As you know, Greenpoint’s West/East running streets are named in alphabetic order from North to South, starting with “B” for Box Street “A” for Ash Street. This art walk, at less than a mile, takes you criss-crossing through Greenpoint’s “alphabet city” to visit five artists participating in this weekend’s Greenpoint Open Studios.

Walking Tour #3: Greenpoint’s Alphabet City

Starting at 118 Franklin Street #F5, visit the studio of Marshall Weber, whom you may know as the Directing Curator at the beloved Booklyn. For GOS, Weber is opening up his studio to showcase “some new prints, artists’ books and drawings up in the studio gallery as well as an eclectic selection of past work, mock-ups, sketches and weird personal and political ephemera.”

Marshall Weber at work at Booklyn

From there, head four blocks north to 79 India Street #3 where Kelly DeKenipp has her studio. A graduate of Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, DeKenipp is an artist and jeweler crafting delicate, personal “wearable art.”

Earrings by Kelly DeKenipp

Up a block and around the corner at 139 Huron Street, on the second floor, you’ll find Ryan Metke’s studio. A SCAD grad, Metke’s work, particularly his paintings, combine colorful cartographic motifs with classic Americana.

“Kon Tiki” by Ryan Metke

Switching back up Manhattan Avenue and across to 125 Green Street #4A is Andy Barrett’s studio. Collage mandalas and sculpted fire pits are just a few items you may find. I’m also partial to the disco igloos.

Works by Andy Barrett

Finally, at 100 Freeman Street, #F103 is the studio of photographer Amanda Picotte whose work ranges from portrait to editorial with a specialty in food and beverage as seen on her site winespiritsfood.com.

Self portrait by Amanda Picotte

At this point, you may want a drink, who knows!

For coffee, try Bakeri across the street. For lobster head to, uh, The Lobster Joint. For everything else try Achilles Heel!

See you in the streets!

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