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David Fry Paintings @ Tugboat Tea

Join us April 10th for the opening reception!  6-9pmTugboat Tea on Flatbush Ave, Prospect Park station on the Q

RSVP on the Facebook event page

David continues his work in Figurative Oil painting. The 20teens are about him painting nudes on surreal, subjective background settings that have originated in a previous purpose. An idea that is driven by recycling, he has been painting on random boards picked out of industrial trash. Boards chosen for an aesthetic just one step away from Art and then adding the Figure. Oil Standards will also feature the premiere showing of the entire 4X4X4X4 Oil on Cardboard panel matrix. This is an assembly of Archetype represented 4 at a time on 16 squares consisting of 64 images. His is also exhibiting two pieces from his transurreal Green Eyes series, green glasses provided. One is a magical Minus Green photo-negative and one is an Exquiste Corpse.

My paintings are merely a prepared surface that I have polished with colored Oils until a beautiful image appears. I would like to thanks PLG Arts and Tugboat Tea Co for this opportunity to show my work on Flatbush Avenue.

Art Lillard Quartet at Jazz @the Inkwell

Marion Cowings will appear with Art Lillard at Jazz @the Inkwell April 11

Marion Cowings will appear with Art Lillard at Jazz @the Inkwell April 11

Art Lillard

Friday, April 11, 7-9 pm, the Art Lillard Quartet comes to the Inkwell, 408 Rogers Avenue, between Sterling and Lefferts. Drummer and bandleader Art Lillard is known for his ability to “read” a room and respond to his audience. With bassist Ralph Hamperian, pianist Ted Kooshian, and vocalist Marion Cowings, Lillard presents tuneful, melodic music that draws influences from traditional swing and jazz and more contemporary popular music.
Amelia Calsi Paintings

Paintings by Amelia Calsi

PAINTINGS by AMELIA CALSI
THUR MARCH 13th 6–9PM

Please join us for the reception for a show of paintings by AMELIA CALSI, the March show for PLG Arts Tugboat Local Artists series. It will be at the Tugboat Tea Company, 546 Flatbush Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Beekman Place.

“I grew up in the forest. It’s a strange place, the forest. I once watched a snake eat a frog. It took a very long time, and the frog never stopped croaking. It was pretty horrifying. I would go for long walks and look for treasure. I found skeletons. Mostly deer skeletons, the whole thing intact and their necks would be thrown back, like they were looking over their shoulder, hoping for one last glimpse of eternity. I found some pretty interesting stones too, but I can’t remember where I put them.

Now I live in the city, and I paint.”

The reception for this show will be on

Thursday, March 13th, from 6–9 PM.

Please join us, if you can. If you can’t make the reception, or just want a great cup of tea or coffee, Tugboat’s hours are Mon–Fri, 7 am–7 pm and Sat–Sun. 8 am–6 pm.

RSVP for the Reception on Facebook
http://ameliacalsi.carbonmade.com/

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https://www.facebook.com/art.calsi

Part of the PLG Arts Local Artist Series @ Tugboat Tea

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THUR FEB 20th – 6-9pm – CHANGES- paintings by Kikuko Doi @ Tugboat

CHANGES
 PAINTINGS by KIKUKO DOI

THUR FEB 20th  6–9PM

Please join us for the reception for a show of paintings by Kikuko Doi, the February show for PLG Arts Tugboat Local Artists series. It will be at the Tugboat Tea Company, 546 Flatbush Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Beekman Place.

“I was born in Japan where I graduated from SEIAN University of art and design. I have been was studying at The Art Students League of New York as an international student for Since I moved to New York four years ago.

My objects of interest have been changing since I left Japan; portraits to still life, still life to landscape. I think this is because of the stimulus of many things surrounding me in New York.

I am enjoying these changes a lot. I am happy that I could have a chance to show these paintings together. I hope that you enjoy these also.”

The reception for this show will be on

Thursday, February 20th, from 6–9 PM.

Please join us, if you can. If you can’t make the reception, or just want a great cup of tea or coffee, Tugboat’s hours are Mon–Fri, 7 am–7 pm and Sat–Sun. 8 am–6 pm.

RSVP for the Reception on Facebook
http://kikukodoi.jimdo.com/

Part of the PLG Arts Local Artist Series @ Tugboat Tea

Funk Machine

The Funk Machine Feb 14 @ the Inkwell

The Funk Machine: Jent LaPalm, bass; Emilio Tostado, guitar; John Guari, keys; Drew Schultz, drums; Jim Bloom, percussion; Chris Ams, vocals; Melissa McMillan, vocals.

Fabian Palencia Photography

Opening Reception: Subterranean: Photos by Fabian Palencia

THUR JAN 16th  6–9PM

Please join us for the reception for a show of recent photographs by Fabian Palencia, the January show for PLG Arts Tugboat Local Artists series. It will be at theTugboat Tea Company, 546 Flatbush Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Beekman Place.

On any given day, roughly 4.5 million people ride the subway in New York City. The train runs along the track with a hypnotic rhythm, only occasionally interrupted by the conductor’s inaudible announcements.

I’ve been riding the subway system with a camera in hand for the last three years. Making photographs in the subway began as a means to avoid foul weather. Rain, sleet, hail and snow drove me underground into the warmth of the tunnels. What I discovered kept me there. I’ve succumbed to its enchantment.

