Open House/Open Studios

Date

Aug 1, 2018 • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost

FREE w/RSVP

Location

505 State Street
505 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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  • Residency artists open studios!

  • Music by DJ Bembona, photo by Ojos Nebulosos

  • Paper Marbeling Workshop with BreadxButta

  • Healing and wellness activities with Harriet's Apothecary

Celebrate the summer with BRIC's contemporary art program!

Celebrate the summer and great art with BRIC's contemporary art program during our Open House/Open Studios event, taking place at BRIC House, and just down the street at our satellite residency space at 505 State Street. Come take a look at what our BRICworkspace residency artists have been up to, as they open the doors to their studios! Plus, music, performance, art-making and holistic activities, gallery tours, free snacks and refreshments, and much more!

 

SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING (continually updated): 
   
6-8PM Artist-in-residence Open Studios
Visit the studios of Óscar Díaz, Oasa DuVerney, Shanti Grumbine, Nooshin Rostami, and see what they've been working on this summer. 
505 STATE STREET, Fl 2
   
ONGOING (6-9PM)

Artist-in-residence Open Studios
Visit the studios of Jeila Gueramian and Emily Oliveira, and see what they've been working on this summer. 
ARTIST STUDIO

   

ONGOING (6-9PM)

Summer exhibitions on view: Alchemy, Erika Ranee, Theresa Chromati
Plus a special gallery tour, time TBA.
GALLERY
   
6-8PM

Art-making Activity: Paper Marbling with BreadxButta
Learn the ancient technique of Paper Marbling, receiving background history and demonstrations on material preparation and ingredients. Then make your own piece of marbled paper, which you can use to create a beautiful booklet, journal, or photo border! All materials provided. BreadxButta is a lifestyle brand based out of Brooklyn, NY, focusing on fusing art, fashion, wellness, and plant medicine.
URBAN WALKWAY

   
7-9PM

Music by DJ Bembona            
Bembona is a Puerto Rican-Panamanian DJ, multi-platform artist & activist, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Her work represents & pushes forward the Afro-Diasporadical movement, Latinx/Indigenous/Caribbean/African, with the purpose of empowering & bridging the gap between POC communities, generations, activist work & beyond.
GALLERY/STOOP

   
7pm

Performance of Fault Lines by artist-in-residence Nooshin Rostami and artist Jemila MacEwan
Fault Lines is a collaborative sculpture-based performance work by artists Jemila MacEwan and Nooshin Rostami. In this performance, the artists will take a stack of 52 oversized ‘playing cards’ made of sheetrock, and attempt to stack them into a house of cards configuration. The artists take a conceptual approach to the act of construction by creating a series of intensely felt moments of tension. Each performer takes the responsibility of one card and together they negotiate a meeting point for the two fragile plates until there is a trust that balance has been achieved. This performance re-imagines construction as an emotionally laborious collaborative process of constantly attempting to anticipate and mitigate failure.
505 STATE STREET, Fl 2

   

7-9PM

Art-making and Holistic Activities:

  • Self-guided activities with Harriet's Apothecary featuring Tarot Card reading and herbal sachet-making. You can also make a contribution to S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D., a massive multi-colored tapestry composed of a collection of Stories, Testimonies, Intentions, Truths, Confessions, Healing, Expressions, and Dreams submitted by people across the nation and sewn into the tapestry. 
  • Alchemist’s Cypher activation presented by Veronica Agard which will weave storytelling and healing through an embodied experience of altars, vision boards, and community conversations.

BALLROOM

   
7-9pm Portrait Studio with Angelys Ocana
Pose for an artistic, professional portrait with photographer Angelys Ocana of Good People Bad Habits, who will then email you the finished product in days to come.  
OUTSIDE THE TV STUDIO
   
ONGOING (6-9PM)

On-site Activations by sponsor Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Swing by Douglas Elliman's space at the Open House/Open Studio event and enter to win an original work of art created on-site by visual artist Melissa Godoy-Nieto. Douglas Elliman will also be giving away free artist-designed tote bags created in collaboration with street artist Yako440
SWING SPACE

   
ONGOING (6-9PM)

FREE Snacks and Refreshments
Enjoy a glass of white or rosé, and some summertime treats!
BOX OFFICE

   

 

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