NON-NANNY NEWS: A NEW SHOW OPENS TONIGHT IN SOHO
138 Sullivan St.
New York, NY
Subway: C train/Spring St.
JAK: Award winning abstract cartoonist was (literally) conceived in an amusement and popular beach destination called Brighton in England. Carnivals and fairgrounds continued to fascinate JAK into adulthood. For JAK, Coney Island exacts a magnetic charm.
Components: Sampling Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s poem ‘A Coney Island of the Mind’, JAK – through a cartoon protagonist and gang member Buck Wabbit – journeys in a mythical 1910 New York City. This is a metropolis with Internet and I-phones. Through modern networks: YouTube, Twitter, Blogger and Facebook, the public can interact with Buck. 16 large LCD screens project a 32-image portrait of Buck Wabbit’s gang life. In a downstairs auditorium guests can view a short infomercial about Coney Island gangs followed by a Q & A by community leader Mathylde Frontus. ‘Circus of the Soul’ offers a pulp montage biography of Coney Island 1910-2010. VIP and guests to be announced.
Urban Neighborhood Services, Inc; Coney Island Coalition Against Violence
Mathylde Frontus (Founder of Urban Neighborhood Services, Inc, Co-chair of Coney Island Coalition Against Violence): “As a long-time Coney Island resident who has personally witnessed the damaging effects of violence on the youth and families of our historically significant community, I applaud “Circus of the Soul’s attempt to highlight the plight of every day urban youth who struggle to make the right decisions.”