Archive for May, 2012

This Weekend: Artist Opportunity Workshop 2012

May 30, 2012

Artist Opportunity Workshop

Saturday, June 2, 12 – 7pm & Sunday, June 3, 1 – 4:30pm

DAC and [4]Brooklyn Arts Council team up to present the 2012 Artist
Opportunity Workshop. This two-day professional development event
features workshops by [5]Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and
multi-disciplinary artist [6]Man Bartlett, a Live Barter event
facilitated by [7]Our Goods, and Learning from Experience, a panel with
artist [8]Jen Liu and Heather Darcy Bhandari, Director of Artist
Relations at [9]Mixed Greens. The event concludes with a unique
opportunity for one-on-one portfolio reviews by established curators,
artists and gallery owners. Refreshments will be served.

Please visit for the complete

All events take place at Dumbo Arts Center, 111 Front Street, Suite 212

Workshops Weekend Pass: $15 (includes all Saturday events plus Sunday
Workshop Saturday Pass: $10 (includes all Saturday events)
Any single Saturday event or Sunday’s panel is $5 cash at the door.

Portfolio reviews: $20 per time slot.
All workshops and portfolio reviews are free for [12]DAC Members and
]BK Art Lovers. So Get Yours TODAY!
Contact or 718.625.0080 x227 for more

Saturday, June 2
12pm: Copyright and Artists
presented by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, artist, lawyer and Associate
Director at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Sergio will present an
overview of copyright issues for artists, including appropriation, fair
use and current hot copyright cases in the art world.

2:30pm: Social Media for Artists
presented by Man Bartlett, Social Media Artist in Residence at
Residency Unlimited
Man Bartlett will discuss how artists and cultural producers are using
social media platforms in a variety of ways–from marketing themselves
to engagement with an audience to using platforms as mediums for
artistic expression. Within this framework Man will emphasize the
importance of finding the right platform(s) for each individual, and
give practical tips on how to develop your social media voice.

5pm: Live Barter Meetup
facilitated by OurGoods
OurGoods is a community of artists, designers and cultural producers
who barter skills, spaces and objects. OurGoods supports the production
of new work through barter because resource sharing is the paradigm of
the 21st century. Staff will be on hand to facilitate a live barter
event, walking guests through Barter 101, helping to identify haves and
needs and eventually making a bartering match.

Sunday, June 3
1pm: Learning from Experience
panel moderated by Karl Erickson, Executive Director, D.U.M.B.O. Arts
Center. With visual artist Jen Liu; Heather Darcy Bhandari, Director of
Artist Relations at Mixed Greens and Julie McKim, Director of
Kunsthalle Galapagos. Panelists will have a conversation about their
experiences in creating, curating and exhibiting fine art in NYC.

Sunday, June 3, starting at 3pm
Portfolio reviews by
Jeremy Adams, Executive Director, CUE
Heather Darcy Bhandari, Director of Artist Relations, Mixed Greens
Will Brand and Paddy Johnson, Art Fag City
Michelle Levy, Director of EFA Project Space (a program of the
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts)
Julie Lohnes, Director, A.I.R. Gallery
Julie McKim, Director, Kunsthalle Galapagos
Maia Murphy, Program Manager, Recess Activities
Ginger Shulick Porcella, Executive Director, Art Connects New York
Krista Saunders, Independent Curator
Sarah Walko, Executive Director, Triangle Arts Association

The 2012 Artists Opportunity Workshop is presented in partnership with
Brooklyn Arts Council.

DAC is handicap and wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access to the
building is through the 55 Washington Street entrance. Take the
elevator to the 2nd Floor.


F Train to York Street. When exiting the station turn right on Jay
Street, make a left onto Front Street and walk three blocks. 111 Front
is on the right.

A/C Train to High Street. When exiting the station take the Cadman
Plaza West/ Henry Street Exit. Next, cross Cadman Plaza West and walk
through the park, keep left, under the BQE and continue downhill on
Washington Street to Front Street. Turn right on Front Street. 111
Front will be on your left.

Brooklyn Bridge: Take the first steps on the left, turn left onto
Cadman Plaza East/Washington Street and walk downhill. Turn right at
Front Street. 111 Front will be on your left.

