TODAY: A Couple of Art-Related Events For A Good Cause

April 22, 2009 by
Filed under: Williamsburg 

First up, the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and Woodshed Collective will be co-hosting a fund raiser at Public Assembly this evening starting at 8 o’clock. Here’s the 411 from their press release:

The 19th Annual North Brooklyn Talent Show, to be held at Public Assembly, in Williamsburg, April 22nd at 8pm. The evening will include a talent portion, running roughly from 8-11, to be followed by musical acts; entry is $10. In addition, both organizations will be providing information about programming for the upcoming summer season.

All proceeds go to benefit the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and Woodshed Collective; two not-for-profit organizations devoted to accessible cultural programming.

Performers include: Grace McLean, Preston Martin, Dan Cozzens, Victoria Watson, Lauren Pabst, Behind the Façade, John Teufel, Jon Pack, Jason Kalter, Stumblebum, Mercury Landing and more.

The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn is a not-for-profit which, through fund raising and working with the community, elected officials and the New York City Parks & Recreation Department, furthers the restoration and preservation of the existing parks as well as the development of new parks in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg communities, weaving these several green spaces into a tapestry of parks as a resource for the people of New York City.

Woodshed Collective aims to entertain and provoke by creating a fully realized installation theater. Our work seeks to escape the traditional theater of performer and spectator, where one is on stage and the other sits quietly in the dark.

We celebrate the separation from cinema and television: claiming for theater the vital, immediate interaction between audience and event. Presenting our work free of charge, our goal is to increase access to theater in underserved communities.

North Brooklyn Talent Show
April 22, 2009 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Public Assembly
70 North 6 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Next up, for those of you who are feeling more adventurous The Peoples Art,  will be throwing an opening for an exhibition of art work entitled “Spectrums” featuring art by the students of the Horizon Academy at the Flushing Campus of CUNY Law School. Once again, here are the deets per their press release:

Join us for a very special, FREE event next Wednesday April 22, from 6-9PM at CUNY Law School.  Spectrums is a one-night only exhibition of artwork from Horizon Academy (HA) on Rikers Island.  HA is an alternative High School for 19 to 21 year old men while incarcerated.  All proceeds from purchases will go to art supplies for the students and HA’s Artists-In-Residency Program, taught by Ronnye Hightower.

Spectrums will feature prominent guest speakers, live music, open mic, prizes and refreshments.  This free reception is made possible by generous support from Pieper Bar Review.

The guest speakers include Principal Gloria M. Ortiz, who opened HA eleven years ago, and keynote speaker Marvin E. Schechter, Esq., a 30-year veteran attorney specializing in criminal defense.  Both are Directors for Getting Out, and Staying Out  (GOSO) a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the recidivism rate for 18-24 year old young men through purposeful education and directed employment.

The People’s Art is a new organization created by Noah W. Marmar and the Community Economic Development (CED) Clinic, within Main Street Legal Services at CUNY Law School. The People’s Art is committed to addressing recidivism through meaningful arts programming.  This event marks the public launch for The People’s Art.

April 22, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m.
CUNY School of Law at Queens College
65-21 Main St.
Flushing, New York 11367

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather


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