509 Senator St, Brooklyn, NY, 11220

Building a Community of Artists and Art Lovers in southern Brooklyn (Bay Ridge).

An alternative art space in the artistically underserved area of Bay Ridge (southern Brooklyn) is set to open its doors on Nov. 6th, 7:00-9:00 pm, for its inaugural exhibition, “New Ovington Village.” The space, curated and run by visual artists Alonsa Guevara and James Raczkowski, will function as a gallery, class room and studio. Bay Ridge Art Space will host monthly exhibitions featuring young and emerging artists, offer weekend art classes open to the public, and provide a chance to view the artists’ studio and current exhibition during the week.

The GRAND OPENING is free and open to the public. The launch of the art space will be Friday, November 6th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The inaugural exhibition is named “NEW OVINGTON VILLAGE”, after the artist colony formed in 1850 on the Ovington family farm in Bay Ridge. The colony was settled by artists, craftsmen, and art professionals who found themselves attracted to the area because of its natural beauty and affordable land. Today many young artists choose to live in the Bay Ridge area for these same reasons. This exhibition features work by a selection of talented young and emerging artists who call the Bay Ridge area HOME.

The 30 artists included in the show are:

Christina Massey, Kristin O’Connor, Arcmanoro Niles, Sophie Séjourné, Isabelle Garbani, Elena Soterakis, Tatiana Córdoba Pinzón, Sophia Argirro Kayafas, Richard D. Buchanan, Eleni Giannopoulou, Nick C. Kirk, James Raczkowski, Nikki Vail, Joshua Henderson, Taku Saito, Jeannine Bardo, Katie Fogg, Alonsa Guevara, Ji Yong Kim, Max Perkins, Salim Hasbini, Matt Stanton, John Avelluto, Dina Pizzarello, Lowell Poisson, Benjamin Craig, Gabriela Handal, Thomas Levy, Nick Gebhart and Ciara Rafferty.

The exhibition will be open from November 6 until December 6, 2015.

Bay Ridge Art Space     509 Senator street, Brooklyn, NY 11220    (347) 719-2787