This Week’s Art Events and Openings

08/27/2012 3:13 PM |

Installation View: ...Is It Free?, NURTUREart Gallery
  • Installation View: …Is It Free?, NURTUREart Gallery

This week, we’ll be thrown into the dark for the Bushwick Blackout, we’ll take a trip to Governors Island, and we’ll have a free artist therapy session.

Tuesday, August 28th

Meetups: GO! Brooklyn

Have you prepped for GO! Brooklyn? Us neither. If you can’t be bothered to look through the lists of nearly TWO THOUSAND Brooklyn artists that will be opening their studio’s in two weekends time, then you could go to one of the GO! meetups on Tuesday and ask some questions to narrow your search. The GO! staff say the meetups are “really fun and incredibly special events”. Sounds like a slight exaggeration to me, but we’ll give it a try.

6PM, The Way Station, Prospect Heights: 683 Washington Avenue
6.30PM, Gambrinus Bar & Restaurant, Coney Island: 3100 Ocean Parkway
7PM, 61 Local, Boreum Hill: 61 Bergen Street

Thursday, August 30th

On-going Event: 56 Bogart Street, Thoughts in Your Head

Being an artist is hard. Sometimes you just need to talk to someone about your inner struggles and woes. Dr. Lisa Levy, S.P. (Self-Proclaimed) is offering free speed therapy for artists on Thursdays, noon to 6pm through September. Levy tells us she may not have a licence for performance-therapy, but you will get a free prescription in the form of advice. Thats more than Bert Rodriguez offered us at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, right?

12AM-6PM, Bushwick: 56 Bogart Street, first office on left.

Friday, August 31st

Opening: The Shirey, Bushwick Blackout

Hey, you know what’s better than art? Glow in the dark art! This Friday The Shirey opens its multi-media exhibition and video screening… in total darkness. The only thing visible will be luminous, twinkling and glowing art. Sounds dangerous, like Dating in the Dark, but without the reality show cameras. Bushwick Blackout will be be full of 3D art emerging from walls, ceiling, and and floors. We haven’t heard of most of the artists (there will be work from emerging artists Ann Oren, Anna Kunz, Anne Vieux, April Childers, Christopher Robbins, and more), but it sounds fun.

8-11 PM, The Shirey, Bushwick: 47 Thames Street

Opening: NUTUREart Gallery, …Is This Free? Part III

NURTUREart’s Summer Exhibition questions the potential of “free” art and is opening its third and final segment on Friday. Curated by Marco Antonini, this show has enough ephemera that’s either free or about free-ness to keep a viewer busy for hours.

The third installment of the show will add some exciting artists to the line up. We’re hoping Don Elder’s will be offering up his free bar. Based on this chance alone, we’re dubbing this the must-see opening of the week.

7-9PM, NUTUREart Gallery, Williamsburg: 56 Bogart Street

Saturday, September 1st

Opening Weekend: 5th Annual Governors Island Art Fair

4heads, a New York arts group that repurposes unused spaces for artists, opens the 5th Annual Governors Island Art Fair this Saturday. The art fair will be open to the public every weekend in September. The 100 independent artists that feature in the fair aren’t up on the site, and we consider this a bad sign. We’re listing it nonetheless because it’s the last week in August; if you haven’t decided to take a trip out of town, there won’t be anything for you to do here.

11AM-6PM, Building 12, Sections D, E, H, I and P Governors Island Governors Island (Get the ferry from either Manhattan or Brooklyn).

This week, we’ll be seeing art in the dark, going to Governors Island, and having artist therapy sessions.