Made By Hand Markets is a well curated series of markets highlighting the best in handmade and design artisans in the fields of fashion, jewelry, accessories, art, home and lifestyle goods. Come and shop with us and support the local economy. Our markets are free to enter and open to all. We are also wheelchair accessible and restrooms are available for visitors!
Location: Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Dates: March 3rd, April 7th and May 5th
Visit our website at www.madebyhandmarkets.com for more information on our artisan vendors.
Power to the People! Make your voice heard and VOTE!
People’s Choice is a people and community-powered category that’s a part of Public Access TV’s biggest night— the B FREE AWARDS.
Now in its 5th year, the B FREE AWARDS was created with one goal in mind— to celebrate and honor the diverse voices that every week air over 650 hours of community-produced TV on Brooklyn Free Speech Television and Brooklyn Free Speech Radio.
“In Between Daylight” is a site-specific installation that references ideas of danger, fear and risk taking in an environment that may be beautiful, disorienting and haunting all at the same time. The piece calls attention to what immigrants and refugees may experience while crossing treacherous political and geographical borders in forests, jungles and bodies of water across the world, filled with hope to reach an unpredictable future. For many this future may mean living in “negative spaces” with obscured identities, undocumented, in darkness and only to be seen in between daylight.
Cecile Chong has received fellowships and residencies including the Joan Mitchell Center, Wave Hill Winter Workspace, the Lower East Side Printshop, MASS MoCA Studios, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, The Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, AIM – Bronx Museum, Urban Artist Initiative NYC, Aljira Emerge and the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Solo exhibitions include Selena Gallery, BRIC House, Emerson Gallery Berlin, Germany, Honey Ramka Project Space, Figuresworks, Praxis International Art Project Space, Corridor Gallery and ArtSPACE. She received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2008, an MA in education from Hunter College, and a BA in Studio Art from Queens College. Her early schooling took place in Ecuador, Macau and China. Cecile lives and works in New York and is currently part of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program.
“Unreality Bomb “ is a term first coined by Roger White in a seminal book on contemporary art titled The Contemporaries. White used this term to characterize a painting that had pieces deliberately removed from it, as a stylistic choice. White’s statement describes the work chosen for this exhibition; work that has an unseen layer removed from it by artificial and fictional means, to create an impression of space.
With Unreality Bomb the painter/curator Alex Sewell presents a survey of painting and sculpture that concerns itself with the combination of abstract and figurative expression. The work is influenced by the artists’ emotions and results in self-revealing images, creating impressions of a vulnerable sincerity.
Eric Ashcraft paints careful arrangements of mundane objects connected together, balancing on or hanging from each other, against monochrome backgrounds, producing an unsettling effect. Many of these images pass on the artist’s anxieties, as in his “Still Life with Brain”.
Dan Fig uses geometric patterns that are suddenly interrupted with concrete scenes from a personal narrative told through a series of superimposed images. The location and time of the image remain unknown, but it seems clear that the story told through the work is an intimate one.
The fragmented or exaggerated self-portraits by Paul Gagner are instilled with a comical sense of unease. They give a window into the artist’s daily experience with a refreshing lack of complacency.
Maggie Goldstone’s paintings depict tender scenes of bathing and self-care, as well as memories with specific people or animals that are named in the painting’s titles. The bold, often uniformly colored yet richly textured backgrounds create an impression of intimacy within the paintings, bringing forward subject, and facilitating the viewer’s empathy with the depicted human or animal.
In his videos, Jake Brush uses identifiable objects (strawberries, houses, body parts,
picket fences) that overlap, slide, or crowd the screen, creating comical, whimsical, and
sometimes grotesque associations of ideas.
Duy Hoàng’s lyrical plant-based installations, using transparent plastic sheets and cups, spike the viewer’s curiosity – one inevitably wants to know more about the secrets held by these small containers.
Like organisms in their own right, Jessica Tawczynski’s paintings seems to draw on the residual information of an ever-developing landscape. Painted planes juxtapose suggesting a much larger world that stretches beyond the painting.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Monday, March 19 – FOUNDERS HALL
* 2:00pm – Screening of Shoes (1916) by silent film director Lois Weber with live piano accompaniment by the amazing Ben Model
* 4:00pm – Panel on the Past, Present, and Future of Women’s Film Productio n with: * Academy Award nominee Immy Humes,
* VR Innovator Theresa Loong, and
* Kate Saccone of the Women Film Pioneer’s Project at Columbia University
* 5:15pm – Opening Reception
* 6:00pm – Screening
Tuesday, March 20- FOUNDERS HALL
* 11:10am – Social Media Charm School , a workshop on how to craft your personal brand in social media led by Seed & Spark crowdfunding guru Christina Raia
* 1:20-3:20pm – Pitch Workshop led by Seed & Spark crowdfunding guru Christina Raia. Learn how to pitch your film or business from a pitch master
* 3:30-4:30pm – Screening
* 4:30-6:00pm – From #MeToo to #ActToo: Taking Action for Culture Change – Callahan Center * Join Mary Iannone (Breakthrough US) & Urvashi Gandhi (Breakthrough India) representatives from Breakthrough, a global human rights nonprofit, to discuss the future of #MeToo in both the United States and India. They’ll discuss how to turn this powerful moment into a sustainable movement to create real culture change. Iannone and Gandhi will run through workshop ideas for daily actions anyone can take to change our environments, disrupt gender norms, and help to ensure no one else ever has to say #MeToo.
