Friday, May 27, 2011

Meet me at the Market

Meet Me at the Market for Bushwick Open Studios June 3rd through 5th 2011
The Moore Street market is located on 110 Moore Street in Williamsburg

Part of Bushwick’s Open Studio Weekend - June 3rd, 4th  and 5th 2011

Morning Coffee Opening, compliments of Bushwick’s own FARMCART, Saturday, June 4th  10:00 am – 11:00 am - Get a coffee and a map, and tour the historic market.

Using the Moore Street Market as muse, 7 artists-Liz AtzbergerSharon Butler, Brece HoneycuttLars KremerAustin ThomasJulie Torres and Audra Wolowiec with a special appearance by the Push Pops performing at 2:00pm of Sunday, June 5th-combine art and food for a series of weekend events!

The Moore Street Retail Market becomes a site of interaction as 7 artists either teach, set-up “shop,” in-stall, salon or serve.  Peer into this special and historic “open studio” as the Push Pops perform, Sunday at 2:00 pm their remix of Luis Gisbert's Block Watching (2002) this time with more girls, more bling and a jewelry liquidation sale at half time!

Draw with Austin Thomas at 12 noon on Saturday, June 4th and discuss the Economics of Open Studio with Sharon Butler on Sunday, June 5th at 4:00 pm.  Elsewhere in the Market, Liz Atzberger’s sculptures will reach up to the ceiling while Julie Torres’s will use the walls of the Market as a container for an installation of paintings.  Knitting enthusiast Brece Honeycutt will spin her own version while listening to yours and Lars Kremer will serve up “snacks.”  On your way out grab a free poster designed specially for the event by Audra Wolowiec.

Schedule of Events: Saturday, June 4th 10:00 am coffee and Bushwick Open Studio map pick-up,12 noon free art class with Austin Thomas, find Brece Honeycutt in Stall #13 from 10 am - 2pm, and at 5:00pm Lars Kremer serves up snacks!  Sunday, June 5th from 12 pm - 4 pm again you will find Brece Honeycutt  in stall #13 knitting,
at 2:00 pm the Push Pops perform and Sharon Butler wraps it up at 4:00pm with a salon discussion on the economics of open studios.  

Additionally, FARMCART  does their own pop-up Biergarten with cold beer and their signature sandwiches, plus coffee, sweets, and other treats all weekend long - 12-8 pm Friday, 10-8 pm Saturday, 11-5 pm Sunday. So meet us at the market!!

Moore Street Market
110 Moore Street (in the corners of Humboldt and Varet) - Bus/Train directions:
Brooklyn, NY 11206-3301 - Phone number: (718) 384-137 - E-mail:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Street Donut

I attended a beautiful bris this morning.  I don't go to too many of those, but at this one, the cantor said something that gave me pause.  He said that when there's a tragedy we are all quick to leave, catching the first plane or train outta here!  But when there's a celebration, we can't go, we have to stay at work and we miss the party.  He highly recommended that we reverse the two and celebrate life, attend, go and stay.  

Below, I'm experimenting with a link from Amazon, for a young composer I met later in the day.  He just came out with a new recording of piano music.  Liz Atz did the cover art.  Listen, eat a donut and celebrate life.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Visual AIDS

my projected sketchbook, dancers, Audra's sound

I finally returned the slide projector I borrowed from Visual AIDS. I walked the projector back to them in lieu of going to the gym! Working it-pictured above is a shot of my projected images from the dance (photo credit: Audra Wolowiec).

Visual AIDS just hosted their annual VAVA VOOM night honoring Geoffrey Hendricks, Brent Sikkema and Richard Renaldi. Please check out their blog and participate! Their Postcards from the Edge is a great way for all artists and collectors alike to get and make some art!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thanks so much for your time, and keep up with your art!

Starting this weekend, artists take to the storefronts of Bay Ridge for the second annual 5th Ave Storefront Art Walk (aptly abbreviated as SAW). Pictured above Audra Wolowiec's text message at Bay Ridge's Hot Yoga! A few more artist-friends are participating, in addition to Audra, including Julie Torres, Lars Kremer, and Paul D'Agostino.

SAW's goal is to support and promote emerging Brooklyn artists while celebrating local Bay Ridge businesses and to broadly explore the interstices between commerce, art and community. The event will run May 16th through June 13th. Walk with the artists and mingle with them afterwards on May 21 starting at 4pm. For more information click here and here to download a map of the area and full list of participating artists. See you out there?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Making Moving into Tuesday Evening

Monday afternoon now, greets me with a bouquet of inspiration selected from an "image" search of James Siena.

Painting Now, a show up at a temporary space of Harris Lieberman Gallery is also an inspiration source, but you really have to be in front of these beauties. After looking there, move onto Gagosian for a good look at Picasso and Marie-Thérèse.

Then (for me alone without any looking) it's off to Williamsburg for the community board meeting. Bring it on, I'm ready for the Presentation of artwork for Humboldt Plaza, for which I have 5 minutes! After that I'll need a new search...for beauty.

pictured above from the Harris Liberman Show,
Elizabeth Murray
Making It Up, 1986
Oil on canvas on wood
124 x 95 x 16 inches

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

From Nurture Art

This is to all my friends you've been apart of our strong and varied art community, here's your chance to participate and curate! Maybe you have an idea for a collaborative drawing space, or you want to expand your ideas of the "philosophical self-portrait," or you want to see the extent of blue tape being used out there. Every artist has at least one great curatorial idea in them, so go for it. Participate. Curate!

NURTUREart announces its annual open call for the upcoming 2011-2012 exhibition series. NURTUREart is seeking artists and curators actively looking to present new and exciting ideas as well as develop their professional practice.

Call for Proposals
Send to:
NURTUREart Gallery
Attn: Exhibition Proposals
910 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY

Deadline for submissions:
Postmarked by Sunday, June 12, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

A 24-Hour Cycle of Painting

Here is Julie Torres during her 24-hour painting cycle. The resulting wall of finished paintings reveal some real gems. She described this process as "just one day of my life" and that this was "joy."

Camping out in the offices of Hyperallergic, Julie started painting at midnight Saturday night and kept on working until midnight the following day. I paid her visit at noon on Sunday, bringing coffee and croissant. I got the first look (and first dips since she GAVE away her work) at a certain serialism where joy of color, brushstrokes, and form made up minutes and then 8 hours and finally a whole day.