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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)’s 2017 Spring Art Shows Rites of Spring Wide Open 8 Recycle 2017

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - June 18 @ 5:00 pm

| Free

There are certain rites of spring that define the season – the blossoming Cherry Esplanade at BBG, the return of ice cream cones and rose wine, and for the artists and patrons of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition spring time signals a fresh new season of art shows and performances. Rites of Spring, where light-filled airy galleries are loaded with images of rebirth and renewal from over 150 artists; Wide Open 8, a national juried show selected by MoMA assistant curator, Cara Manes, with 120 pieces in all media chosen from over 1500 submissions; Recycle 2017, juried by Harriet Taub of NYC’s Materials for the Arts, which has introduced many of our visitors to the new re-use genre. 65 pieces are exhibited.

Special events are planned for every day of the show – including the Sunday performance series and Saturday reading series, which aims to celebrate and savor the wondrous variety of Brooklyn-based wordsmiths.

The show is open weekends 1-6PM and runs through June 18. 481 Van Brunt (Door 7) in Red Hook.
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Saturday, June 17th:
SICC Spoken Word – On June 17th from 2-5 p.m. readers from the Staten Island Creative Community will get together with readers from the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition to present original writing in “Portraits in Poetry and Prose.” Poet will include Linder Wadez, Brandon Korosh, Robin Lampman, and Fritz Weiss. Ekhlas Fayig will present her essay on Malala Day which she read at the Mayor’s Office. Original music and lyrics by

Allergic to B’s will follow the readings. For more information, contact the SICC Literary Chairperson at lampmanrobin@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 18th:
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Jazz Foundation Presents: Whitney Marchelle – Blujazz recording artist Whitney Marchelle Jackson is a seasoned, award-winning vocalist, songwriter and pianist. In 2016 she received the Young Gifted and Black Crystal Award for jazz and blues, and performed alongside Danny Glover at the United Nations. She has worked with Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Wycliffe Gordon, Clark Terry and Spike Lee. She has toured Dubai, Japan, Singapore, France and all 50 states. Her last CD, Dig Dis, earned rave reviews in Jazztimes and Billboard. This performance will feature Frank Lacy on trombone, Bertha Hope on piano, and Kim Clarke on bass. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gig Fund program, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. – www.whitneymarchelle.com

4:00 p.m. Silent Affordable Art Auction

Get ready for the closing day BWAC Auction!
The inimitable Jon Bunge returns as auctioneer – fun WILL be had by all. And you might be able to snag a piece by your favorite artist – IF it hasn’t been snatched up by a smart “Take it Now” buyer.


June 17 @ 2:00 pm
June 18 @ 5:00 pm