UPCOMING HAPPENINGS


Sacred Luminosity - Closing Reception

When: Friday June 16 2017 6PM to 9PM

As a feature of The Lumiere Series, Gallery AWA presents an exhibition of the sculptures of Susan Pullman Brooks, Sacred Luminosity: Goddesses of the Vedic and Celtic Pantheons. Sacred Luminosity seeks to examine the divine feminine energy that was once an integral part of ancient belief systems, and to reassess and re-imagine this energy in the modern day.

The closing reception, June 16th from 6-9pm, will include an intimate conversation between the artist and those in attendance about her work. This reception marks the close of two successful months of the Sacred Luminosity Exhibition, that included events that engaged the Vedic and Celtic goddesses with meditation, religious lectures and Zimbabwean rhythms. Gallery AWA is delighted to invite the public to interact with the artist and celebrate these remarkable works before the exhibition closes. The event will be located at 61 Greenpoint Avenue, Suite 306, Brooklyn, New York, 11222. 


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When: June 26th

Gallery AWA will be hosting an upcoming exhibition by Jorge Cruz.  The Phantom Wall is a wall made of light that represents the walls we carry inside our heads. It stands as a physical and ideological symbol of division and personal stagnation.

Please check back in during the following week for more details and updates.

 


A History of the Irish in Greenpoint: A talk by Geoffrey Cobb in association with the New York Irish History Roundtable

DATE: TBD

Gallery AWA presents a talk on Greenpoint’s Irish History. Although Greenpoint is largely known as a historically polish area, there all tell tale signs in the landscape that point to an Irish past - names like McGuinness Boulevard and McCarren park point to Greenpoint’s forgotten Irish history. Originally coming from Ireland to work in the docklands, Greenpoint once housed a substantial Irish working class community.

Hear stories about Irish American characters who shaped the landscape such as Greenpoint’s first family - the tug boat kings from Co. Antrim - the McAllister family and Peter McGuinness - the last Tammany Hall style ward boss - a beloved political figure who ruled Greenpoint for decades, as well as stories about legendary Irishmen and women such as revolutionary leader Thomas Clarke who lived in Greenpoint for a time before making their way home to Ireland.

The New York Irish History Roundtable is an organisation that promotes interest in and exploration of the 300-year history of people of Irish heritage in New York City, with a focus on discovering family history and encouraging historical understanding. Find out more about their events and work here http://www.irishnyhistory.org/

Gallery AWA is delighted to welcome back Geoffrey Cobb, who will be giving this talk. Mr. Cobb has been a history teacher in the New York City Public School system for more than two decades.  Presently teaching at the High School for Service and Learning on the famous Erasmus Hall campus, he is also a prominent local historian, walking tour guide and the author of two books; Greenpoint’s Forgotten Past - the first history of the area published in almost a century and The King of Greenpoint a biography of Irish American political leader Peter J. McGuinness. 

Listen to Geoffrey talk to Dr. Miriam Nyhan about Greenpoint’s Irish History on Glucksman Ireland House NYU Radio Hour here http://www.nyuirish.net/radiohour/


Call For Artists

Deadline for Submissions - OPEN

 Gallery AWA is hosting an art exhibition featuring 30 to 40 artworks on the Art of Nigeria & West Africa . The exhibition will be held in  2017 in Brooklyn NY. 

* The theme for this exhibition is 'Through the looking glass of oil and its connected corruption with the Gidi of Lagos, Nigeria and West Africa .'  (Wikipedia)

 

PAST HAPPENINGS


                                                                             Greenpoint Open Studios 2017

When: June 3rd and 4th 2017  12pm to 6pm

For one weekend, Greenpoint artists and designers open up their studios to the public to showcase work in a wide range of mediums. From paintings, sculptures, film, photography, weaving/textiles, ceramics, and more, there are seasoned artists to be visited and emerging artists to be discovered in the northernmost tip of Brooklyn.

Come visit the gallery to see the exhibition of the sculptures of Susan Pullman Brooks, Sacred Luminosity: Goddesses of the Vedic and Celtic Pantheons. The Open Studios will feat

ure the artist at Gallery AWA.
 
Sacred Luminosity seeks to examine the divine feminine energy that was once an integral part of ancient belief systems, and to reassess and re-imagine this energy in the modern day. Gallery AWA is delighted to host this remarkable work and invites the public to attend our opening reception, lecture and panel discussion. Please visit again for more details in the upcoming weeks and more postings on Susan Pullman Brooks's work. You can also find her work in the exhibition section of our website.


