Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)
Out of Order & Color
Opening Reception, Featuring Voyage
Saturday, July 26, 2014
What: The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) gallery is bursting with over 900 works art for its two summer shows.
Downstairs is Color, a juried exhibition showing work from across the country, curated by Guggenheim Curator Lauren Hinkmen; Upstairs is Out of Order, a smorgasbord of local art addressing the chaos and hilarity of modern life.
Artists with work in the Out of Order show will be at the opening reception. Jazz Percussionist Stefan Bauer will perform at the reception with his tentet, Voyage. Cocktails with Chocolate will providelibations.
When: Show is open on weekends from 2:00 to 6:00 PM, and runs through August 17th.
Where: 499 Van Brunt St./Red Hook, Brooklyn
Summer Group Art Show
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) gallery, a repurposed Civil-war era warehouse on the historic piers of Red Hook, is chockablock with over 800 works of art for BWAC's summer art show, Out of Order.
200 local artists will be showing work that addresses turmoil at any scale, geopolitical and personal crises alike. The show will contain works critical and comical, traditional and digital, flat and 3D. There is a special juried section World Out of Order, where Problems such as homelessness, poverty and hunger are addressed and 25% of the sales will be donated to charities.
The opening day reception will be an all-day Meet-and-Greet with the artists; there'll be some special libations from Cocktails with Chocolate, and live music by jazz vibraphonist /marimbist, Stefan Bauer and Voyage.
Special events are planned for each day of the show, including Saturday film programs and the weekly Sunday series of concerts, UnPlugged in Red Hook. And, on August 9, a very special special event, screenings of Sweet Dreams - an inspiring award-winning documentary about female drummers and an ice cream shop in the aftermath of the Rwanda genocide. There will be drumming performances, a live podcast with the filmmakers and free ice cream from Blue Marble.
The BWAC gallery is a perfect destination for a summer weekend. It is across from the Fairway supermarket and down the block from IKEA in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, with its harbor view, trendy boutiques and restaurants galore. It is accessible by public transportation and biking is a breeze!
National Juried Art Show
Pablo Picasso: I want to know one thing. What is color?
Come see for yourself how artists from all around the country have responded to the challenge "What is color?" - in large scale installations, works on canvas, assemblage, photography, mixed media, fabric art and sculpture. 100 pieces were selected out of the 1740 submissions received, by esteemed juror, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Assistant Curator, Lauren Hinkson.
Says Hinkson of her experience jurying the show:
The submissions for Color span a wide range of media and subject matter with some artists embracing a bold and vibrant color palette while others took the title of the exhibition as a point of departure to explore the notion of color conceptually. Many of the paintings manifest strong links to historical styles such as gestural abstraction or photorealist painting. The installations and sculptures reflect an expressive use of materials that sometimes reveal humorous or poetic underpinnings. The final exhibition highlights the high quality displayed in all of the submissions while representing the diversity of these sophisticated and intelligent works.
At the opening ceremony on Saturday, July 26th at 3PM, a $1000 award for Best in Show Gold will be selected and presented by Hinkson. Additional prizes to be awarded are the $500 Best in Show Silver, a Curator's Choice of $250, and ten $100 Certificates of Recognition. And in keeping with BWAC's 36 year commitment to diversity and participation - the opportunity for visitors to be part of the conversation and vote for "People's Choice."
The exhibit takes place 2-6PM weekends July 26-August 17th on the Ground Floor of BWAC's iconic gallery, located in a Civil War-era warehouse in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn.