Celebrate the official opening of ARE YOU YOU at MoCADA on Saturday, April 26th at 7pm. The work of Shantell Martin is a meditation of lines; a language of characters, creatures and messages that invite her viewers to share a role in her creative process. Part autobiographical, and part dreamlike whimsy, Martin has created her own world that bridges fine art, commercial art and the everyday experience — conversations, objects and places. ARE YOU YOU is a site specific installation exploring change, flow and identity.
Kick off Brooklyn Historical Society’s weekend of zine-love with Brain Frame, an evening of comics and zine artists sharing work that’s impossible to put on the printed page. Come on Friday, April 25 and be prepared for costumes, puppetry, songs, and much more. Expect the ambitiously weird! This event is free and open to all.
Mark your calendars folks, Greenpointer’s Annual Spring Market is right around the corner. On Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1-7pm, they will transform Greenpoint Loft into a blooming herbal wonderland. As always, expect Brooklyn Brewery beer and snacks, arts and crafts, gifts, photo booth, nail art, a terrarium class (reserve now) and much more. They’re still looking for vendors, so if you’d like to bring your hand-crafted goods to the market, check out all the info here.
Bringing together poets from different generations, Dia Art Foundation’s Readings in Contemporary Poetry series, curated by Vincent Katz, explores a range of experimentation and voices in contemporary poetry. Monday, April 7th, Dia will host David Trinidad and Joanna Fuhrman. David Trinidad’s most recent books are Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera (2013) and Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems (2011). He lives and works in Chicago, where he teaches creative writing at Columbia College. Joanna Fuhrman is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Pageant (2009) and Moraine (2006), as well as the chapbook The Emotive Function (2011).
Tickets are $6, $3 for Dia members, students and seniors, and are available at the door or here:
As part of the NOLA Mash we’ll be serving beer cocktails at Trèo‘s monthly art opening on Friday, April 5th, where owners Pauline & Stephen Patterson routinely pair drinking & art gawking with charcuterie & cheese. This month’s artists will be Emily Lovejoy and Dante Cannatella.
For the audiophiles and art connoisseurs among you, March 29th’s music panel at Intuit can’t be beat.
This panel is held in conjunction with Public Collectors contribution to the Whitney Biennial, March 7 – May 25, 2014. Public Collectors contribution to the Whitney Biennial, explores the archive of Malachi Ritscher. This discussion and performance will pay tribute to Malachi Ritscher – the late Chicago-based documentarian, activist, artist, musician, photographer, and supporter of experimental and improvised music whose thousands of meticulous, high fidelity audio recordings at hundreds of live music events from the mid-1980s (perhaps earlier) until his death in 2006 fill the shelves at the Creative Audio Archive at Experimental Sound Studio.
Panelists: Tempestt Hazel, Sixty Inches From Center; Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader music critic, and musician Michael Zerang.
This discussion will be followed by a live performance by Chicago musicians Jim Baker, Jim Becker, Jim Dorling, and Michael Zerang.
We’ll be at the event, pouring:
It’s time again for everyone’s slideshow-meets-potluck, and this time, in collaboration with the Red Hook Crit, Slideluck is curating a show of bicycle-related works by local and international artists. On March 28, Slideluck will bring it’s trademark mix of art show presentation and communal dining to Pioneer Works in Red Hook. Tickets are $15 at the door and include dinner and the show. We’ll bring the beer.
Monday, March 24, Dia Art Foundation will once again host its Artists on Artists Lecture Series, which highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers. This time around the series features Ian Wallace discussing Blinky Palermo. Ian Wallace was born in Shoreham, England, in 1943 and lives and works in Vancouver. His signature diptych canvases juxtapose photography and monochrome painting; he has also worked in sculpture, large-scale photographic tableaux, and collage. Recent solo exhibitions were presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2012); Power Plant, Toronto (2010); Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2008); and Kunsthalle Zurich (2008).
Tickets are $6, $3 for Dia members, students and seniors, and are available at the door.
You’ve read about them in the New York Times, now let the folks at BK1834 show you around the future of tech. At their Makers Night, a meetup event exploring the future of 3D printing, get up close and personal with a 3D printer, and maybe even take home some Brooklyn Brewery swag that’s printed right before your eyes. Music will be provided by the Boxcar Bandits, and we’ll be bringing the beer.
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It’s time again for everyone’s favorite slideshow-meets-potluck, and this time it’s touching down in Barcelona, Spain. On March 7th, Slideluck will bring it’s trademark mix of art show presentation and communal dining to Centre Cívic Pati Llimona. We’ll bring the beer.