December, 2014

Cartoon networking: Comic drawing night comes to Brooklyn

Art: If your super power is drawing comic book characters, this could become your new secret lair. Comment

Ditmas Park artist creates 60-foot mural celebrating Hindu goddess

Art: Talk about going out on a limb! Comment

Golden medal years! Dumbo exhibit celebrates elderly athletes

Art: They’re still standing — and running, hurdling, pole-vaulting, javelin-throwing, and shot-putting! Comment

Galapagos’s evolution taking it to Detroit

Art: Citing rising rents, the Dumbo gallery and venue is moving to the Motor City, where it has already bought nine buildings. Comment

The new pornographers: Bushwick artists hosting smut fest

Art: Bow-chicka-wow-wow. Comments (3)

November, 2014

Pro-creations! Red Hook show features art inspired by parenthood

Art: Meet the parents — then meet their artwork. Comment

Pin-art-a! Gowanus art installation is made to be smashed to pieces

Weird Art: Art is dead — or it will be after this show is done with it. Comments (2)

Right turn! Artists create flip-books for Boerum Hill exhibition

Art: To everything, turn, turn, turn. There is an art show, turn, turn, turn. Comment

W’burg gallery celebrates artist’s bizarre Christmas tradition

Weird Art: Fifty artists have created weird and wonderful dolls for a show inspired by an un-merry holiday season 50 years ago. Comment

Stripping at church: Comic fest comes to Williamsburg house of worship

Art: Big names in indie comics, and the fans who love them, swarmed Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on N. Eighth Street this weekend for Comic Arts Brooklyn. Comment

Gawk at artists’ workspaces during P’Slope open studio weekend

Art: This Brooklynite loves going in to work on the weekends — so much so, he wants you to come, too! Comment

Artist covers herself in whipped cream, cookies for new show

Weird Art: This Williamsburger has an arty appetite. Comments (6)

The dark arts: Dumbo to host first New York Festival of Light

Art: Dumbo is getting flashy — and it is not due to another luxury condo or gourmet grocery store. Comment

October, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts unveils its 2014-15 season

Art: Music, dance, and family musicals will rock the boards for the Center’s 60th-anniversary season. Comment

Memorable moments at the Center

Art: A movie ticket cost 45 cents, Boeing launched America’s first jet plane, and the TV dinner made its debut when the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1954. Comment

Picture books: Children’s author gives kids painting crash-course

Art: Painting is fundamental. Comment

Artist adorns Gowanus Canal with ‘roses’ made from Ralph Lauren shirts

Art: There is something blooming on the Gowanus Canal, and, no, it is not toxic algae. Comments (8)

Art-tech hub pulls out of Fort Greene development

Circuit Lord: A workshop for techie artists and artsy technologists moved to Sunset Park recently for what was supposed to be a short stay, but now it is sticking around for a while. Comment

Say it and spray it: Artist endures fire-hoses’s blast for protest art

Art: Fort Greene artist Dread Scott buckles under pressure, then gets back up again. Comments (3)

Photographer captures nature and decay in Gowanus

Art: It is Gowanus after dark. Comments (2)

September, 2014

By the river fumes: Painters gather to render Gowanus Canal

Art: And for my next work, I present “Condom, floating with dead rat.” Comment

Soggy doggies! Cobble Hill photographer snaps wet pooches

Art: These photos really made a splash. Comments (1)

Night shift! Dumbo Arts Fest exhibit looks at life after work

Art: What do New Yorkers do when they aren’t at work? A group of part-time photographers are trying to find out in their own spare time. Comment

Art by the masses: B’wick gallery gives world the keys, paint roller

Art: A Bushwick art gallery is taking the do-it-yourself ethos to new extremes by inviting the public inside to do whatever, whenever. Comment

Roughing it! Artist builds kitchen out of sandpaper in Dumbo

Art: What’s cooking? Gender politics. Comments (1)

Fruit of the zoom: W’burgers face off at adult pinewood derby

Art: They may not be Boy Scouts, but they have mastered the esoteric art of the model-car race. Comments (2)

Locals only: New Bric biennial highlights Downtown artists

Art: Downtown is going up on the wall. Comment

Checkin’ in with Brooklyn Museum’s director as he eyes the exit

Checkin’ in with: The outgoing Brooklyn Museum director has a piece of advice for his successor: march in the West Indian American Day Parade. Comment

The Lehman legacy: A retrospective

Art: Here is an expertly curated timeline to help guide you through retiring Brooklyn Museum director Arnold Lehman’s nearly two decades on the job. Comment

Downtown shooting: Photo project documents rapidly changing ’hood

Art: A group of local shutterbugs has been posting snapshots of Downtown life online — now they’re getting an exhibition. Comments (3)

Brooklyn Museum head: Stick a frame on me, I’m history

Art: It won’t be long before his last First Saturday. Comments (1)

High-heels step out of the closet — and into the Brooklyn Museum!

