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BWAC Announces In-Gallery Openings for Spring
From: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)
Contact BWAC Arts Administrator: Elaine Mendez
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Contact Phone: 718-596-2506
April 26, 2021
Brooklyn, NY — The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) celebrates spring 2021 with three exciting new exhibitions. “After a challenging year, we are looking forward to welcoming an expanded number of visitors to our two-floor Red Hook gallery space,” says Alicia Degener, BWAC co-president. The shows run on weekends from May 8 through June 20, and the gallery is open Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm.
BWAC’s season opener is a national juried show of printmaking in the ground floor gallery. Humans have been making prints since the first people dipped their hands in pigment and pressed them to a cave wall. This exhibition, juried by Kim Conaty, the Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art, showcases traditional printmaking techniques as well as new interpretations for the 21st century. Artists from around the country have work for sale, and prints are an affordable entry into the world of art collecting.
The Sky Continues Beautiful
The spring BWAC member exhibition in the second-floor gallery takes its title from a line in a Walt Whitman poem. The past year has affected all of us and many have turned to Nature for relief – outdoor walks and contemplative moments watching the seasons change. Now we return to spring and the hope and renewal it brings. BWAC artists reflect on the role Nature has played in their experience of isolation and reintegration in this unusual time.
The Brooklyn Watercolor Society
Also on the gallery’s second floor, The Brooklyn Watercolor Society is presenting their spring exhibition of fine watercolors by local artists. The Society is a non-profit community arts organization that was started in 1972, now consisting of watercolor artists from throughout the Metropolitan area.
During the exhibitions, there will also be printmaking demonstrations and free workshops, all conducted while observing CDC guidelines. Visit bwac.org for current listings.
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization. For more than 40 years, BWAC has been exhibiting the artwork of local artists with seasonal mega-exhibits that include national juried and local member shows, which present a wide variety of contemporary visual arts from the traditional to the experimental cutting edge. Ours is a truly unique gallery housed in a massive Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook. Visit us for the best view of the Statue of Liberty in Brooklyn!
The BWAC Gallery, 481 Van Brunt St., Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. BWAC receives generous support from the O’Connell Organization and many members and friends. Visit bwac.org for more information on membership and exhibits, or to donate, and follow us on social media.