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Bushwick Wyckoff Art Crawl June 2

With art crawls outdoors the aim is to celebrate art in the public space,

vitalizing the neighborhood with activities, art on display, installations and community interaction by the many local artists in the area.

Bushwick in the Jefferson Street x Wyckoff Ave area is very populated with artist studios,  an art crawl brings attention to the artists, and connects the community with the artists and the public.

The event took place at the same time with the Bushwick Collective Block party, bringing a new series of murals of street art and graffiti to the walls on Troutman and adjacent neighborhood, with music and vendors, Troutman and Scott Ave.

Event photography by Pedro Swaby

 

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Emergence, emerging artists in New York

On January 17th, 2017 this one day exhibit features emergence-showemerging artists who have never had their artwork exhibited in a gallery.

View a wild mix of diverse art from over 20 new york based artists:

Akito Nara
Randy Spike
Julian Hunting
Nicholas Jozwiak
Beatriz Simonsohn
Eric Alonso
Simona Conti
Yes Friend
Jameela Thompson
Ezra Brauser
Danica Pantic
Jenna Yoon
Camila Ruiz
Giovanni Perez
Mimi Granville
Andre Beverley
Lauren Schweikert
Peter Hartsock
Yu Okazaki
Elizabeth Flores
Dave Harty
Shayna Denburg
Janine Gaines
Sasha Olin
Elce Shawe
Anna Corso
Teerapat Parnmongkol
Juliana Palomino
Peter Best
Loren Jakobov
Alyss Black
Tammi Dow
Juliana Palomino

Paintings, collages, photographs, drawings, sculptures, performance pieces and fashion art:
everyone bringing their own aspect and passion to art!

Give these artists a great kick off!

At the Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, Brooklyn NY 11221                  6pm – 9 pm

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Open Call: Emergence

Emergence: A group show at the Living Gallery, Brooklyn, 1094 Broadway  Jan 17th 2017, 7-9pm    One day onlyJade

OPEN CALL: Emergence

We are Looking Artists who have NEVER shown their artwork in a gallery!!

Submission:

To: artsinactionny@gmail.com

Deadline: Dec 20th

Please submit up to 5 images, a short bio.

Submission Fee $20 send to paypal artsinactionny@gmail.com

***Artists must be available to drop off artwork Jan 17th between 1pm-4pm, and pick up artwork by 9:30 pm at the end of the exhibition.

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Live art at Go Green Festival Brooklyn

12 artists painted live at the Go Green Festival, organized by Town Square, celebrating Earth Day with activities, designers and artists offering ideas about earth friendly matters or community.

The artists Brett Thompson, G Piedmonte, Nyssa Frank, Chris Smith (Smitty), Francis Christie, Henry Minata, Raul David, Alicia Garcia, Omer Gal, Elizabeth Devlin, Uta Brauser and Chandra Free painted on portable walls, non permanent wall space.

The event created a memorable and lasting impact on our community and environment, with the help of all artists, contributing designers and small businesses offereing green solutions for a sustainable world!

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Artist Owned, a new committee

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Part of our mission is to create a collaborative artist group to become owners of buildings and land in the areas where we live and work:

Buildings and structures to practice, manifest and celebrate the many art forms.  Studio spaces, exhibit spaces, theaters, community centers, equipped workshop spaces, class rooms.

How many artists reading this have been pushed out of their neighborhoods, moved to more affordable and often dangerous neighborhoods, accepted difficulties in order to keep practicing their calling or desire of art and creativity.   In New York City we have watched the developments of SoHo, a previously commercial and warehouse district, Dumbo, the commercial part of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Gowanus and now Bushwick and Red Hook.

We artists need to start OWNING our properties, so we have permanent and reliable spaces to grow our roots with, to be our anchors, our foundation to implement and grow our business aspects together with the divine mission of art.

We can do it, it simply requires collective effort and focus!!

This is a call to join the committee for “Artist owned” to study and configure approaches and strategies how artists and art related, art supportive  businesses will purchase buildings and land, raise the necessary funding for buildings to be NOT used as speculative investments but for a mainstay for the arts.

To sign up, send an email to artsinactionny@gmail.com, subject line : artist owned committee.

 

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Selfie Cult murals at Morgan Walls

The artists and works selected for the “Selfie Cult, the new pop art?”  are featured in the photos. The paint days were July 26/27  2015.

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Call for art murals at Morgan Wall

The next round of murals are examining the theme of SELFIES.

Defining our cultural moment, a current viral documenting style with self reference if not narcissism, does the selfie represent today’s pop art?

Your proposal for artwork, illustration, installation on these walls  in regards to the Selfie Cult is welcome,

send a submission to   artsinactionny@gmail.com

submission deadline: July 12, 2015

Size limitations:           8 feet wide, 12 feet high or less,  square images can be 6′ x 6′

Paint Days:  July 26, 27     You need to be able to paint during these 2 days, no exception.  If you own a 8-10ft ladder and can bring it, please let us know.

No paints are provided as of yet. With a fundraiser this can change.

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Brownsville Middle School Students on the Morgan Walls:

Do You Know the Kids Down the Block?

“I want people to know that I’m not just a regular Muslim girl, I am a great pretty girl who wonders what people say and think about her and how she acts.”

“I want you to see how much I think during class and how clever I can be.”

“If you walk around my neighborhood you may think it’s a place where blacks are labeled as dangerous and there’s gang violence. I mean that is true but when you really know what happens there you would think of it as a place filled with creativity and culture. For example, there are beautiful works of graffiti like the mural on Pitkin avenue that says Brownsville and shows vibrant colors with different symbols and drawings.”

“I used different shades of purple to show the melting of the crayons that were placed on top. This shows how the feeling of royalty can all melt away when I get teased or bullied and do not know why. I still stay strong through all words and hatred.”

6th Grade Scholars at Achievement First Brownsville Middle school represent their identity, personality and narratives through photography and a variety of media.

 Ruby Singh, the Middle School 6th grade art teacher tells us about her program:

The art program at Achievement First Brownsville Middle School serves as an exploration of outlets for the community we serve. When experiences, especially those we share in our Brooklyn communities, go unprocessed, we risk under

developing the most critical side of who we are – understanding of self, both independent of and in the context of that which surrounds us. By stimulating student engagement in a variety of art forms, our program provides the access to and a cultivation of the skills and outlets art inherently provides in developing identities. When our program is at its best, it doesn’t only live within the developing identities of our scholars in our building, but colors the neighborhoods and communities from which they come from.

The art will go up wheatpasted by the students on the walls at Morgan Ave near Harrison Place, June 23rd at 5 pm. Please join us with this very special moment!

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Morgan Walls opening reception

Join 20 + artists at this outdoor gallery, Urban wall where curated themes meet graffiti writers, street art and a visual dialogue.

At the MORGAN WALLS Bushwick  20 artists brought their expressions or renderings about the FEMALE:

Icons, characters, portraits, emotions, words.

FEMALES  Opening reception

May 22,  6pm – 8 pm

Morgan Ave x Harrison Place x Knickerbocker Ave, next to Morgan Ave L train stop.

light refreshments,  afterparty at Kings County Bar

Arts in Action Bushwick presents Morgan Walls, art on walls in the public space, the Mural Project with rotating themes and exhibits every 4 months.