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“FLOWERS AT THE PARTY” – BARBARA HARRISON CABAN & CARLOS CABAN @ TUGBOAT

Barbara and Carlos Caban art opening at Tugboat Tea Company in Flatbush

Please join us for our joint Art Show on Friday September 19th 6pm -9pm
Hope to see you there !!

Flowers at the Party is a gathering within a gathering.

Carlos Caban, through his images, attempts to indulge you in his perception, if just for a moment, with his colors and simple illustrations he tempts the eye.

Barbara Harrison Caban is a Swedish born artist who took up painting & designing full time in 1995 after teaching 2-5 year olds for 17 years out of which she ran her own school for 10 years.

Barbara’s main fascination is people ,exploring through painting their emotions & interactions, exaggerating lips,eyes & hands. Colour & design plays a big part of her compositions.

Sarah Davis painter

SARAH DAVIS: WALK IN THE PARK @ TUGBOAT: CLOSING PARTY WITH LIVE MUSIC BY VOCALIST KATHARINA HEINRICH

Art exhibition opening by Sarah Davis, paintings homage to Prospect park.

Sarah Davis is a painter living in New York since 1998. These are prints of watercolor paintings made in the last year in Prospect Park. Each print comes in an edition of 10, they are $75 each.

Here is the list of paintings on exhibit:

Walk in the Park
1. Monument In the Rain
2. Flagstone Path Summertime
3. Pavilion Looking East
4. Jiwe Sax Archway
5. Nethermead Dusk
6. Sunny Fountain, Grand Army
7. Pavilion Pattern
8. Fountain Pattern
9 Looking West Over the Park
10. Fountain Grand Army
11. Pavillion Looking West
12. Tai Chi In The Pavillion
13. Sunrise In The Park

There will be a live performance by jazz/pop vocalist Katharina Heinrich www.musicwhatelse.com during the evening.

Yoshiko Mori Photography blossoms prospect park

Re-Enchanting the Ordinary | Photography by Yoshiko Mori

Yoshiko will be presenting photographs centered around Prospect Park

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday May 9th @ Tugboat Tea Company (546 Flatbush Ave)
Light refreshments will be served.

“Photography is a tool for me to find and capture an emotion in the “external world.” It is my emotion, clearly embedded in the landscape outside my skin—I leave part of me there when I take a photo as I take some of the scene with me.

I want to live aware of the world like this. I want to feel the constant wind for days, then no wind all day; a full moon so bright I squint my eyes—I strive to be open to the world in such a way that it can flow through me.

These moments exist anywhere during my walk within Prospect Park, but each moment is only that: a moment. Like dreams, these scenes are entirely unique and will never repeat. Every time when I witness those moments I dream, re-enchanting the ordinary.

I hope the viewer can visit these moments and in-between places in their imaginations, while bringing their own thoughts and experiences to this shared process of sense perception.”

みなさん、ぜひ遊びにきてください!

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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.
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

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.

RSVP for the Reception on Facebook