It’s not far from Williamsburg, and if you’ve never checked out the First Thursday Gallery Walk in DUMBO, 2011 is a good year to start. This Thursday, the first one of the year, will feature many impressive, interesting, and entertaining works by local, national, and globally renowned artists. Among the collections to be highlighted that night, are a survey of pieces in various mediums by woman from all over the world at A.I.R. Gallery, which advocates for female artists. Umbrage Editions brings us Wyatt Gallery‘s “Tent Life: Haiti,” photos of Haitian people living and surviving almost a year after 2010’s notorious earthquake, and at DIS Micro Gallery check “Rimx’s 16 Murals: The Beginning.” The White Train presents the installation as the introduction to a poem that will be divided into sixteen murals throughout New York City. For the tech savvy, or tech wary, Central Booking Gallery II, features the work of artists who deal with the physics of push/pull magnetism, and Amos Eno Gallery presents Jon Barwick’s newest paintings, mixed media collages, and installations calling out our technology driven, media saturated society. In addition to sensory spectacles, there is free wine at a few of the openings, and drink specials throughout the neighborhood bars. Some openings start as early as 5:30, so get there. See you down under.
According to DUMBO Culture 411:
…galleries showing works from artists of many disciplines while hosting receptions, producing live music performances, screenings and curator/artist talks among other highlights. Event is free to the public. No RSVP required. Attendees choose their own routes. Maps & location flyers on-site.”