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Northside ART 2012 (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Northside ART
Northside Art is a three-day event celebrating a burgeoning art scene in North Brooklyn. It serves to create a collaborative platform for artists through three components: a group exhibition, a street festival with a focus on interactive and performance art, and our signature open studios. Our goal is to build a creative platform in which all members of the community can foster and contribute to a support system that encourages the sharing of ideas and relationships.

Skeville painting his largest mural in NYC produced by BSA at Norhtside Arts 2011. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Northside Art

presented in collaboration with Hyperallergic

June 15 – 17, 2012

Northside Art is a three-day event celebrating a burgeoning art scene in North Brooklyn. It serves to create a collaborative platform for artists through three components: a group exhibition, a street festival with a focus on interactive and performance art, and our signature open studios. Our goal is to build a creative platform in which all members of the community can foster and contribute to a support system that encourages the sharing of ideas and relationships.
Hyperallerigic is the World’s Greatest New York art blogazine. Headquartered in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it is a forum for serious, playful and radical thinking about art in the world today. Hyperallergic will offer insight into the North Brooklyn’s art scene with highlights in the best of street art, venues, and historical sites.

I. Group Exhibition

Many Conversations

Curated by Peter Gynd

On view at Present Company

101 N 13th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Opening Reception: Friday June 15th 6pm-midnight

Saturday noon-8pm

Sunday noon-6pm

Showcasing a diverse selection of 26 North Brooklyn artists, Many Conversations highlights the connections between these artists and the artworks. Engaging in formal and conceptual conversations through the work, Many Conversations explores the contextual relationships that exist when artwork interacts with artwork.

Participating artists: Fanny Allie, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Tom Bevan, James Dinerstein, Chris Fernald, Ilene Godofsky, Rinat Hafizov, Jennifer Harris, Tommy Kwak, Matt Lambros, Kerry Law, Jon Lewis, Michelle Mackey, Pessi Margulies, Warwick McLeod, Chris Mottalini, Kate Nielsen, Gina Pollack, Dan Sabau, Suzanne Sattler, Sarah Sharp, Michiko Shimada, Hannah Simmons, Elisabeth Smolarz, Janine Sopp, Lorene Taurerewa

Fanny Allie, Artifacts, 2012
II. Williamsburg Walks // June 16 // 2- 8pm
Northside Art // Williamsburg Walks is a platform for art, involvement, participation and community taking over the block of Bedford Ave from N8th-N9th Street as part of the Williamsburg Walks series, Saturday June 16th from 2-8pm.

Temporary wall units, interactive installations and sculptures will be staggered throughout the block for live painting performances, graffiti and other participation oriented works. In addition to the installations there will be a variety of art related activities to engage in: a community mural, nail art, taro readings, book readings and children’s art activities.

Participating artists: Kerry Jones, Sean O’Connor, Ashley May, Manoela Madera, Gray Edgerton, Sarah Sharp, Jason Kachadourian, Scott Zimmerman, Kevin Tarasuk, Ian McGillivray, Joohee Park, Andrea Burgay, Maria Builes, Hannah Simmons, Victoria Varney, Kelly Helrich, Claire Beaudreault, Vanessa Paroline, Domestic Construction

Acme Studio will host a viewing party for installations created during Williamsburg Walks the following day, Sunday June 17th. 63 N3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

Emily Noelle Lambert

III. Northside Art // Open Spaces // June 17 // Noon – 6pm
Northisde Art is proud to host the annual Northside Open Spaces with 80+ artists living and working in Williamsburg and Greenpoint opening their studios to the public for the festival.

Participating Artists: Bill Abdale, Joel Adas, Keighty Alexander, Sascha Ascher / Oak Street Gallery, Lisa Bauer, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Beck Berrett, Rossa Cole, ACME Studio, Nicholas Constantakis, William Crist, Cathy Diamond, James Dinerstein, Lori Ellison, Chris Fernald, Brinn Flagg, Megan Foster, Carla Gannis, Heather Garland, Ellen Goldin, Elizabeth Grammaticas, Peter Gynd, Andrea Haenggi, Jennifer Harris, Tom Henry, Stephen Holding, The Cow Horse, Jackie Hoving, Craig Kane, Dana Kane, Mina Karimi, Bernice Kelly, John Kitses, Tommy Kwak, Emily Noelle Lambert, Kerry Law, Jon Lewis, Lilly Line, Michelle Mackey, Amy Madden, Susan Maddux, Pessi Margulies, Tricia McLaughlin, Warwick McLeod, Simone Meltesen, Artem Mirolevich, Ariana Misfeldt, Kellyann Monaghan, Chris Mottalini, Jackie Neale Chadwick, Kate Nielsen, Renzo Ortega, Gavin Potenza, Christopher Quirk, Raphaela Riepl, Elizabeth Riggle, Susan Ross, Dan Sabau, Gabriela Salazar, Suzanne Sattler, Kayrock Screenprinting, Helen Selsdon, Ryszard Semko, Sarah G. Sharp, James Sheehan, Hannah Simmons, Allison Smith, Elisabeth Smolarz, Clayspace 1205, Parsley Steinweiss, Ines Sun, Lawrence Swan, Kevin Tarasuk, Lorene Taurerewa, George Terry, Marjorie Van Cura, James Vanderberg, The Last Art Fair, Mary Westring, Brian Willmont, Reverse Space, Fulvia Zambon, Heliopolis.

