February 14, 2022: The project has reached the next stage of development. The next generation of NY ACKER boxes have arrived and are ready to be filled. Joey and Mikki box continues the tradition of turning boxes into amazing art works. Collaged with content from the 1944 -45 Stars and Stripes, Each one different.
Next comes the recipients contribution to the box. Each recipient handing in their 40 pieces which describe their body of work. One piece, one at a time, into each one of the 40 boxes.
We have artists Ray Felix and Jerry Pagane making the NY ACKER posters.
Soon I will need a bio, a photo from each recipient. Then I can make the booklet. We lost too many people this year. Zito will be making the memorial cups.
March 9, 2022: This years NY ACKERs will not be ready until probably May. Maybe before. We do have the boxes done. And following in that special tradition of boxes as solid works of art, this year is no different. Joe Zolkowski made this year's box. He is a NY ACKER recipient. Sadly, he suddenly passed in the middle of the night.
ZBIGNIEW ZOLKOWSKI. Born May 22nd, 1950, Poland, Died March 1st 2022, New York
Shot by Pawel Trocha, born August 18th, 1975, Poland | video/photos: Pawel Trocha