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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

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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.
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.

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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.

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http://kikukodoi.jimdo.com/

Part of the PLG Arts Local Artist Series @ Tugboat Tea

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.

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Part of the PLG Arts Local Artist Series @ Tugboat Tea

LANDSCAPES, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM | Opening Reception November 14th

by Robert Marvin

Roots growing on rocks, by Bob Marvin

Please join us for the reception for a show of recent black and white landscape photographs by PLG Arts VP Bob Marvin. The show will run from November 7th through Thursday December 5th, as part of the PLG Arts Tugboat Local Artists series, which Bob curates. It will be at the Tugboat Tea Company, 546 Flatbush Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Beekman Place.

All of the 16 X 20 prints in this show are being exhibited for the first time and are images Bob has made in the past year in Brooklyn and southern Vermont. They emphasize form and texture in details of the landscape that might otherwise be overlooked. Bob uses traditional analog techniques for his landscape photography: mechanical cameras, mainly a Rolleiflex that has been my companion since his college days, medium format black and white film, and fiber-base silver gelatin photographic paper. He’s printed them all in his own darkroom.

The reception for this show will be on

Thursday, November 14th, 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.

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NOV 1: Opening Reception for Group Show @ 65 Fenimore

Local Dorsey Gallery Artists curate a show of neighborhood artists at 65fen! Join us for the opening reception this Friday November 1st, from 6-9pm! RSVP on Facebook

Work by:

  • Pat Paw Paw
  • Purcell Geter
  • Sharalet Kee
  • Haywood Yaw Sambo Williams
  • Diane Grazzette Collins
  • Kierra Bradshaw
  • Alfonso Pastor
  • Okanbi Pounds
  • Robert Marvin
  • Karl McIntosh
  • Patricia Russell
  • Noel Hefele
  • Denzil Relisle
  • Anthony Smith
  • H. Foster
  • Otto Neals
  • Joseph Bell-Bey
  • Sally Sturman
  • Magnet McIntosh
  • Tabitha Theogene
  • Amaya Williams
Raul Pacheco Jr Painting

Raul Pacheco Jr Opening Reception @ Tugboat Tea Company

Join us for the opening reception at Tugboat Tea Company!

Raul’s paintings look great! Vibrant and energetic!Raul Pacheco Jr Painting

Oct 17th 6-9pm.

Chicago-born Raul Pacheco spent his young adulthood in Miami Beach, where he was profoundly influenced by the city’s visual and aural energy. He creates both intimate and large-scale acrylic non-figurative paintings on canvas and birch panel that explore the interplay of texture, color, shape and field. His paintings are noted for their dynamism and poise. He also creates drawings on paper that distill, perhaps, the richness of his paintings into elegant and essential structures. He resides in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, where he is an active member of PLGArts and numerous other community-building organizations.

http://raulpacheco.com/

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Painting by Sally Mara Sturman

Opening Reception Sept 19th – Sally Mara Sturman at Tugboat

 

Painting by Sally Mara Sturman“Weather Report from ….The Ocean, The Garden and The Fish Stand”

Join us for the opening reception for the latest in our Local Artist series at Tugboat Tea Company.

From Sally:

I was born in the windy city and grew up in Connecticut. My art education began at age 5 or so with classes at the Wadsworth Atheneum drawing armor and such.

I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, moved to Paris, then to NYC where I continue to paint, illustrate and generally survive as a working artist.

And I sling fish for Blue Moon at the NYC Greenmarket, latest source of my creative endeavors and amusement.

Here are some of my latest paintings, done over the last year in California, Upstate New York, and of course my studio in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

I hope you enjoy the views.

To purchase the paintings, please contact the artist: sallymarasturman@verizon.net

To see more work:
www.sallymarasturman.com
sallymaraart.blogspot.com
SallyMaraArt.etsy.com

Painting and ceramic commissions welcome!

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