October First Thursday

October 5
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our First Thursday Gallery Walk is October 5, and we’ve got your guide to the robust line-up of openings, performances and cultural activity right here!

This month, be sure to head over to NYFA for their first-ever board and staff show, then stop by Klompching Gallery for their 10th Anniversary show. And don’t miss At Work’s End, a new commission by Danilo Correale marking the artist’s first solo show in New York City, at Art in General.

Plus, projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “Open to Interpretation” that explores the dynamic relationship between contemporary video art, sonic art, live performance and cultural reflection. Projections begin at dusk 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 Light Year 30: Open to Interpretation 

LIGHT YEAR 30: Open to Interpretation Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, October 5 7 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Glowing Bulbs Artists: Cyriac Harris, Yannick Jacquet (Legoman), Chi Ka, Dev Harlan, Viktor Vicsek, Andrea Sztojánovits, Martin Daniel Gabor and Albin Bousquet “Open to Interpretation” is a publicly-presented video art show that explores the dynamic relationship between contemporary video art, sonic art, live performance and cultural reflection. Where does VJing end and Video Art begin? And how do music videos fit into this dynamic puzzle? Are there boundaries or just overlapping categories? VJing

About Fred Cray: Dissolve 

In this Dissolve series, Cray continues his process of working with the photographs, transforming imagery through manipulation.  The work looks like a secret that is about to be revealed. An exhibition of extraordinary unique photographs. The exhibition ends October 14th.

About Fashion & Art – Pop Up Event 

Join Automatic Studios and indulge in their first Fashion & Art Pop Up Studio.  Participating artists include: Ashaka Givens, djauniversal, de main, Lorraine West, Krammer & Stoudt & many more!

About Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao: Exquisite Plants 

An interactive installation that explores shape-building and abstraction through play. The three-part exhibit was inspired by the beautiful blooms of Brooklyn Bridge Park and provides a unique opportunity for community members to contribute to the project. On view September 15-November 3, 2017.

About Danilo Correale: At Work’s End 

Art in General is pleased to present At Work’s End, a New Commission by Danilo Correale marking the artist’s first solo show in New York City. The exhibition grapples with our hopes and anxieties in an era of increased automation. If employment is seen as a source, rather than a solution, to a myriad of global problems today, Correale asks, is it time to imagine and embrace a very different society—a world without work? The exhibition incorporates installation elements, audio, video animation, and paintings by Correale that consider what another model for a technologically and economically developed society could look

About Patty Smith & Claire Fouquet: CHROMOPHORE, FOUR WEEKS AND FORTY-FIVE YEARS, On the Other Side 

For DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk A.I.R. will be in the final week of their September 7- October 8, 2017 exhibitions. On view through October 8, 2017.

About 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Part One 

A group exhibition of artists represented by the gallery, in celebration of the gallery's 10th Anniversary. On view through October 28, 2017.

About Joseph O’Donoghue: A COOL 25 

A retrospective of Joey's work over the past 25 years, both in DUMBO and around the world. On view December 31, 2017.

About Darrell Hostvedt: Wood and Plaster Sculpture Environment 

NYSS Alum & Sculptor in Residence Darrell Hostvedt presents constructions of wood and plaster that focus on materials and process, his body and mind working, hands on living forms, no scams, no deception.  It is what it is. It might be a metaphor but not an illusion. On view through October 27, 2017.

About Kirsten Kramer: Saudade: Something Lost 

Saudade: (n.) a nostalgic longing to be near again to something or someone that is distant, or that has been loved and then lost: "the love that remains". A collection of works by Kirsten Kramer from her series "Hearts" and "Ghosts". On view October 30, 2017.

About Off Time: NYFA Board and Staff Exhibition 

Please join NYFA in celebrating their first-ever board and staff show, Off Time. The exhibition, shows the work of NYFA’s board and staff who are not merely talented during their time working with NYFA, but in their time away from NYFA as well. The exhibition is on view through December 1st.

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.