Wednesday, May 20, 2009

NEXT STOP: Kelly Murphy at the Urban Alchemist Design Collective in Park Slope!

Hi Everyone!

It's official! The "G-train Salon" will make its second stop at the gorgeous, jewelry and design oasis, Urban Alchemist (http://www.urbanalchemiststore.com/) on 5th Avenue and 5th Street in Park Slope. Part store, studio, and gallery, Urban Alchemist is collaborating with the "G-Train Salon" for the first Mixed-Media Mash-up: original window installations featuring site-specific environments by emerging artists. Jersey girl and mixed-media extraordinaire Kelly Murphy will kick off the series with her solo exhibition, "Things Left Behind." Using childhood mementos, glass, jewelry and photography (among other items!), Murphy will create a buoyant environment of textures and colors evocative of an underwater exploration. Interested in learning more about the artist? Check out her blog and fanciful creations here: http://suburbansabbatical.typepad.com/

SALON SCHEDULE:

Things Left Behind @ Urban Alchemist
Kelly Murphy

Friday, June 5, 7-9 pm

7-8pm Cocktails

8-8:30 Discussion and Q & A with the artist

Saturday, June 13, 7-9pm

7-8pm Cocktails

8-8:30 Discussion and Q & A with the artist

We are thrilled to have Kelly on board and look forward to sharing her work and thoughts with you at the upcoming salon!


Cheers!
G-Train Salon
www.twitter.com/gtrainsalon

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.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Artists' Books Exhibition at WORD in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Hi all!

The "G-Train Salon" is proud to announce our newest collaboration! The Hit Factorie (www.hitfactorie.com) will be collaborating with us for the summer artists' books salon at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn (www.wordbrooklyn.wordpress.com)! Tentatively scheduled for July 2009, the members of Hit Factorie will get together, yet again, to produce a completely original book and display exploring a summer reading theme.

I will keep you posted of all developments as they continue to unfold! Final details for both WORD + Hit Factorie and Kelly Murphy at Urban Alchemist in June to follow . . .

Sincerely,

G-Train Salon