General Media Alert
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)’s 2017 Spring Art Shows
Rites of Spring
Wide Open 8
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 and Sunday, June 4th, 2017
There are certain rites of spring that define the season – the blossoming Cherry Esplanade at BBG, the return of ice cream cones and rose wine, and for the artists and patrons of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition spring time signals a fresh new season of art shows and performances. Rites of Spring, where light-filled airy galleries are loaded with images of rebirth and renewal from over 150 artists; Wide Open 8, a national juried show selected by MoMA assistant curator, Cara Manes, with 120 pieces in all media chosen from over 1500 submissions; Recycle 2017, juried by Harriet Taub of NYC’s Materials for the Arts, which has introduced many of our visitors to the new re-use genre. 65 pieces are exhibited.
Special events are planned for every day of the show – including the Sunday performance series and Saturday reading series, which aims to celebrate and savor the wondrous variety of Brooklyn-based wordsmiths.
Saturday, June 3rd:
Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui
An inspiring film about the Ghanese artist who converts used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Sponsored by SIMS Recycling http://icarusfilms.com/new2011/fold.html
Sunday, June 4th:
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Brandon Glasgow has been writing and performing for over 15 years across the country. Influenced by a soul-infused cocktail of rock, pop, blues, and funk, his focus on songwriting and performance is evident in every one of his songs. He creates stories and melodies that audiences will connect with again and again. https://www.bglasgowmusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/brandon.glasgow.169
Kyle Rogers is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Suffolk County. Having cut his teeth in the absurdist rock band Golden Zipper, he began his solo career by writing anti-folk anthems about neurosis, books, and being a self-aware animal in a city. On September 16th, 2017, Kyle will release his debut solo effort, Songs, as a self-release and later as a joint release with Captives Collective.
4:30PM -5:30 PM
Tom Fitzpatrick and Guests
My objective as a singer/songwriter is to write songs that are short, concise and melodic. The goal ultimately, is that the listener will have something that they walk away remembering, be it a catchy melody or a lyric that resonates – ideally both. I’d say my style taps into elements of folk, country and rock and I utilize both 6 and 12 string guitars in my performances. https://www.reverbnation.com/fitztunes
The show is open weekends 1-6PM and runs through June 18.
481 Van Brunt (Door 7) in Red Hook.
or for more information, go to bwac.org