chashama Studios @ The Brooklyn Army Terminal presents
chashama Open Studios at BAT 2013
140 58th Street
Building A (Unit 3J) and Building B (Unit 4I)
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Accessible by N, R train (to 59th Street stop in Brooklyn)
Open Studio Hours:
Friday, September 20, 6-10PM
Saturday, September 21, 12-6PM
Free and open to the public!
chashama and the NYC Economic Development Corporation invite the greater New York City area to visit chashama's largest subsidized studio program located at the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal. Spread across two adjacent buildings and situated along Brooklyn's waterfront in the Sunset Park neighborhood, the studios have been a work space for painters, sculptors, photographers, experimental mixed media artists, and even fire-breathing performers! The studio program is currently home to over 85 artists.
For one weekend only, guests can tour the studios, meet the artists, and experience the rich cultural history of the Brooklyn Army Terminal buildings. Guests also have the option to join a private, guided tour offered by the Municipal Art Society by pre-registering on their website. On Saturday, Turnstile Tours will also be offering mini-tours of Building B on a rolling basis throughout the day. Guests can sign up on Saturday in the lobby of Building B.
In Building B, five studio artists (Alberte Bernier, Suyeon Na, Maia Cruz Palileo, Kristin Reed, and S Wrenn) will be featured in a pop-up show curated by Alicia DeBrincat in studio B23. Working across diverse mediums, these five artists all pursue their own unique and richly textured creative visions. The show is called Potluck Situation - a visual feast echoing the festive, impromptu, high energy nature of a potluck gathering. The Building B entrance hall will also showcase Three Years at BAT by studio artist Jonathan Fischer.
In partnership with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, chashama has provided subsidized studios for hundreds of artists since 2005. The studio program expanded from 20,000 to 60,000 sq. ft. in 2009 to accommodate the growing needs of local artists. chashama plans to continue supporting communities of underserved, emerging and established artists in Sunset Park and beyond, for years to come.
chashama, which means "to have vision" in Farsi, supports creativity and enlivens communities by transforming underutilized properties into affordable 'space to create'. We partner with artists, performers, and youth and community organizations in New York City to provide opportunities for creativity to flourish. Our programs strengthen both the communities that benefit from the influx of new ideas, and the artists whose work they support.
New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City's competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City's many opportunities. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or visit our blog to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives. www.nycedc.com
Media Contact: Anna Chan, firstname.lastname@example.org, (212) 391-8151 ext. 42
Tags: painting, sculpture, open studios, Brooklyn Army Terminal