On the street, I always have the option to walk away after photographing a subject, but that’s not the case on a train. There’s no escape. A new relationship is inevitable, and as the photographer, its type depends on my bedside manner and the mood of the person in my viewfinder. As I conduct research into the feelings of others, I study my own. The more I connect with them, the further into myself I descend.

A subway ride is a complete sensory experience, filled with a dynamic range of scents, from intoxicating pheromones and sensual perfumes to the most offensive odors. While visually, today’s subway cars are a stark departure from the days when graffiti covered entire trains, there’s still much to see. Color, geometry, images of fashion and fine art consistently provide the eye a place to rest due to overzealous advertisers, who inundate every square inch of space with typographic noise and illustrated pollution.

Buskers sing and dance their way through subway cars and await commuters on platforms, providing a soundtrack to the ongoing amusement park of the living. It is both metropolis and wild jungle, teeming with life, and abundant with adventure. The subterranean world is an alternate reality, in which creatures of every kind roam without raising so much as an eyebrow. People that might not be found in the same room elsewhere are in close proximity, intimately joined at the hip.

In a very public space, privacy is a premium. Straphangers will try their best to sit as far from each other as possible, avoiding eye contact, showing no interest in those who are engaged with them in this transient communal experience. The subway car is analogous to a state between dimensions, a portal in between worlds, where time and space pause. It is simultaneously a sanctuary for lovers and an escape for the lonely.

 

The reception for this show will be on

Thursday, January 16th, from 6–9 PM.

Please join us, if you can. If you can’t make the reception, or just want a great cup of tea or coffee, Tugboat’s hours are Mon–Fri, 7 am–7 pm and Sat–Sun. 8 am–6 pm.

RSVP for the Reception on Facebook
http://fabianpalencia.tumblr.com/
Part of the PLG Arts Local Artist Series @ Tugboat Tea

Allison Adams Tucker

Jazz Vocalist at Inkwell Friday, Jan 10, 7 to 9 pm–Allison Adams Tucker

Allison Adams Tucker

Allison Adams Tucker

Allison Adams Tucker appears with her Quartet, featuring pianist Helio Alves, bassist Leo Traversa, and drummer Tommy Campbell.

Southern California-based and making a NYC appearance at the Inkwell, Allison has a voice “supple as silk” (eJazzNews), and “mesmerizing, whether in English, Japanese, French” (GirlSingers.org). Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker creates a unique montage of jazz-driven melodies and rhythms that is turning heads. From Brazilian to straight ahead, French chansons to Mediterranean and beyond–”expect the unexpected.” (Scott Yanow)

The Inkwell: 408 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn, between Sterling & Lefferts. 718-926-0091. Drinks & soul food kitchen.

$5 suggested donation–all proceeds support the performers and PLG Arts.

 

For a preview, click here.

Gabriele Tranchina, jazz vocalist, at the Inkwell Fri, Dec 13, 7-9 pm

Gabriele Tranchina

Gabriele Tranchina

Gabriele Tranchina: Something different, someone different…a world artist, jazz vocalist, creative interpreter…a heavenly sound, a woman with a unique view of music, the world, and of singing.

Join Gabriele and her band at PLG Arts Jazz at the Inkwell, 408 Rogers Ave (between Sterling and Lefferts). Friday 7-9 pm. Drinks, soul food, warm atmosphere.

For a preview of Gabriele’s music, click here.

For info on the Inkwell, click here.

For info on PLG Arts, email info@plgarts.org.

PLG Arts Membership Drive

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us at the PLG Arts Membership Launch
Cocktail Party!

Help us support the arts, the neighborhood, and your quality of life in one fell swoop!
Come to our special cocktail party to meet current and new members, and learn more about our goals, activities, and history.
Where: The Inkwell Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave (betw Sterling & Lefferts), Brooklyn, NY 11221
WhenFriday November 22, 7-9 PM
Over the last 6 years, PLG Arts has focused on the vibrant creativity of the residents of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods. Our successes to date, though impressive, have been accomplished with a fairly small number of dedicated volunteers. You probably already know PLG Arts through some of our activities:
·   Art exhibitions at the Tugboat Tea Company coffee shop
·   Jazz at the Inkwell (twice-a-month music series)
·   Theater program kickoff event August 17
·   Mural near the Q train and on Flatbush Ave (beautification of  construction site by local artists, including children)
·   Mural on Fenimore Street off Flatbush, etc. (filling in the blank spots with creativity!)
·   Neighborhood Group Art Show 2011 (over 3,000 attended in just 2 weeks)

By joining PLG Arts, you will help us create and sponsor more visual arts, dance programs, theater events, and music for the children and adults of our community. Here are just a few of the benefits you will receive as a member:
·   Be among the first to know about PLG Arts events
·   Enjoy “Dinner with the Artist” events
·   Receive discounts from local merchants who also support PLG Arts
·   Platinum Membership provides free access to PLG Arts events for a year
·   Artist Memberships and Institutional/Corporate Memberships also available

Come share a cocktail and join your neighbors in local arts!
We look forward to seeing you there.

(Please RSVP to Grahame@plgarts.org so we can cater for numbers)

Sincerely,
Grahame Conibear (Grahame@plgarts.org), Rina Kleege (rina@plgarts.org) and Brian Fernandes-Halloran (brian@plgarts.org )

Cultivating Creativity in Prospect Lefferts Gardens