June Art Walks
The summer starts with a bang here in Brooklyn with three art walks during the month of June.
Boerum Hill’s Atlantic Avenue Artwalk (http://atlanticavenueartwalk.com/) Sat. June 4th and Sun. June 5th (hours vary) will include public art, open studios, gallery workshops and more. Look for a free children’s art workshop (all ages) on Saturday June 4th (1 -3pm) at The Invisible Dog Art Center (51 Bergen St.) led by current exhibition curators Steven and William Ladd. The workshop will utilize remnants (fabric, fasteners, buckles) of the art space’s former life as a belt factory. While there, enjoy the current show “Obstacle”, which is child friendly and features an irresistible jungle-gym like sculpture constructed of wood and paper mache. While in the area, don’t miss the open studios at 610 Dean Street which boasts works by 7 artists including a video of the diminutive but potent protagonist Timmy of “Timmy Vs. God” a hilarious look at the pitfalls of discourse with the Divine by painter and video artist David Pierce.
Starting Friday eve, June 3rd and running through Sunday June 6th (hours vary) the 5th Annual Bushwick Open Studios promises to be bigger than ever, with over 350 art shows to choose from (http://artsinbushwick.org/bos2011/). Look for “Composite Factor” a new four-person show at Interstate Projects (56 Bogart St.), especially the paparazzi deflecting headgear of artist Arielle Falk. Interstate will also host nightly outdoor video screenings during the festival from dusk to 10pm. Also of note, “The Mother Ship,” English Kills’ annual summer group show (114 Forrest St.) with inspired installation by Andrew Ohanesian and mind-blowing paintings by Lenny Reibstein.
Later in the month is Northside Open Studios, (http://www.northsideopenstudios.org/) an art event for Greenpoint and Williamsburg, held in conjunction with the Northside Music and Arts Festival, Thurs June 16 – Sun June 19th (hours vary). Check out the collaborative, L.A. based “Sumi Ink Club” on Sat. June 18th from 12-6pm at Rawson Projects (339 Bedford Ave.) for interactive, drawing fun. See also the interactive and child-friendly exhibition “Intensity” at ventana244 (244 N. 6th St.)