Brooklyn, NY, Friday January 18th, 2013
We are thrilled to announce the opening of two new cultural spaces (and two old friends of the Invisible Dog) next door at 47 Bergen Street: Recession Art and Beam Center.
With the arrival of these organizations, and the opening of their first permanent locations in Brooklyn, we can now consider Bergen Street a creative hub within the borough. In addition to our 35 artists-in-residence, and multidisciplinary arts program, we are very happy to provide our community with new ways to experience culture with the addition of Recession Art and Beam Center.
The combined programming of The Invisible Dog, Recession Art and Beam Center will be sure to draw audiences from all five boroughs as well. In the coming months we will announce dynamic collaborative projects with these organizations.
Founded in 2009 by sisters Emma and Ani Katz, Recession Art is one of the original partners of the Invisible Dog, having inaugurated the third floor gallery at 51 Bergen Street at the art center’s Grand Opening in October 2009. Since then, Recession Art has presented semiannual group shows at the Invisible Dog Art Center, which will continue in 2013.
At 47 Bergen Street, Recession Art will present solo exhibitions by Featured Artists, curated Open Call exhibitions, and a rotating selection of affordable paintings, photography, prints, drawings, handmade books, and art objects.
Recession Art will be open 1-7 pm Wednesday-Saturday and 1-5 pm on Sunday.
For its Grand Re-Opening on March 9, Recession Art will present a solo exhibition by photographer Danny Ghitis focusing on his work documenting New York’s Harlem Valley.
Beam Center has also presented events at the Invisible Dog since we opened in 2009. Last April Beam Center began running their Inventgenuity Workshops in the basement of the Invisible Dog. With a space of their own they’ll further their mission of helping young people shape their world and futures through the practices of physical creation and collaboration.
Beam Center’s Inventgenuity Festival takes place on the top floor at the Invisible Dog on January 26 & 27 and there’s still time to register for winter Inventgenuity Workshops starting on February 4.