Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Serendipity At The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

Sometimes you walk out the door heading toward a path, a destination; with no other plans but to have a good time and to emerge yourself in culture and sometimes your path leads you toward something else. Something that you never thought would happen in a million years. I went to the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center with no other thought but to catch up on the latest cultural offerings in NYC and of course write about it for you guys; my dear readers of this blog. I of course ended up with that and a whole lot more. In this posting I will report on the cultural offerings at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center as well as location and how to get there. In another posting located in my Art & Poetry blog page I will present an essays on my experience after I viewed the exhibit and met up with the founder of the Non-profit Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Yuko Nii. If your really lucky your have your on experience of Serendipity. MRClueUin

The Wiliamsburg Art & Historical located in Brooklyn, New York is a combination Exhibit Hall and New York City Historical Landmark established by Yuko Nii in late 1996 based upon her bridge concept. That concept envisions a multifaceted, multicultural art center whose mission is to coalesce the diverse artistic communities, and create a bridge between local, national and international artists, emerging as well as established artists of all disciplines. [WAH Pamplet]

I visited the exhibit center as stated in my introduction in order to relax and emerge myself in some culture. At the latest exhibit "The Animals Look Back At Us". This exhibit showcase works of artists like Sue Coe and Isabella Kirkland in which the art features animals in different mediums, (Statues, Paintings, Video Media, and Sketch Drawing.); Sara Lynn Henry is curator of this exhibit. 

"For the first time in the history of art, the animals look back at us in art imagery. Their gaze is direct, an immediate address, a one-to-one relationship. The animals are fully present in all their living wholeness, vulnerability, intensity, and even ferocity. Rather than merely there for our admiration or projected needs, they are their very own being. The artists in this exhibition are in the vanguard of a new movement, which by resonating with the inner life of animals, is opening up a vital dialogue with our fellow sentient being."  [ Exhibit Page, Author unknown, perhaps Ms. Henry herself?]

Afraid to tell ya'll all this readers but this wonderful exhibit ended Sunday, October 20, 2013 but please be sure to stop by the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center for other exhibits, shows, and events. You won't leave this enchanted place disappointed.

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
135 Broadway
Brooklyn, New York 11211
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Community News: Sorry I'm late, Solar Power In Brooklyn, And Other Tidbits

(Yeah, yeah, we can play catch up later. Meanwhile I've got some news you just might like to know about.)

Solarize Brooklyn Cost -Effective Solar Power Meeting

 I was looking though my e-mail when I clicked on an e-mail from Council Member Jumaane Williams. I read thorough the all the usual announcements when I found something that delighted me. It seems that Solar Power firms are available in Brooklyn and are avaliable for all Home Owners, Landlords, and Co-op. Not to mention Local Churches as well.

Solar power can cut costs on oil, electric, and gas as well as reduce our carbon footprint on the Earth; so imagine how stoke I was when I read that there would be a meeting at my local YMCA on Wednesday hosted by Solarize Brooklyn. I went and found out all I could about Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal energy. Alas I also found that for a mere renter like myself I couldn't sign up but don't think I won't try and convince my Landlord to. (Maybe I could focus on how much money he'll save then he'll do it. I sure know I want to save money on my Con Edison bill. It's either that or try to get a bank loan, ha ha.)

Solarize Brooklyn was organized by two local groups, Sustainable Flatbush and Sustainable Kensington Windsor Terrace. It is completely led by volunteers that want to help their neighbors go solar. (For more info see their website. . Bottom Paragraph)

Their next meeting is at Flatbush Library address 72 Linden Boulevard, on Tuesday July 2nd. Go to their website to sign up to reserve your seat. BYOSB (Bring Your Own Snacks And Beverages)

Free Concerts In Brooklyn

This summer something cool is happen at Prospect Park. ( Yeah,no it's not the weather. Heh, heh!) Free concerts! BRIC is sponsoring concerts at the Bandshell in Prospect Park. Go to to check out which of your favorite bands are playing. BYOSB.

More to come
 I wish I could explain to you how much I wish I had more free time to write to my blog readers but alas I can not for it would take a book. However I will write when I can with lots of things that are going on in NYC as well as continue to give you the 411 on what's going on in my life. Stay tuned and please read my other blog pages. Peace ba-bies!