The next exhibition at the Word Up gallery calls attention to Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti—the anarchists who were the subject of a controversial trial and who were ultimately executed on August 23, 1927—through portraits and artwork by Inwood resident Marc Shanker. The opening reception is this Sunday, 3–5 PM.
Remembering Sacco and Vanzetti
Artwork by Marc Shanker
Opening reception: Sunday, August 3 – 3–5 PM
Discussion and reading: Sunday, August 24 – 3–5 PM
On view till September 1
A few weeks from now, on Sunday, August 24, 3–5 PM, Professor George Stevens and Marc Shanker will host a discussion of the historical period surrounding the case. There will also be a dramatic reading of selections of Sacco and Vanzetti’s prison letters by David Margulies and Jim Jack, as well as music by Adam Hart and a presentation by Edwin Grimsley from The Innocence Project.
All proceeds from art sales will benefit The Innocence Project and Word Up Community Bookshop.