Free LES Art Gallery Walk Tours on April 21st
Third Thursdays – last night art gallery night on the Lower East Side – will feature free gallery walk tours on Thursday, April 21. Two identical tours will be offered, one at 6 pm and one at 7:30 pm. Both tours will leave from the Lower East Side Visitor Center, 54 Orchard Street, and the tours are free and open to the public. The following galleries will be included in the tours:
- Allegra LaViola Gallery (179 East Broadway) – “Fire-Fangled Feathers” by Jennifer Riley
- Bridge Gallery (98 Orchard St.) – Peter Bynum, works incorporating glass and light.
- Invisible-Exports (14a Orchard St.) – “Notes on Notes on “Camp” Featuring works by Duke & Battersby, Mike Bouchet, Nicole Cherubini, Jeremy Kost, Jessica Labatte, and John Waters — among others — this group exhibition explores the meaning of camp in contemporary culture.
- Lesley Heller Workspace (54 Orchard St.) – Gallery 1: Climb the Black Mountain, recent work by Elisabeth Condon; Gallery 2: curated by Ben Godward featuring work by Liz Atzberger, Jesse Bercowetz, Ben Godward, Audrey Hasen Russell and Letha Wilson.
- Lu Magnus (55 Hester St.) – “Fractured Reverie by Fawad Khan.
- Mark Miller Gallery (92 Orchard St.) – works by artist Kevin Berlin.
- Munch Gallery (245 Broome St.) – “I Check You” – new works by Mäkilä and Geraldine Visco.
- Stephan Stoyanov (29 Orchard St.)
- Scaramouche (52 Orchard St.) – solo exhibition of New York-based artist Marc Breslin, entitled “Casual Curses Are the Most Effective”.
Additional Galleries participating in Third Thursdays on April 21, 2011, and open from 6 pm to 9 pm include:
- Abrazo Interno (CSV) (107 Suffolk)
- Anastasia Photo (166 Orchard St.)
- Charles Bank Gallery (196 Bowery)
- Dacia Gallery (53 Stanton St.)
- DODGE Gallery (15 Rivington)
- frosch&Portman (53B Stanton St.)
- FusionArts Museum (57 Stanton St.)
- Gallery Bar (120 Orchard St.)
- Jen Bekman (6 Spring St.)
- Krause Gallery (149 Orchard St.) – Jordan Eagles solo show — works of art with preserved cow’s blood (the process includes mixing it with resin)
- LMAK Projects (139 Eldridge St.)
- Moe’s Meat Market (237 Elizabeth St.)
- Myplasticheartnyc (210 Forsyth St.)
- NP Contemporary Art Center (131 Chrystie St.)
- Rooster Gallery (190 Orchard St.)
- Sloan Fine Art (128 Rivington)
- Tally Beck Contemporary (42 Rivington St.)
- Thierry Goldberg Projects (5 Rivington St.)
- White Box (329 Broome St.)
- Windows Gallery (37 Orchard St.)
- Woodward Gallery (133 Eldridge St.) – “Sybil Gibson Family Collection”- Woodward Gallery premieres the late artist’s personal collection and is now representing the Estate of Sybil Gibson.
About Third Thursdays
The Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) announces Third Thursdays, a new art gallery night on the Lower East Side. The Lo-Down (www.thelodownny.com) is the media sponsor for Third Thursdays. Thirty Lower East Side art galleries will stay open late from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on seven Thursdays throughout 2011. The dates for Third Thursdays are March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, September 15, and October 20.
Third Thursdays were created to highlight the large number of galleries that have been opened in the Lower East Side.
Third Thursdays coincides with the New Museum’s free Thursday nights from 7 – 9 p.m. The Lower East Side Business Improvement District will be distributing LES Art Gallery Guides on March 17 as part of Third Thursdays. Gallery Guides can also be picked up at the Lower East Side Visitor Center at 54 Orchard Street.
About the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID)
Established in 1992, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (www.LowerEastSideNY.com) is a non-profit economic development organization created to revitalize the Orchard Street Shopping District while preserving its unique and diverse character. Today, the LES BID is a community of over 500 merchants and property owners managed by a Board of Directors and consisting of local merchants, property owners, residents and elected officials. The LES BID promotes the local businesses, develops events, and provides community beautification services.