Today it is going down!
Pls join us Sat 3-7 @ BK Stoops for our annual Lil Raggamuffin Summer Camp event!
The #1Plus1Plus1 Art Show Event I produced featured artwork by TTK, Sam Woolley and Klashwon. Fuse Green, Andre LeRoy Davis, Big Daddy Kane, Cormega and more were in attendance! Peep the OPENING NIGHT video above and then the CLOSING CEREMONY video below.
Doin It in The Park, a film by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau traces the history of street basketball from its origin to the present. The film delves into women street ballers, legends of NY street ball courts, as well as the use of pick-up basketball leagues as a way to fight violence and steer inner city youth away from the lure of drugs.
The most touching part of the film is an interview with a youth prisoner. Sitting on a bench, the boy in no way resembles the hardened faces we see on prison TV shows. He softly describes the irresponsible behavior that landed him in a cage. His eyes sparkle only when he tells us about the importance of the prison pick-up basketball league.
"For a moment we are not prisoners. All that matters is the basketball game," he says. And for a moment, sitting in the darkened MIST Harlem theater with Tony Touch, DJ Eclipse, Emir Lewis and Denise Greene- all that matters is this film.
Doin It In The Park is screening in the USA, South Africa, China and Latin America. I recommend you go see it with your family and friends. It is a film about the way in which this game touches all of us.
LISA EVERS of Fox 5 news airs surveillance video showing 12 men attacking brothers in the East Village. Please RT & Share on FB & Tumblr because the police were trying to suppress the victim’s right to pursue this case. They tried to throw the case out with no investigation. This must be shared in order to shame the NYPD into action.
Sign the CHANGE.ORG PETITION BELOW:
Hold the NYPD accountable for mishandling the case of the two brothers attacked on 1st ave in NYC. Sign the Petition: http://chn.ge/1805VLQ
Let us help this young woman and her two young friends who were attacked. Share this story if you can. SIGN the petition…And send them good energy.
Peace & Love.
The full story vid below now has 11 THOUSAND views.
More info on the issue is here: http://bit.ly/10ynKNd
10 Frisk Commandments video gives you the tips you need to stay sharp around dirty cops. - Happy Birthday Biggie Smalls -
Painter TTK showing love for the fantastic artist Tim Okamura (center), who is flanked on the left by Bryan Greenberg (How To Make it In America). Wonderful work Tim! <3
1Plus1Plus1 Art Show Closing Party (Event Production by ChevonMedia)
White Rabbit, hosted the closing reception for the 1Plus1Plus1 art show featuring works by artists TTK, Klashwon, and Sam Woolley. A good amount of the artwork was hip hop themed and/or had references to the 80′s. DJs Large Professor, Nina Azucar and Mirandom killed it on the turntables while people danced, purchased art and merchandise. See you at my next event!
The artist TTK gives a thumbs up as he shows off his painting of Raekwon, pictured signing the canvas. TTK is often commissioned for portraiture. For a price estimate for a portrait of you or your family, contact us at ArtByTTK@gmail.com
Photo Credits: Erika Pettersen; James Maurice Jones; Deedee Mitchell
SOLD: A rendering of Janet Jackson as Penny on Good Times. 18”x24 Mixed Media on Canvas, by the artist TTK.