Art: Shoes. Shoes. Shoes. Oh my god, shoes! Comments (1)

Grime of passion! W’burg artist combines Japanese printmaking with dirt

Weird Art: And you thought dirty water was just for hot dogs. Comment

Flipping the slip script: Bushwick drag partiers prance, dance

Art: A whole royal court of drag kings and queens wigged out at the cross-dressing fest Bushwig last weekend in Bushwick. Comments (14)

Wave goodb-eye! Coney throwing farewell party for Spook-A-Rama Cyclops

Art: Keep an eye out for this party! Comments (1)

August, 2014

Full house! Crown Heights art installation is inspired by hoarders

Art: This performance will have it all — literally. Comment

Pickle-casso! Park Slope art show features food-centric works

Art: It is art imitating lunch. Comment

Grain of doubt: Sand sculpture winners pull through after last-minute collapse

Art: A 10-foot-tall, high-rise sand castle that almost didn’t happen took first place of the team division in the annual Coney sand sculpting contest on Aug. 16. Comment

Flatbush tree signs up for freaky-deaky refurbishment

Art: These bummed-out trees are about to get a trippy paint job. Comments (3)

Inside voices: Street artists go indoors for Sunset Park gallery show

Art: A famed New York graffiti artist is helping other street specialists show their fine art side. Comment

Office play-space: All-ages playground-art comes to MetroTech

Art: It’s a jungle-gym out there. Well, almost. It’s some seesaws and a maze. Comments (1)

Totally wired! Gowanus artist’s work is electrifying

Weird Art: This art show features high-tech chocolates that scream and moan when you bite into them. Comment

July, 2014

O-BAM-a! Prez honors Fort Greene arts venue

Art: The Brooklyn Academy of Music hit the White House yesterday. Comment

Art of glass: Exhibition features see-through gun sculptures

Art: The appeal of this art show is transparent. Comment

History in the painting! More Domino-factory art with serious overtones

Art: On the heels of the dismantling of the moody installation by artist Kara Walker comes a mural by a community group also grappling with the sugar industry’s connections to slavery. Comments (1)

Marni Kotak will go off her meds for new performance piece

Art: A lot of art is created under the influence of drugs — this piece is attempting the opposite. Comments (8)

Getting their goats! Dumbo art field closes with ruminator caper

Art: Whether the goats who came to eat the clover planted in a John Street lot yesterday are headed for the halal aisle or an urban farm, their time is running out. Comments (4)

Message on a bottle: Art show pairs rhymers and rye

Art: This artist gets his inspiration from the bottle. Comment

Performers fly high for youngsters in Maria Hernandez Park

Art: A group of artists showed Bushwick kids you don’t have to run away to join the circus by way of a park performance on Tuesday. Comments (2)

Touching the void: New Fort Greene exhibition makes art out of the intangible

Art: “The Air We Swim In” tuns breath and soundwaves into interactive artworks. Comment

June, 2014

A New Slope! ‘Star Wars’ droids storm Fourth Street for puppetry festival

Art: A short time ago in a galaxy right around the corner, it is a period of puppetry. Comments (2)

Avant garter! Cabaret channels performance artist Marina Abramovic

Art: The strippers were present. Comments (3)
✔ Poll

Verse vendors: Lego my Whitman

Art: UPDATE: Now you can weigh in about whether the Lego statue actually looks like Walt Whitman using our handy poll. Comments (2)

Good as Gold: New exhibit of Bklyn street photos — and the art they inspired

Art: The Brooklyn Historical Society is exhibiting snaps by legendary borough street photographer Lucille Fornasieri Gold, alongside the works they inspired by Nell Irvin Painter. Comment

Paint he something? Library’s artist in residence on display

Art: Brooklyn Public Library’s contracted creator kicked off a summer exhibition with a fast and furious painting demonstration. Comment

Atlantic Yards goes Futurama

Atlantic Yards: If you start to build it, they will wildly extrapolate. Comments (11)

Islamic school’s motto: We love to see you tile

Art: Proud students unveiled their art in Greenwood Heights last week. Comments (6)

Field days in Dumbo: John Street lot goes crimson and clover

Art: A new art installation has brought a clover field to a lot under the Manhattan Bridge. Comments (1)

Bushwick is where it’s Basqui-at! Artists opened up for the weekend

Art: Bushwick’s wildest and weirdest artists opened their doors to the world. Comments (1)

May, 2014

Bushwick pet-poop painter dogged by rival

Art: A secretive graffitist is painting pieces of dog manure gold — and he says he is not alone. Comments (16)

