Thursday, April 26, 2012

Marie Walsh Sharpe Open Studios

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 27th from 6–9:00 p.m. 
INTERVIEW: Irving Sandler will interview Chris Martin on Saturday, April 28th from 12–1:30 p.m.
OPEN STUDIOS: Saturday, April 28th from 2–6:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 29th from 2–6:00 p.m.

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program invites you to join us at the 2012 Open Studios, presenting new work by  
Katie BellMiriam BloomKate ClarkPeter DemosEvie FalciLucy FradkinRachel HayesElana HerzogSusan HomerJerome MarshakKatherine NewbeginJohn J. O'ConnorMia PearlmanAntonia PerezErika RaneeClaire Watkinsand Randy Wray.

The Space Program, offered by The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation along with a consortium of funders, including Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc., The Robert Sterling Clark Visual Arts Space Award, The Richard Florsheim Art Fund Award for Older Artists, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., and Agnes Gund, announces grants of studio space to 17 visual artists selected from more than 1,100 applicants. A jury consisting of artists Tara Donovan, Janet Fish, Robert Kushner, Tracy Miller, and Fred Tomaselli selected the grantees for The Space Program.

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program is located at:

20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Room 720
Brooklyn, NY 11201 
(718) 858-2244

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Amplify Action: Sustainability in the Arts

Curtains is on view in the Skylight Gallery at Restoration Plaza through July 2012. 
Skylight Gallery
1368 Fulton Street
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY

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Some information about the exhibition follows;

Exhibition Overview:

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (BSRC), the Pratt Center for Community Development, and the Pratt Initiative for Arts, Community, and Social Change (IACSC) are pleased to celebrate the presentation of Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts”, a juried exhibition of works presented by the Skylight Gallery, a department of BSRC’s Center for Arts and Culture, created both by local artists and artists abroad that promote a dialogue about sustainable communities. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, sculptures, mixed media, installations and innovative approaches to re-purpose waste into useful art materials and activism toward sustainable practices in the Bedford Stuyvesant community. This exhibit is made possible by the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Cultural Innovation Fund.

This exhibition demonstrates how arts, culture, and media are powerful catalysts for social change, and aims to engage neighborhoods in a dialogue about sustainable living, making healthy consumer choices, and taking environmental action. Works in the exhibit will directly and indirectly examine the different components of sustainability, such as, but not limited to: ecology, economy, equity, environmental consciousness, resource conservation and efficiency, agriculture, architecture, infrastructure, environmental justice, and health.

Participating artists:

Elaine Angelopoulos
Jean Brennan
Adam Brent
Roberto deJesus
Wolfgang Ryan
Barbara Ekström
Carrie Grubb
Michael “TTK” Harris
Christopher Ho
YK Hong
Clarisa James
Bernard Klevickas
Michael Konrad
Mary Mattingly
Kristyna & Marek Milde
Michael Millspaugh
Simonetta Moro
Antonia Perez
Kevin William Reed
Aya Rodriguez-Izumi
Vincent Romaniello
Andrew Scott
Robert Stephenson
Means & Ways
Kioka Williams