Thursday, August 26, 2010

Greenpoint Open Studios

Greenpoint is having another round of open studios this October 1 - 3. So if you are a local artist or just want to support them please contribute to this fundraiser.


Greenpoint Open Studios
October 1 – 3, 2010

Greenpoint Open Studios is a weekend long event celebrating a burgeoning art scene in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It is a collaborative effort between artists, organizations, businesses and volunteers to build a creative platform in which all members of the community can foster and contribute to a support system that encourages the sharing of ideas and relationships. As artist studios and exhibition spaces continue to emerge in the neighborhood we hope to facilitate the growth of a thriving art community.

Programming throughout the event include art exhibitions at Greenpoint Gallery and Yes Gallery, a one night public art festival courtesy Bring to Light, a food infused round table discussion and feel good celebrations! We will need funding (our goal is to raise $2000) to cover all operational costs from promotional material and rental equipment to refreshments and graphic designers.

We are grateful for generous donations and support from local businesses as they show their love and support for the local art community. Similarly, you funding will allow us to continue to strengthen and cultivate a growing community of artists and harness relationships, collaborations and creative dialogue.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

On the Beach w/Zoe Strauss

I've been on a hiatus for a few weeks. Just painting and such, nothing exciting. One of the highlights though has been following Philly based photographer Zoe Strauss on her blog as she documents the BP disaster down in the Gulf. She's provided compelling images but has also been a sort of on the ground surrogate for me and I assume many others as we watch from afar. This is what artists do of course and it helps to have honest commentary about her inner dialogue as she engages this calamity.

Tyler Green has an interview with Zoe at Artinfo. com: Q & A One and Two.

image: Zoe Strauss