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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
At this point, you may want a drink, who knows!
See you in the streets!