2022 heralds the 10th anniversary of L.I.S.A. Project NYC, the innovative non-profit organization that, over the course of the past ten years, has been infusing the streets of New York City with murals while simultaneously raising awareness and sparking important conversations around issues relating to social justice, diversity and equality.
In anticipation and in celebration of the occasion, L.I.S.A. Project NYC is unveiling a new silkscreen print release program that will highlight and memorialize several of its historic murals while raising funds to support the evolving programming initiatives of the organization. Participating artists within the first series include Ron English, Indie184, John “CRASH” Matos and Chris “DAZE” Ellis. The silkscreen editions are printed by Gary Lichtenstein Editions and published by West Chelsea Editions.
Conceived by Kristy Edmunds and co-curated with Pomegranate Arts
Published by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance
Printed by Gary Lichtenstein Editions
Many composers, like writers and visual artists, “think” on paper capturing inspiration in unexpected places and whenever a muse may strike. New masterpieces have often found humble beginnings on scratch pads, sticky notes, the backs of envelopes and most notoriously on paper napkins.
CAP UCLA was curious to know what was on the minds of composers living in America at this moment in our history and invited 100 of them to share their visual thinking with us for a project we are calling Notes on Napkins: 2020. Each composer received a toolkit of napkins and pens and a micro-commission to begin transcribing the rhythms of this extraordinary time.