** Update**
Tours are originally $75 per person (to pay artists and creators) but if you mention Greenpointers you’ll get $25 off! Huzzah!

InContext Tours will be guiding folks to a handful of awesome artists working in Greenpoint including two of my favorite artists in the world: Amanda Browder and Emily Noelle Lambert. I should also mention Amanda’s current project Future Phenomena, in collaboration with North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition, involves sewing gigantic swaths of fabric to eventually blanket an entire building on Manhattan Ave. She is hosting a one day sewing extravaganza at The Trinity Project on Saturday and can use your help cutting, sewing, chatting, drinking coffee and supporting. Emily was one of the first artists I met in this neighborhood and profiled for Greenpointers. This lady has some amazing paintings up her sleeve and I would not miss either of these studios during your beautiful weekend studio tour. Full details below:

Please join us for our upcoming artists’ studio walking tour in Greenpoint Brooklyn. We will take you into each artist’s studio where they will talk about their work and why they make it. You will be seeing new art works being created and also finished pieces. This is an insider’s opportunity to get a better understanding of the creative process and the inspiration behind the work, with different artists working in diverse manners.

InContext’s Greenpoint Tour will be on Sunday, May 2nd, with an option to meet at Union Square – in front of the Gandhi statue (south-west corner of the square) at 2pm or at the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train 2:30pm.

We will take you to artists:


claire andrea

Andrea Claire is an American artist and architect living and working in Brooklyn and Marfa, Texas. She earned her MFA at California Institute of the Arts and BFA, and B.Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design. She has had solo exhibitionss at I-20 Gallery, Caren Golden FA, and The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Her group exhibitions include Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NY, Bellwether, NY, The Corcoran Museum, DC and Muller DiChira, Berlin. In 2003 Andrea was awarded a public art commission by Art in General. She has participated in the AIM program at the Bronx Museum, and artist residencies at the Chinati Foundation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. In 2010 Andrea (in collaboration with Jason Peters) won a competition for a large-scale sculpture to be build in 2011 at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum.

Max Key – Plantation

Max Key was born in 1973 in Madison County Illinois and now lives in Brooklyn New York. He studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute earning a BFA in painting. In 2005 Key won the Charlotte Street Award from the Charlotte Street Foundation for outstanding visual art in Kansas City. Key’s work can be found in collections of Hallmark, Sprint, Wachovia, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and numerous private collections.

William Suran – Untitled

William Suran was born in Chicago, IL in 1974, graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1996, and moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2003 where he currently lives and paints. In June, 1999 Suran decided to stop exhibiting and to concentrate on working on a limited number of large format paintings for extended periods of time, in order to free himself from the pressure of having work to be seen. His paintings have figurative origins that become abstracted through a process of working and reworking and a building up of layers.

Emily Noelle Lambert – swanspeak

Emily Noelle Lambert received her M.F.A. from Hunter College in Painting and her B.A. in Visual Art from Antioch College. Lambert has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago and South Korea. She is represented by Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, NY and Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago. Lambert has been awarded fellowships from the Yaddo Foundation, Anderson Ranch, Fountainhead, and Woodstock Byrdcliffe AIR. She teaches drawing and painting the Guggenheim Museum and Parsons School of Design.

Amanda Browder

Amanda Browder was born in Missoula, MT in 1976 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA/MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2001, and taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2001-07. In 2006 and 2007, she received a Chicago Community Arts Assistant Program Grant. Her exhibitions include the Nakaochiai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Lothringer 14, Munich, Germany; White Columns, NY, Mixture Contemporary Gallery, Houston, TX; The Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT; Gallery 400-UIC, and The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Browder is a founding member of the art-podcast www.badatsports.com .

Tour fee is $75 which is payable by cash or check only. (Limited to 20 spaces) Please email to reserve a space. Group and Artist/Student discounts available.

There will be a post tour drink at a local venue – To be announced.

Stay tuned! And feel free to contact us with any questions.


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