Sam Lovethe late artist Carlos Cortez, Board Member in UMCAC and dear friend of Chris and Deb Drew
Sam Love was deeply involved with the www.artpatchproject.org, as are a dedicated group of supporters, Mess Hall and Area Chicago. In this video clip, he recounts the unusual connection between– Chris Drew, musician, vs Chris Drew, Street Artist — and how the fans and supporters became “shared”–funny but true!This video is in a series of people sharing insights to the artist/activist and his life.
SEE/Hear Sam Love
© 2012 video/Chris Drew Legacy Interview . by Nancy Bechtol, APA Photojournalist. Sam Love -is.. This video is in a series of people sharing insights to the artist/activist and his life. Chris Drew Legacy Interviews (16)
Chris Drew, Exec. Director (volunteer) for the nonprofit organization he founded, UM-CAC, Uptown Multicultural Arts Center, his dedication to community helped bridge the digital divide for those who did not have access to computers. He ran workshops on computer use/internet (along with Joe Podlasek, then the Director and friend at the American Indian Center, Uptown, Chicago) started in the 90s aimed at people who did not have access to the technology. He taught hundreds how to silkscreen, and was active/founder of the Art Patch Project (The Art Patch Project (APP) uses art to promote social justice and free speech rights. Originally started by Chris Drew, a champion for First Amendment rights, APP is a unique project combining art, grassroots organizing, participatory learning, community building and entrepreneurship to raise awareness about free speech rights and other social justice issues)and the FREE SAM (Free Speech Artists Movement) His passion for the arts and supporting our rights as citizens, especially for artists, was his lifetime commitment.———————————————————————————————–Chicago Premiere at the Logan Theatre ,” Free Speech and the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist” by Nancy Bechtol. Featuring indie Music by Behind the Sun-Andy Alton & David Mansfield “Paper Airplane” courtesy of Hey Now Records – one night only – 11.14.14 Friday 7:30 PM
See/Hear the Nancy Bechtol interview by Dan O’Donnell – Logan Square TV
An important documentary about street artist Chris Drew, and his challenges and victory defending First Amendment rights for all citizens, especially Artists. Chicago premiere at The Logan Theatre on Friday, 7:30pm November 14. The film, Free Speech and the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist is directed by Logan Square resident, Nancy Bechtol. Literally thousands of people across Chicago know Chris Drew, because of his vibrant presence in Chicago’s art community
Original Music featured in the film is courtesy of Hey Now Records. http://www.heynowrecords.com “Paper Airplane” by Behind the Sun` Andy Alton & David Mansfield.