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Sep
27
Sat
Imagine This – Art Exhibit @ BWAC - Brooklyn Waterfront Art Coalition
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
Imagine This - Art Exhibit @ BWAC - Brooklyn Waterfront Art Coalition

Imagine asking artists, already known for their beyond-the-boundary imaginations, to create something new and cutting-edge, something that takes them out of their comfort zone and into a new dimension of their art. Well that’s exactly what the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) asked their 200+ exhibiting artists to do for their Fall Show, Imagine This. And if it has viewers scratching their heads and asking that enduring question, “What Is Art?” -narrative pieces will accompany the work. If you’ve ever wondered what an artist was thinking, this might be your opportunity to gain some insight.

The Imagine This Narrative show is just one of the Fall Show’s varied exhibitions. Art In Clay II: Figuratively Speaking explores ceramics, evolved from their utilitarian roots and reinvented by regional artists as exciting, innovative contemporary art. Juried by Lily Wei, art critic, independent curator and contributing editor of Art News, it is a stunning show of 50+ pieces.

And the international juried Smart Device show explores imagination and creativity through the emerging technologies of the smart phones that we carry with us day and night. 200 works will be displayed on large screens.

The Ground Floor gallery will be completely transformed by the dozen giant site specific installations, some with sound or video, some interactive. A separate photography section explores the new directions photography has taken.

Special events are planned for each day of the show, including the Meet the Artists Opening reception with music by Paula Jeanine Bennett & the Imagine This Quartet, and the Eighth Annual Red Hook Film Festival, October 18 – 19.

So stroll through quickly-gentrifying Red Hook; have a lunch on the waterfront, enjoy the dazzling views of the New York harbor and then explore the 25000 square foot Civil War-era warehouse, venue to BWAC’s fall show.

Oct
3
Fri
Reproductive Awakening: Narratives of Agency in Black America: An Exhibition @ Museum of Women's Resistance MoWRE
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 1:00 am
Reproductive Awakening: Narratives of Agency in Black America: An Exhibition @ Museum of Women's Resistance MoWRE

Designed around an exhibition featuring women artists, the project explores the historical, social and political significance of Black women’s struggle in the U.S. for reproductive autonomy and the impact of Black midwives in their communities. It focuses on birthing traditions and abortion rights through the 20th century to the present and celebrates an evolving advocacy that sustains the network of midwives serving African-American women.

Highlights include the keynote address by feminist activist, author and attorney Carol Downer on Saturday, October 4th. She’ll address ways in which European “witch” burning beginning in the 12th century, correlate with the demonizing of women healers and the economic and political monopoly that is modern U. S. healthcare. There will be screenings of Bringin’in Da Spirit, We Always Resist: Trust Black Women, A Period Piece and other films. Panels and workshops include those on midwifery, menses, menopause, “Placenta Medicine” “Choices, Rights, Autonomy,” and more.

Other exhibition-related programming includes The Red-Tent experience, (with one for preteens and teens as well), workshops on female sexual anatomy and holistic healing and wellness. Some events are free of charge, while others carry an admission fee. See reproductiveawakening.com for the full schedule and of events.

A team of women and one man were brought together by Kinyofu Mlimwengu to develop and produce “Reproductive Awakening” for the community.

Oct
11
Sat
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion @ Open Source Gallery
Oct 11 – Nov 2 all-day
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion @ Open Source Gallery

Corina Reynolds presents “Northwestern Expansion,” an installation for Open Source Gallery.

When explorers in the 1400′s patiently waited through harsh winters with their ships sometimes frozen in place during their search for the Northwest Passage, they were making progress while waiting. The occupants of a waiting room are not explorers, per say, but they are making progress towards a goal while in a state of pause—every second they get closer to their destination.

“Northwestern Expansion” is an immersive installation examining the act of waiting in pursuit of one’s goals. Reynolds recreates a waiting room and executive office from the Northwestern section of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in Manhattan, which is home to the Social Security Administration, New York City Immigration, and many other government offices. In her installation, Open Source’s main gallery becomes a container that holds a “core sample” of the Javits building’s 31st floor. Reynolds uses the search for the Northwest Passage, a northern trade route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, as well as traditional waiting rooms as a metaphor for the waiting we do daily. These acts of waiting in office buildings, like the icy search for the Northwest Passage, are motivated by money, prestige, and exchange. Through carefully controlled light, surface, space, and typical waiting room furnishings such as vinyl flooring, industrial carpeting, service counters, and office chairs, Reynolds puts the viewer in intermission, evoking the experience of waiting and allowing individuals to examine their own ambitions.

Corina Reynolds is an artist who works with installation, video, and performance. Her immersive works invite the viewer to experience the hierarchies present every day in society. She earned her BFA from San Diego State University her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and in 2012 co-founded Small Editions, an artist book studio and press in Brooklyn. In 2011, Reynolds was an artist-in-residence at the Wassaic Project in New York. From 2011-2013, she taught courses in bookbinding and artist book publication at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Reynolds has exhibited across the U.S. in New York, Michigan, Iowa, and California.

Oct
25
Sat
Human Lard Dog & The Band of Shy @ Barbes
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm
Human Lard Dog & The Band of Shy  @ Barbes

This family shows features The Human Lard Dog – a cartoon-like character come to life. Or possibly a real-life character who crossed over into the realms of your imagination. Lard and his large backup band sing songs like “Yum Yum Head Gear,” about a blue-tongued fellow named “Ploop,” and a smash hit dance craze called “The Pooky Do”. Lard Dog sings his catchy original songs with a voice hailed by critics as a cross between Chet Baker, Hank Williams, and a wood chipper.

