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Visit dozens of artist studios this weekend at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

October 17, 2019 Scott Enman
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For this weekend only, residents will have the unique opportunity of exploring the Brooklyn Army Terminal, visiting the complex’s art center and viewing the work of 96 different artists at Chashama’s Open Studios.

Chashama is an organization that supports the creative community by transforming unused real estate into spaces for artists to create and present their artwork.

“Chashama aims to fill every empty space in New York with art,” said the group’s artistic director Anita Durst. “I believe that many of Chashama’s artists at the Brooklyn Army Terminal will one day be major artworks to collect as I have watched their work grow over the years.”

An artist poses in front of her work. Photo courtesy of Chashama

On Saturday and Sunday, attendees will be able to interact with both up-and-coming artists and established ones, like Barry Rosenthal, who has work on view in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art and whose photograph appeared on the September cover of National Geographic. Rosenthal recently created a mandala out of trash collected at Coney Island Beach.

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Brooklyn-based artist Maia Cruz Palileo will also be showcasing her paintings, which have been featured in Forbes, Hyperallergic and The Paris Review, among others.

Chashama provides free art classes to underserved communities and has teamed up with nonprofit SaveArtsSpace to display art on three billboards around Sunset Park this weekend.

The studio tours are presented in conjunction with Open House New York and Sunset Park Wide Open, a series presented by NARS Foundation where eight art organizations make artists’ studios available to the public.

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