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December, 2013

Tea and pottery: P’ Heights cafe serves up Mexican ceramics

Art: Hidden inside a quaint neighborhood cafe is an exhibit of indigenous Mexican pottery. Comments (3)

Tea and pottery: P’ Heights cafe serves up Mexican ceramics

Art: Hidden inside a quaint neioghborhood cafe, is an exhibit of indigenous Mexican pottery. Comment

In small packages: Slope gallery proves bigger isn’t always better

Art: At 440 Gallery’s annual “Small Works Show,” size really does not matter. Comment

Animators go high-brow at Williamsburg gallery

Art: When you hang out at Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network all day, this is what you do at night. Comment

November, 2013

Final destination: An art show about death finds an appropriate venue

Art: When Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nancy Siesel couldn’t find a gallery for her latest show, she found it another, better home: a funeral home. Comment

Artists: We’ll have a ball with Gowanus trash barge

Art: The Gowanus Canal could soon be harboring quite a few more discarded bottles. Comments (6)

Where to GO this week

Art: Stumped about where to get your fill of arts and entertainment? Looking high and low for a slice of low or high culture? Look no further than this week’s editor’s picks. Comment

Brooklyn Museum becomes a shooting gallery for this war photography exhibition

Art: This is one exhibition where viewers will find no peace. Comments (2)

October, 2013

Leafy scenes: A photographer turns local foliage into art

Art: For “Genius Loci,” artist Tom Bovo collected leaves from all over Brooklyn and photographed them in an ethereal light. Comments (2)

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Maison Bric: Arts organization unveils refurbished theater in Ft. Greene

Art: The refurbished Strand Theater will be an all-arts venue for the first time since the 1950s. Comment

Sari doesn’t cut it: Free-flowing Dumbo Arts Fest performance ends with a fall

Art: Artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose unwrapped herself from a 216-foot sari that cascaded down Water Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of the Dumbo Arts Festival on Sunday, landing on a soft bed in the middle of the street. Comment

September, 2013

Editor’s picks: What to do this weekend

Art: Stumped about where to go for a good time this week? Don’t worry, The Brooklyn Paper has you covered. Comment

All the right notes! Ditmas Park pub-guitar store strikes a chord

Art: Brooklyn is already home to a combination yoga studio and bar, a bike shop that doubles as a boozy cafe, and Barcade, but it turns out it was missing a place where guitar lovers could shop vintage axes while pouring back pints. Comments (9)

Take it by storm: Your guide to this weekend’s Sandy-centric Dumbo Arts Festival

Art: The approaching one-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy is not lost on organizers of the Dumbo Arts Festival, which runs today through Sunday. Comment

Manhattan Beach is the next stop for Broadway queen Faith Prince

Art: Broadway queen Faith Prince has conquered the stage and screen — and now she is set to wow audiences at Kingsborough Community College with her one-woman show. Comment

Pics in a box

Art: Who let the art out? Comments (3)

Change of art

Art: The storefront gate of a new art gallery has the Star of David on it, and its previous owners’ sum signage was simply “African Hair Braiding.” Comments (1)

Art landed! Massive sculpture appears outside Barclays Center and Brooklynites hardly notice

Atlantic Yards: What if an asteroid landed outside the Barclays Center and no one noticed? Comments (12)

Album tracks

Art: The New York City subway, more than any underground train, has always equated big city grunge. Comments (1)

Special delivery! Brooklyn art lovers can now buy art before it’s made

Art: Farm shares are all the rage among Brooklyn locavores and it was only a matter of time before the model, which has participants purchase a season’s worth of veggies sight unseen, hit the art world. Comments (7)

August, 2013

Speak easy

Art: Go to Bushwick to see experimental music, art, and now — pontificating. Comments (12)

It’s pine art

Art: An art gallery is turning into a public park. Comment

The artists are present

Art: At night, the museum comes alive. Comments (2)

Drawing inspiration

Art: Grand Central art competition shows off the works of designers and architects. Comment

Back to black

Art: It’s the battle of the unicorn paintings. Comments (3)

July, 2013

Untitled artists

Art: The revolution will be anonymous — and funny, too. Comment

All the news that’s hip to print

Art: Get a taste of the underground art scene. Comments (36)

June, 2013

Horsing around

Art: Art show focuses on hoofed animal. Comment

Storefront displays

Art: Bay Ridge art walk joins business owners and artists. Comments (2)

Monsters ink, paint

Art: Gallery celebrates 10 years of ghoulish art. Comments (1)

May, 2013

Impressions of Gowanus: Painters make the canal, warehouses subject of art show

Art: Just look at the way this painting captures the hastily scrawled graffiti over peeling paint. Comments (8)

Falling for a work of art: Plants knocked down in hurricane used for tree house

Art: If a tree falls in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, give it to an artist. Comments (11)

Collage garbage: Artist makes works of art with discarded everyday items

Art: One woman’s old lingerie is another woman’s art. Comments (3)

April, 2013

Whirling newspapers: Artist’s tornado scultpures made of tabloids, broadsheets

Art: It’s all the news that’s fit to make paper mache. Comments (2)

Insane in the frame

Art: Just because they’re picture books don’t mean you can’t read them out loud. Comment

A museum on the water

Art: An uncanny figurine of a mutant fish-man rests next to a cool stone sculpture of a polar bear. Comment

Brooklyn museum: Art tours highlight the writing on the wall

Art: Feel free to touch the art in this walking tour led by an ex-graffiti artist who is treating the streets of North Brooklyn much the same way vandals do — like an art gallery. Comments (4)

March, 2013

Striking a wooden pose

Art: An artist is putting a chainsaw to his portraits of New Yorkers. Comment

Heart in the right place

Art: Hurricane Sandy devastated Brooklyn, but a new work of public art proves the storm couldn’t break the borough’s heart. Comment

Taxidermist stuffs rodents, poses them to look like people

Art: Say hello to the real-life Stuart Little. Comments (12)

Gallery recreates tiny living spaces

Art: If you think Brooklyn living is cramped, try Hong Kong or Japan. Comment

February, 2013

Science and art museum proposed for North Brooklyn waterfront

Art: Eureka! Comments (37)

Enter the matrix: Hackers get together for marathon session in Bushwick

Art: You’ve touched a computer, you’ve talked to a computer, but have you fed one food? Comments (1)

Sounds, sights of ’80s

Art: It’s like if Marty McFly and Doc Brown were artists. Comment

Guitar Center’s end is nigh, two artsy indie rockers claim

Art: Two rockers have a vision of the future of music — and there aren’t any guitars. Comments (3)

California uber alles: Artist drives through L.A., points camera skyward

Art: Look, up in the sky — it’s a video art installation! Comment

The writing’s on the skin: Historians share tales of tattoos, love, and tragedy

Art: Diamonds are forever, but ink is more specific. Comments (6)

True grit at the museum: New sculptures pay tribute to Williamsburg Murals of ’30s

Art: When the going gets tough, the tough get sculpting. Comments (1)

January, 2013

Dumb love

Art: Sometimes, all you need is stupid. Comments (15)

The things she carried! Painter exhibits contents of her suitcase

Art: Most people avoid airing their personal baggage in public. Comment

Sense of an ending

Art: The end of the world is coming — and it will be animated. Comment