Hello all! I hope you’re enjoying your summers! We here at ASIFA are still on hiatus but I wanted to send a little reminder of some fun summer happenings going on. Rooftop Films, which is offering our members a discount off tickets all summer long (email us for your code), sends us news of next week’s Opening Night of Animation Block Party! It is being held on Thursday, July 30th at the beautiful waterfront plaza at Brookfield Place. The event is free and open to the public, preceded by live music at 6:30pm. For all details and the list of short films, visit: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/animation-block-party-short-films-2/. I think I’ll do a group trip to this – see our Facebook group! We hit 1000 members this week! Woohoo!
Don’t forget – The Jewish Museum is offering ASIFA-East members 50% off admission during the run of Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television on view now through September 20, 2015. Revolution of the Eye is the first museum exhibition to examine the influence that art movements ranging from Surrealism to Pop-Art exerted on television in its early years (1950s-1970s). Also analyzed are early animations for television and the influence of Psychedelic, Op, and Pop Art in illustration on the design of television graphics and sets.
Please present your ASIFA-East membership card at the Museum to receive your discount.
The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue (at 92nd Street).
Open Friday to Tuesday 11am – 5:45pm, Thursday 11am – 8pm. Closed Wednesdays.
To learn more about the exhibition, click here: http://thejewishmuseum.org/press/press-release/revolution-of-the-eye-release
To our Figure Drawing enthusiasts: our last session before the month of August break is this Thursday, July 30th, at The Productive. Classes will resume in September.
And finally, stay tuned for some open board positions and volunteer posts coming up this September. I’ll be posting them online late August/early September.
Enjoy the rest of your summers!!