Art/Music

Brooklyn Bazaar Announces Liquidation Sale Ahead of Final Two Weeks

Brooklyn Bazaar is closing after a final show on Nov. 30th

There are still two more weeks left to catch a show at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), which is closing for the second time in Greenpoint at the end of the month following “ridiculously unreasonable” negotiations with the building’s landlord.

The bazaar announced today that they are liquidating inventory at the Polonaise Terrace building which was listed in April for $11.75 million. Continue reading

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Calling all Antique Fanatics: Go Behind the Scenes at the City Reliquary

 

Atlas Oscura is hosting another local event, this time entertaining lovers of all things New Yorky and antique-y: unlock special after-hours access to the City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) in Williamsburg with a tour by its founder, Dave Herman! Enjoy this exclusive and intimate tour that maxes out at 12 people for $25 each on November 18 from 6 to 8 PM.

The City Reliquary is a not-for-profit museum in Williamsburg that connects visitors to the past and present of New York. On this exclusive tour, you’ll come to know our collection of obscure ephemera, containing anything that might tell you about the past and present of daily life in New York, from Greek coffee cups to terracotta fragments of landmark buildings. You’ll learn about city infrastructure, prize-winning locals, historic scams, and landmarks both iconic and obscure, as well as how these collections came to be.

Afterwards, enjoy local beer in our treehouse bar (weather permitting).

Tickets are $25 — to book and learn more, visit here.

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Art Show at Lost Retainer Features All Greenpoint Artists

The Greenpoint artist collective Lost Retainer (171 Calyer Street) is hosting an art exhibition from November 9th through 25th.

The secret weapon? All ten of the featured artists will be members of the Greenpoint community. Its show “$99 3 Month Special”, curated by Rebecca Rau, will be unique in it will be Lost Retainer’s final show in 171 Calyer St. before the building is knocked down.

Just off of Manhattan Avenue, this sprawling space is an impressive 9600 square-feet studio that’s covered in mirrors.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, November 9th to kick off the show’s two-week run. The reception is sponsored by local favorites Brooklyn Brewery and Grapepoint Wine. Enjoy some bevs while supporting local art this weekend.

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Thursday Spotlight: At HACO, Community Is as Vital as Art

There are lots of galleries and art spaces in Greenpoint; this is no secret. But HACO is attempting something fresher, bolder, and — most inherently — communal. In today’s Thursday Spotlight, we speak with HACO’s managing director Yoko Suetsugu about her work and pursuits, HACO’s current show Drench, and the art of building community. Located at 31 Grand street and open Wednesdays to Sundays from 1 to 6 PM, HACO is now celebrating its two-year anniversary and will  have a closing party for its current show on Saturday at 5 PM. Catch the show before then, and learn more here! Continue reading

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The Other Art Fair returns to Brooklyn Expo Center Nov 7–10

 

A light box by Alan Strack for Light Reel, which will be featured at The Other Art Fair

The Other Art Fair returns to Brooklyn where it runs biannually in the spring and fall in Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street). The Fair returns for its next spectacular edition from Thursday, November 7 through Sunday, November 10.

Presented by Saatchi Art, in partnership with Bombay Sapphire, The Other Art Fair showcases work by 130 talented independent artists with artworks starting from $150, each hand picked by a selection committee of art world experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with the confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience. Time Out calls it “a festival for discovering mind blowing work by emerging artists.”

Get to know this fall’s artists and buy tickets to this weekend event here: entrance costs start at $13.50!

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Take in the view, go home with some art! (Above, Jaqueline Burgess’ “Beach Parade”)
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Next Friday: Greenpoint Gallery Night returns for 15th edition

Calling all art lover: the 15th edition of Greenpoint Gallery Night returns on October 25! A neighborhood gallery crawl, this long-standing tradition spotlights exhibition spaces and other venues that host art shows throughout Greenpoint. Select neighborhood galleries and businesses that feature art will be participating on Friday, October 25th, from 6 to 9pm. Join us at this free event celebrating the diverse and unique art scene in our corner of Brooklyn!

Participating locations for October 25 include:
• Areté (67 West Street #103): opening of Movement on Film featuring the work of dancer/choreographer/vocalist Janis Brenner and interdisciplinary artist Muyassar Kurdi
• The Java Project (252 Java Street): Masquerade, featuring photography, drawings, and other works by Miles Ladin
• Auxiliary Projects (212 Norman Avenue)
• Calico (67 West Street #203): paintings by Christian DeFilippo
• The Yard (33 Nassau Avenue)
• Dusty Rose (67 West Street #216): textile works by Frank Locke
• Soft Opening (570 Manhattan Avenue)
• Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue): Greenpoint-based paintings by Greenpoint-based artist, Steve Wasterval

More details to be announced! Visit the Facebook event for more, and once you’re done bumping around the neighborhood, join us at Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue) from 9 pm onward for our after-party.

Greenpoint Gallery Night is a grassroots neighborhood event established in 2013, organized by Scott Chasse of Calico.

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Mothership’s Season Finale of Outdoor Arts Gatherings Is Tonight (10/15)

Kingsland Wildflowers (courtesy of Mothership)

Mothership will host its final outdoor salon-style art gathering of the year tonight in Greenpoint with a full slate of performances and activities. The monthly gatherings are for “artist friends and colleagues and other arts appreciators” and are open to the public.

Tonight’s (10/15) salon takes place at Last Frontier NYC (520 Kingsland Ave.) starting at 7:30 p.m. with a finale dance on the roof of Kingsland Wildflowers. Continue reading

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Fall Classes Announced at Eckford Street Studio

Parents and young’uns, rejoice! There are lots of opportunities to keep busy and stay creative at Eckford Street Studio (70 Eckford St.) this fall. See below for a pair of classes that appeal to artists of many ages and skillsets. Sharpen those pencils and get crafty!

Art After School: Portfolio Prep is a semester-long course for fifth to eighth grade students on Monday afternoons, 3:30–5:30 PM
The class is a chance for older students to experiment and explore while working towards a portfolio that can be used for specialized high school applications. Student-driven classes balance open studio time with guided explorations in a variety of media, and are co-planned by students and a professional Teaching Artist in accordance with the class’ interests. Possible units of study include drawing from observation, painting with acrylic, relief printing, and sculpture using both traditional and found materials. Semesters include visits from working artists, field trips to local arts organizations and cultural institutions, and an end-of-semester student-curated exhibition.
Essentials of Acrylic Painting is a five-class series for adults on Wednesdays from 7–9:30 PM, starting on October 16
In this class, students will learn color mixing and theory, composition, brush technique, and other skills associated with acrylic painting through hands-on activities and looking at work by historical and contemporary artists. The class will include various projects such as still life, portraiture, painting from photographs, and more according to student interest. Appropriate for all levels — experienced painters and absolute beginners welcome!
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