Wednesday, March 21 – FOUNDERS HALL
* 11:30am-1:00pm – Rising Up : #GALSNGEAR presents Global Perspectives on the Celluloid Ceiling * Filmmaker and Celluloid Ceiling author Gabrielle Kelly and
* Editor Meaghan Wilbur from 2 Dope Queens (HBO & NPR)
* 1:20pm – Screening
* 3:00pm – Making Media for Social Change : Screening & Panel with * documentary Filmmaker Lisa Russell, who will be screening Heroines of Health ,
* and Leslie Wright from the Zonta Club of New York, who will introduce an excerpt from Little Stones by Sophia Cruz.
Thursday, March 22 FOUNDERS
Spring 2018 Senior Citizen Lecture Series From New Nation to World Power: Culture, Politics, and Society in the United States, 1789-1896
ALL LECTURES ARE TUESDAYS AT 11:10AM IN ROOM 3213
March 20 – Katharine Lee, The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society & Women’s Reform Movements
Katharine Lee holds a Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University. Her dissertation is titled “‘The Young Women Here Enjoy a Liberty’: Philadelphia Women and the Public Sphere, 1760s-1840s. She teaches in the Rutgers University Department of History, the Douglass Residential College, and the Rutgers Honors College.
March 27 – Julie Golia, The Brooklyn Waterfront
Julie Golia is Director of Public History at Brooklyn Historical Society and is the director of the curatorial team for the forthcoming Waterfront, a long-term exhibition at BHS DUMBO. She is the author of a forthcoming book on advice columns in American Newspapers and holds a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University.
April 3 – Film Screening and Discussion, John Brown’s Holy War
April 10 – Scott Weiss, Late Nineteenth Century Consumerism
Scott Weiss is Associate Professor and Chair of Communication Arts at St. Francis College. Dr. Weiss teaches courses on advertising, consumerism, and political communication.
April 17 – Mike Quinn, Feltman’s and Coney Island
SFC alum and Coney Island historian Mike Quinn researched and resurrected the original Feltman’s Coney Island hot dog, which has been named the one of the 12 best things to eat in the summer of 2017 by Zagat’s, the #7 best hot dog in the country by the Daily Meal, and “Most likely the best hot dog you’ll ever eat in your life,” by Gothamist. Quinn will discuss Feltman’s and the broader history of Coney Island.
April 24 – David S. Reynolds
David Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has written extensively on the literature and history of the nineteenth century, including: Mightier than the Sword: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the Battle for America; Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson; John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Sparked the Civil War, Killed Slavery, Seeded Civil Rights; and Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography. He is the winner of the Bancroft Prize, the Gustavus Meyer Outstanding Book Prize, the Ambassador Book Award, and has been named to the New York Times notable books list for several of his publications.
The Senior Citizen Lecture Series was coordinated by History Professor Sara Rzeszutek and sponsored by the Department of History, the Senior C
Fabulous pianist and teacher Maxine Feldman joins ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater’s Alden LaPaglia for a sing-along and dance-along in one, featuring Disney classics, theater favorites, standards, kids songs, and even the Beatles on 1203’s 6-ft grand piano. The program is designed for toddlers through age 4 with caregivers, but babies and older siblings are welcome and will enjoy it as well. Throughout the program, kids will have the opportunity to dance, play, and bounce around our spacious studio, all while belting out anthems like “It’s a Hard Knock Life.” To top it all off, every program finishes with piano discovery, during which kids can take their own turn at the piano.
On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Brooklyn residents are invited to attend a special educational meeting, “Understanding Dementia Seminar: What You Need to Know and Where to Go” hosted by CaringKind, NYC’s leading expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for more than three decades. CaringKind was formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter.
The free meeting is designed specifically for family and friends who are caring for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. It will provide helpful information about the disease and introduce caregivers to the free resources and services available at CaringKind to help them cope with present and future challenges.
Adina Segal, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Heights and Hills, will lead the meeting which will take place at Heights and Hills in Downtown Brooklyn.
Seating is limited. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Participants MUST call the CaringKind 24-hour Helpline at (646) 744-2900 to register. Please note that this meeting is NOT for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Discover how we make wine in an urban environment, from the moment the grapes arrive at our winery until we bottle the finished product and pour it into your glass. On select days we host intimate tours of our winery, followed by a curated tasting of a variety of Brooklyn Winery wines. Tickets are $35 per person, which includes a full winery tour and a wine tasting. Reserve your spot today.