Dumbo Improvement District in Brooklyn NYC begins a series of events in conjunction with the neighborhood sustainability initiative, SEED (Smart Environmental Efforts in DUMBO). BTW, DUMBO stands for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overhang." The Improvement District has arranged for a variety of programs to engage stakeholders of all ages through an assortment of topics and hands-on activities. Programming for March includes the opening of an art exhibition, Oil Drum Art, and a panel discussion on environmentally friendly parenting both of which are free to the public. The Oil Drum Art Exhibition opens on today, Thursday, March 20th and will be on view in Gallery 202 of the 111 Front Street Galleries through Friday, May 2, 2008. Background info and details for tonight's opening reception after the break.
Oil Drum Art was launched in New Haven, Connecticut in 2003 and aims to educate its audience through a wide range of artistic disciplines and visual statements. Works in the exhibition have been created out of used 55-gallon oil drums that have been recycled through their transformation into art.
The 55-gallon steel drum is a metaphor providing artists worldwide an opportunity to create aesthetic or geopolitical statements about our society. These new art forms will create educational opportunities and environmental statements as part of a grass roots art movement which will spread through the Internet from Connecticut to throughout the world.Exhibition space has been generously provided by Two Trees Management Co. LLC. The public is invited to meet and talk with the artists at an opening reception on Thursday, March 20, 2008 from 7:00 – 9:00PM in Gallery 202.
For additional information about SEED and programs:: dumbonyc.org