 1976-2008 to raise money to finance archiving 1000 + negatives and prints
http://kidsmagicgarden.net/ Dear Readers of my blog: I ask you to visit this web site and read about the struggle to keep this garden for the community and the history. Please help and remember as you examine the history of this neigbhorhood through photo exhibits like Marlis Momber and Clayton Patterson that you remember to help in anyway possible the people fighting eviction like the kid's magic garden, Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen and http://www.47e3.org/ and many others city wide!