Opening Reception for “On the Brink,” paintings by Jacinta Stewart, Master Gallery, Thurs, May 10th

The Master Gallery Presents:

On the Brink

paintings by Jacinta Stewart   

May 19- July 28th, 2018

Opening Reception, May 10th, 7-8:30pm

Inspired by the Audubon Mural Project, this exhibit hopes to bring awareness of North American Birds threatened by  climate change.

www.artbyjacinta.com 

jacinta@nyc.com

 

 

    

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New Book by Isabelle Armand: Levon and Kennedy: Mississippi Innocence Project

Congratulations to Master Resident, photographer  Isabelle Armand, on the publication of her new book, “Levon and Kennedy: Mississippi Innocence Project,” which is on display and for sale, along with 25 prints from the book, at Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22nd Street, New York City. The book, written with Tucker Carrington, is also available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Rizzoli.

About The Book

Two African American men from poor, rural Mississippi wrongfully convicted for crimes they didn’t commit. Lost years of their lives spent in jail and finally released a decade a half later thanks to the Innocence Project and DNA testing. This is their life for all to see.In the early 1990s in a small disadvantaged community in rural Mississippi, Levon Brooks and Kennedy Brewer were wrongfully convicted in separate trials of capital murder. Brooks, despite an alibi, was sentenced to life and was imprisoned for 18 years. A few years later Brewer was convicted and sentenced to death. He was incarcerated for 15.

In 2008 the Innocence Project in New York exonerated both men. Vanessa Potkin, longtime attorney at the Innocence Project, along with co-founder of the Innocence Project, Peter Neufeld, spent years investigating the two cases, and discovered a link between them that subsequent DNA testing substantiated. The results of that testing led authorities to the real perpetrator who was responsible for both murders and then to the exonerations of Brooks and Brewer.

Without the work of the Innocence Project, Potkin, Neufeld, and a host of others, these photographs-of lives lost, forgotten, and then regained-would not have been possible. The photographs’ poignance is made all the more powerful as one contemplates their stark, deeply felt beauty against the haunting realization that they were almost never able to be made or seen at all.

The evidence against Brooks and Brewer consisted primarily of bite mark matching evidence. A prosecution expert testified that in both cases multiple bite marks covered the victims’ bodies and matched the defendants’ teeth impressions. A group of experts retained by the Innocence Project later determined that the marks were not bite marks at all. As a forensic discipline, bite mark matching has come under serious criticism in recent years and led to the exoneration of multiple other prisoners. This same prosecution expert testified not only in Brooks’s and Brewer’s cases, but a host of others in Mississippi and the region. The extent of the damage is still unknown.

In 2012, photographer Isabelle Armand came across an article about these two cases. Such a scenario seemed unbelievable. How, why, and where could this happen? How does one cope with wrongful conviction? For the next five years, she spent several weeks each year documenting Brooks, Brewer, their families and their environment. This intimate photographic essay, akin to looking in a mirror, puts faces on the victims of wrongful convictions. It seeks to raise consciousness, challenge popular perceptions about poverty and inequality in our criminal justice system, and demands that we confront these critical issues.

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Your Body is Your Gym, a Demonstration/Book Signing, Sat. April 21st, 10am

Dear Residents, 

As part of the ongoing “Monday Night at the Master” series, Cris Caivano, an exercise/movement therapist and longtime resident of the Master Apts., will be presenting an informative and fun program on integrating exercise into one’s daily routine. 

Program: Your Body is Your Gym, How to Weave Strength Training into Your Day

Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 10am – 11am

Location:    Riverside Lobby

Click here for additional information. All are welcome. 

Although pre-registration is not required, it is appreciated for planning for refreshments. 

If you plan to attend, please register at the front desk.  

 

 

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Custom Framing Workshops at the Masters

ILANA LOBET FRAMING PRESENTS:

BASIC CUSTOM FRAMING WORKSHOP

A 4-hour hands-on workshop

Workshop Fee: $200.00 (including materials)

two dates to choose from:
A. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 1:30PM B. SATURDAYFEBRUARY24,2018from9:30AMto1:30PM

To reserve and confirm your space please specify A or B dates Make your check payable to: IIana Lobet,
mail to: 310 Riverside Drive, Suite 2011
New York, NY 10025

For more information please email: ilobfr@aol.com or call: 212-665-3666

www.ilanalobetframing.com

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Thursday Jan 11th: Lotus Music and Dance Presents Performances to Celebrate the New Year

SAVE THE DATE!  Thursday, January 11

Join us for a program by Lotus Music and Dance, which will feature performances of traditional dances from South Asia and Hawaii, as part of our “Monday Night at the Master” series.   

Lotus Music and Dance moved their administrative offices to the Master Apartments this past spring. Their mission is to keep alive and accessible all traditional world dance celebrating the cultural diversity of New York City. 

We are grateful to Bishop Jordan and Zoe Ministries for hosting the performance portion of the program.

Program

6:30 pm   Welcome Drink/Introduction    Master Apts. Main Lobby

7:00 pm   Performances                               Zoe Ministries Church

8:00 pm   Refreshments                               Master Apts. Main Lobby                      

See the attached flyer for additional information on the performances.We hope you can join us for what promises to be a very interesting evening.

R.S.V.P.’s are requested for this program:  

Sign up at the Front Desk or email:  MondayNightatheMasters@gmail.com

 

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