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SLIDELUCK Northside II Recap

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[Text by Andrew McFarland]

[Photos by John Mazlish]

It might have been a wet and miserable night on the streets of Williamsburg Saturday, but the mood couldn’t have been more different inside Artists & Fleas’ bustling marketplace on North 7th Street! Slideluck Northside II shined its light on the amazingly talented photographers and visual artists living and working in the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick.

Our host and event partner, Artists and Fleas, provided the perfect setting. As Slideluckers came in from out of the rain, they dried themselves off and perused the maze of original vendors overflowing with treasures. Folks also made sure to get a shot of themselves at the Self Portrait Project.

This Slideluck really brought the goods – the potluck table was bountiful with scrumptious delights, all of which went perfectly with a refreshing, ice-cold Brooklyn Lager. Notable among them were Sean’s spicy-sweet Thai noodle dish, Alex’s Nutella Macadamia Rice Krispie treats, and Christa’s tortilla espanola. It was a tough call, but Gabor’s homemade Lecsó, a Hungarian thick vegetable ragout, that enticed our judges, earning him the prize of a gift certificate to the recently opened Meadowsweet restaurant.

Once everyone had taken their fill of the potluck, it was time to enjoy the slideshow. From Sarah Small’s playful portraits to travelogues by John Saponara and Michael Christopher Brown, the show provided a vibrant snapshot of some of the neighborhood’s most creative minds. After the show, everyone retreated to nearby Shelter to ride out the rest of the rainy night in the company of friends. Shout out to all of our sponsors, without whom none of this magic would be possible! Thank you to Sandbox Studios, Offset, Artists & Fleas, Souverain, the Self Portrait Project, and – of course – Brooklyn Brewery!

SLIDELUCK Bushwick IV Recap



[Text by Jordan Frand]
[Photos by Ricardo Lozano]

Another year of Bushwick Open Studios has come and gone, and SLIDELUCK Bushwick IV was the perfect way to cap off a busy weekend of outstanding art, interesting people, and awesome parties.

This year a group of locals, artists, and wandering art tourists found their way to The Living Gallery, where we convened in the back patio for a good, old fashioned barbecue. Ribs, chicken wings, hot dogs, corn, a mountain of guacamole – what better way to wash down such traditional BBQ fare on a warm day than with ice-cold bottles of Brooklyn Brewery’s finest?

While the grill raged on, we adjourned indoors to celebrate some of the best local art you can find.The walls adorned with pieces from The Living Gallery’s BYOArt, we set up the screen to watch a projection of Bushwick artists’ work, all set to music. Twenty-two artists representing various media got to show their life’s work to a full, happy house.

The afternoon ended as all afternoons should – with an impromptu dance party. Memorial Day and Labor Day have got nothing on Slideluck Bushwick IV, the best BBQ-art-dance party of the season!


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[Text by Adrienne Lee]

[Photos by Milli Apelgren]

The smell of delicious local eats, the taste of ice-cold (and appropriate) Brooklyn Summer Ale and the sound of mingling artists and community members made for yet another successful installment of Slideluck Austin.

Held on the city’s chill and dynamic East Side on Saturday, May 30, Slideluck Austin VII was perfectly located for the engaging, laid-back night. Despite the threat of rain and the typical spring-summer humidity, the crowd of 200 people enjoyed the food, the art, the beer (obviously) and the friends, new and old.

And the level of community support was clear from the night’s beginning — from giving extra dollars at check-in for Slideluck Austin to donate to those affected by the Central Texas floods just days earlier, to giving extra applause after every artist’s show. It was inspiring to see such a considerate showing and the crowd wonderfully complemented the thoughtfulness of the slideshow.

Curated by Stephen Frailey, the chair of the photography department at the School of Visual Arts and founder of Dear Dave magazine, the presentation of work for Slideluck Austin VII was powerful and poetic, proven in the varied shows of cultural documentations, vignettes of natural objects and commentary on city development, among others.

Home cooks dazzled attendees with family-recipe casseroles and new takes on treats, and Austin eateries donated some of the city’s best pizza and barbecue. All paired perfectly with the always-smooth and refreshing Brooklyn Lager. We all left full, happy and excited for next year.

Just as year’s past, Slideluck Austin brought another amazing event that exemplified the coolness of the location, the people and the photographic work.

