Saturday, May 12
Star Wars and Modernism, an artist commentary by John Powers
Dueling Drawings, Life Drawing and The Force!
"Star Wars and Modernism" an artist commentary by John Powers
"Star Wars and Modernism, an artist commentary conceived and directed by artist John Powers, explores the original 1977 science fiction film as an object. Juxtaposing video with film stills and historical archives, Powers creates a compelling argument that the visual program of the blockbuster can and should be understood in terms of the art, architecture, and politics of Cold-War America. Powers will present a short section of the video that deals with the relationship between the first Star Wars film and the Modernism of 2001: A Space Odyssey followed by a Q&A
For more about John Powers, please visit johnpowers.us
Dueling, Life Drawing and The Force!
$5 suggested donation, all ages welcome
Join the DAC side and together we can have a session of life drawing with real live New York Jedi as the models. The New York Jedi, in full costume, will present a short stage-combat performance, then hold a series of 5-minute poses for your drawing pleasure. The New York Jedi are a stage combat performance group of light saber enthusiasts. They have classes on Thursdays. For a class schedule, events and other information, go to www.newyorkjedi.com
DAC's programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The New York State Council on the Arts, Two Trees Management LLC., and the Board and Members of DAC.