Artists Launch Resistance to Republican Convention

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Date/Time: 23/02/2004 12:00 am

hey folks,
here’s an exciting event that noRNC Arts is involved in this upcoming Monday…the first in a series.  The next general noRNC Arts meeting will be on the following Monday, March 1,7pm…location TBA.    
For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                                                                                            Contact: Jason Jones
February 18, 2004                                                                                                                                                                                                      surplus@riseup.net
Artists Launch Resistance to Republican Convention
This summer,New York City artists will lead a wave of creative resistance against the 2004 Republican National Convention (RNC).  On Monday, February 23rd at7pm, several creators will showcase their artistic counter-messages to the RNC as a part of 16 Beaver Group’s “Monday Nights” series. Action Arts, an artists’ collective within the noRNC Arts in Action Working Group, is curating this event as the first in a series of critical forums designed to promote dialogue between the arts community and the creative resistance movement. 
The series will provide space for artists to present their projects and plans while encouraging creators of all kinds to “plug in” to the movement. This event is open to the public and members of the media seeking an understanding of this energized and unprecedented noRNC Arts movement.
 Featured presenters include:
WW3 Arts in Action:a collective using graphic arts and street theater to call for peace in the face of endless war.
Billionaires for Bush:savvy and humorous group using grassroots participation and cutting-edge, online tools for organization.  Finalist in MoveOn.org’s “Bush in 30 Seconds” contest.
Joshua Kinberg: multimedia activist, inventor of “disposable culture jamming” devices, and featured artist in the 2004 Parsons Design and Technology Winter Show.
About the noRNC Arts in Action Working Group:
The noRNC Arts in Action Working Group is a committee within the noRNC Clearinghouse, and is open to those preparing a creative response to the 2004 Republican National Convention scheduled to occur in NYC from Aug. 30–Sept. 4. 
About 16Beaver:
16Beaver is the address of a space initiated/run by artists to create and maintain an ongoing platform for the presentation, production, and discussion of a variety of projects. It is the point of many departures/arrivals. Monday nights are an evening to share time and generate discussions, links, and ideas. Meetings usually begin at7pm and the location is almost always at 16Beaver Street, 5th Floor.


Monday February 23,7pm
16 Beaver Street
Fifth Floor
New York,NY10004
4,5 Bowling Green
1,2 Wall Street
J,MBroad Street
A,C Broadway
16Beaver is located in the Financial Dist. east of Bowling Green & Battery Park and the
National Museum for the American Indian.  16Beaver is between Whitehall & Broad St ., on the corner of Beaver & New Street
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