See y’all next year!

SLIDELUCK Berlin V Recap


[Text and Photos by Casey Kelbaugh

Slideluck has been fortunate enough to take place in some amazing spaces around the ever-evolving animal that is Berlin. Wooloo Gallery, RAW-Tempel, MMX, C/O, HBC, but perhaps none was more epic than the restored 1920’s silent film theater that hosted us for our 5th (actually 6th) show on Saturday, May 2, 2015: Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi Berlin.

This year’s slideshow potluck was produced by Julia Delmedico, precocious student from NYU Berlin, who with the help of many others, managed to bring together a wide array artists, delicious dishes and engaged attendees. The show was curated by Julia Schiller of Photography in Berlin
 and the curatorial duo, Kaetha. A eclectic range of international and funky vinyl sounds were provided by DJ Poeks from the orchestra pit.  

Despite Berliners reluctance to admit they understand how to partake in a potluck, there was a wide array of delicious homemade dishes to share: chocolate cupcakes and hummus, a coconut mango glazed tart, numerous tasty salads and a big pot of Indian curry. The potluck grand prize, however, was a copy ofHungry Still, that went home with Jacqueline Freundorfer, for her vegan Tuscan-bread salad-stuffed-artichokes. Fantastisk!

Guests had a chance to flip through the latest issue of GUP magazine, the EyeEm World Tour magazine as well as publications from Conflux Magazine and Photography in Berlin. And the Brooklyn Lagers tasted even sweeter when individually wrapped with “specially imported” labels. But day or night, it doesn’t take a Berliner much convincing when it comes to drinking beer.

Red Hook Crit Slideluck Bikeshow II Recap

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[Text by Andrew McFarland]

[Photos by John Mazlish]

‘Twas the night before the Red Hook Crit (well, the night before the night before), and all through Pioneer Works, not a cyclist was without a smile . . . no exceptions. It’s hard to sum up the awesomeness that was the Red Hook Crit Slideluck Bikeshow II, but that’s precisely what it was: awesome.

For the official opening party of the Red Hook Crit, New York’s favorite cycling race, we pulled out all the stops. As guests arrived and parked their bikes, they grabbed a drink and explored the indoor and outdoor splendor of Red Hook’s Pioneer Works. Lady Liberty Photo Parlour provided snapshots in their gorgeous, handmade photo booth, while Solber Pupusas kept the pupusas and fried plantains flowing from their food truck in the garden. Nothing goes together quite like a rice and cheese pupusa with a cold Brooklyn Brewery East India Pale Ale.

Brooklyn’s very-own Ava Luna opened up the show with a transporting set from their New York Times-praised album, Infinite House. The night’s slideshow, curated by Ed Spurr of Matthew Marks Gallery, was a wild ride. From Quinn Gundersen and Christopher Lee’s ode to the daring stars of New York’s Alleycat Race to Christian Mülhauser’s mesmerizing footage of snow-biking through the enchantingly moonlit Swiss Alps, the show touched upon all facets of the cycling world. Tod Seelie’s “Ridin’ Dirty” series showed us the other-worldly realm of bike-kill culture, and photographers like Julian Darwall, Marshall Kappel, Meg McMahon, and Michele Colucci gave us a taste for what we can expect Saturday night with photography from past Red Hook Crit and other cycling races worldwide.

After the show, folks cherished one last Brooklyn Lager (before they were cleared out completely) then retreated to Sonny’s on Conover Street, where the after party continued until the wee hours. This show wouldn’t have been possible without our many sponsors and supporters. Special thanks to Castelli, Trimble, Pioneer Works, Rockstar Games, the Red Hook Crit, Viewbook, Sandbox Studio, Souverain, and of course – Brooklyn Brewery! Good luck on race day to everyone at the Red Hook Crit! Hope to see you on the course!

An Evening of Books with SLIDELUCK

An Evening of Art Books

[Text by Jordan Frand]
[Photos by Casey Kelbaugh]

This past Saturday was a momentous one for Slideluck, marking the US release of our photo-cookbook, Hungry Still. We joined forces with Daylight Books and DJ Spooky for an evening of art books that would make Gutenberg proud.

