Tuesday, May 19, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: MAY 2009

STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS: G-TRAIN SALON DEPARTING!

Roving emerging artists' salon travels to a Park Slope design collective and WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint.



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CONTACT
: Gtrainsalon@gmail.com
www.gtrainsalon.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/gtrainsalon

(Brooklyn, NY) May 19, 2009 ─ A series of intimate, conversation-based exhibitions, the G-Train Salon made its debut earlier this year in a living room on Atlantic Avenue. Between June and July 2009, this nomadic emerging artists' salon will venture to the Urban Alchemist design collective on 5th Avenue in Park Slope and WORD Bookstore off the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train. A collaborative effort between a Queens-based salonière and various private and public venues throughout Brooklyn, the G-Train Salon gives emerging artists the rare opportunity to communicate with the general public about their work, thus minimizing the distance typically separating an art object on display from its maker.

Please join us for a salon-style discussion on Friday, June 5 from 7-9pm at Urban Alchemist for Things Left Behind, a fanciful installation of homegrown creations, photographs and mementos by artist Kelly Murphy (http://suburbansabbatical.typepad.com/). On the evening of Saturday, June 13, the artist will also be on hand to host an interactive craft-making activity related to objects in the exhibition. Also check out the Hit Factorie's summer reading exhibition at WORD Bookstore this July. This dynamic collective is at it again, this time designing an original artist book display with their "hit list" of summer reads. Please check out www.gtrainsalon.blogspot.com for more information about their summer salon event and the most current updates about upcoming shows. Follow us on Twitter.com as well as we share comments and insights by the artist and the audience on and off-site.

ORGANIZATION & SUPPORT
G-Train Salon is the latest installment by independent curator and contemporary salonière, Krista N. Saunders, in collaboration with Brendan Bush and David Denrich, Urban Alchemist, Jill Benson and WORD Bookstore. Promotional materials designed by Andres Medina.

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