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I write about art as a means to create chaos amidst order.

FEAST with NbPac this Saturday, February 6th, 5-8pm: Vote FUTURE PHENOMENA!!!

This Saturday, February 6th, Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Browder, along with NbPac, will propose community art installation Future Phenomena at FEAST, the pay-as-you-wish dinner/fundraiser in Greenpoint for local art projects.

Church of the Messiah

at 129 Russell St, 
Brooklyn NY

Saturday, February 6th
from 5-8pm

Future Phenomena is a collaborative project involving community participation and utilizing recycled materials. A repeated Chevron pattern will be sewn by volunteers using fabric donated by residents and the NYC-based recycling group Wearable Collections. The vibrant sculptural installation will then be wrapped on a building in the neighborhood for a one to two-day period.  Once the piece is installed all FEAST participants will be invited to our weekend-long celebration this Spring.

NbPac needs your support, so come, eat, drink and vote!

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Living Objects Comes Alive in McCarren Park!

On December 13th, public art lovers gathered in Williamsburg’s McCarren Park for the lighting of Jason Krugman’s Living Objects, the second installation by NbPac and one of the largest public art installations in the park’s history.  Despite the wet weather, the crowd created a festive atmosphere in the park, cheering and clapping when the sculptures were lit and hundreds of LED lights radiated through the figures’ “skin.” Following the ceremony, viewers headed to Light-Up Brooklyn for a reception and to celebrate the grand opening.

Living Objects is the culmination of months of creating, planning, and coordination amongst Krugman, NbPac, and their collaborators, including Open Space Alliance and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Ciara McKeown, director of NbPac, hopes that Living Objects will help to connect “viewers with the park as a public space and to the essence of public art.” The project was made possible by lead sponsorship from Light-Up Brooklyn. http://www.lightupbrooklyn.com/

We invite everyone to check out Living Objects while it resides in McCarren Park (between Union and Driggs) from now until January 23rd.

Thank you to everyone who supported this project over the last few months! We could not have done it without our incredible community’s support!

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Living Objects in McCarren Park

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See Living Objects coming to Life

Living Object is almost alive!

Today artist Jason Krugman began the installation of Living Objects in McCarren Park! Braving the cold weather, but thankful for the sun, the sculptures began to come to life and take shape in their new home, in preparation for tomorrow’s opening.

Join us, North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition, in celebrating temporary public art and its power to enliven, invite and enrich our environment and communities.

The lighting ceremony will begin at 6pm at the corner of Union and Driggs in McCarren Park. And please join Jason and NbPac after the official lighting at Light Up Brooklyn’s beautiful new showroom located at 174 North 11th for a reception. Meet Jason and hear about his past and future projects, learn more about NbPac and visit Brooklyn’s latest and coolest lighting design showroom as we welcome them to our community!

www.lightupbrooklyn.com

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Only three days left to donate via Kickstarter to Living Objects!

There are only three days left in our campaign to support Jason Krugman’s Living Objects, the second public art project by the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition.

One of the largest public art installations in McCarren Park’s 100 year history will open this Sunday, December 13th, and we need your support!

Help us by donating to Kickstarter so we can reach our goal and enrich the local communities of North Brooklyn through public art. Local artist Jason Krugman has been working hard over the last two months to realize his provocative and beautiful vision of life-size figural sculptures that will provide a beacon of light in Williamsburg.

Click here to contribute!

Donate now and be among the many supporters helping us produce innovate installations, create unique opportunities and provide North Brooklyn with great public art!

Join us this Sunday at 6pm at the corner of Union and Driggs in McCarren Park to be part of the official lighting ceremony and come to the reception afterward hosted by our lead sponsor, Light Up Brooklyn, located at North 12th street.

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{{December 13}} Official Lighting of Living Objects!

Official Lighting of Living Objects

Sunday, December 13th, 6PM
McCarren Park (between Union and Driggs)

Reception to follow at Light-Up Brooklyn (N. 11th Street b/t Driggs and Bedford)
NbPac-ers,
Please join us for the opening reception and official lighting of Living Objects by Jason Krugman, the latest project of the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac), on Sunday, December 13th. Show your support for public art in our community with local elected officials, artists, community businesses, and your fellow art lovers.  For a rare moment, McCarren Park will go dark at 6pm for the inaugural lighting of Living Objects!  Be there!

A reception will follow at Light-Up Brooklyn’s brand new showroom on North 11th between Bedford and Driggs.

Living Objects is a public art installation featuring three LED-lit sculptures in McCarren Park.  The illuminated figures will be one of the largest public art projects in the park’s history.

Jason Krugman’s Living Objects is presented by North Brooklyn Public Art Coaltion (NbPac), in collaboration with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) and with support from NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.

Lead sponsorship for Living Objects has been provided by Light-Up Brooklyn. http://www.lightupbrooklyn.com/

Additional support is provided by Tillett Lighting Design, Inc., Crest Hardware, Open Space Alliance of Brooklyn, and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.


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Living Objects celebration at Berry Park

Thank you everyone for coming out to Berry Park to celebrate Jason Krugman’s Living Objects project at McCarren Park!!

