September First Thursday

September 1
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The art season starts right here in DUMBO on September 1st with our First Thursday Gallery Walk, 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 Made in NY Media Center by IFP’s exploration of the dreams of our digital counterparts; Museum Quality’s Baroque Masters on Cardboard, which attempts to reclaim old master paintings as pagan, feminist and queer; and a sculptural installation that requires both a physical and online engagement at This Friday or Next Friday.

Plus, projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “Earth Revisited” curated by Leo Kuelbs. This month’s collection of videos asks artists to reexamine their relationship to the earth itself. Projections start at dusk in Pearl Street Triangle and continue until 10pm.

Under the Archway #LiveAtTheArchway is bringing DUMBO’s own White Wave Dance Company out for a special evening of site specific dance. With beer, wine and bites from our landlocked Lighthouse and the epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the place to be on Thursday nights.

Galleries will stay open ’til 9 – 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.

About Live at the Archway: White Wave 

Extremely well crafted, visually stunning, emotionally rich work.–Backstage

About Light Year presents “Earth Revisited” 

LIGHT YEAR 17: EARTH REVISITED Single channel videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday September 1 Dusk - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Anchorage Place & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Concept/Curated by Leo Kuelbs Artists: Nina Sobell + Laura Ortman, Danielle de Picciotto + Lary 7, Sarah Walko + Justin King, Laszlo Zsolt Bordos, Vadim Schaeffler + Pablo Paolo Kilian, Eike Berg + Jarboe, Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps + Alon Cohen As humankind evolves further into digital, non-terrestrial realities, “Earth Revisited” asks artists to reexamine their relationship to the earth itself. While shifting relationships to physics and environmental science have

About BRDG Studios presents: Digital Dreamscape 

BRDG Studios presents: Digital Dreamscape at Made in NY Media Center. Do computers dream when we put them to sleep? BRDG Studios invites you to explore the dreams of our digital counterparts. Through interactive realtime generative art, you can explore and influence the Digital Dreamscapes that may exist all around us, yet remain unseen to our analog eyes. Move and rotate your hand 6" above the sensor to begin your exploration. The gallery will be open 1 September - 30 September 2016. 

About This Friday or Next Friday: Unintended Consequences 

This Friday or Next Friday presents: Unintended Consequences by Sessa Englund Please join us for the opening of Unintended Consequences and end-of-residency open studios. Unintended Consequences is a sculptural installation restricted from participation, instead the piece must be viewed online, but experienced physically in the space. As part of the opening the artist will also be hosting an open studio. The gallery will be open on First Thursday and run from 19 August - 2 September 2016.

About Split Level: Melanie’s Street 

Split Level Gallery presents Melanie's Street by Melanie Hope Greengerg; a look at 35 yrs ago to the present. An art show for children of all ages. The opening reception will take place on First Thursday and include wine and cheese. The gallery will run from 31 August - 30 October 2016

About Art in General: Memory Forms 

Art in General is pleased to present "Memory Forms", a Summer Benefit group show celebrating our 35th anniversary. The presented works are available for purchase, donated by: alumni artists; prestigious galleries that share our mission to nurture artistic practice; selections from our highly sought-after Limited Editions; and established artists helping to support the next generation. Memory Forms explores notions of collective, institutional and personal memory. The exhibition will run from 6 July - 4 August. 

About NYFA: Folk My Life 

Established in 2012, the Folk/Traditional Arts category is the Artist’s’ Fellowship Programs’ newest offered discipline acknowledging the significant work contributed by artists that are self-taught or practicing within a cultural community or tradition. The NYFA Gallery exhibition, Folk My Life, features a selection of Fellow's and Finalists from the Folk/Traditional Arts category. Join NYFA on First Thursday in September for a special performance by Balkan musician and NYFA Fellow, Eva Salina at 7:00 PM. The gallery will run from 22 July - 21 October 2016.

About Museum Quality: Baroque Masters on Cardboard 

Museum Quality presents Baroque Masters on Cardboard by Sophie Iremonger. "The original Botticelli work has always annoyed me due the ridiculous anatomy of the Venus with her elongated neck.This annoyance evolved into an exploration of other old master paintings and an attempt to reclaim them as pagan, feminist and queer" - Sophie Iremonger (Dublin) The gallery will be open on First Thursday and run from 1 September - 1 October 2016

About Creativebloch Gallery: September Stimuli 

Come visit the studio and gallery of our resident artists, Joe Bloch and Alejandro Caiazza. Learn about the techniques used to create the art, checkout the art and have a great time! The gallery will run from 1 September - 1 October 2016.

About Gallery GAIA: BUDDHA 

Contemporary BUDDHIST Art by artists from India, Thailand, and USA. To counterbalance the Hate in the World, these artists bring Compassion to Light through imagery...paintings, prints and sculpture. The First Thursday event will include a reception and poetry. The gallery will run from 29 August - 2 October 2016

Books + Gifts

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About Natchie 

Australian singer/songwriter Nadia Ackerman is the owner and artist behind Natchie Art. She turns songs (yours or hers) into images. You can buy images of Nadia's songs or commission your own. With any Natchie Art product you will receive a free download of the song associated with the product and the lyrics.

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.