Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gowanus Open Studios: Take a tour with an all around art world insider

Many great artists have studios here. Take a tour with rapper, artist, and curator Derrick Bernard Harden or Dear Derrick to some, this coming Saturday October 18, 2014.

Gowanus Open Studios Presents ‘GOWANUS, DUHHH’Art Tour with Derrick B. Harden “Dear Derrick” at Gowanus Open Studios

WHO:



WHAT:


Gowanus Open Studios (Host)
Derrick B. Harden “Dear Derrick” (Celebrity Art Curator)

Participating Artists on his tour include: Lawrence Shen; Junko Sugimoto; Tony Geigers; Naoko Sumi; Peter Kato; Joanne McFarland; Alex Nunez; John Whitlock and Jonathan Viner.
For one weekend each year, artists working in the former factories, warehouses and studio buildings in Gowanus invite the public to visit their studios, see their work, and talk about their process.  This year 320 artists are preparing to welcome over 5,000 visitors into their studios.
Join Gowanus Open Studios for an exclusive guided art tour with celebrity Art Curator and Rapper, Derrick B. Harden also known as “Dear Derrick”. Derrick B. Harden “Dear Derrick”, the first art curator/rapper, is a pioneer in bridging the gap he found between NYC’s urban culture and understanding contemporary art and vice versa through his curated shows and music.   This ticketed event will help share the rich story of Gowanus and powerful art community through the eyes of Dear Derrick, a Brooklynite and visionary trend forecaster within developing cultures in the borough as well as the works of Lawrence Shen; Junko Sugimoto; Tony Geigers; Naoko Sumi; Peter Kato; Joanne McFarland; Alex Nunez; John Whitlock and Jonathan Viner.
Gowanus Open Studios is presented by Arts Gowanus, a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization made up of artists and arts organizations working to support each other, strengthen connections to our community, and to ensure the Gowanus neighborhood continues to be a thriving and creative community of art-makers and art-appreciators.
WHERE:
At Find Home Furnishings, 43 9th Street (between Smith and 2nd Ave). Take the F/G Trains to Smith-9th Street. 
WHEN:
Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 at 1pm  (Art Tours will start promptly. Plan to arrive several minutes early.) Art Tours last approximately two hours.

TICKETS:




For Sale $20 available on http://artsgowanus.org/art-tours

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