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Live at the Archway: Ola Fresca
July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm| free
Live at the Archway is back for a third season of free performances in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting: the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge!
Thursday July 20th
> Ola Fresca — 6PM
> Plus salsa class with Hunter Houde
> Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with James Nazarov — All night!
In the Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge
(google map 155 Water St 11201)
“Brilliant. Thrilling. The groove never stops.”
Weaving the musical bridges connecting Cuban son, salsa, timba, and funk, the trombonedriven, power salsa octet Ola Fresca, under the direction and creative energy of Jose Conde, has created a swinging, fearless tropical Latin sound directly from Brooklyn, New York. The group’s discography includes their 2004 debut album Ay! Que Rico, the 2008 Independent Music Awardwinning (R)Evolucion, and ELIXIR, and they have performed throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and parts of Latin America with engagements at the Chicago World Music Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Central Park Summerstage, at the Kennedy Center, and at the NY Global Rhythm Festival.
James Nazarov is an artist obsessed with dots and the way the human eye perceives reality. Nazarov was born, raised, and currently operates in Brooklyn, New York. After receiving a J.D. from Saint John’s University he opened his first studio and has been creating art ever since. For James, a piece of art is a conversation, a map to self discovery. Different forms of abstraction allow the viewer to connect with art by using their own power of perception. Each piece that James creates is a multi-layered dialogue. What the viewer starts with seeing, is not always what they end up uncovering. The world is broken down around us into Pixels, and perception of life comes from putting the dots back together.
The Space Station, by This Friday or Next Friday, premieres at this year’s Live at the Archway. Tfnf is likely the tiniest, most inconsequential art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, probably in NYC, and maybe on the face of the earth. It was founded by Nathan Sinai Rayman, and he runs it with Zach Seeger, his Director of Programs.
Live at the Archway is a dynamic event series, with musical performances + interactive live art experiences + beer & wine for a landlocked Lighthouse in the magical, only-in-DUMBO setting of the Manhattan Bridge Archway. Events take place Thursday evenings from June through September. All ages. Always rain or shine. Free. It is curated and presented by the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse.