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Crest Arts Presents: Crest Fest 2013 (Brooklyn, NYC)


Join us Saturday, June 8th for a day of art, music, food, drinks, dancing, vendor market, free kids crafts and face painting and much much more!

Enter at 558 Metropolitan Ave. or 536 Metropolitan Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

Live Music Performances by
Pitchblak Brass Band
Aabaraki
Cold Fronts
Osekre & The Lucky Bastards
See Through

With DJs
Petey Complex, Krunk Poney, Rok One, Mama Dom, Lucas Walters, Peter Hale, Gerald Hammill & Chuck Buckett.

 

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Art In Odd Places: The Crest Hardware Art Show

Your local hardware store could also be the next “It” neighborhood gallery if they take Joe Franquinha’s lead.  

The second generation owner of Crest Hardware in Brooklyn’s north side has been launching an art show for the last few years in this former working class neighborhood that began swimming with artists a decade ago. While the hardware based theme is sometimes stretched beyond plausible connection and Joe’s curatorial method stretches to every artistic ability, the elitists who once mistakenly sniffed at the idea of an art show in a hardware store now find themselves needing to stop by if only out of curiosity, or a pack of light bulbs.

A sculpture by Matthew Warren made with PVC pipes hangs in the garden section. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

And what will they see? Among the mop handles and caulking guns they’ll find work that surprises, disarms, causes a chuckle, and sometimes even looks amazing. Regardless of your expectations, you will not be bored by this collection of about 300 pieces and you’ll find work by some pretty well-known names also. You might also meet Joe and Liza’s pig, a local celebrity named Franklin.

Here are some images from The Crest Hardware Art Show just opened this week.

Chris Stain’s stencil doesn’t stray far from the spray paint. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Max Zorn creates portraits made from packing tape, here displayed on a light box in the front window. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Max Zorn. Detail of the installation. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Street Artist Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A portrait of Henry Ford by Daek One. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Quel Beast turns Joe into a scarecrow. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rachel Farmer (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Street Artist General Howe “Super PAC” characters; Obama as Batman, Mitt Romney as Bane.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The “Super PAC” are characters of the 2012 presidential election portrayed as characters in the Batman mythology.  Obama as Batman, Romney as Bane, Gingrich as Penguin, etc… Presidential elections and summer blockbuster movies have become the same thing. There is an epic battle of good vs evil and the fate of the world is up for grabs,” says the artist.

General Howe depicts Michelle Obama as Cat Woman.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jeremy Fish created this portrait of the store celebrity, Franklin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Street Artists Sheryo and The Yok contribute a collaboration. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Street Artist Willow contributed a piece. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A sculptural beaver dam by Peter Pracillio (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dan Funderburgh (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Lilia Trenkova creates this chess set made with bolts, nuts and color chips. (photo © Jaime Rojo)\

Astrodub (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dave Tree spent some time writing on the toilet. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bernard Klevickas created this sculpture from reclaimed parts of old bikes. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Crest Hardware Art Show 2012: Preview

A few years ago when we started telling you about this art show in a Brooklyn hardware store, people questioned BSA’s sanity and it’s relevance to the street. Even now, there are some street artists who have not exhibited in this show, but that list will be trimming down to zero in the next few years. That’s because of two things – one is that Joe Franquinha and his family re-imagined their store as artists began to re-imagine the surrounding neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick. The other is that the existing gallery system needs to change and Street Artists (and others) have been exploring every other alternative to it for the last decade. The only ivy covered walls that should be relevant to this creative spirit are in the garden section behind the store.

Here is a sneak peak at the Crest Arts show that opens Saturday in the store. Everybody is welcome and there will be music, food, art, and community busting out all over the place. Also, Franklin the pig.

Travis Simon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Willow (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Daek One (photo © Jaime Rojo)

RT Vegas (photo © Jaime Rojo)

RRobots (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Quel Beast (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rachel Farmer (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Peter Pracillio (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Eric Araujo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jos-L (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jim Avignon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Greg Barsamian (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jilly Ballistic (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jeremy Fish (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Enzo & Nio (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Creepy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ben Hipp (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Crest Hardware Art Show opens this Saturday from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Click here for more details.

