Friday, June 09, 2006

Michael Piazza video

I just came across this video from Jim Duignan/Stockyard Institute. And it is of Michael Piazza circa 1993. Michael passed away sunday April 30, 2006. He was 50 years old and was a wonderful artist and an inspiration to the development of POLVO: Him and the Axe St. Arena collective plus the Calles y SueƱos alternative art space from the mid 1990s in Pilsen inspired us to what now is POLVO.

Currently Rebecca Wolfram from Axe st. Arena is showing at POLVO and the next show is Elizam Escobar, another member from Axe St(all this was planned a year in advance). He was one of the Puerto Rican revolutionaries that were arrested early 1980s and were serving jail sentences until Bill Clinton pardoned them in 1999.*Note that his wife did not agree with his pardon..... Michael and Elizam were close friends and Michael was going to coordinate the exhibit, but since his passing I have to take care of that. So come on by June 23rd and meet Elizam!!

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