Make sure you make your way out to Silent Barn next Wednesday because the creative house is hosting public meeting #8, and they will be talking about women in DIY.
Bushwick Open Studios is happening again this year and it feels even more real with the directory of 569 registrants which just went live! You can browse this historically highest number of the registered shows (551 in 2012) as long as you want to, check out your listings, the listings of your friends, conspire, plan, and start getting really excited!!!
In case you just realized you want to take part in Bushwick Open Studios, you should read the guidelines before you register. At this point your listing will appear only online, not in the printed directory but it’s still well worth it!
It was bitter sweet to hear that Deborah Brown will be closing the little space on Wilson Avenue that has been a home to Storefront Bushwick for over three years. The gallery is, without a doubt, a staple in artsy Bushwick. It has become so popular that its openings have been so packed that the crowd would pour out from the space to the street, resembling a neighborhood block party. Long story short: The party is moving to 324 Ten Eyck because Deborah Brown just bought a huge building and has announced her epic plans for Storefront Ten Eyck - and gave us a tour!
Kings County, a small, dark dive bar on Seigel and Bogart, is organizing a rather unusual event - New York’s Smallest Penis Contest. Bar manager Aimee Arciuolo told the Post that “the small guy needs to be celebrated” because those guys have to work harder. The contest is planned for July 20, and here is how it will look…
Can we all agree that these warmly fresh days are the best time of the year? Let’s enjoy it out in the open air with friends, beer, and good literature and music. Check out our 10 suggested activities to enhance the joy and perception of SPRING!
New York and bikes have always been good friends. [Narratively]
Crispy sashimi rolls made of rice as light as a heavenly cloud, savory ramen soup that restore your faith in humanity, shrimp rolls that make you want to leave for Hanoi and never come back – yes, dear Asian food lovers, Bushwick has just the stuff for you. Close your eyes and let us lead you on a food trip to Asia. You won’t even need a plane ticket…
Every good gallery crawl in Brooklyn starts with a copy of WAGMAG in hand. WAGMAG, founded in 2001 by Daniel Aycock from Front Room Gallery and Jill McDermid from Grace Exhibition Space, is a monthly mag that lists current art exhibitions in Brooklyn, including Bushwick, of course! The mag and the listings within the mag are all free of charge. WAGMAG relies on the generosity and support of the art community to organize an annual benefit to keep them afloat. “It is truly a labor of love,” Kathleen Vance from WAGMAG emailed us.
Fifteen artists all of whom have registered for this years Bushwick Open Studios will have exactly three minutes to explain what they are showing during BOS, and why it is important. Jen Hitchings, Meenakshi Thurikode, Wendy Klemperer or Kweighbaye Kotee from Bushwick Film Festival are among the invited artists to participate in this “intellectual vernissage.”
Bushwick Art Crit Group is a newly formed “networking and creative development community that seeks to give Bushwick artists a nurturing place to share about their work, and to receive feedback,” says their website. Tonight at 7PM, the group will meet for the second time at the gallery of Brooklyn Fire Proof under the lead of artist Christopher Stout who founded the initiative. The admission is free, and everybody is welcomed to join the discussion.
Bushwick Art Crit Group was launched in March 2013, and meets bi-monthly. To learn more about tonight’s event, check out our Events Calendar and read an article by Holly Shen Chaves at Arts in Bushwick Blog.