Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition presents Pier Show 9 on Saturday
in conjunction with the Red Hook Waterfront Arts Celebration.
BWAC, a not-for-profit artist-run organization, will present
over 800 works by more than 200 established and emerging artists
working in a variety of media: drawing, film, mixed media, painting,
printmaking and sculpture.
At left, Berneita Rudolph’s "City
Lines," a 14-inch by 22-inch woodblock print and, right,
a detail from Scott Whittle’s "Astrida Valigorsky,"
demonstrate the wide range of artwork on display. Whittle’s sculpture
incorporates plaster and photographs.
Pier Show 9 opens May 12, from noon to
6 pm, with refreshments and live music by Lovebutton. The exhibit
continues May 13 and every weekend including Memorial Day (May
28) through June 17. Weekend events and performances will be
ongoing as well as a silent and live auction on June 17, the
closing weekend celebration.
As if you weren’t given enough visual stimulation
inside the exhibition space, the Civil War-era warehouse also
offers views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
Also on May 12, the second annual Earth
and Surf Parade, organized by Dance Theatre Etcetera, kicks off
at 11 am at the intersection of Van Brunt and Hamilton streets
in Ickes Park in Red Hook. Call (718) 287-2224 for more information.
The rain date for the parade is May 13.
Pier Show 9 takes place at 141 Beard St.
at Van Brunt Street. For more information visit www.bwac.org.