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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.

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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:

To see more work:

Painting and ceramic commissions welcome!

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PLG Arts Theater

Presents an evening of theater and spoken word performed by PLG artists and special guests

Saturday, August 17th at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)

Inkwell Café
408 Rogers Ave, between Sterling and Lefferts


Excerpts from One Journey

Written and performed by Yadira de la Riva

The Next Time

Written by Cecilia Copeland

Performed by Laura Frenzer and Sean Kenin


Created and performed by Adam Boncz

Conversations between a woman and a man…


Written by Lily Padilla

Directed by Tegan Ritz McDuffie

Performed by Jessica Varley and Mike Turner

From the Moment (Excerpt from the film Ten-13)

Written by Carl Stillitano

Performed by Shane B. Kulman


Written by Kristoffer Diaz

Performed by Rebecca Martinez

Lost And…a choral exploration of losing one’s way

Written by Rebecca Martinez

Performed by Lauren Lublow, Lily Padilla & Rachel Casparian, & Rebecca Martinez

Walking Out

Written by Mfoniso Udofia

Directed by Emerie Snyder

Performed by Arie Bianca Thompson and Kurt Smith

“I wish I was Art”

Poetry written and performed by b.cooper



Painting Reception followed by a Jazz Vocalist Performance

Noel and Andrea
PLG ARTS is pleased to present a perfect summer evening of the Arts in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. We are presenting TWO events, minutes away from each other, all within the neighborhood.

Starting at 6pm, join us at Tugboat Tea Company (546 Flatbush Ave) for an opening reception featuring the landscape paintings of Noel Hefele. Noel paints familiar landscapes with an evocative brush stroke. Many of the paintings are of places a mere stones throw away from the art show. PLG Arts is collaborating with Tugboat Tea Company, a great local coffee shop, to curate a monthly Local Artist Series. For more information on this project check out our website.

Beginning at 8pm, Andrea Wolper Trio willperform at the Inkwell Cafe (408 Rogers Ave).Andrea is giant singer with an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical vision. With her long-time trio Michael Howell on guitar and Ken Filiano on bass, this singer/improviser/songwriter invites audiences to a spirited ride through terrain both familiar and full of surprises. PLG Arts is collaborating with the Inkwell Cafe to produce bi-monthly Jazz concerts, featuring a fabulous array of musical talent. For more information on this project check out our website.

We look forward to seeing you! No need for the subway—you can walk!


Are you on facebook? you can RSVP for the art opening here and the music performance here.

New York Classical Theater Presents Anton Chekov’s The Seagull

Hey PLG!

There is a Theater performance, happening within walking distance, in the park, for free, next week!


All-FREE Off-Broadway Theatre!

by Anton Chekhov
Translation by Jean-Claude van Itallie
Directed by Stephen Burdman

No tickets required – just show up!

After a decade of delighting Central Park audience
NY Classical brings their work for the first time to in Brooklyn’s PROSPECT PARK
(Enter at Parkside & Ocean Aves; walk to Rustic Shelter by the Lake)
Tuesday through Sunday JUNE 25 – 30

All Performances 7:00pm

For more information call 212-252-4531, or visit our website

See you in the Park!Stephen Burdman, Artistic Director


Art and Music on Rogers Ave!

PLG Arts at the Inkwell House Tour 2013

PLG Arts presents,
ART & MUSIC on Rogers Ave.

This Sunday, June 2nd, as part of the Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour join in the fun on Rogers Avenue.


408 Rogers Avenue (between Sterling St. and Lefferts Ave.)
PLG Arts presents an afternoon of music, dance and children’s art activities,

The Dorsey Gallery

553 Rogers Avenue (between Fenimore and Hawthorne Sts.)
Figuratively Speaking, an art exhibition featuring the works of Tyrone Geter and Otto Neals.Noon–6PM.

The Dorsey Art Gallery, established in 1970 by the late Lawrence Peter Dorsey, is the oldest, continuously active, black-owned art gallery in New York City.


495 Rogers Avenue (between Maple and Midwood Sts.)
This studio and gallery space presents Decisiveness, an art exhibition organized by Rulsan Trusewych. Noon–6PM

Music and Dance at the Inkwell

408 Rogers Avenue (between Sterling St. and Lefferts Ave.)
all ages welcome

1PM: Carly Knudson
‘Dance With the Stars’ at the Inkwell—lessons and performances for children and adults.
2:30PM: Over the Limit
Jon Blanchette, guitar; Alex Clough, keys; Jon Barnes, bass; Joe Izzo, drums. Over the Limit performs a high-energy brand of jazz/rock fusion. Created by guitarist Jon Blanchette, Over the Limit mixes funk/fusion staples, reworkings of jazz standards, and funky originals. For more information:
4PM: Jocelyn Medina Trio
Jocelyn Medina, vocals; Jamie Reynolds, keys; Zack Lober, bass. The sounds and styles of vocalist/composer (and PLG resident) Jocelyn Medina fuses elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, funk grooves and adventurous improvisations.
As a bandleader, she has toured throughout the U.S., Europe and South America.
For more information:


Also don’t miss
Artist Daniel Freeman’s open studio
98 Sterling Street (between Washington and Bedford Aves.)
The artist’s “American Dream” series of paintings will be on display. Noon–5PM




PLG Arts group show at Tugboat Tea Company

PLG Arts presents our first group show at Tugboat Tea Company, 546 Flatbush Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Maple Street. The show will be hung on the evening of April 1stand will run from April 2—30 and will feature the work of twenty-two local artists in many media, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, and prints.

There will be a reception on Thursday, april 4th, from 6 to 9 PM which will be an opportunity to meet many of the artists.

This show is the beginning of a collaboration between PLG Arts and Tugboat. PLG Arts will curate monthly solo and group shows at this venue featuring neighborhood artists.

The artists participating in this group show are:

  • Efrat Baler Moses
  • Barbara Caban
  • Augusto Carlos
  • Daniel Freeman
  • David Fry
  • Wesley Gunn
  • Brian Fernandes Halloran
  • Noel Hefele
  • Frances Horne
  • Jay Horne
  • Lou Howart
  • Daphne Knause
  • Diane Lent
  • Marcia Lloyd
  • Jamie Lubetkin
  • Robert Marvin
  • Yoshiko Mori
  • Karl McIntosh
  • Otto Neals
  • Val Ocampo
  • Raul Pacheco
  • Sally Mara Sturman