BGI Gallery: Ceramics by Kathryn Robinson-Millen

April 24th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Gallery is a quarterly series of art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

The current show features the ceramic arts of Kathryn Robinson-Millen. Kathryn studied ceramics in England and has worked and exhibited both there and in New York where she now lives. Her inspiration comes from observing and drawing natural and man-made forms such as rocks, pebbles, plants, earthworks and stone monoliths. She transfers the strong lines and textures to clay, working with porcelain, white earthenware, stoneware and terra cotta combined with slips, oxides, sgrafitto and glazes. The finished pieces can be functional or purely sculptural, organic and architectural, ranging from bold and graphic to minimal and serene.

30% of proceeds will be donated by the artist to support BGI’s work. All purchasers will also receive a one-year BGI membership. Thanks to our gallery sponsor: Waterfront Wines & Spirits at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The gallery will have special Thursday evening hours on May 3, May 17, June 7, and June 21, 5:00PM-8:00PM. For more information: art@brooklyngreenway.org.

BGI is located at 153 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11231. Directions: F/G to Bergen or Carroll; B61 to Columbia Street. BGI is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:00PM or by appointment: 718.522.0193.

 

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Bike Expo New York

April 24th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative will have a booth at Bike Expo New York, and we hope you’ll stop by and say hello! If you’d like to volunteer at BGI’s booth, please email Brian at bmccormick@brooklyngreenway.org.

When: May 3-5, 2012

Thursday, May 3: 12:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday, May 4:  10:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday, May 5: 10:00AM – 8:00PM

Where: Pier 36, Basketball City, New York, NY
Located along the East River at South Street and Montgomery Street

More information about Bike Expo New York

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Bike Tour

April 24th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Navy Yard Bicycle Tour
Saturday, May 5, 2012 / 12:30PM-2:30PM

Pedal along with us on this bicycle tour as we explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s transition from being one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. Learn about the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s sustainable development efforts including the nation’s first multi-story “green” industrial building, first solar and wind-powered street lamps, NYC’s first building-mounted wind turbines, adaptively reused historic structures, and new green buildings certified by the US Green Buildings Council.

Tickets: $24/person (10% off for BGI members; use discount code “GoBGI”). Advance ticket purchase is required. Must bring your own bicycle and helmet. Go to www.urbanoyster.com or call 347.618.8687 to book public or private tours.

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BGI Gallery: Ceramics by Kathryn Robinson-Millen

April 24th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Gallery is a quarterly series of art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

The current show features the ceramic arts of Kathryn Robinson-Millen. Kathryn studied ceramics in England and has worked and exhibited both there and in New York where she now lives. Her inspiration comes from observing and drawing natural and man-made forms such as rocks, pebbles, plants, earthworks and stone monoliths. She transfers the strong lines and textures to clay, working with porcelain, white earthenware, stoneware and terra cotta combined with slips, oxides, sgrafitto and glazes. The finished pieces can be functional or purely sculptural, organic and architectural, ranging from bold and graphic to minimal and serene.

30% of proceeds will be donated by the artist to support BGI’s work. All purchasers will also receive a one-year BGI membership. Thanks to our gallery sponsor: Waterfront Wines & Spirits at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The gallery will have special Saturday afternoon hours on May 5, May 12, June 2, June 9, June 16, and June 23, 1:00PM-7:00PM. For more information: art@brooklyngreenway.org.

BGI is located at 153 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11231. Directions: F/G to Bergen or Carroll; B61 to Columbia Street. BGI is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:00PM or by appointment: 718.522.0193.

 

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Greenway Clean-Ups: Columbia Street

April 24th, 2012 by

Our monthly clean-ups continue along the Columbia Street section of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Please join us on Saturday, May 12th, from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Tools and gloves provided, all ages welcome!

Columbia Street: Meet at BGI’s office, 153 Columbia Street between Kane & Degraw.

*Weather Update* In case of rain, please call BGI’s office at 718.522.0193 after 8:30AM on Saturday. If the clean-up has been cancelled, there will be an outgoing message to that effect. If there is no message, the clean-up is still on!

To RSVP and for more details, contact Brian at bmccormick@brooklyngreenway.org or 718.522.0193.

 

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BGI Gallery: Ceramics by Kathryn Robinson-Millen

April 24th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Gallery is a quarterly series of art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

The current show features the ceramic arts of Kathryn Robinson-Millen. Kathryn studied ceramics in England and has worked and exhibited both there and in New York where she now lives. Her inspiration comes from observing and drawing natural and man-made forms such as rocks, pebbles, plants, earthworks and stone monoliths. She transfers the strong lines and textures to clay, working with porcelain, white earthenware, stoneware and terra cotta combined with slips, oxides, sgrafitto and glazes. The finished pieces can be functional or purely sculptural, organic and architectural, ranging from bold and graphic to minimal and serene.

30% of proceeds will be donated by the artist to support BGI’s work. All purchasers will also receive a one-year BGI membership. Thanks to our gallery sponsor: Waterfront Wines & Spirits at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The gallery will have special Saturday afternoon hours on May 5, May 12, June 2, June 9, June 16, and June 23, 1:00PM-7:00PM. For more information: art@brooklyngreenway.org.

