Dancer Julia Gleich teaching ballet to kids at Rouses Point, New York, where Camp Pocket Utopia will take place. (photo via Austin Thomas)

Join us at Hyperallergic HQ on Tuesday, June 22 at 7pm for a special fundraising event “One Image, One Minute: Significant People Present Significant Images,” which will benefit the inspirational summer camp in upstate New York, Camp Pocket Utopia.

“One Image, One Minute … ” invites you to look and listen to various people in and outside the art world respond to images that made a major impact on their lives.

Tickets are $25 and proceeds will benefit Camp Pocket Utopia, a camp conceived in Bushwick that will travel to Rouses Point, New York. Camp Pocket Utopia is presented by the Norte Maar nonprofit arts organization in collaboration with former director of the Pocket Utopia Gallery, artist Austin Thomas.

Sharon Butler, “Sketchbook Spread” (2009-10) (via the artist)

Camp Pocket Utopia is a social school and free arts camp for kids inspired by the historic Black Mountain College, as interpreted by Austin Thomas in collaboration with Norte Maar. The Camp hopes to inspire a conversation amongst artists, creative thinkers, and the community, empowering participants and observers to think for themselves while offering a free arts camp for the kids of Rouses Point, NY, and the surrounding North Country.

Confirmed “One Image, One Minute … ” presenters include: Laura Braslow, Deborah Brown, Jen Dalton, Kianga Ellis, Louise Fishman, Rico Gatson, Veken Gueyikian, Rachel Gugelberger, Chris Harding, Valerie Hegarty, Lars Kremer, Ellen Letcher, Brooke Moyse, Cathy Nan Quinlan, James Panero, Jonathan Stevenson, Adam Simon, James Wagner, and more…

One Image, One Minute, Significant People Present Significant Images
Tuesday June 22nd 7:00 pm

Hyperallergic HQ (map)
181 N11th Street, #302, Brooklyn, NY

Tickets $25.00. Additional donations greatly appreciated.
Refreshments will be served.

Space is limited so RSVP and purchase tickets NOW.

“One Minute, One Image … ” is based on Micol Hebron’s column in X-TRA, a quarterly journal published to promote and provoke critical discourse about contemporary visual art in Los Angeles, and is a recreation of a project produced by Belgian director Agnès Varda. Varda invited various people in and outside the art world to respond to photographic images for one minute. She presented the results on French television in 1983.

Veken Gueyikian is publisher of Hyperallergic.