Weekend Art Roundup: April 28 – April 30

With this week’s new moon, our celestial vibe is one of renewal, rebirth, and restoration. This Taurus new moon tells us to live in the now, be grateful for what you have, enjoy the healing energy of nature, and celebrate your artistic endeavors!

There’s sooooo much going on in Greenpoint this weekend, really. But here’s just a few suggestions to get you started.

Spring has sprung, y’all! Get outside, celebrate your gifts, make and create!

April Open Studios
Saturday 4/29 and Sunday 4/30, 1PM-6PM
Various locations, featuring: Stephen Eakin, Roberto Jamora, Alison Kudlow, Dain Mergenthaler, and Rosalind Tallmadge

Unfortunately, these five artists are unavailable for our GOS 2017 Festival during the first weekend in June so let’s support them this weekend! Please check the website re availability as some artist are only hosting on Saturday and some are only hosting on Sunday, but all participating artists are incredible. Stop by and say hello!

Clark Filio, Starblade, Oil on canvas, 80×60 inches, 2017

 

DAYDREAM NATION
April 28 – June 3, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, April 28th, 7–10 pm
at GREENPOINT TERMINAL GALLERY, 67 West St. #320
Curated by Brian Willmont & Alison Sirico

I’m listing this not because the press release includes a Tolkien quote, but despite of it. Also this massive oil painting by Filio is pretty sweet. And I dig the title of the exhibition. Featuring works by, Jacky Connolly, Jamie Felton, Clark Filio, Kelsey Henderson, Ben Mendelewicz, Will Sheldon, Lili Signorini.

Oh, and here’s that Toklien quote…

“I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which ‘Escape’ is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?” – J.R.R. Tolkien

 

 

ADIÓS at ArtHelix

ADIÓS Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29th | 6-9PM
Show Run: April 29th – May 7th, 2017
at ArtHelix, 289 Meserole Street

Featuring multimedia work from over a dozen artists, this exhibition showcases the results of a recent residency program in Vancouver Island. You can pleasantly expect photos of trees and water and mountains and nature and generally beautiful stuffs on paper and canvas and more. I’m not really sure, but Vancouver Island is beautiful and this sounds dope.

 

Calico Presents: Steph Becker / Libby VanderPloeg / Kate Nielsen

Opening Friday, Apr 28, 6-9pm, Show April 28 – May 13, 2017
at Calico, 67 West St, suite 203

This is a good one, y’all. Calico certainly knows what they’re doing and these artists are the next big things, If not already! Saying someone, an artist, is the next big thang is strange, and makes me a bit uncomfortable. Here’s another way to say it: If you’re looking to invest in some artwork, look no further!

 

 

Amanda Baldwin – The Rest of the Crowd
Opening reception on Saturday, April 29th, 6PM – 8PM / April 30 – June 4, 2017
at 106 Green, located at 104 Green Street

Not gonna lie… I respect these guys and their operation. Baldwin’s abstract paintings aren’t exactly my vibe, but you can damn well expect some good work from 106 Green. Also, a description: “Objects sink below and float above the surface, casting shadows and fluctuating optically between patterned fields and more open spaces.” Trust, yo.

GOS 2017 Artist Sign Up Party
Tuesday, May 2nd, 7PM – 10PM
at No. 7 North, 931 Manhattan Ave.

Mix and mingle with other local artists and chat about your open studios plans on Tuesday May 5th at No. 7 North. If you’re an artist participating, or planning to participate in GOS, you should attend! GOS staff will be on hand to answer questions and get artists registered.

One FREE BEER FOR EACH ARTIST who registers or is already registered at GreenpointOpenStudios.com

See ya in the streets!

About Andy Smith

A.P. Smith is a writer, photographer, and record collector living in Greenpoint with his dog, Luigi.

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