Sacred Luminosity: Mystic Mbira Trance - A Shona Ceremonial Gathering

As part of The Lumiere Series: Sacred Luminosity Exhibition, Gallery AWA Presents:

When: Wednesday May 24 2017 7PM - Onwards

MYSTIC MBIRA TRANCE - A ceremonial gathering
w/ mbira master, Chartwell Dutiro & friends

Shona mbira music from Zimbabwe is one of the most soulful sounds on the African continent. Mbira (the name of the instrument and the music) is mystical music which has been played for over a thousand years. Originally used in spirit possession ceremonies, the iron-pronged mbira, produces music, rhythmically charged enough to keep people dancing through all-night ceremonies. It is believed that the beauty of the music attracts the ancestors’ spirits. Join us for an evening of ceremonial mbira music, a gathering to connect us with our ancestors. Immerse yourself in Zimbabwean culture!

If you can talk
You can sing
If you can walk
You can dance
Or you just sit
And reflect to the intricate beauty of the music

Chartwell Dutiro - mbira, vocals
Shorai Dutiro - mbira, vocals
Nora Balaban - mbira, vocals

Music Video: https://vimeo.com/116784971


Connecting with the Divine Within

An Evening of Hypnagogic Light Experience and Cacao

When: Tuesday May 23 2017 6:30PM - 11PM (Appointments every 20 minutes, starting at 7PM)

Featuring the sacred superfood Cacao, the Lucia N°03 light experience and the Sacred Luminosity sculptures by Susan Pullman-Brooks. Join us as we come together, opening our hearts and minds, in reverence for the divine within, celebrated through the drinking of Cacao, experiencing the Lucia light and viewing the Sacred Luminosity sculptures at Gallery AWA.

Experience the Lucia N°03 either by yourself (together) or with a friend/lover (pair). Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time to have a glass of Cacao and enjoy the Sacred Luminosity exhibit


Gallery AWA @ Greenpoint Gallery Night

Friday, April 28 2017 from 6 to 9pm, Gallery AWA will be participating in the Greenpoint Gallery Night. This is an evening to explore the diverse array of gallery and exhibition spaces in beautiful Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  For more information about the event, you can visit the Greenpoint Gallery Night website HERE.

The current exhibition at Gallery AWA, Sacred Luminosity opened two weeks back. This exhibition features the sculptures of Susan Pullman Brooks and has been a resounding success so far, with rave reviews in the press and from the creative community. 

We hope to see you here this Friday.  


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Sacred Luminosity - Opening Reception

When: Friday April 14 2017 6PM to 9PM

As a feature of The Lumiere Series, Gallery AWA presents an exhibition of the sculpture of Susan Pullman Brooks, Sacred Luminosity: Goddesses of the Vedic and Celtic Pantheons. The exhibition opens Friday, April 14th and runs through June 16th. The opening reception, on April 14th from 6-9pm will feature the artist at Gallery AWA.
 
Sacred Luminosity seeks to examine the divine feminine energy that was once an integral part of ancient belief systems, and to reassess and re-imagine this energy in the modern day. Gallery AWA is delighted to host this remarkable work and invites the public to attend our opening reception, lecture and panel discussion. Please visit again for more details in the upcoming weeks and more postings on Susan Pullman Brooks's work. You can also find her work at www.collectorcreator.com.


Sacred Luminosity:
"From India to Eire, Great Goddess Traditions Lost and Found"

When: Saturday April 15 2017 6PM to 8PM

Gallery AWA presents Dr. Douglas Brooks, Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester offering a lecture “From India to Eire, Great Goddess Traditions Lost and Found” and leading a panel discussion featuring Dr. Glen Hayes, Professor of Religion, Bloomfield College on the subject of the sacred feminine, Vedic, Hindu, and Celtic goddess traditions, and the artist’s work. 


A History of Greenpoint Architecture: A Talk with Geoffrey Cobb

Tuesday February 28th 6-8pm

Gallery AWA presents a look back at over 250 years of Greenpoint history told through the stories of twelve of the neighborhood's most famous buildings.

