Ken Butler’s artwork is playful. Often, literally. He designs, builds and plays unconventional musical instruments, crafting them out of everyday household objects or discarded junk on Brooklyn sidewalks. Through his eyes, an old printer cartridge plus a zip tie is a drum. A golf club is a guitar/sitar combo. His art is sculptural yet not purely sculpture; it’s captivating, conceptual and just pure fun. We were able to tour his studio, hang out and have a jam session with him this past Sunday, on a New York Adventure Club excursion. And you can do the same in a few weeks when he opens his doors again for Greenpoint Open Studios (on June 3rd and 4th, from 12-6pm each day).
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- The Karcher Hosts Pride-Themed Storytelling Event (with Dandelion Wine!)
- Salt+Charcoal on Bedford To Offer Nine-Course Tasting Menu on Tuesday
- Break-in and Attempted Rape in Greenpoint Yesterday
- Bike Tour of Newtown Creek This Sunday! (6/24)