Friends -artists, poets, dancers, filmmakers- as well as family, will gather to salute the life and work of George Schneeman, a major artist and friend to the downtown community over 40 years. The example and ethos of his humanity in his own art is radical in these times. A beautiful ornery light radiates from all the works I know, the compositional power and wit and variety is unique- from fresco to oil to paper to collage to exquisite pottery to furniture & clocks to collaboration. One weeps and laughs. George was probably the greatest and most extensive collaborator with poets in the annals of this genre. The Poetry Project was his extended family. We miss him profoundly and delight in celebrating his indomitable spirit, art & grace. -Anne Waldman
With Bill Berkson, Sandy Berrigan, Michael Brownstein, Jacob Burckhardt, Douglas Dunn & Grazia della Terza, Larry Fagin, John Godfrey, Ted Greenwald, Leon Hartman, Odetta Hartman, Camilla Hartman, Yvonne Jacquette, Steve Katz, Doris Kornish, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, Harris Schiff, Peter Schjeldahl, Emilio Schneeman, Katie Schneeman, Paul Schneeman, Anne Waldman and Charles Wright.
A collaboration between Bill Berkson and George Schneeman called TED BERRIGAN has just been published in a limited edition by Cuneiform Press. It will be available at a discounted price at the tribute.
This event is free, and in the Sanctuary. Reception to follow.