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ATTN ARTISTS: SIGN UP FOR GREENPOINT OPEN STUDIOS!


Greenpoint Open Studios is back and we need all artists with studios in Greenpoint to participate! It’s totally free and totally awesome. Hit up Greenpoint Open Studios’ website and add your studio info plus an image of your work. That is it! And Save The Date for a Sign-Up/Info Party on 8/15/14… more details to come.

Follow Greenpoint Open Studios on Facebook, Twitter @greenpointarts & Instagram @greenpointopenstudios!

#greenpointopenstudios #gos2014

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NYC Art X Sweet Treat 311 Fundraiser at Cafe Edna Tonight (7/10)

Local artist Hannah Simmons and Greenpointers Market coordinator Yuka Miyata are fundraising to bring an important art project to children in an area of Japan that is still recovering from the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami. It’s call NYC Art X Sweet Treat 311 and we created this video to help get the message out.

Tonight the folks at Cafe Edna (195 Nassau Ave) are hosting a fundraiser for the duo from 7-10pm. All drink profits will be donated to the cause, plus free mini burritos (while supplies last). Also there will be Japanese oldies music, raffles, prizes, gifts and the chance to write a message to the children in Ogatsu that will be delivered personally when the women head to Japan to realize their project.

Check out the video below and RSVP to the fundraiser. If you can’t make it – donate via Indiegogo here.

NYC Art X Sweet Treat 311 Fundraiser Video from Jennifer Galatioto on Vimeo.

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Greenpoint Open Studios!!! Coming in October!

It’s been a while since Greenpoint held its very own Greenpoint Open Studios and plans are in the works to produce this weekend long art event this Fall!

This year, GOS will happen during the weekend of October 3-5, 2014. 

For those of you new to this concept GOS is an annual event when artists open their studios to the public to build, sustain, and support a thriving creative community in North Brooklyn. We have a lot of amazing artists out there, and getting a look inside their studios where they create their work is a very special experience.

The event is totally FREE to the public & participating artists.

At this point in the planning stage, we are beginning to spread the word – so please help!

Please check out the website GreenpointOpenStudios.com, Like GOS on Facebook and Follow GOS on Twitter (@greenpointarts), Instagram @greenpointopenstudios

Art lovers – please sign up for the mailing list.

Artists you can sign up to participate and will hear from us soon about specifics.

If you want to volunteer to make this happen please email artsingreenpoint (at) gmail.com.

This is going to rule!

 

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Caricature Artist Dan Springer Colors in Funny at Tar Pit Cafe

Philip Seymour Hoffman ©Dan Springer

When he drew his first caricature of his grade school teacher as a young kid, he thought was doing something new. While he soon learned otherwise, Dan Springer has created a career out of exaggerating the characters of people – the famous, the everyday and canines, too. Continue reading

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Get Your Motorcyle Washed Sunday for Kids + Art + Japan! (7/6)

Yuka Miyata, Greenpointers’ market coordinator and local artist Hannah Simmons are working on a project to bring an art making workshop to children in Ogatsu, Japan, whose 90 year old school was rebuilt after the Earthquake there in 2011. The plan is to work with kids to create a sculpture for the school, which will reopen this Fall.

This Sunday July 6th from noon-5pm there will be a Bike Wash Fundraiser at Brooklyn Moto Club (215 No. 15th St) to help raise money for their cause.

RSVP or make a donation via Indiegogo here.

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Greenpoint Glass Inspires Mirror Selfies

Mirror, mirror on the window. Yes, window.

A white house on the corner of Lorimer Street and Norman Avenue in Greenpoint allows passersby to take selfies by means of a mirror window.

Instagram user @greenpointglass‘s feed is filling up with moments of everyday people capturing themselves by standing in front of a green, iron gate—and all for free. Since the first selfie posted on May 4th, more than 60 images have joined the feed. It’s Instagram fun at its best. Continue reading

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The Art World Near You—A Weekend Adventure in Brooklyn

On view now: Kara Walker's "A Subtlety" at the Domino Sugar Refinery ©Wikipedia

Some of you have already resolved to spend the weekend by the barbeque. But for those of you commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in an art gallery, we have your weekend exhibitions right here. This Friday, July 4, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is showcasing art from multiple north Brooklyn artists (8pm-1am). This Saturday, July 5, Odetta Gallery has an opening called “Eden,” featuring five NY/Hudson Valley artists (6pm). Also, this Saturday, July 5, the Bishop Gallery is having a closing reception for “Girl on Fire” (6pm). And then, of course, this is the last weekend to see Kara Walker’s work at the Domino Sugar Refinery (Sat & Sun 11-7pm). Go! Go! Go!

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REVERSE Gallery Holds Interactive Mappathon Workshop

A projection mapping installation at REVERSE Gallery ©Emily Greenberg

Last weekend, June 27 to 29, REVRSE gallery continued its commitment to experimental media by hosting Interactive Mappathon. The third such event for REVERSE, the marathon-style projection mapping workshop culminated in a series of site-specific, collaboratively built installations. Held in the artist-run space just south of McCarren Park, the workshop was led by interactive visual artist and educator CHiKA and digital artist and developer Bruno Kruse. Continue reading

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#artistrash – Chat With Brooklyn Street Artist Francisco de Pajaro

Francisco de Pájaro #artistrash via @krstnagrl

When Spring time rolls around many of us get into closet clearing mode, quickly to realize we have spent a lot of time working for money that we use to buy stuff that we end of trashing. It’s a bad cycle, for our psyche and for the planet. If more of us stopped or slowed the cycle, we’d have a lot more time to enjoy our lives – rather than spending a gorgeous morning managing crap. Despite understanding this, the cycle rears its ugly head.  Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Katerina Ganchak – Opening Tonight 6/20

Glass sculpture by Katerina Ganchak in "Just Feel"

“I’ve worked with glass for about 10 years. I would say glass is the most challenging material I know and requires extreme patience,” says Ukrainian artist Katerina Ganchak, “The challenge is totally worth it—glass will always surprise you a little bit with the result.”

Ganchak’s result is a collection of mesmerizing, delicate glass sculptures and paintings that have been carefully gathered at Java Studios Gallery (252 Java Street, Suite 308)  for Ganchak’s latest solo exhibition, titled “Just Feel,” opening this Friday (6/20) at 6 p.m. Greenpointers went ahead and asked the personal questions… Continue reading

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