We invite you to join us on Thursday, January 3rd for our first event of the new year: slide show presentations featuring artist Eric Drooker, who presented a slideshow at MoRUS back in October, and local activist Fly.
Lower East Side native Eric Drooker will give a slide lecture exploring his early years as a street artist in New York City, and will trace the evolution of his graphic novels into animated films—and from his cover paintings of “The New Yorker,” to his slow infiltration of the mainstream. The artist will talk about growing up on Avenue B, and how the changing landscape has shaped his vision.
Drooker says, “Since the Tenement Museum focuses on my grandmother’s history in the early 20th Century (she was born on 5th St. & Ave. B). I’ll be focusing on the Lower East Side in the later part of the century, tracing the neighborhood’s radical lineage to the present day.”
(The artist will accompany his lecture on various musical instruments.)
Fly will present ‘UnReal Estate,’ a slideshow about squatter history.
Also joining Eric will be an old rapper friend from the neighborhood, Kid Lucky. His new duo is called “The Adventures of Kaila & The Kid.”
Kaila and The Kid Bio:
“The Adventures of Kaila & The Kid” is a new Hip Hop duo featuring Kid Lucky and Kaila Mullady. They combine vocal stylings beatboxing, rapping, spoken word, scatting, and vocal sound effects into an awesome display of vocal abilities. Building themselves on the streets of NYC literally, these street performers, are bringing a fresh new vocal style called beatrhyming which is the combination of beatboxing and rhyme flow or floetry at the same time! This is the first official beatrhyme duo ever.