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Performance, Protest and Greenpoint in Watercolor — Art Roundup 3/15–3/17

Between the Word and the Deed, 1971. via UnionDocs
Between the Word and the Deed, 1971. via UnionDocs

Your weekend of art starts tonight, and North Brooklyn’s got it—historical films, multimedia protest art, ephemeral artwork, watercolors of Greenpoint and feminist fashions. Check it.

What is the Model City?
UnionDocs | 322 Union Ave
Thursday Mar 15, 7:30pm

More info, Free for members, $10 non-members

UnionDocs will be screening the never before seen film from 1971 Between The Word and The Deed, which was commissioned by the city to investigate the experience of community and advocacy planning for the Model Cities effort. The film’s director will be present for a followup discussion along with architect and historian Susanne Schindler, and Rebecca Amato from NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab. Continue reading

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These Gorgeous Watercolors of Greenpoint Bring Grace to Industry

Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, watercolor by Sven Johnson
Watercolor of Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse by Sven Johnson

Who would have thought industrial Greenpoint could look so captivatingly elegant? Greenpoint-based artist Sven Johnson is an architectural illustrator and painter who has been living in the neighborhood since 1992. He’ll be showing his latest work, twelve watercolor paintings of Greenpoint at Oslo Coffee (133 Roebling Street) starting this Friday, March 16th.

Watercolor of Greenpoint water tower, by Sven Johnson
Watercolor of Greenpoint water tower, by Sven Johnson

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