Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn’

Everything But a Unicorn: Jack Early at Southfirst

November 6, 2009

“[Jack] Early’s new installation is really a lyrical self-portrait, executed with patience and seasoned ability. In ‘Ear Candy,’ with its aesthetic appeal as well as substance, Early has created a deep surface through which to re-enter the world.”

Read the whole review on Hyperallergic!


A view of the Jack Early installation, photo by m. river via Flickr. Used with permission of the photographer.


Open Studios at Brooklyn Navy Yard – Saturday

October 7, 2009

This Saturday, Oct. 10, the Brooklyn Navy Yard opens its gates to the public for its annual open studios event.

It’s a great chance to explore one of the most mysterious areas in NYC, as well as to meet the scores of furniture makers, sculptors, and other artists and craftspeople who work in former military complex on the waterfront.

Evite_BNYArtsCheck it out!

Cooking Up Craft in Brooklyn

September 30, 2009

whimsyspice-smCheck out my piece on Brooklyn’s “edible craft” scene posted on American Craft Council’s blog today —

“While craft in its many inedible forms is normally the topic of interest for those of us reading this blog, today I wanted to give you a virtual tour of the artisanal food scene – or edible craft movement if you will – burgeoning here in Brooklyn.”

Read it all right here. Thanks for asking me to write it, Jenny and Monica!

Facts & Findings

September 29, 2009

Stop-Action Spaghetti

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 10:35 AM PDT

This is an amazing short film by PES called Western Spaghetti. Watch and be inspired! (

Gagosian the Boutique

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 10:27 AM PDT

Top NYC contemporary art gallery Gagosian is launching a retail space this week featuring art books, posters, and artist editions. First time I’ve heard of such a high-profile gallery making this kind of move. Interesting. (

Fresh Furniture by Brooklyn’s Robert Austin Gonzalez

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 10:18 AM PDT

Gerry at Brooklyn Modern on Robert Austin Gonzalez, a Brooklyn-based furniture maker new to both of us. It’s all about the legs… (

The Craft of Burning Man

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 10:14 AM PDT

Extreme Craft blogger Garth Johnson covers the Burning Man convening in the Nevada desert earlier this month. (

Brooklyn’s 3rd Ward Expands

September 25, 2009


The awesomeness of 3rd Ward never stops. As reported in Brooklyn Based this week, this feisty space devoted to independent creative production — where you can take wood working classes, rent a WiFi office cubicle, see shows by local artists, and partake in a pig roast party — is located in a huge loft building on Morgan Ave. in Bushwick.

A few weeks ago they quietly opened a second location on Metropolitan and Lorimer, doubling their space and expanding their class offerings. How about “An Introduction to New York’s Art World” featuring lectures from gallerists, artists, curators, and dealers ready to help you navigate the art scene and get your work shown? They’ve also teamed up with Etsy to offer courses like Extraordinary Embroidery.

When you become an annual member (starting at $39/month), you even get a free bike. Now that’s forward thinking!

3rd Ward is one of the most relevant and in-touch arts non-profits out there. They also throw swell parties. Check them out at the grand opening reception on October 23!