Matthew “Levee” Chavez: Signs of Hope @ Artists & Fleas
Tuesday October 24: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
In the days after the 2016 presidential election, New Yorkers from all wakes of life were left alienated, fearful, dejected and bereft of hope and national pride. One artist sought to try and soothe the collective broken spirit of New York. In the greatest equalizing space of the city, Matthew "Levee" Chavez provided an outlet for the people in the form of post-it notes, sharpies, and an enormous amount of wall space. What started as a small form of passive resistance in the subway turned into a huge, sprawling symbol of hope. It became a steadfast reminder of the inner strength, resilience and compassion of strangers, and how much we need each other in these dark times.
Come join us at Artists & Fleas in SoHo to celebrate the launch of Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy!
Arrive at 7pm to enjoy pre-event market mingle time at the Artists & Fleas SoHo space, and see the incredible work produced by local New York City artisans! The presentation will begin at 8pm, with an included open-mic segment for anyone who wishes to share their personal experience with Matthew's Subway Therapy piece during its inception. The conversation will be moderated by Elizabeth Goldstein, President of the Municipal Art Society.
RSVP here! Copies of Signs of Hope will be available at the event. This event will take place at Artists & Fleas' SoHo location, located at 568 Broadway @ Prince Street.