By Chérmelle

About Chérmelle

A bicoastal creative living between Los Angeles and New York. Working as a photographer, coffee culture curator, blind contourist and chief coffeetographer™ at www.smdlr.com.

‘Larry And Friends’—A Storybook For Kids of All Ages

What happens when two New York transplants—a writer and an illustrator—feel that New York is as much their home as do its natives? They join creative forces to write a children’s book about immigration, called Larry and Friends.

Meet Larry, the juggler from Brooklyn ©Jaspar/Torres

Larry and Friends is a modern treatment of a people desirous of something different in a country other than their own. Continue reading

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In Conversation with Polish Crochet Artist, Olek

Olek's park installation ‘Believe the Magic’ with the Tipi Project, photo via instagram @oleknyc

If you don’t believe the magic, it’s likely that you will after spending any increment of social time with Olek. For the past twelve years, the magic she makes comes from the craft of crocheting. When I sit down with her in Greenpoint’s Lomzynianka Restaurant,  I realize her magic has a deeper source—it’s rooted in her humble upbringing, in which everything around her was fair play as materials for creation. She hops off her bike, meets me at a table, and jumps right in after we order. Continue reading

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Happening Now: EveryoneOnly Hops Randall’s Island for a Greenpoint Cameo

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Close up at Succulent Studios ©cedwards

It’s an art exhibition that is named as it functions, as an oxymoron: EVERYONEONLY —a curated mural project of only twenty-three artists who were originally selected for an art exhibition at Randall’s Island for the Governors Ball Music Festival this past June. But now at Succulent Studios (67 West Street, 5th floor in Greenpoint), Continue reading

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Caricature Artist Dan Springer Colors in Funny at Tar Pit Cafe

Philip Seymour Hoffman ©Dan Springer

When he drew his first caricature of his grade school teacher as a young kid, he thought was doing something new. While he soon learned otherwise, Dan Springer has created a career out of exaggerating the characters of people – the famous, the everyday and canines, too. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Glass Inspires Mirror Selfies

Mirror, mirror on the window. Yes, window.

A white house on the corner of Lorimer Street and Norman Avenue in Greenpoint allows passersby to take selfies by means of a mirror window.

Instagram user @greenpointglass‘s feed is filling up with moments of everyday people capturing themselves by standing in front of a green, iron gate—and all for free. Since the first selfie posted on May 4th, more than 60 images have joined the feed. It’s Instagram fun at its best. Continue reading

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Steampunk Tea Party, Daddy’s Pop Up, & Fountain Art Fair – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/5-3/11)

*  Handmade Treasures Pop Up @ Daddy’s (435 Graham Ave) Saturday 3/8 at 1pm, Free, shop knits, jewelry, ceramics, and scarves, plus get a custom Tim Harrington  (of Les Savy Fav) illustration of your spirit animal, there will also be custom pet portraits and custom knit patches (bring your fav digital image to be converted into a knit), with wares from Glitterlimes (real fruit and candy jewelry!) /  Muffy brandt (hand-printed leggings, tops, and bags) / Andrew Almone (a.k.a the KNIT MASTER) / Juniortown Knits (hand-dyed yarn) / Jule Van Such (digital prints on silk scarves) / Jena Derman (Executive Sous Chef at Momofuku Milk Bar who creates amazing pastry-like ceramics) / Wowch, with DJ Knife Fight spinning 45s, RSVP

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WEDNESDAY 3/5

gailcarriger_soulless_greenpoint Illustration Workshop @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Bushwick) 4-6pm, Free, Learn the core basics of buildling shapes, images and characters, this week the theme is the classic Greek tale, RSVP

Steampunk Tea Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, $15 suggested donation, Join author Gail Carriger for a reading, discussion and book signing from her Protectorate literature series, prizes awarded to best steampunk costume, RSVP

♦ Artists’ Reception and Ash Wednesday Worship @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 7-10pm, Free, Explore this local collection of artwork modeled on the Stations of the Cross, RSVP

 Jesse and Forever @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10:30pm, Free, More info

THURSDAY 3/6

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Artist Justin Carty with 60 The Collective

* Seasonal Home Store Pop-Up @ Home of the Brave (67 West St, #416) 6pm, Free, Have a drink while previewing the home store of independent designers, curated by Wolves Within, RSVP

