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Tonight: CALICORNUCOPIA 6 – Calico’s Annual Holiday Exhibit of Works Priced $300 or Less

Tonight is the opening party for the 6th annual CALICORNUCOPIA at Calico Gallery at 67 West St.

Featuring over 100 works of art by over 30 artists, each piece is priced at $300 or less. Some works are priced as low as $40 and mediums include sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, and collage.

CALICORNUCOPIA 6
at Calico Gallery
Dec 8 – 17, 2017
OPENING PARTY: Dec 8, 7-10pm

For more information and a list of contributing artists, visit CalicoBrooklyn.com.

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Candyland Market, Gary Numan, Craftacular, Santa, Qigong — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (12/6–12/12)


Our lips are chapped, our winter coats on, and our hearts and tummies are ready for some holiday treats and cheer – it must be time for the annual Greenpointers Holiday Market!
This year, it’s going to be extra sweet: We’ll be transforming the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) into a Winter Candyland of local vendors. Come join us and all our favorite indie Brooklyn businesses to reel in 2017 on a sugary high note Sunday, December 10th (1-7pm). RSVP here!

WEDNESDAY 12/6

# Desserts of Nepal and Lebanon @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $25, Rachana and Jeanette from The League of Kitchens will expand your dessert horizons by introducing you to sweet treats from their home countries, Nepal and Lebanon, respectively, Buy tix
♫ Ace Clark @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St), 7pm, $15, A show full of R&B and Soul to support the release of Dia Malai’s debut project Echo Street, Buy tix
♫ Limited Resources 12 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9pm, $6, Drone night at Limited Resources. Come vibrate to some sustained tones, More info

THURSDAY 12/7

* Wildfire & Climate Change @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St), 6:30pm, FREE, Columbia University’s Park Williams will discuss what we know on recent devastating wildfires in the United States and around the world, and their possible connections to human-caused climate change, RSVP
♫ Vinnie Moore, Gus G, Andee Blacksugar @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave), 7pm, $20, Buy tix
♫ Gary Numan @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 7pm, $30, Buy tix
☺ Branded Content 6 Month Anniversary Show! (Party City) @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St), 8pm, FREE, Jackson Fisher and Simone Norman have spent the last 6 months traversing corporate America to learn what it truly means to #rep #that #brand. All of that is behind them now, More info
♫ FOMO Holiday House Party @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl), 10pm, FREE, RSVP
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Calico Brooklyn Open Call for Curatorial Proposals

Greenpoint’s beloved Calico Gallery, a 250vsq.ft. artist-run exhibition space at 67 West Street, is now accepting proposals for their 2018 exhibition year.

Operated by Founder and Director, Scott Chasse, an artist and arts organizer with over ten years experience, Calico’s mission is to present emerging, mid-career, and non-career artists in a venue that offers “white cube” presentation with a DIY approach. Exhibits typically run 4-6 weeks and are not reliant on commercial sales. Open gallery hours are Fridays & Saturdays, 12-5pm and by appointment.

There is no fee to apply and submissions are due by midnight, December 20th, 2017.

For more details and submission guidelines visit CalicoBrooklyn.tumblr.com/call

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Give the Gift of Original Art at CALICORNUCOPIA 4!

Opening night of Calicornucopia 4
Opening night of Calicornucopia 4

It’s the holidays and if you stayed clear of the madness of black Friday and cyber Monday, you might still have a pile of people you need to buy gifts for. Or maybe it’s just time to treat yo’ self! Toasters and electronics are boring. Give and get some original art!

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QR Code Ceramic Ornament by Robert Raphael & Lauren Houston

In its fourth installment, Calico Brooklyn has put together CALICORNUCOPIA, a Holiday exhibition of works by local artists priced at $300 or less. On opening night, I picked up a drawing “The Crush” ($80)  by Mike Hambouz, a gnome laser cut magnet ($40) by Adam Puryear, and a QR code ceramic ornament ($35) by Robert Raphael & Lauren Houston. Continue reading

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Summertime Studio Sale & Indoor BBQ at Calico Gallery this Saturday! (8/8)

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Artwork by Scott Chasse

This Saturday (8/8, 2-7pm) at Calico Gallery, artist Scott Chasse is hosting an indoor BBQ and selling some of his recent and not-so-recent artwork at massive discounts!

Everything will be marked down up to 75% off. Plus there will be free beer, veggie burgers, regular hotdogs, and chips. Music by DJ Ning Nong from 4-7PM.

RSVP for more details and stay updated.

Calico Brooklyn
67 West Street, Suite 203
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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Abstract Offerings at Calico Brooklyn

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Eric Lee Bowman

Colin Ruel, Eric Lee Bowman, and Jon Legere‘s work showing at West Street’s Calico Brooklyn through tomorrow (6/13) can only loosely be thought of as working in the abstract. All works are generally two dimensional, non-representational, and refer to a history of this sort of thing.

Any parting from history might be due to art’s continuing blur into the real world, as well as a change from working with material to using abstract art for varying adaptations. There is a dizzyingly unending array of work out there, slipping between the transcendental and the formally grounded, so it’s a pleasure to drop by a space offering such open and easy suggestions. Continue reading

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The Greenpoint Get-Down, Tigerdome, Sin on Heels – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/18–2/24)

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WEDNESDAY 2/18
# Eastern District Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, $18, Pairings of four cheeses and four wines, More info
* Beading on the Loom of Time
 @ Sacred Arts Research Center (107 Green St) 7pm, $65, Learn the basics of loom beading, a versatile and old technique found all over the world, and create a beadwork piece, More info
 The Greenpoint Get-Down @ No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ Patrick A. Reed spins classic hip-hop, heavy soul, deep funk, ska, and rocksteady, More info

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Okey-Panky Launch Party, Force Majeur Vaudeville, Trashy History – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/07–1/13)

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WEDNESDAY 1/07
* Zombie Night @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, John L. Campbell launches Drifters, the final book in his Omega Days trilogy, with Roger Ma, author of The Zombie Combat Field GuideRSVP
☺ Meditation Guided by Laughter @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 9pm, FREE, With Brett Davis / Eliza Hurwitz / Scott Nossen / Joe Pera and more, RSVP
♫ Le Noize
 @ Macri Park (462 Union Ave) 10pm, FREE, Sing your heart out at this new monthly karaoke party, RSVP

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Q & A with Greenpoint Artists

It was like gallery night all over again in Greenpoint, with five art shows opening last Friday. Instead of reviewing each show individually, I decided to play a little game. I asked at least one artist from each show the same question: “What does your work have to do with the title of the show?” They answered in one sentence or phrase.

Here is what they said – in order of my art stroll:

Gallery: Java Studios Gallery (252 Java St #308)
Show Title: “The Shape of Control”
Artist: Robby Rose
Answer: “Death and how we remember people.”

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Art Survival Tips with Greenpoint Artist Kate Nielsen

Greenpoint based artist Kate Nielsen bases much of her work on “survival tips” in the wild. As the sole individual successfully selling artwork on Amazon, she is also an example of a new type of artist’s preservation. Greenpointers had a chance to talk with the survivor on the eve of her inclusion in Calico Gallery’s Crowd Control. Continue reading

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