Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) hosted the opening of ReSURGEnce at the BGI Gallery on Friday, May 3rd, with more than 150 people in attendance throughout the evening.

ReSURGEnce, an exhibit celebrating the courage, resilience and strength of Brooklyn artists affected by Hurricane Sandy, features Red Hook artists Marsha Trattner and Hiroshi Kumagai. The show was curated by Carolyn Morris. BGI Gallery hosts quarterly art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Marsha Trattner creates large outdoor sculpture in forged steel and home and outdoor objects and furniture. She was commissioned to create the first solar-powered chandelier, at Habana Outpost in Brooklyn. Ms. Trattner teaches NYC’s only blacksmithing classes at SVA and is the owner of She-Weld, a custom metal working business in Red Hook.

Hiroshi Kumagai uses pixelated internet images re-created in multi-level vinyl to explore the new definitions of personal privacy and what we reveal about ourselves through the tools of digital and social media and the concerns of the residues left behind in the electronic atmosphere.

ReSURGEnce will be open May 3 – June 7, 2013. A closing reception will be held on Friday, June 7th from 6:00PM-9:00PM. More information:

30% of proceeds will be donated by the artists to support BGI’s work. All purchasers will also receive a one-year BGI membership. BGI thanks the event sponsors: Waterfront Wines at One Brooklyn Bridge Park and Farmacy.

BGI Gallery 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. Tel: 718.522.0193.

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