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BWAC Shines the Spotlight on Artists Over the Age of 65

Saturdays and Sundays, 1 – 6 pm, through Aug. 15.
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 15, 2021

Free

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BWAC Shines the Spotlight on Artists Over the Age of 65

 

From: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)

BWAC Contact: Susan Handwerker, co-president and show curator

Contact email: sszhand14@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 917-656-8793

 

June 21, 2021

 

Brooklyn, NY — Art Over Time is a national juried exhibition at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) Gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn, from July 10 to August 15, 2021. Its purpose is to celebrate the art of people over the age of 65, and expose the general public to the fact that creating compelling art has no age limits.

 

Susan Handwerker, co-president of BWAC and co-curator of Art Over Time stated, “After a year in isolation, and contemplating the challenges and personal tragedies we all experienced, we at BWAC felt it was high time to celebrate the perseverance and longevity of people making great art well into their senior years.”

 

The exhibition juror is Charlotta Kotik, a former Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and currently an independent curator who facilitates various projects for galleries, alternative spaces and museums. Tasked with selecting artwork of the highest quality, Ms. Kotik sought out art that displayed skill in a variety of materials, and how fully the artist’s intentions or concept is realized and presented.

 

While some of the artists discovered art later in life, others have been actively creating art throughout their lives. “Art is something you never retire from doing,” added co-curator Sandra Forrest.

 

The artwork displayed is further punctuated by the statements and explanations by the artists themselves that define how the exhibited work relates to their own art over time.

 

Art Over Time opens with a reception for the artists on Saturday, July 10 from 1-6 pm at the BWAC Gallery, 4581 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn.

 

About BWAC

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 and national artists with seasonal mega-exhibits that include national juried and local member shows. These exhibitions 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 waterfront. 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 operated by the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. 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.

 

Location:

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition 499 Van Brunt St., near Reed Street
Brooklyn, NY US

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