Art + Culture

ART PULSE: WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN DUMBO

NEW THIS WEEK:

Tuesday, August 6

OPENING: Tony Linenberger: Barflies

68 Jay Street Bar, 68 Jay, 6-8 PM

Perfectly suited for the venue, Tony Linenberger presents a new series of portraits, Barflies, at 68 Jay Street Bar.  Linenberger uses beer and wine as an alternative to traditional painting materials.

Thursday, August 8

MEETUP: Brooklyn Roasting Drawing Club, 6-7 PM

Brooklyn Roasting Company, 25 Jay St

Brooklyn Roasting Company’s weekly Drawing Club invites artists of all skills levels to drop in and work while drinking some of their delicious coffee. We caught up with Jenna from BRC, the brains behind their new event, for a few more details:

“Drawing Club will be held every Thursday from 6-7 pm. BRC will provide paper and coffee, as well as some charcoal and graphite pencils, and artists are free to bring other drawing materials they want to work with. There will usually be an optional still life to draw from.

BRC is made of such creative people—the owners, the roasters, the wholesale and cafe staff. Almost all our baristas are pursuing careers in the arts. We have dancers, painters, musicians, drawers, filmmakers, and puppeteers. We recently have a new larger space, and considering all the creative people working in the neighborhood, we thought a weekly gathering would be a great way to bring people together, to share coffee and drawings, ideas and inspiration.

Come by and draw with us!”

If you want to save a spot at this week’s Drawing Club, RSVP to jenna@brooklynroasting.com.

Friday, August 9

OPENING: NYCHOS: Silly Slicesophy, 6-9 PM

Mighty Tanaka, 111 Front St, Suite 224

Mighty Tanaka’s summer show, NYCHOS: Silly Slicesophy  brings widely acclaimed Vienna-based street artist NYCHOS to Brooklyn. NYCHOS’s work literally dissects its subjects, deconstructing iconic characters by peeling back their skin and showing playful and expertly executed cross sections underneath. For his solo show at Mighty Tanaka, NYCHOS brings his trademark dissection style to classic Disney characters, like Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto.

In conjunction with the show, NYCHOS will paint a new wall in Bushwick near Tutu’s.

CLOSING: 14 Shades of Justice

BAC Gallery, Brooklyn Arts Council, 111 Front St, Suite 218

This is the last week to see 14 Shades of Justice, a social justice photography exhibition featuring the work of 14 students ages 14-18 from JustArts: Photography, an after-school digital photography workshop for teens from The Red Hook Community Justice Center, in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Councils’ Arts in Education program.

The 14 students in the show participated in the spring 2013 JustArts: Photography program and worked with BAC Teaching Artist Brenna McLaughlin to explore their thoughts on what social justice photography looks like. Visit BAC Gallery by 5 PM on Friday to see their exceptional work!

Saturday, August 10

CLOSING: FRESH 2013

Klompching Gallery, 111 Front St, Suite 206

Klompching Gallery’s summer show, FRESH 2013, is not to be missed. If you haven’t seen it yet, stop by before the acclaimed show closes this Saturday.

You can read all about it at ColossalThe Huffington PostLens ScratchPDN & WIRED.

CLASSES: Crash Course: Quick + Dirty Portraits, 2pm – 5pm

Brooklyn Central, 33 Washington

In addition to their regular art classes, Brooklyn Central hosts fast and thorough Crash Courses. This Saturday, join them for Quick + Dirty Portraits, and learn how to take amazing portraits of the people you love,  including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease. Brooklyn Central is a great educational resource right in DUMBO.

DEADLINE: Scene: Brooklyn

Scene: Brooklyn, Independent Film and Media Arts is the Brooklyn Arts Council’s cornerstone film event. The deadline to submit to Scene: Brooklyn 2013 is Saturday, August 10. BAC is seeking short and feature length narrative films, short and feature length documentaries, animations and experimental work from Brooklyn-based filmmakers and artists for its screening series taking place in October 2013. Submit here!

Image: NYCHOS, The Six Letters My Brain Shapes After, 2011