Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Walk 02Oct2008

The DUMBO 1st Thursday Gallery Walk. DUMBO 1st Thursday features area galleries and artists’ studios, open from 5:30 to 8:30, on the first Thursday of each month. There is no admission fee – participating galleries are open to the public. Gallery receptions, neighborhood dining and bars, and live music add to the evening’s festivities:

October 2, 2008 First Thursday Participants include, but are not limited to the following list. Please check with each gallery to confirm that they will be open late on Thursday.

5+5 Gallery, 111 Front St., Suite 210
A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front St., Suite 228
Aswoon Gallery, 14 Jay St.
Brooklyn Arts Council, 111 Front St., Suite 218
Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation, 111 Front St.
DUMBO Arts Center, 30 Washington St.
GalleryQB, 163 Plymouth St.
Gloria Kennedy Gallery, 111 Front St., Suite 222
Henry Gregg Gallery, 111 Front St., Suite 226
Klompching Gallery, 111 Front St.
Melville House, 145 Plymouth St.
Nelson Hancock Gallery, 111 Front St., Suite 204
Pochron Studios, 20 Jay St.
Powerhouse Books & Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main St.
Rabbithole Studio, 33 Washington St.
Robert Wilson/rw Work Ltd, 111 Front St.
Safe-T Gallery, 111 Front St., Suite 214
Smack Mellon, 93 Plymouth St. @ Washington Street
Spring, 126a Front St.
Tivoli Home, 111 Front St., 1st floor
Umbrage Gallery, 111 Front St.
VII DUMBO, 28 Jay St.
Wessel + O-Connor Fine Art, 111 Front St., Suite 200

Some highlights include:

VII Photo
My America, Chris Morris
Preview: October 2, 6-8:30pm
September 26 – November 6
Preview of Chris Morris’ exhibition, “My America” – a very personal take on the American democratic process, from the privileged position of Time Magazine’s #1 photographer of the Republican campaign 2004 and 2008.
28 Jay Street, DUMBO Brooklyn, 212-337-3130

A.I.R. Gallery (New Dumbo Gallery)
A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show
Work by A.I.R. artists from 1972 to the present
Opening Reception, Thurs., Oct. 2, 6pm-8pm
Part I: October 2 – November 1, 2008
Curated by Kat Griefen & Carey Lovelace
Works by: Sheila Manion Artz, Dotty Attie, Nancy Azara, Rachel Bas-Cohain, Susan Bee, Judith Bernstein, Liz Biddle, Maude Boltz, Agnes Denes, Sari Dienes, Daria Dorosh, Mary Beth Edelson, Jessie Nebraska Gifford, Barbara Grinell, Harmony Hammond, Louise Kramer, Carolyn Martin, Rosemary Mayer, Louise McCagg, Patsy Norvell, Howardena Pindell, Ann Pachner, Jill Parisi, Beatrice Riese, Barbara Roux, Ursula Schneider, Ann Schaumburger, Barbara Siegel, Sylvia Sleigh, Nancy Storrow, Tenesh Webber, Nancy Wilson-Pajic, Janise Yntema, and Elizabeth Zechel
111 Front Street #228, DUMBO Brooklyn, 212-255-6651

  Brooklyn Arts Council
Creative Cartographies Curatorial Talk
Thursday, October 2, 6pm
Exhibition Dates: September 26 – January 9, 2009 6
Curatorial Talk with Jeanne Gerrity
111 Front Street, Suite 218, DUMBO Brooklyn, 718-625-0080

Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation
Marlene Dietrich in Dr. No’s Ludovico Clinic (Dr. Baby’s Erzland)
Jonathan Meese
Public Reception October 2, 2008 5:30-8pm
Exhibition Open M-F September 26 – January 9
A re-staging of Jonathan Meese’s site-specific installation from Watermill this summer, featuring original work and video selection from the German artist. Curated by Dmitry Komis.
111 Front St., Gallery 216, DUMBO Brooklyn, 212-253-7484

Galapagos Art Space
From Irony to Spirituality, Vitaly Komar
October 2, 2008 5:30 pm
September 26 – November 6
Artist Vitaly Komar will share his experiences from Eastern and Western Culture through a lecture and slideshow including his early and recent works.
16 Main Street, DUMBO Brooklyn, 718-222-8500

Gloria Kennedy Gallery
“Clay Focus” Exhibition
Reception: October 2, 2008
September 10 – October 18, 2008
Artisits: Erica Arce’, Erica Arce’, Mika Drimer, Simcha Even-Chen, Leslie Ferretti, Anna Velkoff Freeman, Joseph Gower, Gloria Kennedy, Serinity Knight, Rene Murray, Susi Pugliese, Stephanie Rozene, Phyllis Savage, Susan Tunick, Etta Winigrad and Matthew Yanchuk.
The “Clay Focus” exhibition spotlights a collection of amazing art created by a diverse group of multinational ceramic artists.
111 Front Street Gallery 222, DUMBO Brooklyn, 718-858-5254
(Image: HELMET OF SALVATION 19″x15″x10″ Media: Pit smoked twice fired terra cotta)

Melville House
Chemotherapeutic Turbine Songs: A Project from the Navajo Nation, Dominic Miller
Opening party on Oct 2
October 1-31
Photographs and interviews taken by artist, Dominic Miller, on the legacy of uranium mining inside the Navajo Nation.
145 Plymouth Street, DUMBO Brooklyn, 718-722-9204

Still Here: Stories After Katrina, Photographs by Joseph Rodríguez
October 2, 2008, 7-9pm (Slide show starts at 7:30pm)
August 29, 2008 marked the third anniversary of the horror that Hurricane Katrina inflicted upon the north-central Gulf Coast. Its devastation is a wound not yet healed and its survivors are the subject of Joseph Rodriguez’s fourth powerHouse Book, Still Here: Stories After Katrina. In it, he documents the ongoing expressions of hope, perseverance, and suffering in the affected communities.

On Thursday, October 2, 2008, Rodriguez will present a slide show of images from the book and will speak of his experiences while photographing and interviewing families and individuals throughout New Orleans and Texas. Like the photographers who worked with the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression, Rodríguez’s work alerts readers to the ongoing pressures faced by some of the country’s most distressed and vulnerable people. His black-and-white photographs remind the viewer that despite the loss of home, community, and culture, so many continue to push forward, and are “still here.”
The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO Brooklyn, 718-666-3049

rehearsal to madness, Gui Mohallem
October 2nd – October 31
Brazilian artist Gui Mohallem’s first solo exhibition uses digital pinhole photography in conjunction with biographical text to explore the borders of insanity.
33 Washington Street, DUMBO Brooklyn, 718-852-1500

  Smack Mellon
1st Thursday: Live Music by Ghastly City Sleep & Beer by Kelso
Thursday, October 2
92 Plymouth Street, DUMBO Brooklyn, 718-834-8761

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