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eyewash’s ARTWALKING: Bedford Avenue


Bedford Avenue
between North 3rd and North 9th
April 27 - June 8, 2008
Reception: Sunday, April 27, 2 - 8 PM
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ARTWALKING features two evenings of video art by Brooklyn artists at SpikeHill on May 8 & 22 at 8pm.

All activities are FREE to the public.

ARTWALKING:Bedford Ave is an invitational exhibition featuring over thirty storefront installations between North 3rd and North 9th. This is a marriage of ART + COMMERCE creating a bridge to a Williamsburg neighborhood in transition from a new generation of store owners to an artist community over twenty five years old.

Over thirty Brooklyn-based artists have created storefront installations often in collaboration with respective store owners. This exhibition featuring over thirty completed storefront installations can be seen simply by walking up & down Bedford Ave. without ever having to enter a space. This is a Springtime celebration for all of New York City and is accesible seven days a week (with the best times being noon to 8). Bedford Ave. will be sprinkled with all shapes & colors & mixed media including video monitors, neon & computer graphics.

This event is curated by Larry Walczak & Donna Kessinger.

Opening on Sunday, April 27th from 2-8 various street performers will be on hand to kick-off the celebration.

The Bedford Circus of Fools featuring Matthew Silver (a.k.a. Silverwack) will be frolicking up Bedord Ave. and at 8 pm The Thirsty Pirates with their own brand of art rock appear on the stage of SpikeHill (186 Bedford Ave.) conveniently located at the corner of North 7th and Bedford Ave.

Two sets of Delta/Gypsy/Swing by Wormwood featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Gomez kicks off the on stage music around 4pm.

Performance artist Lisa Levy will be artwalking herself at the event with her own video crew, doing interviews and offering her own brand of commentary. Look for street performers all along Bedford Ave.

Volunteers will be on hand at the Bedford L subway stop passing out maps with complete lists of all festivities.

Also, ARTWALKING features two evenings of video art by Brooklyn artists at SpikeHill on May 8 & 22 curated by Donna Kessinger & Phong Bui of the BrooklynRail at 8pm.. All activities are FREE to the public.

This is a project of eyewash, celebrating its tenth anniversary creating exhibitions & events for Brooklyn & beyond. eyewash is a migratory gallery based in Williamssburg, Brooklyn.

Artist and Artwork Locations

Thomas Broadbent @ The Bagel Store Tom Brumley @ Bedford Fruits & Vegetables Peter Fox @ Earwax Asha Ganpat @ Blackbird Parlour Linda Ganjian @ Catbird David Kramer @ Trojanowski Liquors Peter Krieder @ Bedford Cheese Shop Hiroshi Kumagi @ Bliss Yuliya Lanina @ Mini Mart Jeesoo Lee @ Kings Pharmacy Lisa Levy @ The Health Food Store Nora Ligorano & Marshall Reese @ Reel Life Rebecca Major @ Peters since 1969 Ben Marxen @ Northside Pharmacy Sebastian Masuelli @ Spike Hill Ondi McMaster @ Ella’s Shari Mendelson @ Uva Wines Vikki Michalios @ Angelicas Beauty Shop Jonas Mekas @ Spoonbill MTAA @ Amarcord Diane Nerwen @ Ugly Luggage Rune Olsen @ Victoria’s Coffee Shop Catya Plate @ Eyeco Vision Bob Seng & Lisa Hein @ NYC Pet Amanda Thackray @ Bagelsmith Ishmael Randall Weeks @ Oculus 20/20 Sante Scardillo @ Kasia’s Tamika Kawata @ N7 Deli Gandalf Gavan @ Brooklyn Industries
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