 

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Fun Friday 10.21.11

Fun-Friday

1. RADICAL! at Munch Gallery Tonight
2. Ryan Ford at Factory Fresh Tonight
3. Get Your Smashing Pumpkins on At Crest Arts Saturday
4. Rob Andrews at English Kills Saturday
5. Skullphone Curates “Pure Logo” at New Image Art Saturday (LA)
6. Homo Riot at Hold Up Gallery (LA) (NSFW)
7. Loving You Was Crazy Shit (VIDEO) by Swedish Street Artist Nils Petter Löfstedt
8. SEGO in Mexico City (VIDEO)

RADICAL! at Munch Gallery Tonight

Albany based Street Artist Radical! has his first solo show, “Upside Down Frowns” opening  today at the Munch Gallery in Manhattan.

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Radical! in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Summer 2011 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For more information regarding this show please click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=25600

Keith Schweitzer of MANY filmed and edited this time lapse of Radical! getting up in Coney Island:

Ryan Ford at Factory Fresh Tonight

Ryan Ford’s solo show “Don’t Try To Play Me Like An Indoor Sport” opens today at Factory Fresh in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We are very happy to see this esteemed gallery back after a long Summer hiatus.brooklyn-street-art-WEB-ryan-ford-factory-fresh-gallery

From the gallery’s press release: “An artist known for comic symbolic abstraction, Ford delves a bit deeper into his psyche while titillating the mind with streaks of quiet violence and provocative tranquility”

For more information regarding this show click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=25621

Get Your Smashing Pumpkins on At Crest Arts Saturday

This Saturday is for carving pumpkins and the right place to do this venerable Autumn tradition is in the garden patio at Crest Hardware in Williamsburg. Franklin the Pig will be hosting and probably eating pumpkin guts that spill out of your jack-o-lantern. There’s a carving contest too and you’ll have some pre-Halloween fun before going out to get smashed.

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Says Joe the Impresario: “Come on by, have a glass of cider (with rum, if you want) check out the creativity and enjoy what fall should be all about”

For more information regarding this event click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=25682

Rob Andrews at English Kills Saturday

Performance and Visual Artist Rob Andrews’ solo show “Door Work” opens on Saturday at English Kills in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Promptly at 8:00 PM Mr. Andrews will begin his performance of Ant-Bird 2.

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From the gallery’s press release: “Ant–Bird 2, is a ritual designed to open a spiritual and metaphysical door using the power of blood, sweat, spit, and the vocal power of a human chorus”

For more information regarding this show please click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=25672

Skullphone Curates “Pure Logo” at New Image Art Saturday (LA)

In Los Angeles, New Image Art Gallery group show “Pure Logo” opens on Saturday. This show is curated by Skullphone.

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From the gallery’s press release: “PURE LOGO explores the omnipresence, necessity, form and functionality of logos as they metamorphose to communicate within increasingly brief discourses”

For more information regarding this show please click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=25672

Homo Riot at Hold Up Gallery (LA) (NSFW)

El Angeleno Bad Boy Homo Riot solo show “Fist Pump” opens on Saturday at Hold Up Gallery.

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Homo Riot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

From the the gallery press release: “Homo Riot’s message started out as a “fuck you” to the supporters of Prop 8, but has morphed into something larger and more profound; seen now as an emblem of pride and strength to the gay community”

Photographer and BSA collaborator Carlos Gonzales visited the artist’s studio while he was prepping for his show and he shares these behind the scenes images with BSA readers: Possibly NSFW.

