Center for Documentary Studies Exhibitions Director, and co-curator of JLP exhibition, Courtney Reid-Eaton, and I attended. MOPA’s efforts were impressive, drawing a sell-out crowd of 300+ to the opening on Friday night. In attendance were Smith’s son, Kevin Eugene Smith, and his son, Ryan Smith. Also there were Carey Rasmus, daughter of Smith’s daughter, Shana Smith Rasmus, and several members of her family. Drummer Frank Amoss, a resident of Orange County, CA, and former resident of 821 Sixth Avenue, was also there. Of course, Frank is featured in the Chaos Manor section of the book that involves a harrowing incident involving Sonny Clark.
Many thanks to MOPA Director Deborah Klochko and her staff for pull out all the stops: Director of Exhibitions and Design, Scott Davis; Assistant Curator, Chantel Paul; Film and Public Programs Manager, Priscilla Parra; Marketing and Communications Manager, Kristine Page; and the rest of MOPA’s impressive personnel.
Here are a few snapshots by Courtney and me. More to come.