If you’ve ever been gallery hopping around Brooklyn, I’m sure you found that WAGMAG was your easy handy guide. To ensure this Williamsburg staple continues to provide you the most up-to-date information and reviews of the Brooklyn art scene, Front Room Gallery will be hosting a benefit on Saturday. While the event is free, tickets for the raffle will run about 200 a piece. Fortunately, everyone is guaranteed a piece of art.
Lists of participating artists and galleries are below. Front Room Gallery is located at 147 Roebling Street.
Amanda Alic, Glen Baldridge, Rachel Beach, Carla Berger, Shawn Bishop Leo, John Bjerklie, Cynthia Blum, Tyra Bombetto, John Breiner, Ken Butler,Victoria Calabro, Sarah Ching-Yu Sun, Vincent Como, Ethan Crenson, Gregory Curry, Rosie Cutler, Peggy Cyphers, Chris Dam, Lisa Dilillo, Robert Egert, Mark Esper, Ben Evans, Peter Fox, Jason Glasser, Howard Gross, Eric Guzman, Meghan Hayes, Sean Hemmerle, Ingrid Hertfelder, Amy Hill, Mary Hrbacek, Sarah Hubbs, Jude Hughes, Peter Krebs, Yuliya Lanina, Brian Leo, Stephen Maine, Karen Marston, Mark Masyga, Nesta Mayo, Shane McAdams, Jackie Meier, Mark Millroy, Jeanne Mischo, Loren Munk, Aaron Namenwirth, Jacob Ouilette, Don Pablo Pedro, William Powhida, Ellen Rand, Ross Racine, Ron Ritcher, Dorothy Robinson, Todd Rosenbaum, Tom Rosenthal, Emily Roz, Sante Scardillo, Ray Sell, Skewville, Jeremy Slater, Patricia Smith, Deborah V. Spiroff, Rodger Stevens, STO, Mary Anne Strandell, Gwenn Thomas, James Turek, Chris Twomey, Joanne Ungar, Kathleen Vance, Don Voisine, David Welles, Alun Williams, Oliver Zabel, Daniel Zeller and more…
From the Galleries:
440 Gallery, A.M. Richard, AdHoc, Art 101, ArtMoving, Leo Kesting, Ch’i, Cinders, Dam Stuhltrager, English Kills, Figureworks, Front Room, Fuse Works, Janet Kurnatowski, Galerie OPEN, Grace, Hogar Collection, HQ, Jack the Pelican, Klaus Von Nichtssagend , Like the Spice, Lumenhouse, McCaig-Welles, Momenta, Nurture Art, Open Source, Parker’s Box, Pierogi, Pocket Utopia, Slate, Stripeman, Vertexlist, and more
Archive for February, 2009
Which makes us love her even more. Here she is doing her version of The Aristocrats:
Flight of the Conchords shot their video for “Friends” at W’burg’s special little bowling alley, The Gutter. A source there says, “They were drinking Fisherman’s Brew, and they were great.” Neat.
Williamsburg is Dead totes spotted it. Watch the little ditty here:
Here, let Chairlift give your computer some video acid.
I tried to explain this over at BuzzFeed, but if you want a full “what the heck is going on here,” read through this thread at Metafilter. But long story short, think pixels, keyframes, and a strong dosage of LSD injected into one’s video compression units.
The band’s in town this weekend, playing at BAM tomorrow (w/ Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) at 8pm and 92Y Tribeca Sunday at 1pm.
The goal is to reopen the pool and provide a year-round recreation center, while preserving the existing landmark buildings and their unique archways.
“The brickwork is going to be replaced. It’ll be brick that matches exactly how it is now,” explained Martin Maher of the Parks Department.
The pool will not be as large as the original. Instead, it will be reconfigured to a U-shaped design accommodating 2,500 people. The middle will be a beach area in the summer and turn into an ice staking rink in the winter. Outdoor pavilions will be added on site to serve as changing stations.
