GOS 2017: Self-Guided Art Walks – McCarren Park
There are over 400 Greenpoint artists participating in this year’s Greenpoint Open Studios. Thank you, and congrats, Greenpoint!
While we encourage everyone attending to explore and wander among the studios all weekend, we wanted to put together a few suggested routes, roughly 1 mile each, that could help you navigate the neighborhood, or at least have a launch point!
Starting in McCarren Park with the participating artists of the Go Green! festival, this self-guided walk takes you through and around the park, visiting artist studios on and near Manhattan Avenue before concluding with a special musical performance at The Lot Radio and the San Damiano Mission…
Follow the map and enjoy!
Be sure to tag your findings #GOS2017. See you in the streets!
McCarren Park (Bedford at Lorimer)
Go Green! festival
I make leather handbags, clothing, and hand painted textiles – all influenced by the high end designers I have worked for in the past and the rock and roll spirit of the 1970’s in New York City. Love combining leather, lace, and fringe in not so overtly feminine ways.
Traditional appliqué techniques are used to create fresh organic designs.
159 Eckford Street
I work with various media, from works and collages on paper to film and music. I like the tactile experience of making things and seeing them in various stages of completion. Actually I’m often tempted to touch art, and making it gives you that luxury. I want my work to reflect a history of a place and memories of the objects. Meaning something primordial, things that exist in the realm of the poetic. I want the color to be rich and exuberant, whether I’m using every day consumer paint or creating my own pigments. Color is very important to me, it can conjure so many thoughts and recollections.
Amelia Marzec is an American artist focused on rebuilding local communications infrastructure to prepare for an uncertain future. Her work has been exhibited at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, MIT, the ONCE Foundation Contemporary Art Biennial in Madrid, and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She has been a resident at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, an EARS resident at Harvestworks, the A.I.R. Gallery Emma Bee Bernstein Fellow, a Fellow at the Tow Center at Columbia University, a grantee of the Research Foundation of CUNY, and a nominee for the World Technology Awards for Art. Her work has been featured in Wired, Make, Hyperallergic, Neural Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, NPR, and the front page of Reddit. She holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, and a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts.
55 Nassau Ave.
Local composer Noah Prebish has created a soundscape to showcase the abilities of the San Damiano Mission’s MIDI-capable, 700-pipe organ. The piece will play on loop throughout Greenpoint Open Studios with interspersed live accompaniment by local musicians.
The San Damiano Mission & The Lot Radio have work for a year in order to raise the necessary funds for the complete renovation of the historical pipe organ.