Yesterday I went and talked to the lovely ladies over at Spacecraft, and we decided on a date for my solo art show! Drum-roll, please...
Friday, June 12th!!
The evening coincides with the Williamsburg Every 2nd Friday Art Crawl event, during which 30 neighborhood galleries open their doors from 6:30 - 10, with openings, closings, and other special events (as well as fun after parties)!
It'll be a great night for all of you in the area to not only check out my art at Spacecraft, but to check out many of the other fantastic local galleries and businesses.
Stay tuned for more details.
For more info about the Williamsburg Every 2nd Friday Art Crawl, please refer to Raw Mag (as they are currently working on the Williamsburg Gallery Association site).
"1:46 Watch Repair & Designer Collective is a unique pairing of trades by husband/wife team Leo De La Cruz and Lisa Fortin, who live behind the shop in a garden apartment with their two small daughters.
Leo has been tinkering with watches for most of his life, taking over the family business 10 years ago in Ridgewood NY. His first exposure, however, was as a child in the Dominican Republic where he'd sit under his father's work bench taking timepieces apart and putting them back together. Marcelino taught the trade to both of his sons, and Leo has now begun to pass the knowledge to his nephew, Hansel.
Lisa has an extensive background in graphic and costume design, but has put her creative energies into the jewelry and accessories line Steel Couture for the past 7 years. She uses labor-intensive techniques to create an edgy, trendsetting vision. Along with her own work, 1:46 features a dozen local designers of distinctive talent, showcasing wares ranging from jewelry and accessories to bath products and housewares.
1:46 opened it's doors in the summer of 2007, a unique venue where watches are serviced and emerging designers are debuted. And though Williamsburg offers up many objects d'art, repeat customers say that here they find some of the best. Pair that with the best watchmaker in town and you've got more than one reason to stop in."
The collective is located 1/2 block from the Bedford Avenue L-train stop, just one train station away from Manhattan, right here in Williamsburg (it's located on N. 7th; between Bedford and Berry Streets)!
For those of you who don't live in NY, make sure to check out some of my embroidered clothing and bags on my online shop. Unfortunately, I have yet to get my art website up and running, so you'll have to hold off on seeing much of my work. I'll try to keep posting pictures of some of the canvases I'm working on.
Thanks to all of you for the continued support!!
(By the way... the photo above has nothing to do with my art, galleries, exhibitions, or really anything at all. It's just a photo of me taken a few years ago- with short hair- and since I just found it, I thought it would be fun to post!)
I am Melissa Banigan. I've been many things under the sun, but am currently a single mom raising an amazing kid in Brooklyn, writing novels and short stories, and working on some art (canvases and paper). I also, under the moniker melifera, produce off-the-cusp embroidered clothing and bags.