Manhattan Bridge: Exit the bridge and turn right onto Jay Street. Turn
left onto Front Street. 111 Front will be on your right.

Or swim.

Dumbo Arts Center (DAC)’s mission is to catalyze interaction between
visual artists, the local community and the wider public, in order to
preserve the neighborhood of Dumbo as a springboard for new art. DAC
presents 6-8 new exhibitions of contemporary art that emphasize
innovation, experimentation and risk, while creating opportunity for
emerging artists. In addition, DAC maintains a presence in public space
by developing select site-specific art projects, a
steady series of workshops, talks and performances.

Coming up at DAC
June 7 – July 29 2012[14]
Torsten Zenas Burns
& Darrin Martin
What If? In The Days When The Tiger Smoked
Burns and Martin’s project explores a four-way union of real-world
artists Orlan and Stelarc and fictional comic-book superheroes The
Scarlet Witch and The Vision. Each of these characters symbolizes
transmutation and the ability to cross boundaries, be they biological,
mechanical or cultural. The exhibition will take the form of
photographs, graphic works, videos and and interactive sculpture that
allows a viewer to be situated in the story.

Torsten Zenas Burns
Demoformances: Yellow (Mobilers)
Burns’ work plumbs the recent cultural unconscious to address our
anxieties of mortality and the potential for extending our Post-human
life(form)s. He does this through the tropes of survivalism,
re-imagined choreography, speculative fiction and collaborative


Target First Saturday Brooklyn Block Party

May 30, 2012

Celebrate Brooklyn at June’s Target First Saturday
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Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum
Saturday, June 2: Brooklyn Block Party
Free admission from 5 to 11 p.m.

Zongo Junction. Photo by Jeff Fowler

Come celebrate the beginning of the summer season with a night of
music, games, contests, and food. Highlights include:
5-7 p.m. Music
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Son de Madre blends Cuban music with jazz, funk, and Brazilian. Part of
Carnegie Hall’s [3]Neighborhood Concerts series.

5-8 p.m. Performance Showcase
Museum Plaza (Rain location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor)
Performers from the Museum’s local community showcase their talents
throughout the Museum.
5-8 p.m. Action Station
Museum Plaza (Rain location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor)
Laura Nova and Theresa Loong, creators of the Museum at Eldridge
Street’s Feed Me a Story Project, invite visitors to reflect on their
lives through memories of food.

6 p.m. Film
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Hands to the Sky (Angelo Boyke, 52 min., 2010). A documentary
celebrating the world of outdoor house music parties. A Q&A with the
filmmakers will follow. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at
5 p.m.

6 p.m. Gallery Talk
Throughout the Museum
A Museum Guide leads a gallery tour on the Museum’s architecture.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Hands-on Art
Education Gallery, 1st Floor
Search the galleries for hot Brooklyn styles, and create a fashionable
wrap to wear to the dance party. Free tickets available at the Visitor
Center at 5:30 p.m.

6 p.m. Talk
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
Blue Marble Ice Cream’s Alexis Miesen and Jennie Dundas speak about
their nonprofit, Blue Marble Dreams, which has helped eleven Rwandan
women open their country’s first ice cream shop. Free tickets available
at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

7 p.m. Gallery Talk
Throughout the Museum
A Museum Guide leads a gallery tour on the topic of "Summer Fun."

7-9 p.m. Activation
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor
[4]Raw/Cooked artist Heather Hart discusses her installation, as
visitors participate in transformative activities, from tarot readings
to makeovers. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

8-10 p.m. Dance Party
Museum Parking Lot (Rain location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor)
Society HAE presents "Beats, Blocks & Brooklyn" featuring DJ crew the
Ahficionados with Jasmine Solano, spinning music from Biggie to the
Beastie Boys.

8-10 p.m. Participatory Program
Throughout the Museum
Pose for street style-inspired portraits by photographers Jamel
Shabazz, Iafotographeuse, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, and Laylah Amatullah
Barrayn. Visitors are also encouraged to post their own images, tagged
#BrooklynMuseum and #BeatsBlocksBrooklyn.