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You Are Invited!

You are invited!
Support North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac) and celebrate our upcoming project Living Objects by Jason Krugman in McCarren Park.  Here are the details:
Wednesday, November 11th from 7-10pm
Berry Park – 4 Berry Street (btw Nassau Ave and N. 14th St)
Closest trains: L at Bedford or G at Nassau
$10 cover
$5 Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest beers and $5 well drinks during the event!
Cash bar only with ATM on siteFEATURING:

BERRY PARK- the newly-opened Williamsburg bar with tasty German beers on tap and amazing rooftop views.  Thank you Berry Park for hosting!

LIVE MUSIC BY BABY SODA
Developed by hoboes, perfected through science… The Baby Soda Jazz Band is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz.  Have a listen.

Appetizers provided by LOKAL

Hidemi Takagi’s BLENDER
Experience the multicolored, multicultured, gastronomic diversity of the boroughs of NYC with
Hidemi Takagi’s Blender.” Hidemi has been kind enough to gather some tasty treats from North Brooklyn specifically for this event!

RAFFLE PRIZES
Cafecito Bogata Fabulous Mounted Arepa Dinner + Wine for two
Fine & Raw chocolates
Kill Devil Hill gift certificate
Kiehls Since 1851 Gift Box (for man or woman)
Jewelry designed by Kinkillerie
Tickets to a performance at The Brick

…and more!
Thank you to these generous businesses for your support!

If you can’t join us on Wednesday, you can still help support Living Objects online via Kickstarter

Jason Krugman’s Living Objects is presented by Jason Krugman Studio LLC and North Brooklyn Public Art Coaltion (NbPac), in collaboration with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) and with support from NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.
For a full press release, visit www.nbpac.wordpress.comLight Up Brooklyn Logo
Light-Up Brooklyn
Lead Sponsorship for Living Objects has been provided by Light-Up Brooklyn.  Light-Up Brooklyn, located in North Brooklyn, is the new “bricks & mortar” lighting store of the Web’s largest and most popular lighting store, upscalelighting.com. Light-Up Brooklyn features products from some of the most prestigious lighting manufacturers available today.

A huge thank you to the following local businesses for your support with this event!

Berry Park Logo

LOKAL Logo

Cafecita Bogata Logo

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Jason Krugman’s Living Objects Press Release

JASON  KRUGMAN’S  LIVING OBJECTS—

MAJOR  PUBLIC  ART  INSTALLATION  IN  McCARREN  PARK

North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac) is pleased to present Living Objects, a site-specific installation in McCarren Park, opening Sunday, November 22.

McCarren Park is the largest park in North Brooklyn, serving the entire region, drawing thousands of visitors each month. NbPac in collaboration with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA), the area’s premiere parks development and improvement nonprofit, is bringing the largest public art installation in McCarren Park’s recent history to our local communities.

Living Objects will feature three LED-lit sculptures on the roof of the Parks and Recreation Facilities building in the Northwestern area of the park. The illuminated figures will be perched on top of the building, greeting visitors and creating a captivating spectacle against the Brooklyn night sky.

Living Objects will build upon a long-standing tradition of temporary art installations in New York City parks, enhancing McCarren Park and making art accessible to all in North Brooklyn.  The sculptures will engage the park’s regular users by evoking a sense of wonder and curiosity, creating a beacon of light attracting visitors and passers-by.  NbPac and OSA are proud to revitalize our public spaces and further establish McCarren Park and North Brooklyn as destinations for arts and culture.

Please join us for a fundraiser for the project on Wednesday, November 11th at Berry Park (4 Berry St. between Nassau Ave. and N. 14th Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Also, please save the date for an opening celebration on November 22nd.

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Jason Krugman’s Living Objects is presented by North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac), in collaboration with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) and with support from NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.  Lead sponsorship has been provided by Light-Up Brooklyn.  Additional support has been provided by Ttillet Lighting Design, Inc, and Crest Hardware.

Light-Up Brooklyn

http://www.lightupbrooklyn.com/

Lead Sponsorship for Living Objects has been provided by Light-Up

Brooklyn. Light-Up Brooklyn, located in North Brooklyn, is the new

“brick & mortar” lighting store of one of the Web’s largest and most popular lighting store, upscalelighting.com. Light-Up Brooklyn features products from some of the most prestigious lighting manufacturers available today.



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Save the Date! Wednesday, November 11th at Berry Park

Save the Date!
Wednesday, November 11th
Berry Park, 4 Berry Street (at North 14th Street)

NbPac-ers,

Come out to celebrate Living Objects by Jason Krugman, the latest project of the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition on Wednesday, November 11th. Help NbPac support local arts and get ready for a night of music, snacks, and art antics.  Berry Park just opened this summer and has tons of specialty german beers on tap for the season.  If it’s a warm night, we’ll also be taking over the roof deck.  More details coming soon!

Jason Krugman’s Living Objects is presented by North Brooklyn Public Art Coaltion (NbPac), in collaboration with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) and with support from NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.

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Lead sponsorship for Living Objects has been provided by Light-Up Brooklyn.


OPENING in McCarren Park NOVEMBER 22nd!

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