Monthly Archives: September 2010

Greenpoint Open Studios THIS WEEKEND

I am SO exhausted. I almost can’t WAIT for this weekend to be done and done with. The last couple months have been nothing but fielding a gazillion emails and I’m just going to go ahead and sulk the shit out of myself because this is my blog and I do write what I want. At the same time, I am super excited to be hosting the 2nd Greenpoint Open Studios. We’ve met our goal of registering over 150 artists and have covered all our costs for some amazingly designed and printed postcards, posters, and brochures, all made possible by some super supportive local businesses. I couldn’t possibly have done it without a team of kickass ladies who’ve taken on the design front, the website front, the ad sales front, and the curating front. I am grateful. I really really am. I am also really tired of spending endless hours in front of the computer writing a gazillion emails only to have those emails write back and go on and on and on in this exchange. I’ve officially vowed not to organize any kind of event for an entire year and focus my time and efforts in reading and writing, exploring neighborhoods, exploring my brain, cooking and baking, eating and observing. It’s going to be all about passive activities and doing what I was originally meant to do: Write. But apparently I have an ability to bring people together and force them to enjoy themselves so I’ll have to eventually scheme a plan where I get paid loads of money and have a lot of free time while organizing some awesome events. yea.

Until then, join me THIS WEEKEND for Greenpoint Open Studios! Here’s the Shpeeeel:

GREENPOINT OPEN STUDIOS IS NEARLY HERE!!!! We are so excited to be hosting open studios for over 150 artists and collaborating with many of our local galleries and businesses to exhibit shows and performances throughout the weekend. There are many events to check out and support, below is our schedule and additional events, our MAP, and list of participating artists.

Check the EVENTS page for full details of each and every event announced!

Starting THIS FRIDAY you can find a printed brochure at our info hubs: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Paulie Gee’s, and YES Gallery

See you this weekend!

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Greenpoint Open Studios Benefit Pie Bake Off Sept 23rd!! Make PIE!

Jesus Christ I haven’t posted anything in WEEKS. I’m totally uber backed up and feel mentally constipated not having the time and energy to share all the things I mean to share here but until this is over blogging is at a full halt. One thing I am stupid excited about however is the benefit pie bake off I’m organizing for Greenpoint Open Studios. Full details on our site and below.

COME! MAKE PIE! EAT PIE! WIN STUFF! mmmmm….

Join Greenpoint Open Studios NEXT THURSDAY at Diamond Bar for the pie bake off of your LIFE! ALL shapes & flavors of pies are welcome, from chocolate bacon infused cream cheese pie to espresso strawberry grape juice pie (just popped into our heads, surely you can be more creatively intact). People’s votes will determine Grand Prize winner who will be lucky enough to attend a dinner hosted by Brooklyn’s infamous underground supper club, Brooklyn Edible Social Club. It is free to enter, shoot an email to joann@greenpointopenstudios.org to sign up your pie!

For those who just want to eat and enjoy it’ll be $10 to enter. You’ll also receive a raffle ticket for chances to win items generously donated by our local business sponsors. A full list of items are detailed below!

And last but surely not least, there will be a silent art auction of works graciously donated by participating artists of GOS. This is your chance to indulge in your inner affordable art collector!

Festivities begin at 7pm, come with merry hearts, empty bellies, and a supportive spirit. All proceeds go towards making GOS happen. If for whatever reason you cannot attend our fundraiser please consider donating to GOS through our IndieGoGo page. Thank you!

Raffle Items! :

– Fabulous Colombian Dinner for Two provided by Cafecito Bogota

– 10 Free Coffee Cards provided by Champion Coffee

– $50 Gift Certificate provided by Paulie Gee’s

– Gift Certificate provided by Kill Devil Hill

– Free Scoop provided by Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

– $25 Gift Certificate provided by Cato’s Army & Navy

– 2 Yearly Subscriptions to Edible Brooklyn

– Gift Certificate provided by Julie James Boutique

– Wine provided by Dandelion Wine

– Gift Certificate provided by EAT

– 90 Minute Private Yoga Class provided by Hosh Yoga

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