Click here for a full information on Northside ARTS


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WAGMAG Benefit Tuesday – Supporting Brooklyn Artists for a Decade+

This Tuesday night the annual benefit with work donated by 100+ artists will keep WAGMAG free for everyone. The local art guide started around the same time as the current street art explosion did in the early 2000’s – and the handy guide existed solely as a way to get the word out about openings at art collectives and galleries in the then-artist-neighborhood of Williamsburg. While gentrification has chased most of the artists out of Williamsburg now, Brooklyn continues to boom with some of the freshest ideas and talents and WAGMAG’s maps help you to find shows in 15 neighborhoods all over the borough.

The brainchild and labor of love of Brooklyn artist and gallery owner Daniel Aycock in those early years, WAGMAG now is run by Daniel and his artist wife Kathleen Vance. Together they own the Front Room gallery and regularly work with most of the players on the Brooklyn art scene, keeping it real and accessible. They are also big Street Art fans and have allowed the walls on the front of their gallery to be painted and pasted many times over the years by a parade of Street Artists.

Street Artist Noah Sparkes donates work to the WAGMAG Benefit (photo © Jaime Rojo)

In celebration of all the good work they do to enable artists to receive exposure for their work, and to encourage you to go to their fundraiser Tuesday, BSA talked with Daniel and Kathleen about WAGMAG and Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Street Art: How long have you been in Williamsburg?

Daniel Aycock and Kathleen Vance: WAGMAG, started in 2001 as W(illiamsburg) A(nd) G(reenpoint) M(onthly) A(rt) G(uide). Eventually the demand for listings in other neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn made it necessary to expand to include all of the art districts in Brooklyn. Then we dropped the Acronym and became WAGMAG, Brooklyn Art Guide.  We now serve the communities of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Bushwick, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Gowanus, Greenpoint, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Red Hook and Williamsburg.

Brooklyn artist Scott Chasse donated this piece “Keep Smiling” to the WAGMAG Benefit.

Brooklyn Street Art: Can you describe what WAGMAG is?
Daniel Aycock and Kathleen Vance:
It’s a free monthly art guide that promotes art venues and exhibitions in Brooklyn with a free listing service of art exhibitions and events, with locations and times, community maps and critical reviews.

Art venues are listed in community networks with adjoining maps and alphabetical listing of exhibitions updated monthly and circulated throughout New York. Guest writers present recommendations of exhibits to visit, with critical reviews for additional reference. WAGMAG, a Brooklyn Art Guide, is online at and in print with a free 16-page printed guide that is circulated throughout New York and surrounding areas.


Street Artist Gilf! donated this piece “Empower Equality” (62/200)  to the WAGMAG Benefit

Brooklyn Street Art: You have had street artists on your wall outside the gallery like Noah Sparkes, C215, Nick Walker. How do you look at street art in Brooklyn? 

Daniel Aycock and Kathleen Vance: The offices of WAGMAG are in The Front Room Gallery in Williamsburg, in a building that has historically been a fertile ground for street artists.  We love the public access to art, made available 24hrs, 7 days a week by street artists, which is unexpected,  sometimes challenging, and innovative in process and placement.

Street Artist Chris of the collective Robots Will Kill donated this piece “We are 138 ” to the WAGMAG Benefit.

Brooklyn Street Art: Are there any Street Artists donating to the WAGMAG benefit this year?
Daniel Aycock and Kathleen Vance:
Yeah, absolutely. We have Chris (RWK), LOL,  Gilf!, and Noah Sparkes.

Brooklyn Street Art: Why is Brooklyn such a vibrant lively place for artists to work and live?
Daniel Aycock and Kathleen Vance:
Brooklyn has been a magnet for artists for decades. The availability of studio space and relatively lower rents creates an oasis outside of Manhattan – making it into a huge artists’ mecca.  Brooklyn builds strength from its communities – which have a friendly and open attitude that fuels creativity and expands the boundaries of art-making today.

Here’s a piece in Bushwick Chris (RWK) did a couple of years ago (photo © Jaime Rojo)

WAGMAG benefit committee member and artist David Kesting was doodling the rules on a piece of paper during one of the organizing meetings and he came up with the de facto WAGMAG Benefit guide!  Good job David!  This makes it so much easier to understand how the benefit works. (© David Kesting)

Brooklyn Artist Ward Shelly is one of the better known names who have contributed art to the WAGMAG benefit. This print is called “the History of Science Fiction” (© Ward Shelly)

Street Artist LOL donated this “Love Soldier” to the WAGMAG benefit and will be happy to install it for you (photo © LOL)


See a full list of the artists works and purchase tickets here:

The WAGMAG Benefit will be at The Boiler (191 North 14th Street) in Williamsburg. Additional info is at


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