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Sunset Park Artists' Studio Tour
Meet at The Green Fig Cafe
Brooklyn, NY
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Sunset Park Artists' Studio Tour
Sunday Oct 23rd, we will travel to Sunset Park area of Brooklyn to visit artists Nils Folke Anderson, Nyeema Morgan, Blithe Riley and Steve Robinson.

We will meet at 2:30pm at the Green Fig Cafe,462 36th St (between 4th Ave & 5th Ave) just one block from the 36 St, Brooklyn Subway stop (D, N, R). Our tour will conclude with a drink reception at a unique famous neighborhood landmark!

Tickets for the tour cost $75.    

Please email us at incontexttours@gmail.com to inquire about our reduced rate for artists and for groups. This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes. Tours are rain or shine.


InContext Tours brings you into each artist's studio, where they will talk about their work and why they make it. You will have the opportunity to see new art works being created and also finished pieces. This is an insider's opportunity to get a better understanding of the creative process and the inspiration behind the work, with different contemporary artists working in diverse manner.


We welcome people of all levels of art knowledge and interest!


Bios on the Artists:

Nils Folke Anderson's work has been exhibited at Robert Miller Gallery, Robert Wilson's Watermill Foundation, The Whitney Art Party, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Phillips de Pury, where in 2009 he created a major installation coinciding with the opening of the New York City's High Line Park. He will be completing his first permanent public sculpture in 2012, in Ilford, UK.
Anderson's work has been reviewed in many publications, including the New York Times, New Yorker, Artnet, ArtPress, ARTnews, and The Economist's culture blog, More Intelligent Life.  The work of Nils Folke Anderson is in numerous public and private collections, including UBS, NASA, the BakerIE, the Dikeou Collection, and the Pigozzi Collection.

Nyeema Morgan, born 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a New York based visual artist. She received her M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts in 2007 and her B.F.A. from the Cooper Union School of Art in 2000. Morgan has been a selected participant in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (ME), Abrons Art Center (NY) and Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art. She has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally including Pigeon Wing Gallery (UK), Romer Young Gallery (CA), Art in General (NY), The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (NY), Abrons Art Center (NY), Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art (NJ), Koh-I-Noor (Sweden) and in forthcoming exhibitions at South Hill Park Bracknell Gallery (UK) and Art Space (CT).

Blithe Riley is an artist working with video, performance and installation. Her work has been shown at such venues as Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and P.S.1 MoMA in New York City, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Riley was a resident at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009 and received an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005. She also works collaboratively with artist Mary Coble, and their work together is represented by Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, DC.

Steve Robinson was born in 1968 in Philadelphia, grew up in Billings, Montana, attended Cornell University and the Yale School of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Sara Meltzer Gallery, The Silver Shed, White Columns, and Henry Urbach Architecture in New York, LewAllen Projects in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and other venues in the U.S and abroad.  He is completing the Ryoan-Ji project in 2011.






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Meet at The Green Fig Cafe (View)
462 36th St (between 4th Ave & 5th Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11232
United States


Categories

Arts > Visual
Education > Tours

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Non-Smoking: Yes!

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