Is Greenpoint Ready for Its Spotlight? Greenpoint Open Studios Opens Friday

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Williamsburg has long enjoyed its reign as New York’s art-borhood and more recently Bushwick has been a growing player in the emerging art scene, but now the last neighborhood of that creative triumvirate which forms north Brooklyn, Greenpoint, has thrown its hat into the ring.

This weekend is the first-ever Greenpoint Open Studios. To launch things off, GOS organizers will kick things off with a Friday night party at Transmitter Park featuring video screenings by:

  • Meredith Drum
  • Robert Mead
  • Ulrike Muller
  • Martha Rosler
  • Paul Lloyd Sargent
  • Joel Schlemowitz

and dance performances choreographed by:

  • Ali Fischer
  • Julie Fotheringham and Jarryd Lowder
  • Jen Kosky
  • Jackie Moynahan and Janusz Jaworski
  • Leanne Schmidt and Company,
  • jill sigman/thinkdance

The evening is curated by Jackie Moynahan and Mary Billyou. And just in case it rains, check their blog for an indoor location.

Saturday night, there will be opening receptions at 4 local galleries (Greenpoint Gallery, YES Gallery, Gallery 1889 & Marie Taillefer) so you can stumble around and soak in all the art. Festivities conclude Sunday with an artists talk followed by an after party at Coco66.

Judging by what I saw at the GOS installations at Brooklyn Distillery two weekends ago, there’s some real talent to be discovered in Greenpoint. I even tweeted one work by Caroline Wood that I really enjoyed because of its playfulness. It’s a site-specific corner installation made of paper. I’ll definitely be looking for her studio during my art crawl.

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