Close Your Eyes, with Jaecyne Howell at Littlefield, Brooklyn NYC

by Winston "Stone" Ford


“Close Your Eyes” is an interactive photography and dance experience inspired by the work of famed artist, Ernie Barnes (the artist of the painting featured on the television show, “Good Times”). “Close Your Eyes” showcases the work of underground photographer Jaecyne Howell ( and the hypnotically deep and eclectic sounds of NYC veterans Jay Locke (DanceTracks/Lion1Music/Soul People Music) and MKL (Lion1Music) and serves to bring Mr. Barnes’ exquisitely emotional painting “Sugar Shack” to life.

The installation will also debut a new choreographic work by Desiree Godsell & Lia McPherson entitled “Drum Major Instinct” set to the moving MLK speech mix by DJ Marshallito.

“We are blind to each others humanity” said Mr. Barnes, appropriate for the event being held at Littlefield in Brooklyn on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday. Look forward to lush, eye-closing tracks, but keep them open for the beautiful visuals you’ll be dancing with.

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Close Your Eyes….An Interactive Photography and Dance Experience : an MLK Day Celebration!

@ Littlefield – 622 Degraw St. bet. 3rd & 4th Ave.

$10 cover

Subway Directions
The closest subway station is Union Street at 4th Avenue. Take the M or R train to Union Street and walk two blocks north on 4th Avenue. Turn left onto Degraw Street and walk to the middle of the block. littlefield is on the south side of the street.

You can also take the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to the Atlantic Terminal (Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street). Follow the exit signs to Pacific Street/4th Avenue and walk south on 4th Avenue. Turn right onto Degraw Street and walk to the middle of the block. Littlefield is on the south side of the street.