Generate Showcase at CMJ @ Immersive Gallery
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Generate Showcase at CMJ @ Immersive Gallery

Come experience cutting edge artworks spanning a cross section of disciplines and artistic applications. This event will feature many of the artists we have been working with behind the scenes using Generate Pro for their creative productions.

The massive event space at Immersive Gallery will highlight our community of creatives on October 25 at 132 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. At CMJ, Generate will feature artworks using Generate, including music performances accompanied by live-visuals, a screening of four music videos by Michael Brock, Sergio Levels, Grand Theft and Pretty Lights, and an exhibition of over 20 printed stills and video projections.

Dubl Handi and Cropdust – CD RELEASE SHOW @ Jalopy Theatre
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm

About Dubl Handi

Dubl Handi is guy/girl team Hilary Hawke and Brian Geltner named after the Washboard company from the 1800′s. Dubl Handi is pronounced like, Double Handy, just spelled different. In the tradition of folk music around the world rhythmic groove is a pervasive thread. Dubl Handi uses percussion, drums, and banjo to play songs from appalachian region of the Northeast States.
About Cropdust

Formed in Brooklyn in 2013, Cropdust is a lively five-piece string band who play original roots music inhabited by the spirits of old-timey Americana. We are excited to be releasing our first album.

Oct
26
Sun
First Annual Brooklyn Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk @ Cadman Plaza Park
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am

Register, raise funds, and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the Brooklyn Free to Breathe Run/Walk October 26 at Cadman Plaza Park. The inspirational event will feature a 5k run/walk and ½-mile walk for all fitness levels.

All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. Help us double lung cancer survival by 2022! To register and begin fundraising, visit www.freetobreathe.org.

Fall Flea Market, Bay Ridge Jewish Center (indoors) @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fall Flea Market at Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Sunday, October 26, 9am-4pm. Over 40 vendors sell Gifts, Collectibles, Toys, Jewelry & more. Come to the Flea Market that everyone loves. Mingle, eat, shop & have a great day. Something for everyone! Free Admission, Refreshments available. (“R” train to 77 Street).

Obsolete Cinema presents Satanic Panic! @ Freddy's Bar
Oct 26 @ 2:30 pm
Obsolete Cinema presents Satanic Panic! @ Freddy's Bar

This October, we’re dialing the Number of the Beast with a VHS double feature guaranteed to put the fear of the Dark Lord in you.

First up is ‘Trick or Treat’ (1986), a metal morality tale about Eddie (Marc ‘Skippy from Family Ties’ Price), a teen who with a spin of the vinyl resurrects his favorite musician — with brutal results. With Ozzy Osbourne as a televangelist, Gene Simmons in a Wolfman Jack tribute, and axe work by Fast Eddie Clarke (Motörhead), this one rocks its credentials to its grave.

Then, roll the 20-sided die with ‘Mazes and Monsters’ (1982), the made-for-TV exposé of the dangers of role playing games. Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks gets in too deep on his favorite game, psychotic hallucinations and all, and only his game-addled friends can help him. With Obsolete favorite Chris Makepeace, and based on Rona Jaffe’s reactionary novel inspired by the real-life disappearance of RPGer James Dallas Egbert.

Bite the head off Halloween at Freddy’s, with trivia, prizes and Happy Witching Hour prices all afternoon!

PLG Arts Chamber Music Series presents the Brooklyn Guitar Quartet @ Midwood St at Bedford Ave
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm

PLG Arts Chamber Music will present an afternoon of contemporary chamber music performed by the Brooklyn Guitar Quartet on Sunday, October 26. Following a successful two-concert first season, this is the first event of the fall in an ongoing series of concerts in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

The Brooklyn Guitar Quartet (BGQ) began life in 2006 as an ensemble training project at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. Now permanent, and no longer affiliated with the college, the current line-up includes Lars Frandsen, professor of music at Nyack and Brooklyn Colleges; Jesse Miller, guitar instructor at James Madison High School (and 30 year PLG resident); Carlos Cuestas, DMA candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center; and John Olson, scientist and president of the NYC Classical Guitar Society.

“Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two” – Frederic Chopin. Then why not four?

BGQ’s repertoire focuses on accessible art music inspired by popular forms. Many of the composers whose music they play are guitarists themselves, such as Andrew York, Paolo Bellinati, Leo Brouwer, and Roland Dyens.

PLG Arts is delighted to include PLG Arts Chamber Music in their current programming, which includes visual arts shows, jazz performance, theater, author readings, and other expressions of creativity in local venues. The Chamber Music series is held at various venues in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and surrounding neighborhoods.

The mission of PLG Arts is to promote the arts, support local artists, and build community through celebrating the vibrant creativity of the residents of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and surrounding neighborhoods. For more information, go to plgarts.org.

Brooklyn Guitar Quartet—Sunday October 26, 3pm; admission: $5 suggested donation
Prospect Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn, NY (address will be sent to audience at time of their RSVP)
Another performance in the PLG Arts Chamber Music series

Space is limited and reservations are required: Please email chambermusic@plgarts.org to RSVP.
The performance address will be distributed to the RSVP list.