Wednesday, July 15, 2009

India Street Mural Project launch

North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac) and Council Member David Yassky are proud to present the completion of the India Street Mural Project.

After braving Brooklyn’s wettest June in recorded history, the artists are now finished and we are excited to reveal these stunning works with a celebratory day of drinks, music by local bands Japanther, Ninjasonik, Dilian, Small Black and others; chalk drawing sessions and street games; designs by Brooklyn Printmaking Collective, and more. Featuring goods from Cafecito Bogota, Cookie Road, and Plates & Records. Launch Day! also celebrates the neighborhood of Greenpoint!

Launch Day! After-Party will be held at t.b.d bar with mural drink specials from 6-8!

India Street Mural Project Artists:

Ali Aschman, Untitled

Eve Biddle & Joshua Frankel, India Street Rocket

Joshua Abram Howard, Super Duper Sound System

Robert Seng, Knock, Knock

Skewville, Welcome to Greenpoint

Chris Soria, Antiquated Giant

The murals are located on India Street between West Street and the East River in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

There will be a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony with Council Member David Yassky, NbPac, and other elected officials beginning at 2:15pm.

About the Project:

This project aims to revitalize one of Greenpoint’s many post industrial spaces that have been either ignored or under-utilized by renewing them for the community through public art. Six artists were chosen by a panel that included Charlotte Cohen, (Regional Fine Arts Officer, GSA), Tom Finkelpearl, (Executive Director of the Queens Museum of Art) and Marisa Sage, (founder, Like the Spice Gallery and President of the Williamsburg Gallery Association) to paint six murals at the waterfront end of India Street.

The India Street Mural Project is the kickoff project for North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac) and is part of a greater urban revitalization for India Street, the waterfront, and the surrounding neighborhood. It is our hope that these deserted, industrial streets be re-claimed by the community and surrounding neighborhoods.

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