About This Show
art Work is a monthly, roundtable-format podcast produced by FABnyc that celebrates the work (see: labor, skill, thoughtfulness) of artists and cultural workers in New York City. Hosted by FABnyc’s Executive Director Risa Shoup, each episode features 2 to 3 guests reflecting upon a weekly theme.
Most Recent Episode
For many decades we’ve felt the pressures of gentrification in the LES, and our neighborhood has creatively found ways to maintain its cultural and economic vitality throughout. Lately we’ve been feeling the rapid impact of small business closures and displacement. In this episode of artWork we hear Risa talk to SaMi Chester, and Armando Moritz-Chapelliquen about initiatives to protect small business today.
SaMi Chester: aka; SC2 is the Founder/Artistic Director of BeBop Theatre Collective. A veteran artist and advocate, he considers himself “A Servant of the People” and continues to fight injustice through art and activism. He has been fortunate to work with Sonia Sanchez, Gwendolyn Brooks and a host of others. When not working on his craft, you can find him beating up on bad acting landlords and fighting for human rights.