Ackers and acclaim for artists
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.