Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)’s 2017 Spring Art Shows Rites of Spring Wide Open 8 Recycle 2017 Saturday, June 10th, 2017 and Sunday, June 11th, 2017
There are certain rites of spring that define the season – the blossoming Cherry Esplanade at BBG, the return of ice cream cones and rose wine, and for the artists and patrons of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition spring time signals a fresh new season of art shows and performances. Rites of Spring, where light-filled airy galleries are loaded with images of rebirth and renewal from over 150 artists; Wide Open 8, a national juried show selected by MoMA assistant curator, Cara Manes, with 120 pieces in all media chosen from over 1500 submissions; Recycle 2017, juried by Harriet Taub of NYC’s Materials for the Arts, which has introduced many of our visitors to the new re-use genre. 65 pieces are exhibited.
Special events are planned for every day of the show – including the Sunday performance series and Saturday reading series, which aims to celebrate and savor the wondrous variety of Brooklyn-based wordsmiths.
The show is open weekends 1-6PM and runs through June 18. 481 Van Brunt (Door 7) in Red Hook. 718-596-2506 email firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information, go to bwac.org
Saturday, June 10th:
2:00-3:30 Country. Roots. Warblers, pickers & grinners. This is Alice & The Underground, a crew of old souls playing tunes about feelings. - www.aliceandtheunderground.com
4:00-5:30p.m. Al Lee Wyer is a veteran NYC performer with a repertoire of clever, humorous, intelligent originals along with a mix of pop standards. An upbeat Poet/ Musician /Transit Worker who has been known to channel Liza
Manelli - Sinatra - Al Lee Wyer - Alice Cooper etc. His work is eclectic and lots of fun. With his thicker-than-water Brooklyn accent, his storytelling, whether through song or through his long spoken word segments in between, is humorous to the extreme. - http://alleewyer.com/
Sunday, June 11th: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Jim Petrie is a New York based guitarist, singer and writer of songs that are a bit country, a bit folky, a bit bluesy, and a bit rock 'n roll; all played with a classical guitarist's touch. www.jimpetriemusic.com
3:15-4:15 PM Curtis Why is a traveling singer songwriter and masterly musician from Australia, who has been performing around the world for nearly a year now. Curtis's unique, and immensely appealing guitar style, which blends rhythm and lead, is an expression of his desire to harmonize dynamic oppositions. songsfacebook.com/curtiswhy soundcloud.com/curtiswhy
4:30PM -5:30 PM Astoria Skyline will be presenting interpretative acoustic covers, from artists as diverse as Paul Simon, Liz Phair, Oasis, and Old Crow Medicine Show. With influences ranging from the Grateful Dead, John Fahey, and Yo La Tengo, multi-instrumentalist Josh Wakesberg has been serenading the Astoria skyline for over a decade. When not singing on his fire escape, he can be found exploring abandoned buildings and photographing NYC parks. Stephanie Kadison provides backup vocals and keyboards for a number of local NYC singer songwriters, including Peri Mason, and is a classically trained singer, pianist, dancer, and PhD neuroscientist turned HS bio