December 6, 2012

TONIGHT: GO Town Hall at the Brooklyn Museum



I've been invited by the organizers of the Brooklyn Museum's  GO community-curated open studio project to participate in a public conversation, sort of a debriefing. The museum's chief curator Kevin Staytonis will be moderating, and we'll be discussing the museum's role in, and responsibility to, the community, as well as the competition aspect of the project and more.

Panelists include:

Shelley Bernstein is the Chief of Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she organized Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition in 2008 and Split Second: Indian Paintings in 2010. She co-organized GO with Sharon Matt Atkins.

Sharon Matt Atkins joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2009 and is the Managing Curator of Exhibitions,overseeing the Museum’s exhibition program. With Shelley Bernstein, she is a co-organizer of GO.

An artist and writer, Sharon Butler publishes the widely-read art blog Two Coats of Paint and is represented by Pocket Utopia (New York, NY). She is currently working toward a solo show, which opens on January 6, and will be teaching at Brown University in the spring.

Brian Dupont is a Brooklyn-based artist whose essays and criticism are published by Idiom Magazine and on his blog, Artist’s Texts. His paintings have recently been exhibited at Kianga Ellis Projects in Brooklyn and Santa Fe, SkyDive Art Space in Houston, and ByStander Gallery in Los Angeles.

A writer, artist, and educator, Victoria Cho was the GO Crown Heights Neighborhood Coordinator. Her fiction has been published in Quarter After Eight and Mosaic Art and Literary Journal, and her collages are currently on display at The Living Gallery in Bushwick.

A freelance business editor, Alice Griffiths has been a member of the Brooklyn Museum of Art for more than 16 years. She led tours of participating artist studios in Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill during the open studio weekend.

A graduate of Brandeis University and Yale University, Naomi Safran-Hon is a GO Featured Artist. Concurrently with GO, a site-specific installation by Naomi is on view at Slag Gallery, which represents her work in New York City.

GO Featured Artist Gabrielle Watson is a native New Yorker, self-taught artist, and practicing lawyer. Gabrielle received a bachelor’s degree in art history. Her law degree is from Fordham Law School.

The program is free with Museum admission, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The organizers are encouraging active audience participation, so anyone with opinions, thoughts or ideas about the project should definitely join us.

GO Town Hall
Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Related posts:
Brooklyn Museum Go: Bushwick short list
Top ten artists announced by Brooklyn Museum GO
How many artists live and/or work in Brooklyn?


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