neighborhood watch

Monday, May 15, 2006

redevelopment art show

ART 101

The Disappeared and The Endangered

An Exhibition of Photography curated by Nancy Wechter

Works by Meredith Allen, Einat Bar, Vince Cianni, Joyce George, Peter
Anders Goldfarb, Regina Monfort, Mary Quinn, Claudia Sohrens,
Nancy Wechter, Bernie Yenelouis

A long-time resident of Williamsburg, photographer Nancy Wechter has felt
the impact of the typhoon of alterations rained upon a once stable and
peaceful neighborhood. It is just one year since the rezoning plan was
passed, but the changes began with the first whispers of city-sponsored
development along the waterfront and the old manufacturing district.

The loss of much that was familiar and comfortable; the endangered physical
and human landscape, prompted Wechter to seek out documentation by her
peers; to call attention to what is rapidly vanishing, while there is (is
there?) still time. The photographs exhibited at ART 101 are by
professional photographers, who live in the area and are deeply involved in
the daily lives of the neighborhoods that have nourished them, both visually
and personally

“As a born and bred New Yorker, I’m used to the constant changes that come
with living in this city. However, Williamsburg and Greenpoint
experiencing change on the scale of the Robert Moses era
and something
special is being lost. By viewing what has existed in this neighborhood and
what is now extremely vulnerable, we can define what we care about and what
we want to work to keep
” (N.W.)

The Disappeared and The Endangered
May 12 – June 4
ART 101
101 Grand Street between Berry & Wythe
Friday through Monday 1 – 6 pm
Or by appointment 718-302-2242
Reception May 19, 6 –9 pm

There will be two walking tours during the course of the exhibit:
Saturday, May 13, 10 am to 12 noon “Endangered Landmarks” led by Ward
Dennis of The Waterfront Preservation Association
Sunday, May 21, 10 am to 12 noon “Urban Removal” led by Stephanie Thayer
Meet at ART 101 at 9:45 am


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