August First Thursday

August 3
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk is August 3, and we’ve got your guide to the robust line-up of openings, performances and cultural activity right here!

This month, be sure to check out the pop up show at 68 Jay St Bar, curated by long-time DUMBO resident and artist Steve West, and stop by Usagi to see the sculptural results of two months of on-site work by artist Shu Ohno.

Under the Archway, there’s a free concert by Ghost Train Orchestra, which the New York City Jazz Record claims “There hasn’t been big band music as exciting as this since forever.” ­­

Plus, projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “Brooklyn Based,” a “best of” selection of videos by Brooklyn-based artists previously exhibited in Light Year.Projections start at 8pm in Pearl Street Triangle and continue until 10pm.

Galleries will stay open ’til 8pm – plenty of time to scope out new art and pop into one of DUMBO’s small shops and grab a bite at one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants and bars. And while you’re out, stop by Blanc and Rouge for their weekly wine tasting!

First Thursday is presented in conjunction with Art in DUMBO.

About Live at the Archway: Ghost Train Orchestra 

“There hasn’t been big band music as exciting as this since forever.” -- New York City Jazz Record

About Light Year 28: Brooklyn Based 

LIGHT YEAR 28: Brooklyn Based Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, August 3 8 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Brooklyn-Based is a set of videos all including work from artists based in Brooklyn, and as part of the Leo Kuelbs Collection. Created specifically for the LIGHT YEAR program, Brooklyn-Based is designed to celebrate local artists and their contributions to the LIGHT YEAR program and the Brooklyn community as a whole. About LIGHT YEAR: LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor

About Opening Reception: “I really want to go home with you. How much am I worth?” part II 

Ernesto Gonzalez and Steve West were so pleased and excited by the reception of our first fund raising for upcoming projects.  Once again, we will be presenting artworks, studies, unseen works and Polaroids for purchase.  The value of the pieces starts at what the client feels they are worth.  That also includes how much they can afford.  Then, let the negotiations begin!  The funding will be placed against Mr. West and Mr. Gonzalez proposed publications, performance, and installation of artworks. The exhibition runs until August 05.

About Rush Arts Philanthropic Foundation: By My Window Have I For Scenery 

Brooklyn Bridge Park is thrilled to welcome back the young artists of Rush Arts Summer Session. This year’s installation draws from the works of Rush Director of Education, Meridith McNeal. McNeal’s paintings depict vibrant land and cityscapes viewed through diversely styled, open or closed windows, which invite the viewer to consider not just what lies outside them, but within them as well. After viewing McNeal’s exhibitions in Brooklyn galleries and visiting BBP’s Empire Fulton Ferry section, the students designed their original paintings based on photographic references of the park. The paintings, collectively titled By My Window Have I For Scenery,

About Digital Profiling 

"Digital Profiling" could be defined as a means by which we can analyze and piece together a person's interaction with a digital data network and produce the outputs of profiling, trend analysis, market statistics, and behavioral analysis. In conjunction with NYFA's "Facial Profiling" exhibit at C24 Gallery, "Digital Profiling" explores the observed and projected self in both the digital and physical realms and subsequently invites the artist and viewer to interpret and/or project imagery as portrait. Works include visualizations that cross cultures, genders, conformity, and identity. The exhibition runs until August 31.  

About Art in General: Summer Residency Program 

This summer Art in General transforms its ground-floor gallery at 145 Plymouth Street into a space of artistic production and research. During DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk come meet our six international residents from across Eastern Europe and Asia to see, hear about and discuss their works-in-progress being developed as part of Art in General's Summer Residency Program. The exhibition runs until September 15.

About Sarah Bird: Sarah Bird 

Sarah Bird is a photography based installation artist and will be exhibiting a site specific work July and August, 2017. The exhibition runs until August 29.

About Shu Ohno: Doodles | Drawing & Sculpture 

The exhibition opened with 108 drawings and over the course of two months expanded to include sculptural work created on site. Shu Ohno, whose practice includes assemblage and bricolage techniques, invited gallery visitors to surrender electronic waste, small toys, and other objects that would otherwise have been discarded. Scavenged and received objects were subsequently incorporated into the hyper-complex sculptural pieces that have come to define Shu Ohno’s style. Like New York itself, the resulting artwork was molded day-by-day by the people and objects that passed through the fabrication space. The exhibition runs until August 03.

About Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront 

This exhibition features the work of two dozen photographers whose images crisscross the Brooklyn shoreline, from Newtown Creek to Jamaica Bay. By picturing decades of Brooklyn’s coastal scenery, including its changing industrial and postindustrial environment, the exhibition presents dramatic panoramic vistas; spectacular aerial views; glimpses of popular recreational attractions, particularly in nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park and at Coney Island; and other scenes, including those impacted by natural or manmade forces, as well as by gentrification. The exhibition runs until September 10.

About Morphing Tunnel 

Morphing Tunnel is an interactive installation. It examines the idea of transcending an obstruction, designed to expand boundaries of space between the body and the surrounding physical barriers inside a tunnel. The exhibition runs until September 04.

About FRESH: Annual Summer Exhibition 

Fresh 2017 is the 6th Annual Summer Exhibition, featuring photographers selected from an international open call. The exhibition is curated by W.M. Hunt and Darren Ching. One of the 5 exhibiting artists, will be awarded the Rhonda Wilson Award. Ten finalists are featured on an Online Showcase on the gallery website. The exhibition runs until August 05.  

About Gabriele Evertz & Sanford Wurmfeld: Polychromy 

MINUS SPACE presents the two-person exhibition Gabriele Evertz / Sanford Wurmfeld: Polychromy. The exhibition will present new works by two revolutionary New York City-based abstract color painters. The exhibition runs until August 12.

About Archway Lighthouse 

The Archway Lighthouse is a seasonal beer and wine concession stand in The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge created by Superfine's Tanya Rynd & Cara Lee Sparry. The Lighthouse season runs from April to October, Wednesdays - Sunday, Noon to 10pm.

About Blanc & Rouge 

Blanc & Rouge is a wine shop that has been serving DUMBO since 2000. The name is French, in honor of the founder's nationality and passion, but the stock is international, covering all major wine producing regions.