This talk will discuss the original function of some famous Greenpoint buildings show how these buildings have been re-purposed through the years as the neighborhood has developed from industrial hub to creative quarter. Mr. Cobb will give an insight into the rich history of structures such as the Astral Apartments on Manhattan Avenue, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Faience Manufacturing Company on West Street, the award winning renovated Keramos Hall and the stately Eberhardt Pencil Factory which dominates Greenpoint Avenue and is now home to dozens of creative spaces including our own Gallery AWA.

Gallery AWA is delighted to welcome back Geoffrey Cobb, who will be giving this talk. Mr. Cobb has been a history teacher in the New York City Public School system for more than two decades.  Presently teaching at the High School for Service and Learning on the famous Erasmus Hall campus, he is also a prominent local historian, walking tour guide and the author of two books; Greenpoint’s Forgotten Past - the first history of the area published in almost a century and The King of Greenpoint a biography of the last Tammany Hall style ward boss in New York City History, Peter J. McGuinness. 


Gallery AWA
Presents
The Conscious Evening

When: December 31 2016

3 - 5pm: QiGong led by Ethan and Amir
5 - 6pm: Pandora Star Psychedelia Sessions. By Prior Appointment Only
6pm: Movie Screening of AWAKE
7pm: Movie Screening of EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
830pm: Live Music performance celebrating Consciousness by "Ministerio De La Nueva Alianza."

By Exclusive Invitation Only.
Please send invite request to curator@galleryawa.com or text to 917.460.6920


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Gallery AWA is Awarded the ‘2016 Love New York’ Award by Time Out New York!

We are very proud to be awarded this honor. Some of the other winners in the same category are American Museum of Natural History, The Morgan Library & Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Gallery AWA’s journey started earlier this year with a desire for starting a venue for hosting socially relevant projects from around the world through the prism of art and light. Over the past year since our opening, we have been fortunate to hold a series of remarkable events - including an art show on modern-day slavery in sugar plantations, light in architecture film series, book readings and Qi-Gong workshops. The response from our local community and friends has been flattering and gratifying, marking us more resolved to do more in the coming years.

Please continue to visit our website and social media for announcements of new exhibitions, talks and events happening at Gallery AWA in the coming months.

Visit Time Out New York website for full article HERE

Thank you friends and Thank you Time Out New York!


Briye Fam Ayisyen* - Closing Reception

When: Tuesday November 8 2016 6PM to 9PM
Evening Events:

  • 6PM to 7PM- Q & A with Artists
  • 7PM- Reception and then Presidential Election Telecast on the Big Screen

The Lumiere Series : Briye Fam Ayisyen* features work by three artists on the women of Haiti.

  • Tara Boirard
  • Patricia Brintle
  • Guerda Faustin

This exhibition is currently on display till November 8 2016.

*Glow of the Haitian Woman


Gallery AWA Nominated to be selected:
"Best Local Culture Venue Greenpoint" by Timeout NY

We are honored to be nominated by local New Yorkers for Time Out New York 2016 Love New York Awards. We have now been shortlisted for Greenpoint’s Best Local Culture Venue!

The Love New York Awards polls are open! Show Us Some Local Love! Vote for Gallery AWA today!

Voting closes on October 31 2016. #lovenewyorkawards


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Book Reading by Geoffrey Cobb from his new book The King of Greenpoint

Saturday, October 29 2016, 4 - 6 PM

We are very excited to host a reading this Saturday from the new book 'The King of Greenpoint' by local Greenpoint author Geoffrey Cobb. 

Where:
Please RSVP HERE

About The Book:
Peter J. McGuinness (1888-1948) ran Greenpoint as the last Tammany Hall style ward boss in New York City. Never having attended high school, McGuinness started out life as a longshoreman and amateur boxer, but entered politics at the end of World War I because of his frustration with the local political machine. Elected Alderman in a shocking result, McGuinness became perhaps the most colorful legislator in the history of New York City law making. McGuinness endeared himself to his constituents through his legislative accomplishments, service, charity and above all amazing Joie de vivre and humor.

