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Your Guide to Greenpoint Gallery Night (Friday, 4/20)

Greenpoint Gallery Night

Greenpoint Gallery Night is back! From 6-9pm this Friday (April 20th), more than ten local art galleries and art-friendly spaces will open up their doors for a special evening affair. Spaces will be open to the public (for free) for folks to browse interesting local artwork, check out their unique spaces, and usually a lot of them have wine and snacks too. You should try to hit as many of these awesome spaces as you can, but some highlights include:

Real Estate, a combination gallery and real estate office is showing Hyper Opulence, large-scale metallic mixed media paintings by artist Rosalind Tallmadge. (1144 Manhattan Ave)
Greenpoint Hill, which consistently shows unique sculpture artists and is opening Naturalized, an exhibition of new works by artist Carol Joo Lee—brightly-hued sculptural compositions incorporating symbols from immigrant communities. (100 Freeman St)
Dusty Rose Vintage is a vintage clothing warehouse that consistently draws crowds from all over Brooklyn for their unique art events. For Gallery Night they’ll be throwing their 3rd annual 4/20 Pop-Up, with smoking vessels, rolling dishes, munchies and art by Haute Chocolate, Caitlin Rose Sweet, Most Recklessly, Lylynn Pham; tarot readings by Anna Toonk, and live screen printing with Kingsland Printing, and the work of photographer Jordan Tiberio will be on display. (251 Greenpoint Ave)
• Areté, a unique indoor/outdoor space opened at 67 West Street last year. For Greenpoint Gallery Night they’ll be playing host to musical performances until 10pm, including Healing Music for a Troubled World from 8-9pm, where you can expect both experimental noise/jazz music and performance art. (67 West St, #103)
Calico, Greenpoint’s sweetest little gallery, is opening Surfaces, a show of 5 artists curated by Owen James, who had his namesake gallery in the Pencil Factory building for many years and late last year moved it to Manhattan. Expect to see a range of collage, ceramics, encaustic, sculpture, printmaking and painting. (67 West Street, #203)

RSVP on Facebook, and check out the full list of participating galleries and art spaces after the jump.

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Get Your Art On: Greenpoint Gallery Night is This Friday! (10/27)

Greenpoint Gallery Night

Greenpoint Gallery Night is back! From 6-9pm this Friday (October 27), local art galleries and art-friendly spaces will open up their doors for a special evening affair. Participating spaces include: Greenpoint Hill (100 Freeman St), The Yard (33 Nassau Ave), Yashar Gallery (276 Greenpoint Ave), Auxiliary Projects (212R Norman Ave), Owen James Gallery (61 Greenpoint Ave Ste 315), Calico (67 West St #203), Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave. 4th Floor Ste E4G), Clay Space 1205 (1205 Manhattan Ave, Ste 241), Point Green (260 Java St), G-Spot @ The Safehouse (120 Franklin St), and more tba!

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Greenpoint Gift Guide: G-Spot

First up for the 2010 holiday Greenpoint Gift Guide is the fairly new G Spot. Last month they had their opening and already they are shaping up to be one of my favorite spots. 😉

I *love* these Garden Spot flag mugs. Old school peeps from the ‘hood will know the history of the flag so it makes a great gift for parents or grandparents who might’ve moved from the neighborhood but still reminisce about the ‘pernt.

Ideal for your punk bitch brother or your hipster boyfriend is the Banned in Greenpoint shirt. A rework of a classic punk album by the Bad Brains and features our favorite recycling plant, it’s available on black and gold shirts for just $25.

The G-Spot has much more to offer in the way of affordable art and design made by local artists. Everything in the store is under $200 and they have a lot of things for under $25 including t-shirts, letterpress prints, refrigerator magnets, comic books, pint glasses and more.

G-Spot
199 Green Street

Hours:
Thurs 12-9
Fri 12-5

Sat 12-7
Sun 12-7
and by appt.

***The Greenpoint Gift Guide posts are running from November 22nd through Christmas to help you to shop for your gifts locally this season. Check out all the Greenpoint Gift Guide posts here.***
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