Friday, July 30, 2010

Looking Back, Thinking Ahead

Hey guys,

  Here's the latest from our end. 

  We started the week with artist and social media darling, Karen Schoellkopf in none other than Greepoint, Brooklyn (felt so natural riding the G-Train for the first time in a while. Ha!).  We met at WORD bookstore on Franklin Ave., one of the most charming and interesting independent bookstores in the borough and home to our July 2009 salon with artist book collective, Hit Factorie.  We're hoping to collaborate with Karen on a site-specific installation inspired by text and talk (both of which we're very familiar with!).

  On the way to WORD, we ran into artist Laura Hamilton, one of the first artists to help us kick-off the "G-Train Salon." She's an incredibly talented photographer (and former Jersey Girl!) who is now Greenpoint-based and lovin' it.  Was great to catch up and talk art/work/life. 

  On Wednesday night, my co-curator Jill and I had a really fruitful planning session.  We're looking into additional sponsors in the Park Slope area as we'll, most likely, be collaborating with at least one other local venue besides Urban Alchemist.  We're extremely grateful to our current wine sponsor, Picada Y Vino, who have supported us the past!

    As always, we'll keep you posted about the latest developments (and opportunities for artists and curators) here, on Facebook and Twitter

   Hasta la proxima!  

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