About the Author:
Geoffrey Cobb is a Brooklyn high school history teacher with more than two decades of experience. Mr. Cobb has lived in Greenpoint and studied its history for almost a quarter century. A licensed tour guide who gives local history walking tours, Mr. Cobb is also the author of the popular local blog: http://historicgreenpoint.wordpress.com 


Beat Nite Greenpoint

Friday, October 28 2016, 6 - 9 PM

We are pleased to announced that this Friday October 28 2016, we are participating in Beat Nite Greenpoint produced by Norte Maar. Please make sure to come visit the gallery between 6-9pm. The Lumiere Series : Briye Fam Ayisyen Exhibition will be on display in the gallery. We hope to see you all there for this special night of art in #Greenpoint.  #BeatNiteGreenpoint #greenpointgalleries #brooklyn #brooklynart


AWA Lighting Designers Presents a Film Series on 'Light in Architecture' at Gallery AWA, as part of Archtober 2016

This October, AWA Lighting Designers will be hosting a film series on 'Light in Architecture'  at Gallery AWA as part of NYC's Archtober*. The screenings will take place every Thursday from 6 to 8pm throughout Archtober.  Stay tuned for more information about each nights events.

*Archtober (ärk’tōbər) is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, an annual, month-long festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions taking place during the month of October. Archtober presents special tours, lectures, films and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The festival’s many participating organizations aim to raise awareness of the important role of design in our city and to build a lasting civic and international recognition of the richness of New York’s built environment.
*Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2016.

LIGHT IN ARCHITECTURE FILM SCHEDULE:

OCTOBER 6th 2016 -   
Bending the Light: (Michael Apted 2014)         
Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographer: (Neil Leifer 2009)               

OCTOBER 13th 2016 -        
The City Dark: (Ian Cheney 2011)     

OCTOBER 20th 2016 - 
Tadao Ando/ Koshino House : (Rax Rinnekangas 2009)
Tadao Ando: From Emptiness to Infinity: (Mathias Frick 2014) 

OCTOBER 27th 2016 -    
Neon: (Lawrence Johnston 2015)   


Zhineng Qigong

Summer Saturdays - 6:00pm to 8:00pm - $5 per person - RSVP

We are a beginners group, currently studying level 1 of Zhineng Qigong. All level practitioners are welcome to learn and share.

By practicing Zhineng Qigong we can reduce or completely eliminate various ailments, both physical and mental. This practice can give you a relaxed, balanced and pain free body by increasing circulation and clearing your mind.


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Art by Loren Standlee

Deep Trance: Gong and Pandora Star

When: Friday July 29 2016 from 7pm to 9pm

Gong and PandoraStar
Deep Immersion into Altered States of Consciousness

Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux, who created the term and experience of the *Gong Bath* more than 40 years ago, says "The secret of the gong is its tremendous potential for healing and rejuvenation, that's really what we want to bring out to the world. 
Because the gong covers the full spectrum of sound, it vibrates all the cells and bones and organs, some more than others, depending upon the pitch of the gong or what the person listening needs. 
You feel an influx of energy coming from it in your body as well as hear it. This "musical touch" which actually turns the body into one big ear, creates a sense of ecstasy of well-being."

Within a few minutes, the PandoraStar Deep Trance Light Machine takes you to a 'Altered State of Consciousness', simulating the deep meditative state reached by Buddhist monks with decades of meditation practice. This 'Mind Journey' releases a small amount of DMT, creating Psychedelic experiences similar to taking Mushrooms, Ayahuasca or LSD

In this Event we will combine the powerful effects of vibrational sounds and Light for a deep immersion into an Altered State of Consciousness. Come explore your intimate connection with the wisdom of the Universe which resides within you. 

http://pandorastar.co.uk/

Location: the beautiful AWA art gallery is located just 1 block from the G train in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. You can take the E/N/7/L lines for a easy connection with the G

Priced at just $40 for the two hour event
(Please pay at the door cash only)

Please checkout the Facebook Event for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/135577133540416/


Art of the Batey - Closing Reception

June 15 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm - RSVP

'Art of the Batey*' features work by ten artists on modern-day sugarcane plantation slavery.

*Batey is a modern day slave plantation where Haitian sugar workers are imprisoned. (Wikipedia)


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Movie Screening: "The Price of Sugar" by Bill Haney

June 9 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm - RSVP

"The Price of Sugar" by Bill Haney

The Price of Sugar is a documentary by Bill Haney which shows the poor working conditions of Haitian workers in the sugar cane plantations of the Dominican Republic, and the political control exerted to stifle efforts to change the situation.


Movie Screening: "Sugar Coated" by Michele Hozer

June 2 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm - RSVP

"Sugar Coated" by Michele Hozer.

This is a documentary on how the food industry sugar-coated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time.


