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Calling All Artists, Designers, Crafters! Sign Up For Greenpoint Open Studios 2019! (June 7 & 8)

Hey Greenpoint Artists!

We are happy to announce that Greenpoint Open Studios is happening again this year on Saturday, June 8th & Sunday, June 9th!

If you don’t already know, this is an un-curated event, free and open to the public that aims to give local artists and creatives a chance to show their work. During the 2016 – 2018 editions over 400 artists participated and tens of thousands of art lovers swarmed our beautiful neighborhood to weave in and out of art studios and spaces.

Artists, designers, crafters, fabricators, performers, and anyone who has work or work-in-progress to show in Greenpoint can register.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up to register your work and location of your space. (Registration fee is $15 until April 15th, $40 after)
  2. Your address will be on the publicly available GOS online map and a printed guide that is distributed all over North Brooklyn
  3. Registered artists open their doors on June 8th and 9th to visitors

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The Morgan Fine Arts and Film Center Hosts Its 16th Annual Open House (Sat, 6/2)

It’s going to be an art-filled weekend with Greenpoint Open Studios and The Morgan Fine Arts and Film Center is making it really easy for everyone to visit the studios in the eastern end of the neighborhood. For its 16th Annual Open House this Saturday, June 2nd, from 12PM-1PM, there will be a free car service to bring people to the building location at 649 Morgan Ave where there will be 20+ artists opening up their studios to the public.

As icing on the cake, there will be FREE hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine for all guests.

What: The Morgan Fine Arts and Film Center’s 16th Open House
Where: 649 Morgan Ave
When: Saturday, June 2nd, 12PM-10PM

For free shuttle service from the Bedford L and Nassau G Trains. Text or call 929-233-8566 for pick up. Continue reading

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Guided Tours of Artist Studios This Weekend (6/2-6/3) for Greenpoint Open Studios!

Visitors inside Colleen Blackard's studio during GOS 2017. Image via Colleen Blackard
Visitors inside Colleen Blackard’s studio during GOS 2017. Image via Colleen Blackard

This year Greenpoint Open Studios promises once again to be a spectacularly art-filled weekend on June 2nd & 3rd, with more than 400 local artists opening up their studios to the public — plus parties, special events and guided tours of artist studios. Greenpoint Open Studios is free and open to the public all weekend (from 12pm-6pm each day), but if you want to get sone one-on-one time with select local artists and have a little help navigating the hundreds of studios, a guided tour is the best way to go. The tours, hosted by Greenpointers art writer Madeline Ehrlich and former art dealer turned realtor Lynn Del Sol, will help you get up close and personal with participating artists and their work, learn about their craft first-hand and ask questions about their practice.

Here’s a rundown of all the tours offered this weekend. Registration is $20, and you can buy tickets in advance or pay cash on-site. The tours include a stop at a local bar with one FREE BEER per participant!

-SATURDAY TOURS-

Greenpoint Open Studios Guided Tour: South Greenpoint
Saturday, June 2nd | 12pm-2pm
Tour starts at 231 Norman Avenue
Artists: Aaron ZulpoShane WalshVincent DermodyKate McQuillenHillary Doyle
Tickets and info here

Greenpoint Open Studios Guided Tour: Careful, This is Art
An exploration of Greenpoint artist studios that push the boundaries of art making and conversation. 
Saturday, June 2nd | 1pm-3pm
Tour starts at 276 Greenpoint Avenue
Artists: Michael ScogginsJake ScharbachBarnaby WhitfieldLaura SplanDouglas Goldberg
Tickets and info here

Greenpoint Open Studios Guided Tour: The Other Side of the BQE
Saturday, June 2nd | 3pm-5pm
Tour starts at 473 Porter Avenue
Artists: Rosalind TallmadgeJeff Kraus, Danielle Orchard, Devra Freelander, Kristina Lee
Tickets and info here

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Gowanus Open Studios this Weekend! (10/18-10/19)

If you couldn’t get enough local art at Greenpoint Open Studios, why not travel along the G train to our sister Superfund neighborhood for another full weekend of Gowanus Open Studios!

320 artist studios and arts venues will be open to the public on Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6pm. Get a sneak preview on the Directory of Artists. Additional special events take place during the weekend.

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Greenpoint Open Studios is Happening!!! (10/3-5)

We are so excited to announce that Greenpoint Open Studios is BACK and better than ever! During the weekend of October 3-5th, 2014  –  265 artists are opening their doors to the public in Greenpoint in order to build, sustain, and support a thriving creative community in North Brooklyn. Get ready for a HUGE weekend for art in the neighborhood!