Show some skin: ‘Live’ tattoo shows at Bushwick Open Studios

Art: Call it tattoo performance art. Comment

Japanese designers call Brooklyn the Land of the Rising Fun

Art: Dumbo design show to feature Japanese designers who take a cue from Brooklyn Comment

Giant sphinx-lady sculpture inside Domino Sugar factory is not-so-sweet relief

Art: This artist is making the inside of the Domino Sugar factory bittersweet, with an emphasis on the bitter. Comments (5)

April, 2014

Fire-artworks: Feminist fireworks show to light up Prospect Park

Art: This art will go off with a bang! Comment

A Swoon song: Famed street artist builds giant tree inside Brooklyn Museum

Art: The museum’s rotunda has been transformed into a fanciful landscape. Comments (2)

Ai Wei-where? Ai Weiwei’s art is coming to Brooklyn — but he is not

Art: The artist is not present. Comment

Cut it out: Weird collection of collages coming to Cobble Hill gallery

Weird Art: This art show works on paper. Comment

Old Brooklyn defined: 25-year residency required for entry to this club

Art: The Society of Old Brooklynites has settled what constitutes “Old Brooklyn” once and for all. Except they operate on the honor system. Comments (7)

Open season at Bushwick sculpture garden

Art: An arts group is accepting work from sculptors to place in a community garden, no questions asked. Comments (2)

Arts and cats! Greenpoint cat ladies gather for craft night

Art: “Put a cat on it” is the mantra of an insurgent do-it-yourself movement, a queen of the craftswomen argues. Comments (10)

Pic out the jams: Photographer snaps city’s traditional jam sessions

Art: This guy likes to follow tradition — with a camera! Comment

Sew happy together: Brooklyn quilters stitch Downtown show together

Art: The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn is a tight-knit bunch. Comments (1)

March, 2014

New gallery is blowing up: Greenpoint studio takes off with balloon sculptures

Art: Talk about art that pops! Comments (1)

Tattoo artists put the guns down for multiple sclerosis

Art: Cast members from a reality show about an out-of-control tattoo parlor hawked more traditional art in Bedford-Stuyvesant and help raise money to fight the autoimmune disease. Comments (3)

Magnificent obsession: S’Park gallery exhibits art born from extreme passion

Art: Many artists are obsessive, but these ones have turned obsession into an art-form. Comment

‘Let them seat cake!’: Gowanus art gallery hosts so-called ‘Cake Sit,’ butt is it art?

Art: A performance artist hosted a so-called “Cake Sit” at a Gowanus art gallery. Comments (5)

Brooklyn Museum’s new civil rights exhibition goes beyond old photos

Art: The civil rights movement is making a comeback in Brooklyn. Comments (3)

Learning curve: Performance artists adjust to life in hamster wheel

Art: And you thought your living situation was topsy-turvy. Comments (18)

February, 2014

B’wick performance artists to live in giant hamster wheel for 10 days

Art: This sounds like a wheel-y uncomfortable living situation. Comments (29)

Libraries invite artists and musicians to move in upstairs

Art: Bands and painters will soon be able to get their artistic groove on above the stacks at libraries in Williamsburg and Red Hook. Comments (4)

Local color: People’s Playground photographers put Coney on display

Art: Call it a Coney photo album. Comment

Rugging up: Boerum Hill artist weaves photos into prayer rugs

Art: This artist mixes the spiritual with the arboreal. Comment

Getting milit-art! Landlord to decorate with pics by veterans

Art: A real estate company is decorating its buildings with art by former soldiers. Comment

Going out on a limb: Tattoo parlor art show features disembodied arms

Art: Skin art is not the only thing on display at this Williamsburg tattoo studio. Comment

A space art-yssey: Sci-fi-inspired art show blasts off in W’burg

Art: It’s art, Jim, but not as we know it. Comment

Walk this way! Myrtle Avenue celebrates Black history with art stroll

Art: It is the biggest Black History Month celebration this side of the East River. Or, as we like to call it, the West River. Comment

Outside in: Bushwick street artist moves his work indoors

Art: Luis Rosenfeld’s glossy black and white photos are typically found on the streets of Bushwick. But for one month, you can see them in wrmer surrounds. Comment

January, 2014

Bugging out: Brooklyn insect expert makes dollhouses for bugs

Art: A Brooklyn bug expert will teach a class in creating dioramas of anthopomorphized insects doing everyday activities. Comments (1)

True colors: New sculpture show brightens up Prospect Heights

Art: Gray skies got you down? Get a dose of chromotherapy at this vibrant exhibition. Comments (2)

Sludgie the whale returns to Gowanus — kinda

Art: It is a whale of an exhibition. Comments (10)

Have truck, will travel: Photo show snaps Mexican carpoolers

Art: This exhibition will may you think twice before complaining about New York rush hour. Comments (1)

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