Color x Femininity by Tomoe Sekiguchi (Japanese only - no translator)

May 8 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm - RSVP

Tomoe Sekiguchi’s workshop will explore femininity with the use of colors and energy. She will discuss how colors and femininity can enhance your relationships, life goals and teach you to live more freely.

Tomoe Sekiguchi, President of Cure Color Inc (http://sekiguchitomoe.com/) Tomoe has experience in marketing and advertising and has handled the promotion of more than 500 artists such as SMAP, Yumi Matsutoya, Sizuka Kudou and many others. She left the advertising world and established Cure Color Inc., a company that created a healing process using colors, chromatics and psychology. In addition to consulting, developing and supervising at Cure Color Inc, she also works for a TV production company as a coloring producer and supervisor. She has been featured on TV channels giving advice on how to use colors in movies, environments and gives an analysis of color trends.

Books by Tomoe Sekiguchi:
“Three Primary Colors of Hearts"
"Energy of Colors to Attract Your Happiness"

 

Foresight is 20/20 by Jacob Liberman

May 7 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm - RSVP

Gallery AWA is honored to host an intimate afternoon with Dr. Jacob Liberman for his first talk in beautiful Brooklyn.

"Jacob Liberman is one of my favorite teachers"
- Louise Hay

"Dr. Liberman...shows with great clarity how light is profoundly capable of influencing the healing process...."
- Deepak Chopra, MD

"Wisdom From An Empty Mind by Dr. Jacob Liberman is a book you will want to revisit many times."
- Eckhart Tolle

Before giant waves slammed into Sri Lanka and India's coastlines December 2004, wild and domestic animals seemed to know what was about to happen, started screaming and fled to safety. As a result, when the waves hit, very few animals died — yet more than 150,000 people were killed. Experts believe that animals possess a "sixth sense," enabling them to recognize inclement danger long before humans do. But humans also possess this sixth sense. The only difference is that we have been taught to question what we “know” and trust what we “think.” We believe "hindsight is 20/20" because most of us become aware of things after the fact. But what if we’re designed to actually see things before they occur? What if foresight is 20/20? 

Dr. Jacob Liberman (www.jacobliberman.org) is a pioneer in the fields of light, vision, and consciousness, and author of Light: Medicine of the Future, Take Off Your Glasses and See and Wisdom From an Empty Mind. He has shared his discoveries and insights with more than 2,000 audiences worldwide, and has been endorsed by luminaries in the fields of health, science and spirituality including Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra and Bruce Lipton. Gary Zukav described Jacob's work as “deeply transformational," Jean Houston said it was "a manual for a whole new order of being” and Ram Dass said, “It was as if I was hearing my own voice…”

Tickets - $30 per person

 

Sugar & Suffering: The North Brooklyn Chapter by Geoffrey Cobb

May 4 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm - RSVP

Sugar & Suffering: The North Brooklyn Chapter is a talk by Geoffrey Cobb on the impact of sugar refining in Brooklyn and the legacy it has left behind.

Geoffrey Cobb is a twenty-two year Greenpoint resident, high school social studies teacher and author of the first book on local history " Greenpoint Brooklyn's Forgotten Past."  In addition to leading local walking tours and blogging on Greenpoint history Mr. Cobb will shortly publish his second book" King of Greenpoint" on the life of local political legend Peter McGuinness. 

North Brooklyn was for many years the largest area of sugar refining in the world. Sugar refining altered the landscape as huge refineries sprung up along the East River. Sugar refining created great wealth, but also led to great suffering and violent strikes as the workers demanded better conditions. Sugar has a huge legacy in North Brooklyn, but the topic has not received the attention it is due. 

 

Sugar & Suffering: The Haitian Saga of the Batey

April 27 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm - RSVP

Sugar & Suffering: The Haitian Saga is a panel discussion on modern-day sugarcane plantation slavery practiced in the Bateyes. This panel discussion is a part of the "Art of the Batey*" exhibition organized by Gallery AWA.

*Batey is a modern day slave plantation where Haitian sugar workers are imprisoned. (Wikipedia)

 

Art of the Batey - Opening Reception

April 13 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm - Event Images

'Art of the Batey*' features work by ten artists on modern-day sugarcane plantation slavery.

*Batey is a modern day slave plantation where Haitian sugar workers are imprisoned. (Wikipedia)