Looks like what we already knew is now official. No more shows.
Don’t fret about V-Day if you haven’t figured out what to do. Besides the Broken Hearts Ball, there’s plenty of other neighborhood action going on Friday/Saturday for lovers, singles, et al.
1. Celebrate Your Love at White Castle
Perhaps the most romantic option of all is doing dinner at the Graham Avenue White Castle. I did it last year, and let me tell you there is NOTHING classier than drinking Diet Coke out of a champagne flute and holding hands with your date among the fake flowers and helium balloons.
Make sure to call (718) 899-8404 ext. 311 and make your reservation, because this place does get busy.
2. Prix Fixe V-Day Dins at Nita Nita
If you aim higher than White Castle, this place is where it’s at. Forget burning a huge hole in your wallet and stressing about finding a good restaurant. Nita Nita on North 8th and Wythe is cozy, friendly, delicious, and the perfect choice.
3. Every 2nd Friday
The flyer above spells it out pretty clearly ‚Äì and while this might not be on Valentine’s Day proper, it’ll still be a nice distraction and a good way to get hammered and take advantage of some gallery openings. And perhaps a good old Friday the 13th one night stand?
4. The Habitat’s Singles Night on Valentines
Greenpointers Blog gave us the heads up that one of our fave bars in the neighborhood will be hosting a special evening for singles to commiserate and get tipsy at a discounted price. Sounds like a good plan, readers!
5. And as mentioned below, The Broken Hearts Ball
So I saw this post on Brownstoner today, which mentions how Edge developer Jeff Levine keeps hinting at the possibility of an Apple store shacking up in their street-level retail space.
“There’s no deal,” Levine said, “But we are talking and they are interested.” He also mentioned that there was interest from some grocery stores.
Note to all prospective buyers: This is never going to happen. At least I don’t think so. What will end up happening, as Levine mentions, is some grocery store will sign that lease. And honestly, they’ll do just fine selling all varieties of Thai noodles, organically-grown veggies and craft beers to the newly relocated Richsters living upstairs. But as for this constant Apple talk? Edge is just aligning themselves with a cool, hip-sounding company like Apple to appeal to what’s left of the young, condo-buying bankers who wear Converses on the weekends.
In all honesty, that’s just too far to make people walk off the L train. It’s about half a mile! Have you ever walked half a mile for an iPod? No. You’ve walked half a mile with an iPod, and you would probably walk 500 more just to be the man who walks a thousand miles to fall down at Apple’s door. Please. That Salvation Army talk was more realistic.
Where oh where will Apple end up?
3rd wants you to know that you have until 11:59 pm TONIGHT to submit to their Spring Solo Show Open Call…”YOUR chance for fame, fortune and an amazing Solo Show!”
This nationwide open call is open to artists working in all mediums – sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking, illustration, installation, graphic design, video, and more!
The Selected Artist will recieve:
‚Ä¢ $1,000 cash grant
‚Ä¢ 2-page spread in our quarterly publication
‚Ä¢ 1-month residency at 3rd Ward with FULL facility access
‚Ä¢ A solo exhibition in 3rd Ward’s gallery, complete with a massive opening reception
‚Ä¢ City-wide exposure ‚Äì postcards, flyers, press!
Judges: Janet Ozzard, Editor at New York Magazine, Liz Dimmitt, Curator at Gawker Artists and Jarrett Gregory, Curator at the New Museum.
This sounds right up our alley and the guest DJ (we won’t spoil the surprise) is one of our favorites. From MyOpenBar
Join us for the soulful, fuzzy garage pop of Golden Triangle (11pm), Liquor Store‘s out-of-control punk jams (midnight), and a late night soul and rock n’ roll dance party with New York Night Train’s Mr. Jonathan Toubin (1am) and Brenda Brand. It’s old-school; it’s Bed-Stuy; it’s Tip-Top. With an unannounced nighttime menu and surprise guests. RSVP here for $5 entry. Capacity is 100.