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Ode to Geodes with Lauren Davies at Dose Projects

Artwork by Lauren Davies

As I left the building last Friday to check out a few art shows opening in Greenpoint, a bread crumb trail of postcards with what looked like a giant cracked open pink Sno Ball sculpture led the way to Dose Projects were I had a chat with “California artist living in Cleveland,” Lauren Davies, whose mixed media sculptures are inspired by odd DIY roadside museums where you can buy rocks from outer space.

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Welding Is Her “Inner Fire” – Janet Rutkowski // BFD Firehouse Studios

Alone time can be lonely or even scary, but it’s also a time when we can truly know and understand ourselves (See what I mean? Scary!) Featured Valentine’s Market vendor Janet Rutkowski, a metal worker who will be selling small scale heart sculptures and candle holders on Sunday, told us about her love for being by herself in her studio, working with fire!

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City Sculpting: A Creative Visual Arts Program For Kids – DISCOUNT!

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City Sculpting is looking forward to another spectacular summer beginning July 8th at our Manhattan and Greenpoint locations!

Art teachers Vanessa Solomon, Elaine Carl, Katherine Valentine and Gemma Gibb bring their diverse artistic experiences and talents to our students.

Our 2013 City Sculpting Summer program will explore countless ways of making, building and casting all sorts of sculptural creations. We use life casting to inspire projects around a theme of self portraits. We will make exotic clay creations inspired from Africa and Mexican masks. Children will learn to weave, bead and make endless crafty creations. Not to mention print making and water colors and basic life and fantasy drawing.

Children build on projects one day at a time, expanding their technical skills and creative realms.

Older children are are challenged with more advanced projects and techniques. Our age range is 5 to 12.

We are outward-bound everyday, weather permitting, for free play and outdoor picnics, and our Greenpoint location has a magical garden!

Many children come back for a second week and return with friends to our program every year!

DISCOUNT! 10% OFF IF YOU MENTION GREENPOINTERS!

The classes are small and space is limited, advance registration is advised.

The average class size in Brooklyn is 6; in Manhattan it is 12 to 18. Child teacher ratio is 6 to one.

The program runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Extended days are offered at both venues, pricing will vary according to numbers.

Registration is weekly and only a few spots are available. Hurry to inquire by emailing Vanessa (at) citysculpting.com or call Vanessa at 646-2218450

Go to www.citysculpting.com for details and more information.

Register for the program: http://citysculpting.com/join.html

Check out the images on our blog: http://citysculpting.blogspot.com/

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Crest Fest 2012: Sneak Peek

garden sculpture at crest fest

In order to enter Crest Hardware Store for a sneak peek of the art show, I hopped over a sunshine yellow threshold that was still wet from a fresh coat of paint. Retrospectively, this little leap was something of a magical moment – a transportation into an inspiring oasis that is cultivating both community and creativity in its surroundings. Continue reading

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The HÜB@Northside An Inflatable Pean To Hyper-Connectedness

The warehouse space the size of Rhode Island that served as mothership for the Northside Festival was the perfect place to first experience TheHÜB.

A striking modern sculpture and interacting (as opposed to interactive) space where participants of Entrepreneurship@Northside could take a seat, drink free beverages, ask each other a million questions, check out trending topics, or be accosted by a blogger in search of quotes, TheHÜB calls attention to a need we didn’t know we had: The need to look up from social media and speak directly to the people around us more often (even if they appear to not be very into it at first).

When those people around us are obsessed with the same things we are it isn’t hard. Peter Raymond, the organizer of TheHÜB, says about Northside, “What we did was host impromptu gatherings and after speaking engagements. It was received very well and we have been invited to as far as Jordan and Greece to exhibit.”

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The Most Exciting Part About an Old Brick – Art Opening Tonight!

Heading over the Williamsburg Bridge, have you noticed the colorful oval tiles, an art installation that covers the rafters on your way down towards Manhattan? It is one of my favorite pieces of public art, not only because of how happy it makes me as I whiz down, but because of the intrigue the work inspires and how bold the artist is, not only in his color choice, but it makes you wonder, “how the hell did he do that?”

When I walked by Black and White Gallery on Driggs this past week, I spotted those eye catching ovals. Was he so audacious as to tape them to the outside of a gallery?

Of course I barged in and met Peter Brock, who was installing his first solo exhibition in the space.

 

The Most Exciting Part About An Old Brick opens tonight, Friday April 20th from 6-9pm, and he is giving out presents!

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