Downtown Brooklyn’s NU Hotel partners with House of Art Gallery

May 4, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BOERUM HILL — Changes are happening at the NU Hotel Brooklyn in Downtown Brooklyn, including a newly opened sidewalk cafe and a new partnership with a local art gallery.

Located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Boerum Place in Downtown Brooklyn, the hotel’s partnership is with the House of Art Gallery, a Brooklyn-based fine art gallery.

In celebration of the partnership, the House of Art Gallery will be presenting a series of events with artist Justin Bua on Saturday, June 9, at the hotel.

Bua, known for his best-selling collection of fine art posters, the most famous of which is “The DJ,” has multiple paintings on display at the NU Hotel Brooklyn. In addition to Bua’s work, the hotel will also feature works by Marcus Jansen, Frank Morison, Danny Simmons, Jamel Shabazz and others.

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“All of this continues NU Hotel Brooklyn’s tradition of celebrating groundbreaking artwork,” said NU Hotel General Manager Javier Egipciaco.
“We are thrilled to further our support of the local art community by partnering with House of Art Gallery and Richard Beavers, the gallery’s owner and curator,” Egipciaco said. “House of Art is an eclectic gallery whose artists shine with original and thought-provoking creations.

“Much like House of Art Gallery, we believe NU Hotel Brooklyn to be an innovative experience with a local feel and international reach.”

As the Eagle has reported, the NU Hotel is an environmentally conscious hotel owned by Hersha Hospitality Trust and managed by Hersha Hospitality Management.

NU Hotel’s newly opened sidewalk café and bar will be the location of the all-day celebration on June 9.

Events will inc lude a children’s workshop from 2 to 4 p.m., led by Justin Bua; a presentation and discussion of his work at 5 p.m.; a book signing following the discussion; and an evening reception at the Nu Hotel’s new bar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m..

House of Art Gallery’s stated goal is to educate and provide a professional, comfortable and welcoming environment, whether one is a seasoned collector or merely has an interest in learning about art.

All of the day’s events are open to the public, but reservations are required for the evening reception.

To RSVP, please email [email protected]

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