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Thursday, May 29, 7pm
This screening of the gorgeous, award-winning film, Océans, is a follow-up to the fascinating March talk at Proteus with Jesse Ausubel, creator of the Census of Marine Life. Océans is a 2009 French nature documentary directed, produced, co-written, and narrated by Jacques Perrin, with Jacques Cluzaud as co-director. Filmed throughout the globe, the documentary is an ecological drama, part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world. [continue reading…]
Saturday, May 31, 6-8pm
Join us for wine and New Orleans music at the opening reception of Water Works, a group exhibition featuring the work of 16 visual artists from New Orleans along with music critic and occasional DJ John Swenson spinning the history of New Orleans music from Gottschalk to Galactic!
The title of this exhibition is derived from the board game, Monopoly. It invokes the infrastructures and agencies that deliver water to our sinks and tubs while also serving as a metaphor for tears. But Water Works is not another hard-luck Katrina show. We asked this group of New Orleans artists to consider water in all its complexity and universality. [continue reading…]
Friday, May 23, 7-9pm
Free wine and refreshments
Join us for a roundtable discussion with several artists from our current Water exhibition, Combined Overflow. They will discuss creative collaborations on the Newtown Creek and Gowanus Canal and consider new ideas for how to engage with Superfund Sites, urban waterfronts and environmental pollution in Brooklyn and beyond.
Participants include George Trakas, designer of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk; artist Willis Elkins of the Newtown Creek Alliance and North Brooklyn Boat Club; engineer Jeff Laut of the Brooklyn Atlantis robot project; photographer Mitch Waxman; media artist Jan Mun; and artist/scientist Jenifer Wightman. [continue reading…]
Saturday, May 31 from 12 PM – 3 PM
$50 registration fee, $40 for GCC members
In conjunction with the exhibition Combined Overflow on view now at Proteus Gowanus, Greenlab Studio is hosting a build-it-yourself workshop at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy Salt Lot on how to construct a square foot stormwater garden module. Come out and learn how to build these gardens and return home with a module of your own!
Friday, May 9, 7-8pm
Many of the words we use to describe our experience as readers and writers come from our much earlier experience of water: flow, reflection, transparency, stream of consciousness. We sink into a book, or become immersed in a story. Poets have used rivers, the sea, rain, storms, as a fortune-teller uses a crystal ball: to read the obscure messages that come from both without and within. Novelists have used water imagery to structure narrative: time as a river, or the passage of lives as waves. Come join us as we continue our yearlong exploration of water and listen to the work of Emily Dickinson, [continue reading…]
Mondays, March 5, 12 and 19th, 7-9pm
Delve, a service program for artists, is partnering with Arts Gowanus to offer three empowering workshops for area artists. The workshops will take place at Proteus Gowanus on three consecutive Mondays. They will focus on developing three valuable artist tools: the artists statement, how to tell your artist story and your website. For more details and to enroll in the workshops, go to the Delve workshop website page and sign on.