Live at the Archway

The DUMBO Archway

Aug. 3, 2017, 06:00 pm

Water St between Adams St and Anchorage Place

Live at the Archway is free performances + pop up gallery + interactive live art in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free + all ages + rain or shine.

Each week, alongside a free musical performance, a different DUMBO-based artist is featured in The Artist Interactive–a twofold art experience that jointly exhibits artist’s work in a small pop-up gallery, “The Space Station,” and also offers an opportunity for audience members to directly engage with the artist and create a new collaborative piece together each week.


> Ghost Train Orchestra — 6:30 PM
> Swing Dance Class with Paolo Pasta Lana — Open at 6:00 PM
> Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with Dale Kaplan — All night!


The Artist:
Dale Kaplan has been designing objects of beauty at 68 Jay Street since 1993. She is a well known figure in the Dumbo neighborhood where she works in her studio overlooking the Manhattan Bridge. Armed with scissors, glue, heat transfer paper, and a vintage copier she has combined these mediums to create her own signature textile art form. She is known for her home furnishings, accessories and mono-prints. Her sources of inspiration include spools of thread, tin foil, Brooklyn, knit patterns, French vintage textiles, nature, human nature, urban construction graphics, robots, bunnies, the alphabet, and the imaginary love lives of fruits and vegetables. Her clients have included The Brooklyn Museum, Garnet Hill, The Queens Museum, ABC Carpet and Home, Canvas Home as well as fine boutiques in the U.S.A. and Japan. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Pattern Pulp, Bric Arts TV and Food and Wine Magazine among others.

The Gallery:
The Artist Interactive is presented in collaboration with This Friday or Next Friday. Tfnf is likely the tiniest, most inconsequential art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, probably in NYC, and maybe on the face of the earth. It was founded by Nathan Sinai Rayman, and he runs it with Zach Seeger, his Director of Programs.

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