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SO HAPPY TOGETHER: forty-five artists and their one hundred collabortive drawings.

Norte Maar
83 Wyckoff Avenue, #1B, 646-361-8512
June 3 - June 26, 2011
Reception: Friday, June 3, 6 - 10 PM
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BUSHWICK-Norte Maar is pleased to present SO HAPPY TOGETHER: forty-five artists and their one hundred collaborative drawings a special exhibition celebrating the collaborative spirit and BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS. An opening reception + silent auction will be held Friday, June 3, 6-9PM at Norte Maar (83 Wyckoff Avenue, #1B, Brooklyn). This project was organized by artist Julie Torres and facilitated by HYPERALLERGIC. For directions and more information please call: 646-361-8512.

Over the course of nine weeks this winter, a group of artists met every Wednesday night for collaborative drawing. Organized by artist JULIE TORRES, these five hour sessions, framed as informal “Drink ‘n Draw” gatherings, resulted in an exciting and experimental collection of drawings, paintings, collages and cut-outs.

SO HAPPY TOGETHER is an exhibition of their individual talents, their collaborative efforts, and their community spirit. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 3rd, 6-9PM and will feature a silent auction to benefit the collaborative projects of Norte Maar. Exhibition and auction will continue as a feature of the Bushwick Open Studios, Saturday and Sunday, June 4th and June 5th, 11-7pm.

Special thanks to HYPERALLERGIC for hosting the drawing parties.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE: Liz Ainslie, Joe Ballweg, Athena Wyman Battalen, Andrea Bergart, Judith Braun, Peter Brock, Steven Brower, Maanik Singh Chauhan, Kyle Chayka, Cojo, Lauren Collings, Joy Curtis, Paul D’Agostino, Ben Godward, Emily Hochman, Andrew Hunt, Steven Ketchum, Wendy Klemperer, Osamu Kobayashi, Andrea LaBouff, Matthew Landon, Brian LaRossa, Brian Leo, Geddes Levenson, Gili Levy, Amy Lincoln, Rebecca Litt, J.P. Marin, Karen Marston, Shanna Maurizi, Paul McEnery, Chris McGee, Brooke Moyse, Mike Olin, Sheryl Oppenheim, Leif Parsons, Alex Porcaro, Allie Rex, Molly Roberson, Ebony Rose, Abe Storer, Austin Thomas, Julie Torres, Eric Trosko, Yejin Yoo, and Lily Zhang. A special drawing featuring a collaboration between Chris Martin and the kids of Bushwick Impact will also be on exhibit and included in the silent auction.
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