 60, The Collective Part 2 Art Show @ The Walk Way, Rebar (147 Front St, Dumbo) 7pm, Curators Frankie Velez and Craig Anthony Miller gather 60 artists to create 12” x 12” works, DJ’d by AnaMated, More Info

 New Young Pony Club / French Horn Rebellion / Damn Right! @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30, $12, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Laser Planes, Mardi Gras & Motown– What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/26-3/4)

♦ Grand Opening @ smallhome (770 Metropolitan Ave) FREE, Saturday 3/1, 12 pm, celebrate the Art Gallery/boutique opening with a party and complimentary drinks (6-10pm) at the vintage purveyors’ first brick and mortar location, with cutting boards from Gowanus Furniture, room sprays from South side local Species by the Thousands, and smallhome’s signature sippy cups with metal straws, More Info

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WEDNESDAY 2/26
greenpoint_openhouse_vans_openmic *Hand Job Academy Open Mic Skate Session @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) FREE, skating and pizza are all part of the Open House Open Mic, oh and a concert too, RSVP
Neighbors / Incan Abraham / Cultfever / Cold Fronts @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm

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Teen Comedies + What’s Holding Up The Pulaski Bridge? // What’s Happening Greenpoint? (2/19-2/23)

(sponsored) Carnival Concert @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) Sunday 2/23, 3pm, $25/$15 students/seniors. If you’re into classical music at an authentic Greenpoint venue, then don’t miss this! String players from the NY Philharmonic & international opera soloists perform the music of Lehar, J.Strauss, Donizetti, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Oginsky and Jotejko, not to mention a 30 voice choir sings Handel’s “Hallelujah,” PLUS Polish American Folk Dancers, in traditional costume perform “Oginski Polonaise,” Buy Tix

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WEDNESDAY 2/19
Old Monk / Dead Waves / The Meaning of Life @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $7 Buy Tix
Teen Men / Cousins / Cold Fronts  / Spirit Plate @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
* Punk Rope Happy Hour  @ Capri Social Club  (156 Calyer St.) 9pm, $5, Pints of Zywier, Warka and Lech, teams of 4 play rock themed trivia, RSVP Continue reading

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V-DAY, Q-Tip, & a Roller Disco, What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/12-2/17)

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WEDNESDAY 2/12
♫ Karlie Bruce / Tom Brosseau / Christy & Emily @ The Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8 adv/ $10 dos, More Info
☺ Stand Up Comedy,The Cause B Show VII
@ Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau Aveune) 8:30 pm, FREE, free beer with donation, This night of stand-up created by comic Kerryn Feehand and local community organizer Victoria Varney gets comedians together to give a voice to underrepresented causes – this one being the Northside Townhall. RSVP
♫ Q-Tip / Natasha Diggs  @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10 pm, $15 adv/  Buy Tix

rekover_projects_art_openingTHURSDAY 2/13
 Valentine’s Fete @ People of 2morrow  (65 Franklin Street) 6 pm, FREE, Say I love you to yourself at this social gathering/artisan meet up, with floral arrangements by Fox and Fodder, nails by Joe Shep and 25% off Malaya Organics Bath and Body Products
 Art Opening: Recover Projects Launch with Tristan Fitch @ Rekover Projects  (77 Franklin Street) 7 pm, FREE, See “Before Intersections,” a collection of 50 new paintings with more than 150 geometric shapes assembled on wood by Tristan Fitch, MORE INFO
☺ Comedy Night with Seth Olenick and Friends @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, FREE, Join Seth Olenick / Jeaneane Garolfalo / Dave Hill for a night in honor of Olenick’s newly published collection, Funny Business, RSVP
♫ Exploding in Sound & Ipsum Present: Grass is Green / Slonk Donkerson / Heeney / Please / Washer @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP Continue reading

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Life with Artist Lauren Orscheln at Spina

Artwork by Lauren Orscheln

Artist as barista as artist. That’s is Lauren Orscheln, who uses coffee as a medium in her work.  Her art played the walls of Spina during Coffee’s Night Out creating a conversation about the nature of expression and the willingness not to control everything.

GP: Seeing your art is like being on a journey. Can you tell me the place where you draw from? Continue reading

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