Art lovers: get ready for ARTCRANK, art at The Yard and an art CSA

Photo by Nathan H. Ellis from the exhibit: "A Wandering Camera: Portraits of Greenpoint"

Photo by Nathan H. Ellis from the exhibit: “A Wandering Camera: Portraits of Greenpoint”

If you want to decorate your walls and support the local artists, now seems to be the time. This Thursday, September 4, ARTCRANK, a pop-up show all about bicycle-inspired posters, comes to the Brooklyn Brewery, and The Yard hosts an opening reception for a local photographer.

ARTCRANK travels all over the world showing off posters from local artists all about bikes. This year, the NYC event stops by the Brooklyn Brewery, so it is sure to be a party. Admission is free and signed and numbered copies of all posters are available for $50 each. Just remember- don’t drink and bike.

The Yard, home base for many local entrepreneurs and creatives, transforms into a gallery on Thursday to display photos from Brooklyn artist Nathan H. Ellis’s collection “A Wandering Camera: Portraits of Greenpoint.” The images show young and weathered faces of our neighbors giving a warm sense of community.

And, if that isn’t enough, you can now join a CSA to keep the art coming all year long. Yes, that is CSA as in the box of vegetables you pick up from a local farm, except instead of veggies, it’s art. Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design provides the opportunity to purchase shares ($250 or $500) in exchange for 3 to 6 homegrown pieces of artwork yet to be created a group of local artist and designers. A panel of jurors ensures you don’t get the equivalent of a box of radishes and each person receives a unique collection to take home.

Information on ARTCRANK:

After a pair of packed-to-the-rafters SoHo openings the past two years, ARTCRANK — an international pop-up show of bicycle-inspired posters — is headed across the East River to Brooklyn Brewery for what’s shaping up to be its biggest NYC show yet.The one-night event will feature limited edition work by 30 local artists on Thursday, September 4 from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Signed and numbered copies of all posters are available for $50 each, and admission is free. A spread of fresh-brewed beers from Brooklyn Brewery will be available throughout the evening.Born in 2007 from a love of bicycles and design, ARTCRANK has hosted more than

50 “bike poster parties” in U.S. cities, as well as across the pond in Paris, London and Manchester. From the start, the show’s formula has been simple: Throw a party featuring affordable posters designed by talented local artists, celebrating bicycles and the people who ride them.

“ARTCRANK always brings people who are passionate about bikes and art together for a night of good times and community,” says New York City designer Fred DiMelgio. “The excitement is palpable, and the posters resonate with show-goers, who more likely than not will have the chance to discuss their favorite print with its creator.”

When: Thursday, September 4 — 5:00pm –10:00pm
Where: Brooklyn Brewery

Information on “A Wandering Camera: Portraits of Greenpoint”:

Inspired by sentimental photojournalism and theater of theabsurd existentialism, this selection from “A Wandering Camera” documents images of human activity in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Nathan H. Ellis (b. 1982, Los Angeles, US) is a Brooklyn-based photographer preparing to direct a feature film. He is also the lead practitioner of Hours By Appointment, a private cognitive therapy practice helping local residents. This exhibit foreshadows future work that will include a crossover between his work in psychology and photojournalism.

A representative from Levle will be at the show to offer consultation and framing services for any of Nathan’s prints. Levle is a new line of gallery-style picture frames that can be customized online to fit any print or photo.

After the opening reception, guests are invited to join in an after party at the back room of The Bedford, 110 Bedford Ave at N.11th, for SOUL NITE.

When: Thursday, September 4th — 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: The Yard : Space to Work’s Brooklyn location
33 Nassau Ave. 2nd floor (above Spritzenhaus)

Information on Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design:

Building on its successful debut last summer, Brooklyn CSA+D, a program that puts a creative twist on Community Supported Agriculture programs (CSAs), returns for its second season this month, offering New Yorkers the opportunity to purchase shares in exchange for artwork yet to be created by a curated group of 12 new local and emerging artists and designers.

Part of a national movement with outposts in dozens of communities across the country, Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design (CSA+D) is the first and only program of its kind in New York City. Representing an affordable and innovative new way to collect art and support local and emerging artists and designers, BrooklynCSA+D offers a fresh alternative to the commercial gallery system, which can be prohibitively expensive and daunting to many people. The goal is to build real connections between shareholders and local artists that will inspire new relationships and the potential for future purchases of artwork.

Artists and designers selected to create work for the fall 2014 season are: Rachel Burgess, Jenn Dierdorf, Jane Fine,Florence Gidez, Cary Hulbert, Jonathan Hull, Jason Kachadourian, Hannah Mode, Ryan Sarah Murphy Satoshi Okada, Bethany Robertson, and Jillian Rose.

Purchase your share here: http://csa-d.org/shares-2014/

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