General Media Alert
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)’s 2017 Spring Art
Rites of Spring
Wide Open 8
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 and Sunday, June 18th, 2017
There are certain rites of spring that define the season – the blossoming
Cherry Esplanade at BBG, the return of ice cream cones and rose wine, and
for the artists and patrons of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
spring time signals a fresh new season of art shows and performances. Rites
of Spring, where light-filled airy galleries are loaded with images of rebirth
and renewal from over 150 artists; Wide Open 8, a national juried show
selected by MoMA assistant curator, Cara Manes, with 120 pieces in all
media chosen from over 1500 submissions; Recycle 2017, juried by Harriet
Taub of NYC’s Materials for the Arts, which has introduced many of our
visitors to the new re-use genre. 65 pieces are exhibited.
Special events are planned for every day of the show – including the Sunday
performance series and Saturday reading series, which aims to celebrate and
savor the wondrous variety of Brooklyn-based wordsmiths.
The show is open weekends 1-6PM and runs through June 18.
481 Van Brunt (Door 7) in Red Hook.
or for more information, go to bwac.org
Saturday, June 17th:
SICC Spoken Word – On June 17th from 2-5 p.m. readers from the Staten
Island Creative Community will get together with readers from the Brooklyn
Waterfront Artists Coalition to present original writing in “Portraits in
Poetry and Prose.” Poet will include Linder Wadez, Brandon Korosh, Robin
Lampman, and Fritz Weiss. Ekhlas Fayig will present her essay on Malala
Day which she read at the Mayor’s Office. Original music and lyrics by
Allergic to B’s will follow the readings. For more information, contact the
SICC Literary Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, June 18th:
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Jazz Foundation Presents: Whitney Marchelle – Blujazz recording artist
Whitney Marchelle Jackson is a seasoned, award-winning vocalist,
songwriter and pianist. In 2016 she received the Young Gifted and Black
Crystal Award for jazz and blues, and performed alongside Danny Glover at
the United Nations. She has worked with Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock,
Wycliffe Gordon, Clark Terry and Spike Lee. She has toured Dubai, Japan,
Singapore, France and all 50 states. Her last CD, Dig Dis, earned rave
reviews in Jazztimes and Billboard. This performance will feature Frank
Lacy on trombone, Bertha Hope on piano, and Kim Clarke on bass.
Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gig Fund program, with
support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National
Endowment for the Arts. – www.whitneymarchelle.com
4:00 p.m. Silent Affordable Art Auction
Get ready for the closing day BWAC Auction!
The inimitable Jon Bunge returns as auctioneer – fun WILL be had by all.
And you might be able to snag a piece by your favorite artist – IF it hasn’t
been snatched up by a smart “Take it Now” buyer.