Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Walk 04Dec2008

The DUMBO 1st Thursday Gallery Walk. DUMBO 1st Thursday features area galleries, 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:

December 4, 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.
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.
Umbrage Gallery, 111 Front St.
VII Photo, 28 Jay St.
Wessel + O-Connor Fine Art, 111 Front St., Suite 200

Some highlights include:

A Celebration of the Polaroid
Thursday, December 4th 2008, One Night only!
An Exhibition And Sale Of Limited Edition Polaroid Images
111 Front Street, Suite 224, Dumbo Brooklyn

Smack Mellon
1st Thursday: Live Press Play Music Series
This month’s featured band: Holler Wild Rose
Music Performance begins at 7pm. Live Music, Great Beer, Innovative Art. Smack Mellon presents the latest sounds by new musicians every first Thursday of the month along with a beer tasting courtesy of Kelso of Brooklyn.
92 Plymouth Street, DUMBO Brooklyn, 718-834-8761

Brooklyn Arts Council/BAC Gallery
Creative Cartographies Film Screening
December 4, 2008, 6pm
Creative Cartographies, on-view until January 9, 2009
Visit BAC Gallery for a screening of short films/videos relating to the curatorial theme of the exhibition Creative Cartographies. Free beer provided by Kelso of Brooklyn.
111 Front Street, Suite 218, DUMBO Brooklyn, 718-625-0080

A.I.R. Gallery
A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show
Three Solo Exhibitions: Ursula Schneider- Paintings: The River; Claire Owen- from under a darkened sky; Ari Tabei- dress for Today
Opening Reception: Thursday December 4, 6-8pm
December 3, 2008 – January 4, 2009
Live performances of Dress for Today #6 by Ari Tabei
Saturdays Dec 6, 13 & 20th from 3-6pm
(Image credit: Ursula Schneider, February Hudson River 2007)
111 Front Street #228, DUMBO Brooklyn, 212-255-6651

Amos Eno Gallery (New gallery)
Close: Photographs by Anthony Cuneo
Reception for the artist on Thursday December 4th from 6-8 p.m.
November 25th-December 20th, 2008 Tue-Sat 11-6
111 Front Street #202, DUMBO Brooklyn, 718-237-3001

Umbrage Editions
LUCKY UNLUCKY OPENING with the Artist, Lisa Van Noorden
December 4, 2008 6-8pm
LUCKYUNLUCKY runs through January 30 2008
The series by Dutch artist, Lisa van Noorden, depicts child soldiers in a medium accessible to all audiences, from adults to young children.
111 Front Street #208, DUMBO Brooklyn, 212-796-2707

  Melville House
Get Your War On: The Definitive Account of the War on Terror 2001-2008
David Rees
December 4, 7-9pm
Rees will present a history of the War on Terror told entirely in cartoons and based on his book Get Your War On (Soft Skull Press)
145 Plymouth Street, DUMBO Brooklyn, 718-722-9204

powerHouse Books and Flavorpill presents Annual Holiday Extravaganza
Thursday, December 4, 2008, 6-9PM
Special appearances by over 40 powerHouse Books authors and the musical stylings of Arlene Gottfried and Urban Barnyard On December 4, powerHouse Books and The powerHouse Arena will host a once-a-year gathering of its publishing family, featuring appearances by acclaimed fine art photographers, photojournalists, documentarians, filmmakers, artists, and authors. Additionally, two of the powerHouse posse will showcase their other talents with special performances by Arlene Gottfried and managing editor Daoud Tyler-Ameen as one fourth of Urban Barnyard.
The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO Brooklyn, 866-99-ARENA

  Pochron Studios Exhibit
BUILDING, MAKING, INVENTING, SEARCHING by Emily Silver, Tove Langridge, Joseph Ellis
The artists ‘hands on’ attitude toward art making is what bonds the work of these three artists. Emily’s sculptures are built with found objects of all varieties, bound together to form unheard of animals and objects. Joe builds up colorful abstract landscapes with oils while Tove stains and paints on built up surfaces reminiscent of skin and earth.
20 Jay Street, 11th floor, DUMBO Brooklyn