Saturday, May 12th: Actually, It’s Ridgewood: A Historic Art Crawl

Come one, come all to the first ever Ridgewood Art Crawl. You know that part of town you thought was Bushwick… well, Actually, It’s Ridgewood. Help us set the record straight by celebrating Queens’ newest art community with a little bit of history, a lot of art, and the perfect amount of drink.

This event is part of the Queens Museum’s Biennial of Queens-based Artists, Queens International 2012: Three Points Make a Triangle (Feb 5th – May 20th 2012).

Schedule of Events

3-4pm: The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House,

1820 Flushing Avenue @ Onderdonk, 718-456-1776

Start at this historical house museum, where a border dispute between Brooklyn and Queens was settled in 1769 at Arbitration Rock-yes, that very rock inside the picket fence. Enjoy free hot dogs and beers, and house tours! Make cardboard crowns-choose Kings or Queens-then get a dose of history at the rock in question. Also check out “Sculpture Garden,” an exhibition of works that respond to the unique pastoral landscape of this 17th century Dutch farmhouse, curated by Deborah Brown and Lesley Heller.
++++ Grab your passports, and process to the next site. Collect stamps at each of the following locations. Those with all stamps receive free QMA loot at the afterparty.++++

4-5pm: 1717 Troutman Street

Bushwick Print Lab, #203-204: Bring totes or tees (or anything else), roll up your sleeves, and screenprint your own momento, using Actually, It’s Ridgewood event logo, featuring Arbitration Rock Hang your work to dry on the lines of the beautiful patio adjacent and pick it up on your way out.

Parallel Arts Space, (Formerly Camel Arts Space), #220: Alter Minimal: Worth A Thousand Words is visual presentation of projected images of additional works from the artists in the exhibit and their inspirations. Several of the artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work. Light Refreshments.

Regina Rex,#329, 646-467-2232 Four paintings, four painters, four artist-curators, and you. How does Regina Rex work? How did this show get put together? And how about those paintings? Come add to the cacophony. There will also be drinks!

Plus-explore the hallway to catch a looped screening of video works from Outpost Artists Resources/Cuts and Burns Residency Program. Artists include: Jesse Fleming, Akiko Ichikawa, Erik Levine, and Julia Oldham.

5-6:30pm: Visit a cluster of art spaces & a sound installation

valentine, 464 Seneca Ave. (718) 381-2962: Artist Charles Yuen will be on hand at this exhibit of his paintings and video, You are the Center of the Universe. Don’t forget to check out the small but spectacular shop!

Michelle Jaffé Studio, 852 Cypress Ave. entrance on Jefferson Ave. Put your head into Wappen Field, an installation of 12 chrome-plated steel helmets resembling Battlestar Galactica centurion faceguards. Each helmet’s dedicated speaker animates the room with vocals by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb.

Small Black Door, 19-20 Palmetto St: Duck into the titular diminutive entryway, enter the basement space-and be prepared for the psychedelic group show Post Acid.

6:30pm – Late: Afterparty at Silent Barn‘s Public Meeting & Concerts,
Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue, (718) 366-3030

Make sure to flash your FULLY STAMPED passport for your choice of 4-CD sound art set or Queens International 2012 catalog. Then sit down and order a beer and spaetzle – you earned it, you nefarious boundary-crosser!

Lightening Panel discussions on the state of arts and real estate in Ridgewood and beyond featuring delegates from: Silent Barn, Regina Rex, Small Black Door, Parallel Art Space, Mustard Beak, Bushwick Print Lab, and H-5 Bar & Gallery, Todd Patrick, and more.

Live Musical performances by ashcan orchestra, Michael Leviton, and Island Twins!

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