BGI is located at 153 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11231. Directions: F/G to Bergen or Carroll; B61 to Columbia Street. BGI is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:00PM or by appointment: 718.522.0193.

 

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BGI Gallery: Ceramics by Kathryn Robinson-Millen

April 24th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Gallery is a quarterly series of art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

The current show features the ceramic arts of Kathryn Robinson-Millen. Kathryn studied ceramics in England and has worked and exhibited both there and in New York where she now lives. Her inspiration comes from observing and drawing natural and man-made forms such as rocks, pebbles, plants, earthworks and stone monoliths. She transfers the strong lines and textures to clay, working with porcelain, white earthenware, stoneware and terra cotta combined with slips, oxides, sgrafitto and glazes. The finished pieces can be functional or purely sculptural, organic and architectural, ranging from bold and graphic to minimal and serene.

30% of proceeds will be donated by the artist to support BGI’s work. All purchasers will also receive a one-year BGI membership. Thanks to our gallery sponsor: Waterfront Wines & Spirits at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The gallery will have special Thursday evening hours on May 3, May 17, June 7, and June 21, 5:00PM-8:00PM. For more information: art@brooklyngreenway.org.

BGI is located at 153 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11231. Directions: F/G to Bergen or Carroll; B61 to Columbia Street. BGI is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:00PM or by appointment: 718.522.0193.

 

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Columbia Waterfront Public Art Dedication: TIMECAST by Nobuho Nagasawa

April 24th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) announces the public art dedication of TIMECAST by artist Nobuho Nagasawa on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 in the Columbia Waterfront District. Nagasawa’s art was commissioned in 2004 by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs under its Percent for Art Program and the NYC Department of Transportation as part of the Columbia Street Reconstruction project, which included the Columbia Street segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Nagasawa received an Excellence in Design Award for TIMECAST from the City of New York Art Commission in 2006.

According to the artist, “The shadow of six trees was precisely traced at a certain time of the day on the sidewalk, and became visible as permanent silhouettes on the sidewalk. These tree silhouettes were sandblasted in the bluestone, which is not only quarried in New York, but has been used historically as a paving stone in this neighborhood, as well as in landmarked locations, such as around the New York Public Library and Bryant Park.

She continued, “I wanted the shadows to be literally ‘set in stone,’ and to appear as ‘jewels’ set in time, and to give the impression of time frozen, which is a historical record. Since the trees will not continue to cast the same shadows as they grow taller, the shadows will become fixed markers by which the effects of time on the streetscape become apparent as the years pass. The name of each tree and the date of each shadow tracing were sandblasted into the bluestone along with silhouette itself, identifying a moment and leaving a historical mark.”

The public is invited to the dedication event on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 from 1:00PM-3:30PM. The dedication ceremony will commence at 1:00PM sharp, followed by a walking tour of the six installations from 1:30PM-2:30PM. A reception for the artist will follow at a private local residence.  RSVPs are strongly recommended, as space is limited for the dedication and reception.  Check in at BGI’s office, located at 153 Columbia Street between Kane Street and Degraw Street, from 12:30-12:45PM. Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 18th at 12:00PM to art@brooklyngreenway.org and include the full names of all guests.

TIMECAST installation; photo by Rafi Magnes.

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BGI Gallery: Ceramics by Kathryn Robinson-Millen

April 24th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Gallery is a quarterly series of art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

The current show features the ceramic arts of Kathryn Robinson-Millen. Kathryn studied ceramics in England and has worked and exhibited both there and in New York where she now lives. Her inspiration comes from observing and drawing natural and man-made forms such as rocks, pebbles, plants, earthworks and stone monoliths. She transfers the strong lines and textures to clay, working with porcelain, white earthenware, stoneware and terra cotta combined with slips, oxides, sgrafitto and glazes. The finished pieces can be functional or purely sculptural, organic and architectural, ranging from bold and graphic to minimal and serene.

30% of proceeds will be donated by the artist to support BGI’s work. All purchasers will also receive a one-year BGI membership. Thanks to our gallery sponsor: Waterfront Wines & Spirits at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The gallery will have special weekend hours as part of the Brooklyn Studio Tours on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th, 12:00PM-6:00PM. For more information: art@brooklyngreenway.org.

BGI is located at 153 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11231. Directions: F/G to Bergen or Carroll; B61 to Columbia Street. BGI is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:00PM or by appointment: 718.522.0193.

 

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Bike Tour

April 24th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Navy Yard Bicycle Tour
Sunday, May 20, 2012 / 12:30PM-2:30PM

Pedal along with us on this bicycle tour as we explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s transition from being one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. Learn about the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s sustainable development efforts including the nation’s first multi-story “green” industrial building, first solar and wind-powered street lamps, NYC’s first building-mounted wind turbines, adaptively reused historic structures, and new green buildings certified by the US Green Buildings Council.

Tickets: $24/person (10% off for BGI members; use discount code “GoBGI”). Advance ticket purchase is required. Must bring your own bicycle and helmet. Go to www.urbanoyster.com or call 347.618.8687 to book public or private tours.

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