Weekend Schedule

• Fri. 10/3, 8-11pm GOS Launch Party @ Dirck the Norseman (7 No. 15th St.) Open bar for participating artists 8-9pm, plus Hors d’oeuvres, DJOMGWEBCATS, RSVP

• Sat. & Sun. 10/4-10/5, 12-6pm – Greenpoint Open Studios – All Over Greenpoint!

Grab a brochure at the launch party or at one of our designated HUB spaces: Alter Men (109 Franklin St), Alter Women (140 Franklin St), The Diamond (43 Franklin St), Cafe Grumpy (193 Meserole Ave), Van Leeuwen Ice Cream (632 Manhattan Ave), Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St) & Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave), RSVP

• Sun. 10/5, 6-8pmGOS Wrap Party @ TBD (224 Franklin St) Wind down with a BBQ & 1 Free beer for participating artists! RSVP

Follow Greenpoint Open Studios on FacebookTwitter @greenpointarts & Instagram @greenpointopenstudios!

Hashtag #greenpointopenstudios

Greenpoint Open Studios is presented by Greenpointers with Media Partner Hyperallergic.

Special thanks to Assemblyman Joe Lentol for his support and to the following local sponsors: Java Studios, Alter Brooklyn, Dirck the Norseman, Brouwerij Lane, Cato’s Army Navy, Paulie Gee, Glasserie, Five Leaves, Silk Road Cycles, Green Desk, Diamond Bar, Gowanus Open Studios, TBD.

If you are an art lover who wants to support GOS, kindly make a donation via paypal to Greenpoint Open Studios in the amount of $25

Local business sponsors email arts in greenpoint (at) gmail [dot] com.

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Greenpoint Open Studios!!! Coming in October!

It’s been a while since Greenpoint held its very own Greenpoint Open Studios and plans are in the works to produce this weekend long art event this Fall!

This year, GOS will happen during the weekend of October 3-5, 2014. 

For those of you new to this concept GOS is an annual event when artists open their studios to the public to build, sustain, and support a thriving creative community in North Brooklyn. We have a lot of amazing artists out there, and getting a look inside their studios where they create their work is a very special experience.

The event is totally FREE to the public & participating artists.

At this point in the planning stage, we are beginning to spread the word – so please help!

Please check out the website GreenpointOpenStudios.com, Like GOS on Facebook and Follow GOS on Twitter (@greenpointarts), Instagram @greenpointopenstudios

Art lovers – please sign up for the mailing list.

Artists you can sign up to participate and will hear from us soon about specifics.

If you want to volunteer to make this happen please email artsingreenpoint (at) gmail.com.

This is going to rule!

 

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Greenpoint Gallery Night Guide / Art Tonight (5/9)

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Greenpoint Gallery Night is finally here. I’m psyched to put feet to pavement and see some art in my own hood. Have you plotted your route yet? If not, here’s what’s happening where to help you get a grip on your itinerary. Don’t forget to tweet or Instagram pics as #greenpointgallerynight. We’ll run the best photos of the night’s aesthetic meanderings Monday morning so you can brag to your coworkers about how cool your weekend was. Continue reading

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Go (Greenpoint) Brooklyn Art Festival

Photos from this past weekend’s Go Brooklyn Art in Greenpoint. If you took any great photos on your Instagram please tag #go_greenpoint @greenpointers so we can share them here, too. Did you go to Go? What did you think? Who did you vote for?

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GO Brooklyn Art, Greenpoint Artist: Christopher Schade Strategically Obstructs

smoke stacks painting chris schade go brooklynFrom the gnarled trees of Ithaca’s woods, to the warm, round edges of a Parisian apartment building, to the power plant smokestacks as seen from a Greenpoint warehouse rooftop, neighborhood resident Christopher Schade brings the outside in with a series of “plein air” paintings that he then reinvents in the interior of his studio. The petite and realistic paintings serve as “anchors,” from which larger and boldly reimagined iterations can drift while remaining relatively tethered to original representation of reality.

chris schade painting go brooklynDuring a preview visit to his studio this weekend, Schade described his interest in “obstruction as a strategy,” an approach which gives both depth and humor to these traditional landscapes. A tree trunk becomes the focus on a piece, while the compelling majesty of Notre Dame recedes and rests in the background. These unusual and unexpected choices create a rich palate of shapes and shadow that Schade seizes and explores in his larger works. Using the original plein air as a base, Schade’s colorist perspective dominates his central pieces, as he toys with light and dimension, leaving these versions dangling on the edge of abstraction.  Matching the central piece to the original plein air becomes something of a game, and a challenging one at that! Continue reading

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