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‘Larry And Friends’—A Storybook For Kids of All Ages

What happens when two New York transplants—a writer and an illustrator—feel that New York is as much their home as do its natives? They join creative forces to write a children’s book about immigration, called Larry and Friends.

Meet Larry, the juggler from Brooklyn ©Jaspar/Torres

Larry and Friends is a modern treatment of a people desirous of something different in a country other than their own. Continue reading

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A Poster A Day with Alex Proba

Designer, illustrator & art director Alex Proba ©Evan B.

A few weeks ago, Kickstarter Art Director Alex Proba exhibited her year-long project, “A Poster A Day,” at Space Ninety 8 in Williamsburg. Originally from Lüdenscheid, Germany, the ambitious young designer, illustrator, and art director worked in architecture and product design before making the leap to the start-up world several years ago. We stopped by the exhibit to take some photos and chat with Alex about her project.

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Call for Visual / Video Art for Projection at GOS Sign-Up Party (8/15)

Send GOS your visual / video art!

On Friday 8/15 from 7-10pm Greenpoint Open Studios is hosting a sign-up party at The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St). GOS is seeking visual / video art to project during the party!

*To participate please email .jpg, .tif, .gif, .mov, .avi files – under 10MB to artsingreenpoint (at) gmail [dot] com. Still and moving images will be accepted. In the subject of the email write: Sign-Up Video (YOUR NAME)

The evening will include music by DJ ItunesZ, a free beer for artists who sign-up, a short talk about GOS plus the opportunity to ask questions to organizers and meet other artists. This event is open to the public and ALL (not just participating artists) are encouraged to participate.

Follow Greenpoint Open Studios on FacebookTwitter @greenpointarts &Instagram @greenpointopenstudios!

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RSVP to party on FB! (and invite your friends!)

* We will do our best to include all work, but due to quantity and quality restraints we cannot guarantee your artwork will be shown. Thanks for understanding!

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In Conversation with Polish Crochet Artist, Olek

Olek's park installation ‘Believe the Magic’ with the Tipi Project, photo via instagram @oleknyc

If you don’t believe the magic, it’s likely that you will after spending any increment of social time with Olek. For the past twelve years, the magic she makes comes from the craft of crocheting. When I sit down with her in Greenpoint’s Lomzynianka Restaurant,  I realize her magic has a deeper source—it’s rooted in her humble upbringing, in which everything around her was fair play as materials for creation. She hops off her bike, meets me at a table, and jumps right in after we order. Continue reading

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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!

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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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