About Brooklyn in Process 

While architecture sets the stage for everyday life, the methods behind its making often remain unseen. In the exhibition Brooklyn in Process, New York City-based practice Marvel Architects invites visitors to consider seven projects from unconventional perspectives. Ranging from far-off aerial views of buildings alive in the urban fabric to intimate sketches suggesting design schemes that never came to pass, the exhibition rejects traditional presentations of architecture as static and finished. Instead, Marvel aims to reveal a field of architectural process— normally hidden from public view— that stretches across the conception, design, construction and active life of buildings. The result is an immersive collage of text, image, model, video and virtual reality highlighting just a small fraction of the setbacks, victories, defeats and discoveries that accompany the work of architecture. With its heterogeneous display of still and moving imagery and objects, Brooklyn in Process maintains a frenetic and diffuse quality that is consistent with projects existing not in stoic isolation, but as part of a borough undergoing increasingly rapid development and change. This show will run from January 15 to March 12, with an opening reception on January 14 at 6pm. Marvel Brooklyn in Process

About Stacks: Three Decades of NYFA Writing Fellows, with an Installation by Anne Muntges 

"Stacks" is an exhibition of published works written by New York Foundation for the Arts literary fellows, accompanied by a site-specific installation by Anne Muntges, which will be open through February 12. This First Thursday, fellows featured within the exhibition will read selections from their work, after which Anne Muntges will give an artist's talk.

About Visualaries: A Media Exhibition Featuring Ten NYFA Digital/Electronic Media Artists 

This First Thursday, NYFA and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP's Media Arts Gallery will be celebrating the opening night of Visualaries, a new media exhibition featuring work by ten NYFA Digital/Electronic Media artists. The exhibition is a continuation of NYFA’s 30th Anniversary celebration of the Artists’ Fellowship Award program, and will run until February 29. Artists will be in attendance, and the gallery will offer free beer and wine.

About Marvel Architects: Brooklyn in Process 

Usagi NY is currently showing 'Brooklyn in Process', a guided look at work by the architecture firm Marvel Architects, curated to walk you through their design process, and explore how they found inspiration for built projects. Featured are the firm's recent projects in Brooklyn, including St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO, PierHouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park and McCarren Pool in Williamsburg. The exhibition will be open during Usagi's regular hours now through March 12.

About The Wonder Under, by Matthew Jensen 

Artist Matthew Jensen's A Wonder Under installation, located at 99 Plymouth St. now through March 31, presents a series of compositions of cut-out photographs featuring objects found in the surrounding parkland. The objects recall a range of historical periods- nineteenth-century porcelain, obsidian spear-points, and half-dollars scatter our temporal experience across centuries. Pieces of coal invoke the area's industrial past, and situate us within this historically rich environment.

About Featured Artist: James Lipovac 

James Lipovac's work has been shown internationally- most recently at the ArtVenice Biennale 3 exhibition- and is featured in prominent art collections such as that of the Sprint Corporation and Vice President and Mrs. Joseph Biden's personal collection. He earned a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Indiana University, and now teaches at Pratt Institute. This First Thursday through February 29, Lipovac's work will be hanging throughout the Mouth Indie Spirits + Wine Gallery. Mouth Indie Spirits + Wine will host a free tasting with one of its indie distilleries for one night, February 4.

About Jua Kali, by Tahir Karmali 

Jua Kali, Swahili for "Fierce Sun", is a series of photographic portraits focused on the identities and personalities of informal-economy labourers in the city of Nairobi, who work under sun-drenched daytime conditions.  Karmali's work draws on the use of found and recycled objects as personal adornment, a Nairobi practice that creates "a synergy of circuits and flesh that elevate the subject to superhuman status". The exhibit will be open until March 26.

About Etsy Craft Night 

Etsy will be hosting a free craft event on February 11th. This Craft Night will be led by Etsy seller Esther of Purgatory Pie Press. Esther specializes in making book making, and will be teaching attendees how to make DIY pop up books. RSVP here.

About Chocolate Therapy for Two 

Valrhona is thrilled to offer gourmet classes for non-professionals at their brand new professional kitchen; L’École Valrhona in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Discover the secrets of cooking and baking with the renowned Chefs of L’École Valrhona as well as leading Pastry Chefs from NYC in a small, intimate culinary setting. Chocolate Therapy for Two Theme: Chocolate Therapy for 2 Desserts: More information to come Chef: Chef Zac Young from David Burke All of Valrhona’s gourmet classes take place from 1:00pm – 5:00pm and cost $159. All students receive a class recipe book and a Valrhona apron. In order to enhance your learning experience, class size is limited to a maximum of 8-10 students.

About Seoul New York Photo Festival Exhibition 2016 

Join Powerhouse Arena for the opening reception of Seoul New York Photo Festival Exhibition 2016. Featuring work from Namhuun Sung, Jinyoung Park, Seoyong Won, Sungjoon Cho, Jinhee Kim, and Sungje Cho. The exhibition will also showcase over 60 photographers from the SIPF Photography Contest. event-dumbo-seoul-photo-festival-2x