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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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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.

 

murals · projects

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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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.

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Bushwick Mural Project

Call for mural artists:

ARTS IN ACTION BUSHWICK presents :   Walls at the Morgan L train stop,

on Morgan and Harrison, surrounding the All American cement plant.   PRIME BUSHWICK LOCATION !!

Walls are 12ft tall, cinder block, approximately 80 ft long on Morgan Ave, and 30 ft long on Harrison Place, a prime corner at the Morgan L train exit.

We have 21 spaces for artists for each 4 month theme/installation

Theme 1)  Women portraits:  proposals due  april 5, 2015

images of women who inspire, women of achievement, women of specific and personal meaning to the artist, women activists, women of your imagination

Theme 2) to be announced, period august – november

theme 3) your own expression,  dec – march

you need:

-your own paint, brushes, tools, spray paint, wheat paste, paper

-materials if other than paint

-a description printed out with your name,  artist statement about the piece, your links as            instagram handles, website

-you agree to maintain your mural with touch ups, removal of items for next artist

we have:

tall ladder, tarp for sidewalk, generator, lights  if working at night

Murals will rotate exhibits every 4 months, offering local artists in the  Bushwick/Brooklyn/ NYC area great visibility and mural surface.                                                                                Themes will vary, curatorial proposals are welcome.

please send your proposal to Uta, email:   utaartandculture@gmail.com

To DONATE a tax deductible contribution, paint, sealers, rollers, brushes, ladders and small scaffold please send a check made out to Arts in Action Corporation,  mail to Uta Brauser, 240 Broadway #204, Brooklyn NY 11211

or email for materials pick up.

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our mission

Art in it’s many forms, driven by a divine energy, channeled and processed by artists,

is in continuous need of endorsement and support.

Arts in Action seeks to create various platforms for visibility, network and self reliance for artists.

It is our aim to own buildings and land  by and for an art community at large, with the goal to create permanent spaces, sanctuaries, reliable work environments, art centers, educational spaces  not subject for displacement.