Art from the exhibition “Hello Brooklyn” at the BWAC gallery in Red Hook. Photo courtesy of BWAC
Fall is upon us and the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is back with its annual art exhibit for the season at its historic gallery at 481 Van Brunt St. in Red Hook.
BWAC, housed in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront, is an artist-run organization founded in 1978 by 16 artists. Today it has more than 250 members. Its exhibitions, which take place three times a year, present a wide variety of works of art, from traditional to contemporary.
âAfter 18 months of extreme challenges, many arts organizations have failed,â said artist and BWAC curator Kenneth Jackson. âWe wanted people to know that BWAC never left, but it’s like we have to introduce ourselves again.
“We want everyone to come and enjoy the new art that our artists are creating, visit the Red Hook waterfront and most importantly come and see the works of our many new members,” he said.
The exhibition opened on Sunday September 12 and will run until Sunday October 17.
This year’s exhibits include âThreads That Bind (When the Fabric of Social Culture Unravels)â, âRecycle 2021â and âHello, Brooklyn! “
“Hello Brooklyn” includes a variety of works of art ranging from photographs to drawings, painting to sculpture and installations, both realistic and abstract.
“Threads That Bind (When the Fabric of Social Culture Unravels)” is a national juryed exhibition that showcases the myriad of techniques used to create fiber art today.
âThe artists chosen by our juror, Stacy C. Hollander [for âThreads That Bindâ] represent the use of a myriad of techniques and materials from traditional to avant-garde, âsaid curator Alicia Degener.
As for âRecycleâ, all of the works of art in this exhibition are made up of discarded materials, excess inventory or found objects.
For more information visit bwac.org.