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About Joann

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.

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!

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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)
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.

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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