‘Scapes

Scapes

July 27 – August 18, 2013

“In Red Hook, gaze out onto a spectacular seascape from a cityscape with an industrial aesthetic, yet a small town feel.  This is the only point on dry land where Lady Liberty will look back at you.   Turn and enter a Civil War era warehouse – home of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition.” This is where this summer’s exhibition: ‘scapes, took place from July 27 to August 18.

Landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, dreamscapes, whatever – escapes from the imaginations of over 200 artists – more than 1000 pieces – were exhibited in BWAC’s  unique and iconic 25,000 square foot gallery space.

The exhibit opened on Saturday, July 27th with an all-day Meet the Artists reception, an opportunity for visitors to meet and chat with the exhibiting artists. Throughout the day, the young New York based Wayne Tucker Quintet performed a variety of jazz standards as well as some of trumpet player Tucker’s original compositions.

BWAC’s newly rebuilt (post-Sandy) gallery and its exhibit of paintings, sculptures and installations created its own indoor ‘scape, the perfect complement to sultry summer afternoons.  Sunday concerts started at 3PM. The location in Red Hook, Brooklyn, with its harbor view, trendy boutiques, and restaurants galore, was ideal — down the block from IKEA and across from the Fairway supermarket, newly reopened after Sandy, its new water taxi service bringing many visitors.