Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Art in Red Hook

Eager to see local artists? Look no further than Red Hook.

Several current or upcoming exhibits highlight the talent found right in the neighborhood.

The ongoing "Color of Hope" through the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is one such offering, running now through June 14 at BWAC's waterfront space at 499 Van Brunt. Get inspired by over 300 pieces that come from optimism in unusally dark times. This weekend also sees film offerings from ThaiNdY on May 30, showing a new collection of short films by Thai artists, and a performance of piano improvisations by Tina Olsen.

Starting tomorrow, May 28, and running through June 30, the King Richard Carriage Houses (91-99 King St.) will host an exhibition by Brooklyn artists, with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Set in the dramatic custom town houses, according to the organizers, the works reflect the "newly emerging spirit of Brooklyn admist the historic Red Ook neighborhood backdrop," and is curated by Leon Nicholas Kalas.

This weekend, you are welcomed into the studios of the artists who work and live in the neighborhood through the Carroll Gardens & Red Hook Open Studio Tour. On Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m., preview art, meet the makers, and explore the neighborhoods in this unique opportunity. Tour maps can be found here.


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