Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Open Studios at New York Art Residency and Studios

Have a hankering for art? Want to check out studios and meet artists? Does this weekend have some free time?

Check out the NARS self-guided Open Studio Tour on
Saturday, May 30 or Sunday, May 31 from 11 AM - 6 PM. (I'd get there no earlier than Noon to ensure sleepier artists have arrived.) The studios are located at 253 36th Street and 88 35th Street, and there will be an opening reception on Saturday from 6 PM to 9 PM.

For more info www.narsfoundation.org
or contact
Kenya Robinson, Programs Director - programs@narsfoundation.org

See below for details:

BROOKLYN, NY─ On May 30-31, more than 40 artists in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, will open their studios to the public for the 2nd Annual NARS Foundation Open Studio event, offering visitors a unique opportunity to meet and view work by Brooklyn-based visual artists in a new and rapidly evolving artistic community. “An open studio is a very different experience than seeing work in a gallery,” says NARS Founding Director Junho Lee. “You can talk to the artists and learn about their work in the context of their working process. Every room has its own personality.”

The studios are located at 253 36th Street and 88 35th Street in a cluster of 19th century industrial buildings near the East River waterfront. Studios will be open for self-guided tours from 11 AM to 6 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. A reception will be held on Saturday night from 6-9 PM featuring jazz and electronica spun by DJs Michael Paul Britto and Jay Reid.

Maps for the artists’ studios will be available at building entrances during the weekend of the event. Maps, directions, and additional information are also available online at www.narsfoundation.org/events.htm. NARS Foundation studio buildings are conveniently located one block from an express subway stop.

To create synergy, the NARS Foundation Open Studio weekend was scheduled to take place simultaneously with an open studio event organized by the nearby Industry City Art Project.
Founded in 2006, NARS Foundation Inc. is dedicated to providing residencies and studio space to artists as a means of inspiring cultural exchange, professional development, and community engagement.

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