An exhibit looks at 40: Waterfront show celebrates its fourth decade - Brooklyn Paper

An exhibit looks at 40: Waterfront show celebrates its fourth decade

Real life: This painting by Jonas Mlenak will be on display at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition show.
Jonas Mlenak

The creativity is still flowing!

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Spring Pier Art Show when the exhibit opens on May 12. The annual Red Hook exhibit has grown a lot since its founding, going from a single show to five different exhibits, said the Coalition’s spokeswoman.

“What’s different this year is that it’s our 40th year and we went from having 14 artists to 400 and that makes it really special for us,” said Janice Weiss. “I’m looking forward to all of the shows. Each exhibit has diverse talents and shows how they incorporate that in their art.”

One of the shows is an art benefit for the island of Dominica. The other four exhibits are:

Vintage vinyl

Music and art come alive in “In the Groove: International Print Exhibition Of Original Album Cover Artwork.” The show features artwork that incorporates old album covers, and explores how music impacts culture.

Team green

Art made from discarded refuse items are on display in “Recycle,” a collection of sculptures, collage pieces, and other art pieces made from junk.

Girl power

The ninth annual “Wide Open” exhibit focuses on artwork that celebrates women and feminism. The often-suggestive artwork in this exhibit aims to create a conversation on sociopolitical issues.

New looks

The “Transformation” show display paintings and other types of art that capture a place or object that has undergone a recent change.

“40th Spring Pier Art Show” at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition [499 Van Brunt, Door 7 in Red Hook, (718) 596-2507, www.bwac.org]. On display through June 17, Sat–Sun, 1–6 pm. $5 suggested donation.

Reach reporter Alexandra Simon at (718) 260–8310 or e-mail her at asimon@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @AS1mon.

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