@ShotByKobie 

“The New York Justice and Equality Riots and Protests of 2020”
Brooklyn fine art style street photographer Kobie Procter projects his photos onto the facade of St. Ann’s Warehouse. 


EVERY TUES, THURS, FRI – SUMMER 2020
8PM, Weather Permitting
St. Ann’s Warehouse, DUMBObklyn
Wear a mask & keep a social distance

 

“Photography is the celebration of the uniqueness of both our individual conditions and tribal conditions.

 I also believe the Street photographer’s jungle creed is to give voice to the voiceless thru power of imagery.

My shots come from a place of intuition mixed with rhythm and emotion-driven by a desire to capture the energy, essence, culture, and the condition of life.

I shoot in the streets of New York City.

I shoot with the mindset that any of the images I capture could have the power to bring about a radical change in perspectives of those hoping to devote themselves to addressing the societal issues that can open us all up to understanding.

As moments unfold around me as I capture, shape them into a binary world, then deal them into multiple contemporary mediums and art-forms for maximum impact.

My methodology or approach when I shoot is kinetic. I feel to shoot. I synchronize with my surroundings as I shoot. I hit black and white shapes and forms from every angle. Each shot is a soulful scream bellowing out of me like the pitchy sweet octaves of jazz in a smokey shade of blue.

I have the privilege to call attention to things that people may overlook thru the power of thought-provoking photography and righteous art.

I seek the moments and stories that are not at first obvious and are uncommon in the common flow of the everyday. Empty of expression, blank, bare, and unoccupied. I am curious of what lays behind their lives, where they have been and where they hope to go.”                                     

 –Kobie Procter

Remembering The First Lady of DUMBO, Jane Walentas

The Board and staff of St. Ann’s Warehouse mourn the passing of our dear friend Jane Walentas. A beautiful soul with a savvy mixture of pragmatism and creativity, Jane’s kindness, warmth, and singular style were inspirational.  Jane epitomized the spirit of DUMBO, which she, her husband, David, and son Jed, pioneered into a vibrant waterfront neighborhood and cultural destination. Jane’s Carousel, which she meticulously restored over twenty years, testifies to Jane’s vision for making public spaces festive and alive.  Jane, we are so grateful for your friendship and love and all that you gave to the life of St. Ann’s Warehouse. We will continue to see you everywhere.  We offer our deepest love and compassion to David and Jed for this devastating loss. Bells should toll for our First Lady of DUMBO.

Joseph S. Steinberg, Chair
Susan Feldman, President/Artistic Director
St. Ann’s Warehouse 

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

St. Ann’s Warehouse stands in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter in its mission to “eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes…. [to combat and counter] acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy.”

We condemn the murder of George Floyd, the latest in a long history of Black lives lost to state-sanctioned violence in this country.  

We also condemn anyone who would pervert the message and mission of BLM in order to deflect from the toxic wrongdoing and injustice at hand, which continues to threaten the very lives of friends, family members, and neighbors. It’s an old trick that perpetuates blaming the victim and undermines every fabric of civil society. 

Enough is enough. Black Lives Matter. 

Available Resources:
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
Black-Owned Brooklyn

Additionally, How to Support the Struggle Against Police Brutality

Hal Willner Legacy at St. Ann's, A Snapshot

Susan Feldman, the board and staff of St. Ann’s Warehouse; Janine Nichols and all the former staff members of Arts at St. Ann’s, mourn the loss of our dear friend Hal Willner, music producer extraordinaire, unbounded creative force, consummate aficionado of eclectic, exquisite musical taste and 1950’s TV. From our beginnings, he worked a wondrous alchemy of artists and concepts in Halloween and tribute concerts of lasting and elegant impact. Harry Smith Project, Greetings from Tim Buckley, among many, changed lives. A seeming chaos was always the special sauce in a Hal Willner show. We will miss you, dear soul. We offer our sincerest support and love to Sheila and Arlo.

Dear Patrons, Friends, and Family of St. Ann’s Warehouse,

With deep concern for your health and safety, and that of our artists, audiences, and staff, we join with our industry colleagues to do what we can to help contain and manage the current spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Therefore, with both sadness and great resolve to move forward later in the season, we are postponing the return of THE JUNGLE to St. Ann’s Warehouse, as well as Opening Night and other production-related events. Our offices will be open remotely but the building will be closed until further notice.

For those of you who have bought your tickets already, our Box Office staff will be in touch over the coming weeks. You can also email boxoffice@stannswarehouse.org. Thank you for your patience as they assist all ticket holders.

The shared message of THE JUNGLE is as vital as ever. We are one community. We wish you safe care and look forward to being with you again soon.

Please continue to watch our website for updates about THE JUNGLE and all things St. Ann’s.

Warmly,

Susan Feldman, Artistic Director and the St. Ann’s team