Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)’s 2017 Spring Art Shows
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 and Sunday, June 11th, 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.
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
Saturday, June 10th:
Country. Roots. Warblers, pickers & grinners. This is Alice & The
Underground, a crew of old souls playing tunes about feelings. –
Al Lee Wyer is a veteran NYC performer with a repertoire of clever,
humorous, intelligent originals along with a mix of pop standards. An
upbeat Poet/ Musician /Transit Worker who has been known to channel Liza
Manelli – Sinatra – Al Lee Wyer – Alice Cooper etc. His work is eclectic
and lots of fun. With his thicker-than-water Brooklyn accent, his
storytelling, whether through song or through his long spoken word
segments in between, is humorous to the extreme. – http://alleewyer.com/
Sunday, June 11th:
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Jim Petrie is a New York based guitarist, singer and writer of songs that are
a bit country, a bit folky, a bit bluesy, and a bit rock ‘n roll; all played with a
classical guitarist’s touch. www.jimpetriemusic.com
Curtis Why is a traveling singer songwriter and masterly musician from
Australia, who has been performing around the world for nearly a year now.
Curtis’s unique, and immensely appealing guitar style, which blends rhythm
and lead, is an expression of his desire to harmonize dynamic oppositions.
4:30PM -5:30 PM
Astoria Skyline will be presenting interpretative acoustic covers, from
artists as diverse as Paul Simon, Liz Phair, Oasis, and Old Crow Medicine
Show. With influences ranging from the Grateful Dead, John Fahey, and Yo
La Tengo, multi-instrumentalist Josh Wakesberg has been serenading the
Astoria skyline for over a decade. When not singing on his fire escape, he
can be found exploring abandoned buildings and photographing NYC parks.
Stephanie Kadison provides backup vocals and keyboards for a number of
local NYC singer songwriters, including Peri Mason, and is a classically
trained singer, pianist, dancer, and PhD neuroscientist turned HS bio teacher.