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Drones, Donuts and DJ’s, Artist Talks and Unplugged Performances

NOoSPHERE Arts, NYC, November 6th

– 12th

In association with Art for Progress (AFP) Déjà vu art exhibition, the group will host three exciting events during the two

week show that features 14 international artists.

Following up a fantastic opening night on October 30th, AFP will host an evening of unamplified sounds from its talented

stable of musical artists at the space on Thursday, November 6th at 7:00PM.

Barry Komitor, AFP’s Arts Education Program Manager and a teaching artist, will play an acoustic set followed by a

surprise special guest performance.

On Sunday November 9th

, Art for Progress will host a brunch titled, Drones, Donuts and DJ’s from noon to 3pm at


On opening night, artist Essam’s drone installation garnered much attention as people approached the space on

Houston Street and experienced the actual sound from an approaching drone.

As guests approach the space on Sunday the 9th,

they’ll also hear the rich, full sound of analog beats (vinyl) being spun by

DJ’s Bruce Tantum, Gatto (AFP’s founder & director) and Brett Crenshaw.

And let’s not forget the donuts! Other than ice cream, donuts are one of the most loved foods in America! So, join us for

brunch and enjoy a prominent topic of conversation, quality analog music and of course, donuts!

Although we’ll be sad to see the exhibition close on November 12th

, it will be an exciting evening as we host an artist

talk from 6pm-8pm with NYC based artists Essam and gilf!

We are very pleased to have both artists participating in the exhibition and our artist talk for the closing of the show.

Both Essam and gilf! approach conceptual art in a similar fashion. Their thought provoking work brings new perspective

to the subject matter at hand, and should provide the backdrop for a great conversation.

Essam’s work is greatly influenced by his time in the U.S. military, and his drone campaign series has drawn national

attention. While gilf! initially was motivated to “protest the Bush administration,” her work has taken on a broader

perspective focusing on “the crumbling structures of society.”


 Art for Progress, 151 1st Avenue, #26 New York, NY 10003You can read more about the artists in our recent blog piece titled, “Essam and gilf!: Challenging the Status Quo.”

NOoSPHERE Arts is located at 251 Houston Street, New York, NY. All three events are complimentary and open to the

public. For more information contact Frank Jackson at 917-705-1966 or frank@artforporgress.org.

Art For Progress (AFP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization committed to the cultivation and support of emerging

artists working in diverse genres. Based in New York City, AFP seeks to increase the visibility of talented artists, to raise

the awareness of the importance of arts education in public schools, and to support those same arts through its arts

education program. Visit http://www.artforprogress.org.


 Art for Progress, 151 1st Avenue, #26 New York, NY 10003

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