Rites of Spring
The opening reception on May 13th features RB FIVE. Richard Bennett and his irreverent group of NY improvisers will perform selections from his upcoming Ropeadope Records release Experiments in Truth as well as “other vital, groovalicious and transcendent tunes.” Come add to the giant installation string sculpture made of reused yarn, ribbon, and rope with NYC’s premier reuse facility, Materials for the Arts, a unit of the Department of Cultural Affairs. And cast your vote for Wide Open 8 and Recycle Peoples’ Choice Awards.
A full complement of live music and special events are planned for every day the galley is open. There is a Sunday multi-genre music series that includes performances granted by The Jazz Foundation of America; and a Saturday reading series with a wondrous variety of NY wordsmiths. On June 3, to complement the Recycle show, SIMS Municipal Recycling in Sunset Park is again sponsoring a special film – Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui about the Ghanese artist who converts used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Admission to the gallery and all its special events is free, donations gladly accepted.
BWAC’s 25,000 sf Civil War-era gallery is located at a spectacular waterfront site overlooking the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. It is across from the Fairway supermarket and down the block from IKEA in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, set amidst trendy boutiques and restaurants. Accessible by public transportation and biking is a breeze!