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Homo Riot (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

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Homo Riot (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

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Homo Riot (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

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Homo Riot (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

For more information regarding this show please click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=25660

Loving You Was Crazy Shit (VIDEO) by Swedish Street Artist Nils Petter Löfstedt

SEGO in Mexico City (VIDEO)

A new video from Gonzalo Alvarez at MAMUTT and Filmaciones de la Ciudad

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Crest Arts Presents: The 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. (Brooklyn, NY)

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Hey Everyone,
Crest Arts is hosting our 2nd Annual Pumpkin carving Contest and Party. The event is this Saturday, October 22nd from 7-11 pm.
Free drinks, free food & tasty treats, music for all…. and prizes to those who participate in the carving contest!
We have gift certificates from restaurants: Lighthouse, Brooklyn Star & Calexico. We have gift certificates from Open Air Modern, an amazing furniture and book store, Old Hollywood jewelry & clothing store, Desert Island comic book store and more!

THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT. AND FREE TO ATTEND!

Carving is NOT necessary… neither are costumes but they are encouraged!

Food brought to you by The Meat Hook.

Beer brought to you by Tiger Beer. If you mention them on a blog please use hashtag #tigerbeerus.

So come on by, have a glass of cider (with rum, if you want) check out the creativity and enjoy what fall should be all about.

The rules are posted on the website, CrestHardwareArtShow.com…  $5 entry for a pumpkin (2 MAX) The attendees judges the contest!!!

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Fun Friday 08.26.11

Fun-Friday

Here’s your Fun Friday Menu (all entrees come with a slice of pepperoni pizza)

1. New Film Opening About Toynbee Tiles – Ticket Giveaway
2. CYCLE Crew : “We Never Die”
3. Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories
4. That Was FUN! “The Grassy Lot” Opening
5. 8 Hours in Brooklyn – VERY COOL SLO MO, BRO
6. There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute: Re-creating the Cardiff Giant by Ty Marshal
7. Narcelio Grud “Sonic Spray” By Yeah

New Film Opening About Toynbee Tiles – Ticket Giveaway

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“Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles”

Opening in NYC at the IFC Center on Friday 09/02,.the film is about the Toynbee Tiles and an unlikely team that tracks down the mystery’s source for the better part of a decade. It won Best Documentary Directing award at this years’ Sundance Film Festival so it’s got cred.

Win Tickets To Opening Night! First person to send an email to info@argotpictures.com with BSA in the subject line gets a pair of tickets for opening night this film by Jon Foy. Second person will get tickets to any night during the run.

CYCLE Crew : “We Never Die”

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Photo © Carlos Gonzalez

This is about reincarnation, right? Check out Design Matters, which opened a show by CYCLE crew last night to find out.

CYRCLE "We Never Die" by Adolfo J Lara

For more information about this show click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23806

Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories

Now in it’s 3rd smashing week, this show in Venice has been getting lots of great visitors and conversations, mostly because the participating artists put so much of themselves into this densely layered show.

Names you know, and others you don’t – but you may hear more about in the future, all telling their New York Stories.

brooklyn-street-art-cave-street-art-saved-my-life-jaime-rojo-08-11-3From left to right: Clown Soldier, EMA, Sweet Toof, Kid Acne, Nick Walker and Skewville. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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From left to right: Creepy, How & Nosm, White Cocoa and Know Hope. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For more information about this show click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=22943

That Was FUN! “The Grassy Lot” Opening

Congratulations to Joe Franquinha and Liza and Crest Arts for putting together a very successful community-feeling event on the grassy lot last night. A LOT of people, a LOT of art, a LOT of fun conversations. And it didn’t rain! (Even though Joe was prepared for that too) Thanks to Keith Schweitzer of MaNY and all the artists who participated. Best guest we met? Joe’s mom, who raised her boy right.

Here’s a fun video Keith made:

8 Hours in Brooklyn – VERY COOL SLO MO, BRO

Can you spot the big portrait by a street artist that has been featured on BSA in this video?

There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute: Re-creating the Cardiff Giant by Ty Marshal

Narcelio Grud “Sonic Spray” By Yeah

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More Shots from “The Grassy Lot”

More artists stopped by to put up pieces for “The Grassy Lot” show, an impromptu little get-together of 15 artists in a little bit of heaven on the Lower East Side. Jaime Rojo gives us some more shots of the lot.

Read more about the project and opening HERE.