9 p.m. Book Club
Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
Suleiman Osman, author of The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn:
Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York,
speaks about his book and leads a discussion on gentrification in

9-10 p.m. Performance
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Zongo Junction blends West African rhythms with funk, jazz, and soul.

10-11 p.m. Late Night in the Galleries
All galleries open. Explore the Museum.
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Prof. Brooks and Victor Gurbo, BFA playing at Bar Matchless

May 26, 2012

MFA Exhibition invitation

May 24, 2012

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

The MFA thesis exhibition is coming up. I hope to see you at the reception at the beautiful Gary Snyder Project Space.

Address: 250 West 26th Street (4th floor). Opening reception to be
held on June 14th, from 6-8pm.


Jenn McCoy

Brooklyn College MFA Thesis Show 2012 | FRESH | Curated by John Yau

The Brooklyn College Art department is pleased to announce the thesis
exhibition of the 2012 graduating class. Thirteen diverse artists will display
a wide range of contemporary art making practices at Gary Snyder Gallery
Project Space located at 250 West 26th Street. The work presented was
curated by John Yau and is the culmination of their intensive two year
Participating Artists:
-Jack Carhart <>
-Aidan Sofia Earle <>
-Benjamin Edmiston <>
-Izlia Fernandez
-Carmen Figueroa <>
-Pamela Jennings <>
-Emily Leatherman <>
-Jiyoun Lee-Lodge <>
-Ash Lusk
-Fran O’Neill <>
-Mariko Spigner
-Ingrid Staats <>
-Jonathan Torres <>
The exhibition will be on view from June 9th to June 17th at Gary Snyder
Gallery Project Space. Gallery hours are 10am to 6pm, Monday through
Address: 250 West 26th Street (4th floor). Opening reception to be
held on June 14th, from 6-8pm.
Facebook page:
Twitter: BCMFA2012

Commencement reception for Art and Art History majors – join us!

May 23, 2012

Hey Art Majors!  Are you graduating?

We want to celebrate!

Please join us for a light reception in your honor

Thursday May 31

Immediately following the Brooklyn College Commencement ceremony

Room 5127 Boylan


Hope to see you there!

Brooklyn Museum summer job

May 18, 2012

The Brooklyn Museum is looking for a temporary Neighborhood Coordinator to work with an exhibition on Brooklyn Artists.  Check out the job description at NYFA here.

FINAL ONE OF THE YEAR! BFA Exhibition Next Tuesday – Nicole C. Dupont

May 17, 2012

Hello All,

Please join us next tuesday for the final BFA exhibition of the semester.
Our exhibitor is Nicole C. Dupont.

Nicole C. Dupont
*299,792 k/s*
Opening Reception: May 22, 5:30 pm

Hope to see you there!


employment opportunity at artist Peter Halley’s studio

May 16, 2012

We are currently looking for an experienced studio/office manager with excellent writing and organizational skills to co-manage Peter’s studio.
The full job description is as follows:

New York artist Peter Halley seeks an experienced, highly motivated& organized person to manage his busy studio and professional life. Duties include gallery liaison, correspondence, scheduling, and archival work. Only candidates with previous experience working with an artist or creative professional – and currently living in NY – will be considered.

Candidates must write skillfully, be knowledgeable about contemporary art and have a familiarity with the art world.

Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience organizing and maintaining digital archives and a record of successful long-term employment. Salary commensurate with experience.

Send brief letter of interest and resume (in the body of the email, no attachments please) to Peter Halley, As the subject heading, please use: Office Manager, followed by your name. No phone calls please.

Thank you very much for agreeing to help us alert alumni of the Department of Art History’s graduate program of this opportunity.

All best wishes,

Scott Dixon
Studio Manager
Peter Halley Studio
526 W. 26th Street, Suite 920
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212.243.1428

Multi-Media Art & Writing Competition

May 16, 2012


TOMORROW: JEFF KOONS – Zabar Visiting Artist Lecture – Tuesday May 15th 7:30pm

May 14, 2012

Zabar Visiting Artist Lecture: Jeff Koons

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 7:30pm

Lecture/Conversation Moderated by Joachim Pissarro and Katy Siegel
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
Free and open to the public

David Bohl
Assistant for Graduate Programs
Hunter College Art Department
212 772 5052