Greenpoint based artist Kate Nielsen bases much of her work on “survival tips” in the wild. As the sole individual successfully selling artwork on Amazon, she is also an example of a new type of artist’s preservation. Greenpointers had a chance to talk with the survivor on the eve of her inclusion in Calico Gallery’s Crowd Control. Continue reading
Opening: Friday September 13, 2013, 6-9pm
Exhibit: Sept. 13-Oct. 6, 2013
ARTISTS: Shonagh Adelman, Monte Antrim, Erin Batson, Anna Bloda, Piotr Bond, Sophia Chai, Marisha Chinsky, Monica Emmons, Drew English, Julie Gamble, Allison Maletz, Jess Ng, Michael O’Shea, Bethany Robertson, Lindsey Warren, Tyler Weeks
“The coolest neighborhood in the world” for the moment, Greenpoint has hurtled past stroller-friendly Willamsburg as the post cool, chic zeitgeist of jetline magazine meccas. This is a miss-if-you-blink minute to see a stretch of ground on the last phase of a makeover turned over faster than a dozen Missions and Wicker Parks. We’ve seen this before, but now is the time to witness an updated example of landslide gentrification, and with this particular hinge of blue-collar to creative class to expendable leisure, a mosaic on a pintip. Continue reading
In the meantime she is holding Public Sewing Days on Thursdays from 12-5pm at 75 East 4th St.
Amanda is loads of fun so when I asked to take her portrait, I knew that just one shot could not capture the many colors and flavors of her wild and quirky personality.
Not to mention she owns like 5 million pairs of eyeglasses! I asked Amanda a few questions about her obsession with specks when we did this super fun stop motion video shoot.
Read the interview and watch the video after the jump.
Music for the video is by local band High Teen Boogie.
There have been some changes to the open call I sent out last week. For one the location of the show has changed and will be held at The Yard (33 Nassau Ave). It’s an amazing space to hang art. The deadline for submissions has also been extended to September 2nd, 2013.
Please consider submitting your work and please share this with artists living and/or working in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It’s going to be a great show!
Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 2013, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition: 9/13/13 – 10/04/13
There is never a better time than now, but the moving target of “in the moment” is ever elusive. We are often told to “let go of the past” and “stop worrying about the future.” At the same time we are told that “patience is a virtue “and that we must wait for the “right time.” Continue reading
Crest Fest is this Saturday, June 8th from 1-8pm at Crest Hardware. Enter at 558 Metropolitan Ave. or 536 Metropolitan Ave.
I look forward to Crest Fest all year because it marks the beginning of summer in Brooklyn. It’s always a super fun day filled with “hardware” inspired artwork, great food, cool vendors and an awesome music line-up.
This year a high energy band and personal favorite Osekre & The Lucky Bastards are playing. You will dance! Along with live musical performances by Pitchblak Brass Band, Aabaraki, Cold Fronts & See Through. And DJs Petey Complex, Krunk Poney, Rok One, Mama Dom, Lucas Walters, Peter Hale, Gerald Hammill & Chuck Buckett.
Aside from the loads of cool art, music and activities – there will be free kids crafts and face painting!
Sponsored post courtesy of Crest Hardware.
After placing your votes, the winner of the Greenpoint Libary Mural Competition is Leslie Wood. The mural will be painted in early June.
Deadline: May 15th, 2013
Temporary wall units, interactive installations and sculptures will be staggered throughout the block for live painting performances, graffiti and other participation oriented works. In addition to the installations there will be a variety of related activities to engage in and pop up parks. All works created during the event will be on display during a viewing party held the next day at Acme Studios (65. N3rd St) from noon-6pm.
Northside Art is seeking proposals for:
1. live painting/graffiti/collage
2. interactive installations/workshops
3. sculpture/stand alone installations
Send all submissions and questions to varneyvictoria (at) gmail.com.
Greenpointers is excited to announce Greenpoint Gallery Night on Friday May 10, 2013 from 6-9pm at over a dozen participating Greenpoint art galleries.
All are welcome to stroll from gallery to gallery, free of charge, and experience the wealth of artwork and diversity of exhibition spaces our great neighborhood has to offer.
Afterparty is at the newly reopened Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave.) at 9pm!
Co-organized by gallery owners Lia Post (Fowler Arts Collective) and Scott Chasse (Calico), the following galleries will be opening their doors for an evening of gallery hopping: Beginnings, Booklyn Artist Alliance, Calico, Theceeflat Gallery, Dobbin Project Space, Fowler Project Space, G Spot (at CoCo66), The Greenpoint Gallery (8-12pm only), Heliopolis, Janet Kurnatowski, Laundry Lung, The Yard, Yashar Gallery, and Yes Gallery.
This is going to be a hard one. After 40 submissions, the Friends of the Greenpoint Library have selected 4 finalists and it’s time for you to put in your vote to “help” the judges decide which mural will adorn the exterior of the library. This is a survey, and “the results of this vote will help the Friends decide which design would best suit the community and the neighborhood.” Vote here and feel free to leave comments about which mural you want to win and why in the comments section below!
Seems like no matter where I go I see one of Chris Uphues’ happy heart wheat pastes. I’m not complaining. Bright and colorful with big dark eyes – they make my brain happy!