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XAM’s Feeder Unit near YOK’s Traveling Man Foot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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QRST installing his piece  (photo © Joe Franquinha)

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QRST Rat Tea Party  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Joe Franquinha, life long New Yorker, told us how he assisted Street Artist QRST with his decision of subject matter for this installation: “I told QRST – Rats have lived in this lot for years so rats should be represented here. Because we have the best f*cking rats and no one is going to take that away from us.”

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QRST Rat Tea Party  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Veng from RWK and Overunder on the back wall (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Veng from RWK and Overunder on the back wall (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Veng and Overunder working on their collaboration (photo © Joe Franquinha)

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Night shot of Veng and Overunder piece. (photo © Joe Franquinha)

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Jake Klotz installing his piece. (photo © Joe Franquinha)

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Jake Klotz shares a wall with Gaia and Nanook (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For more information about this event please click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23784

To view images from The Grassy Lot Part I click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23726

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Crest Arts in Collaboration with BSA and MaNY Present: The Grassy Lot Show (Manhattan, NY)

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We’re proud to announce the “Grassy Lot Show” coming this Thursday presented by Crest Arts at the Timeshare Backyard. It’s been a little whirlwind of activity with 15 artists putting up brand new work on the walls of this oasis on the Lower East Side for you to come visit. With Keith Schwietzer and us helping Crest out here and there, and of course with Franklin doing lawn roomba duties, it is a bit of a community event. All it is missing is you! What are you doing Thursday?

Crest Arts invites you to the TimeShare Backyard for
“The Grassy Lot Show”

Thursday August 25, from 6-8 pm
145 Ludlow Street between Stanton and Rivington

Admission is free.

Take off your shoes and walk in the grass and do a cartwheel while looking at brand new outside work on the walls by Bishop 203, Creepy, Gaia, General Howe, Jake Klotz, Laura Meyers, Nanook, Over Under, QRST, Quel Beast, Shandor Hassan, Travis Simon, Veng, XAM, and Yok.

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The project is made possible with the help and support of partners Brooklyn Street Art and the MaNY Project.


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“Grassy Lot Show” Announcement : This Thursday

We’re proud to announce the “Grassy Lot Show” coming this Thursday presented by Crest Arts at the Timeshare Backyard. It’s been a little whirlwind of activity with 15 artists putting up brand new work on the walls of this oasis on the Lower East Side for you to come visit. With Keith Schwietzer and us helping Crest out here and there, and of course with Franklin doing lawn roomba duties, it is a bit of a community event. All it is missing is you! What are you doing Thursday?

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Crest Arts invites you to the TimeShare Backyard for
“The Grassy Lot Show”

Thursday August 25, from 6-8 pm
145 Ludlow Street between Stanton and Rivington

Admission is free.

Take off your shoes and walk in the grass and do a cartwheel while looking at brand new outside work on the walls by Bishop 203, Creepy, Gaia, General Howe, Jake Klotz, Laura Meyers, Nanook, Over Under, QRST, Quel Beast, Shandor Hassan, Travis Simon, Veng, XAM, and Yok.

Check the event out on Facebook

The project is made possible with the help and support of partners Brooklyn Street Art and the MaNY Project.


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Crest Hardware Art Show Presents: CrestFest 11 (Brooklyn, NY)

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On June 18th, Crest Fest 2011 will act as the official launch party for the Crest Hardware Art Show (C.H.A.S.). As a means to give back to the community, Crest Fest is structured as a civic-minded, volunteer based event. Proceeds from Crest Fest 2011will benefit The City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization. This year’s program will include a live music stage, two DJ booths, local, creative art & food vendors and additional involvement from surrounding businesses and community organizations.
Estimated attendance throughout the day is 4000+. All ages are welcome. Time Out New York named Crest Fest one of the top “Cool Free Events” of the summer.

The group art show will include 100+ works from various artists of different mediums. The art will be installed contextually throughout 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including a 5,000 sq ft urban garden. Work will be on display from June 18th, 2011 until July 31st, 2011. All art is about/made with/or inspired by hardware.

Click on the link below for more info about the participating artists, schedule of events and location:

http://cresthardwareartshow.com

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