Guests joined us at ThoughtWorks, a space for software designers who strive for a more socially and economically just world. There we enjoyed some snacks and an array of The Brooklyn Brewery’s finest suds as we listening to each of Daylight’s artists speak about their work. DJ Spooky also took us on a whirlwind tour through his book, The Imaginary App, which delves into the cultural and technological shifts that have come about with the rise of the mobile app.

We’re so grateful for The Brooklyn Brewery – keeping thirst at bay as we share our art and our dreams of the future with each other.


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[Text by Misty Keasler]

[Photos by Danny Fulgencio]

Saturday night was a beautiful and great night to be in Dallas. Admist all of the art happenings during the week, over 200 people found their way to the beautiful Strauss Square with prefect sunset views of downtown Dallas for SLIDELUCK Dallas II.

The potluck was bountiful with dishes ranging from those hand crafted just hours before to a smorgasbord of fast food burgers and fries from a local fast food joint, all washed down with Brooklyn Brewery beers and a large selection of Redbull on blankets and at tables in the grass of the amphitheater.

The first 200 guests received a t-shirt by artist Taro Kun, compliments of The Public Trust. Curator Leigh Arnold introduced the slideshow with a word about art in Dallas and the truly communal experience of Slideluck. DJ Zach Witness added a pitch perfect soundtrack to the evening, mixing live to the 25 featured artists. The Neil Young cover band My Little Psycho Pony closed the evening with a set.

I Love Texas Photo came out to represent their blog and swag and we were so appreciative of the sponsors who made the event happen – the AT&T Performing Arts Center. SMU Meadows School of Fine Arts, The Public Trust Gallery, Redbull, Viewbook, Sandbox Studios, and of course, Brooklyn Brewery.

SLIDELUCK Boston Recap

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[Text by Anna Raginskaya]

[Photos by Dasha Shapovalova]

SLIDELUCK Boston made its debut on Saturday night at the beautiful (and appropriately thematic) Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge to celebrate the intersection of art and technology, for a show curated by Stephanie Dvareckas of Boston Cyberarts.

Visitors arrived to the NERD Center and enjoyed popping open a can of Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale – long-awaited after our very snowy winter here in Boston, which Joe DiFazio reminded us all of in his photo series, No Way Home.

DJ Jeff Zeller provided beats. Our audience was enthralled by video works, such as Michael Lewy’s whimsical and adventurous Office Chair and Clint Baclawski’s Light Bulbs. Highlights from our potluck included Psychedelic Psourdough by artist Chris Fitch whose video Spring we also loved, and Cinnamon Roll Waffles made on-site by Alexander Hovnanian.

After the show, a lively crowd headed to Abigail’s on 3rd Street for drinks. A big thank you to our sponsors – Microsoft, Offset, Souverain, Tito’s, Viewbook, Sandbox Studio,the Art Society at Harvard Business School – Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34, Loco Southie, Island Surf Shoe Company, Bully Boy Distillery, Za – and Brooklyn Brewery!

SLIDELUCK Shortshow Recap

[Text by Andrew McFarland]

[Photos by Casey Kelbaugh & Winston Struye]

The Slideluck team was thrilled to bring-it-all back home to kick-off their first 2015 event in our hometown of New York. SLIDELUCK Shortshow was a special night and a first for us. This show was all about the shorts. From micro-documentaries to fiction to animation, we featured just video work for this very special Slideluck at the gorgeous, new MEET on CHRYSTIE in the Lower East Side. To curate this show, we teamed up with Bond/360 to bring Slideluckers the very best in today’s video content.

The potluck was bountiful with the kitchen island at MEET overflowing with food as folks arrived. Some highlights included a sweet tarte aux pommes, a delectable curry chicken salad, and a fluffy frittata. In addition to a potluck dish, we ask folks to contribute canned goods for the nearby Bowery Mission. By the end of the night, we’d amassed about 100 pounds of donations! Attendees made themselves at home, grabbed a Brooklyn Lager and a friend, and claimed a comfy sofa seat.

The slideshow featured 17 unforgettable short videos & films, including Kambui Olujimi’s crowd-pleasing stop-motion piece, Alex Engel’s clever tribute to living with roommates, and Andrew Zuchero’s head-exploding horror flick. After the show, we all joined in wishing Kambui a happy birthday. We finished off the night at Wise Men on the Bowery. Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors – Bond/360, MEET on CHRYSTIE, Souverain, Tito’s Vodka, and Brooklyn Brewery! You all rock our socks.