Brooklyn Waterfront Artists - PERFORMANCE Events

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1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 13
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, August 14


BWAC ART GALLERY, 481 Van Brunt Street, Door 7, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC, NY 11231


Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)’s 2017 Summer Art Shows

Palette Unlimited and Black and Whit

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 and Sunday, August 13th, 2017

It’s summertime for the artists of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition and the art-lovers who eagerly await every BWAC exhibit.  Mid-summer is also the middle of BWAC’s fortieth year; for our 2017 Summer Shows we present the juried Black & White 2017 exhibit and Palette Unlimited. Palette Unlimited is the exhibiting members’ 25th annual summer show, with over 150 artists exhibiting. Our third national juried Black & White show presents artwork by artists from around the country.  Noted juror Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator in the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, selected 110 pieces from almost 1200 submissions to put together this spectacular exhibit.  

Admission to the Gallery and all its special events is free, donations gladly accepted.

The show is open weekends 1-6PM and runs through August 20

481 Van Brunt (Door 7) in Red Hook.


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Saturday, August 12th:

1:00 PM-2:00 PM:Braxton Hicks and The Mission Boys   

Brooklyn based songwriter and musician Braxton Hicks defines the term independence. Braxton Hicks is an energetic and talented singer-songwriter whose music is a unique mixture of styles and sounds. You’ll hear shades of Broadway, New Orleans, Rock & Roll, American popular standards – and even classical music in his finely crafted pop tunes. The lyrics tell stories of love and deception, celebration and pain.

2:30 PM-3:30 PM:A Century of Fakers

Tribute to Belle and Sebastian, started as a one-time only performance in the fall of 2016 for (LES Venue) Cake Shop's annual Halloween Covercave extravaganza. Their love for the songs of Glasgow's favorite indie popsters, Belle and Sebastian, led them to re-assemble for an encore summer performance. The players in A Century of Fakers are: Jason Biggs, Rony Bonilla, Kevin Dugan, Marlow Riley, Jesse Sklar, Matthew Sklar and Alice Sorensen.

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Word Cabaret

Dramatically Speaking… Poems, Stories, and Plaints in Performance.  Co-produced by White Bird Productions, a Brooklyn-based theater company whose work has been around the borough for 20 years, this reading features professional actors in staged readings of work from a variety of well-known wordsmiths.

Sunday, August 13th:

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Sun, Aug 6 2-3: Harry Oppenheimer

Harry Oppenheimer has been playing Mountain Dulcimer for thirty years and is a frequent performer at the Conference House Staten Island, the ETG Book Cafe, The Raritan Bay Festival, The Muddy Cup and The Perking Latte.  He has also performed at numerous art exhibits, including the New Hope Art Festival. He is employed by Historic Richmond town as a teacher, historical interpreter, and musician.  

3:15-4:15 The Owlflies

The Owlflies is Peri Mason and Stephanie Kadison.  Peri is a songwriter, teacher and caterpillar scientist who writes melodic, lyrically driven songs. Her recent album, StillLife/RealLife (a collaboration with co-writer Bob Gaulke and others), explores topics including love, the ecology of infectious disease, and love.  Stephanie Kadison provides backup vocals and keyboards for a number of local NYC singer songwriters, including Peri Mason, and is a classically trained singer, pianist, dancer, and PhD neuroscientist turned HS bio teacher.

4:30-5:30 Ryan Chernin and Ev

Ryan Chernin and Ev -Folk focused, with a contemporary indie rock core inspired by the sounds of the 60s and 70s, singer/songwriter Ryan Chernin presents a collection of songs from his debut album, “You Know Who You Are.” In his current run of intimate, stripped down live sets, enjoy some good old-fashioned storytelling infused with the tonal stylings of the new analog age.  Ev's unique voice, lyrics, and melodies come from the unknown space between thought and dream.  She creates a soft space for her audience to get lost in and feel comfortable pondering the uncomfortable, uncomfortable pondering the comfortable, and connect more with what makes them human.



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