How often do you get a chance to enjoy visual arts, live music and a “beloved geriatric powerhouse” when sampling some of Brooklyn’s best beers on tap?
The event is billed as an all-encompassing art extravaganza. According to Threes, the evening will “marry an art opening with other performance elements including performance artists and video installation, live music and a DJ set, showcasing exciting Brooklyn-based talent across mediums.”
Artists at the extravaganza will include:
- Works from Claire Berenblum, Colleen Cunningham and Lou Svahn (visual art curated by Clara Claus)
- Performance art from beloved geriatric powerhouses Fantasy Grandma
- Video art created by award-winning Kaz PS (for dance theater Witness Relocation‘s recent production “The Loon”)
- Live music from Scandal with Coleman, Francis, and Maccabee
- DJ set from Don Nico
P(ART)Y at Threes starts with an Art(ist) Happy Hour between 5:00-7:00 p.m. (all are invited). The Art Opening will start at 7:00 p.m., followed by a DJ and live music at 8:30 p.m.
About the Artists:
Claire Berenblum, painter
Berenblum is an artist whose work often explores themes of migration, family ties, distance, and memory. Claire’s recent work has challenged the dictum that “Art” cannot be decorative, and questions the devaluation of beauty in the art establishment. Using natural and synthetic dyeing methods in combination with acrylic paint and alcohol based inks, her work explores time and distance on a celestial scale.
Colleen Cunningham, collage artist
Cunningham’s current works are intricate paper collages that meld images from various sources including magazines, used books, catalogs, and historical illustrations. A great deal of the content of each collage is completely hidden, or only slightly revealed. She is compelled to place layer upon layer until satisfied. Her baroque constructions are a culmination of aesthetic gratification, impulse, and control.
Lou Svahn, writer + artist
Svahn taught moving image analysis and deconstruction at La Sorbonne University in Paris, collaborates as an art critic with the New Media Department of the Centre Pompidou and co-founded Le Grand Gosier , winner of Young Talents of the City of Paris (2013). American Vignette s includes texts and drawings about ordinary events in NYC, creating short impressionistic scenes that focus on one moment and give a trenchant impression about life.
Fantasy Grandma, comedy/performance
Listen to sick beats and make crafts with your Fantasy Grandma and her friends from the nursing home. Fantasy Grandma has performed at the New York Comedy Festival, New York Sketch Comedy Festival, Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The Slipper Room and more. The Jello will flow.
Kaz PS, filmmaker/video designer
Kaz’s short films have been screened at festivals domestically and abroad. She has also directed music videos and is an alumna of AFI’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women, where she won the Institute’s Jean Picker Firstenberg Award. She is the video artist in residence with internationally acclaimed NYC-based dance theater company, Witness Relocation. Her video design work has been called “hallucinatory” by The New York Times, and “audio-visual anarchy” by New York magazine.
Don Nico, DJ
Sometimes crooner, sometimes soprano. Spinning Italo, disco, funk, rap, soul, Afro, beat, doo wop, rock n’ roll, psychedelia, surf, classics, and world music.
Scandal with Coleman, Francis, and Maccabee
Performers/musicians Dina Maccabee, Michael Coleman and Evan Francis have come together to perform new/improvised music with elements of pop and afro-latin.
Threes Brewing is located at 333 Douglass Street (near 4th Avenue) in Gowanus, Brooklyn