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The Art World Near You—A Weekend Adventure in Greenpoint

Monte Antrim: promotional card for group art show "Both Sides of the Pulaski," 2010.

Summertime in the city, and Brooklyn is full of places to explore. Today, go to Brouwerij Lane to have a beer and check out Monte Antrim‘s neighborhood-friendly opening (6pm).  On Friday, stop by Java Studios Gallery for Katerina Ganchak‘s opening of delicate glassworks & paintings, “Just Feel” (6pm). On Saturday, drop by the Brooklyn Artists Alliance for Jason Roy‘s first solo-exhibition opening “NO (A Masterless Universe)” (7pm). Or, have a conversation with Jean-Pierre Gorin at Light Industry (7pm). Get lost in the streets but find yourself in the art.

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Greenpoint Gallery Night Map (2/7)

Greenpoint Gallery Night (2/7/14) Map

Greenpoint Gallery Night is this Friday 2/7 from 6-9pm. While in the past this map has only been available online for download, the Gallery Night HQ Galleries at 67 West St will have printed maps available for those of you still using flip phones.

Last week we introduced all the new galleries in Greenpoint, but there are over a dozen locations where you will find great local art on exhibit. See you Friday!

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SoloShow Opens + BYOVinyl – Tonight At HeadChop in Williamsburg (11/2)


Tonight a crew of Brooklyn and Greenpoint “solo” artists are participating in a “regroup” show at Williamsburg hair salon HeadChop (86 Berry St) from 8-11pm. Ken Butler, Daniel Hodkinson, Amanda LaMarco, Chelsey Pettijohn, Paul Richard, Will Star, Clinton Van Gemert plus more will be exhibiting work. Plus you can bring your own vinyl to play.

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Greenpoint Gallery Night Tonight! THE MAP! (9/13)


The weather is perfect to stroll around our lovely neighborhood this evening and check out local art scene. 16 galleries in total are participating in Greenpoint Gallery Night.

Hyperallergic created this easy guide to help you along your way.

Need a map? Print one yourself or download it onto your smart phone. We are trying to be earth friendly here!

Afterparty is at Coco 66 at 9pm (66 Greenpoint Ave)

See you tonight!

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Attn Greenpoint Artists! Call For Artwork: “NOW” Greenpoint Art Exhibit (Deadline: 8/15)

Ugly Art Room & Greenpointers Present “NOW” – A Group Art Show @ Dobbin Project Space (50 Dobbin St) in participation with Greenpoint Gallery Night.

Opening: Friday September 13, 2013, 7-9pm
Exhibition: 9/13/13 – 9/30/13

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.”

But what about now? What is now? Right here. Right now.

Now is a time and place. We are all inspired by our time – the year 2013 – and our space, which is Greenpoint, Brooklyn, USA, the planet. This will be the loose connecting theme among the artwork chosen. Special considerations will be given to works that consider time and place.

All mediums accepted.

The show titled “NOW” will present the contemporary artwork of artists living or working in Greenpoint – work that has been created specifically for this show or within the last 6 mo, as well as work created on site during the opening reception on 9/13/13. Progressions of pieces: studies along with completed work will be accepted. Unfinished works will also be accepted. Artwork will be created on site during the opening.

The show will serve as a “snapshot” of the contemporary art community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn during the year of 2013.

Submission deadline: August 15, 2013

Email the following to greenpointers (at) gmail.com

Subject Line: “NOW” (Your Name)

In the email include the following information:
Name:
Email address:
Phone:
Website:
Attach small jpg(s) images of artwork(s) for consideration:
For all work submitted include: name of piece, size in inches, medium, price
Brief summary of work to make for the show and/or during the opening (if applicable):

If your work is chosen you will be notified and must be available to drop off your work during the week of Monday September 9th and pick-up your work on September 30, 2013.

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24 Hour Zine Challenge at Booklyn Begins Today 7/27 Until Sunday 7/28

Of course I came upon this 24 Hour Zine Challenge Poster haphazardly taped to a piece of plywood on a construction site on Nassau Ave. That is how the DIY art scene in Greenpoint and local blogging work together – like a treasure hunt.

This collaborative event that starts today looks really fun and exciting. Get your zine on, Greenpoint!

Booklyn Artists Alliance (37 Greenpoint Ave) is celebrating International Zine Month with a 24 Hour Zine Challenge that asks zinesters to create a 24-page zine from conception to final product in 24 hours straight.

Saturday July 27th, 2013 will be an afternoon full of exquisite panel-to-panel & page-to-page collaboration, jam comics, zine guides for radical protest, and art slamming action.

Stop in any time to collaborate, stay all night if you like. Some tools and materials will be provided. Booklyn will print a small run of the collaborative zine at the end of the session. (We will begin printing the final zine at 8am Sunday).

1pm SATURDAY 7/27– 1pm SUNDAY 7/28

Saturday, 1-7PM: with Ariana Misfeldt (Booklyn), Rich Lee (zine archivist)
Saturday, 7pm – Sunday 12am: with Maya Taylor (Booklyn)
Sunday, 12AM – 1PM: with Aimee Lusty (zine curator), Jason Roy (artist)

For more information email or call maya (at) booklyn.org / 718-383-9621.

I can’t wait to see the final zine!

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“Summer shows are the brunch of the New York art year” – Unhinged At Pierogi (Thru 7/28)

© Pierogi

Summer shows are the brunch of the New York art year – leftovers put together by someone else on the cooking line. Not that guest curators haven’t been putting on interesting and imaginative shows with available collections year after year while the regularly scheduled shows take “off”.

In fact the reputation of the mice playing in the gallery while the cats are away in the Hamptons has allowed for looser and wilier events than the marquee fall, winter, and spring shows. But the idea that a summer exhibition is not one of a gallery’s more serious offerings still lingers – in Manhattan. Continue reading

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Calico Brooklyn: New Greenpoint Gallery Opens Friday 9/28

Paintings by Thomas Buildmore and Morgan Anderson
Artwork: (Left) Thomas Buildmore (Right) Morgan Anderson

You might know Scott Chasse from his OMGWEBCATS drawings or from his obsessive paintings of Burt Reynolds. This Friday September 28, 2012, 7-9pm, Scott is introducing a new art gallery to Greenpoint called Calico Brooklyn (67 West St, #206), with an opening reception of the inaugural show titled, Exhibit A.

When asked the significance of the word Calico and whether it has anything to do with perhaps a secret obsession with feline’s, Scott said he liked the ring of the question: “Are you going to the opening at Calico tonight?” He did mention he has “two pretty cool cats at home,” and believes that “cats are good marketing tools.” Continue reading

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