Ackers and acclaim for artists | East Villager & Lower East Sider

Ackers and acclaim for artists

Photos by Tequila Minsky

Photos by Tequila Minsky

The Second Annual Acker Awards — celebrating the avant-garde luminaries of the East Village and Lower East Side — lit up Theatre 80 St. Mark’s on Sunday evening. Above, from left, Clayton Patterson, the New York Ackers’ organizer, posed with filmmaker Marc Levin and emcee Bob Holman, of the Bowery Poetry Club. Levin received a lifetime distinction award. Below, Patterson held up the Acker chapbook — sure to be a collector’s item — which was produced by The Villager’s senior designer, Michael Shirey. Forty awards in all were handed out. The Villager will have a full report on the event in next week’s issue.

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