Save the Date!: UCA Exhibit Opening on 1/17/12

Join us on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 for the opening night of the Uncover Church Avenue exhibition at the Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Music from NYC Trust and food from local Church Avenue merchants will be provided. The exhibition will run from 1/17/12 to 2/24/12.  See details below.

The exhibition will feature designs proposed by artists for select commercial gates along Church Avenue. This is your final chance to vote and help decide on the designs that will appear on Church Avenue in Spring 2012. The chosen designs will be announced the following week.

When: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012, 6 – 8 PM
Where: Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (22 Linden Blvd., off Flatbush Ave.)

Please RSVP to Melissa Skolnick at 718 – 282 – 2500,x 63237 or melissask@churchavenue.org.

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Vote for Church Avenue’s Next Murals!

This has been a very exciting month for Uncover Church Avenue.

We’ve had a great response from Brooklyn artists, both local and borough-wide, and have recieved very exciting and innovative design proposals. Now it’s your chance to vote and decide on the designs to appear on Church Avenue’s gates in Spring 2012. Pick one proposal for each of the five participating sites.

Visit the following stores to cast your vote:

99 Cent Goal (2010 Church Ave., off Ocean Ave.)
Andrew’s Coffee Shop (901 Church Ave., off Coney Island Ave.)
Bobby’s Department Store (1601 Church Ave., off E. 16th St.)
Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush Branch (22 Linden Blvd., off Flatbush Ave.) 
Downtown Natural (1701 Church Ave., off E. 17th St.)
Flatbush Reformed Church (890 Flatbush Ave., off Church Ave.)
Flatbush Latin Grill (1902 Church Ave., off E. 19th St.)
Pawsitive Veterinary Clinic (1103 Church Ave., off Stratford Rd.)
Q-Train Deli (1825 Church Ave., off St. Paul’s Ct.)
                                                              Shayna’s Restaurant (907 Church Ave., off E. 10th St.)

Voting at Downtown Natural

If you are unable to vote in person, send in your vote via mail or email.

Pick up an Uncover Church Avenue brochure and help decide the look of your neighborhood!

P.S. All designs will be exhibited starting January 17th, 2012 at the upcoming Uncover Church Avenue show at the Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

 

 

 

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Just a few days left to apply…..

Applications for Uncover Church Avenue are due this Friday, Nov. 11th at 5 pm.

 

We are very excited to see your proposals for the five mural sites participating in this program. Visit the How to Apply page for artist applications and submission details. As always, please contact us with any questions at 718 – 282 – 2500, ext 63237 or melissask@churchavenue.org. Good Luck!

 

P.S. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently wrote an article about Uncover Church Avenue. Check it out here!

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Two Additional Mural Sites Join UCA

There are now two (2) additional mural sites participating in Uncover Church Avenue! A big thank you to the Children’s Corner (1101 Church Avenue) and Drive Time Radio/The Farm on Adderley Restuarant Supply Annex (1111 Church Avenue) for joining the program.

Artists can choose from the following five (5) sites: Bonnie Youth Club, Iglesia Pentecostal, Richie Rich, Children’s Corner, and Drive Time Radio/The Farm on Adderley Restaurant Supply Annex.

Each site has its own unique design considerations, which are listed on the Mural Sites page, along with images and dimensions.

Please note: Artists are encouraged to apply to multiple sites.

If you were unable to attend the Information Session on Monday, Oct. 24th, 2011click here for a copy of the presentation.

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UCA Exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library in 2012

We are happy to announce a partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library! Uncover Church Avenue will now extend to the Flatbush Branch of the BPL. Starting in January 2012, UCA design submissions will be the focal point of a month-long exhibition at the venue. This will allow for greater visibility for artists, merchants, and everyone involved with the program. Check out the space below and start preparing your designs!

The deadline for UCA applications is Friday, Nov. 11th.

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Info Session for Artist Application

The Church Avenue BID is offering an Information Session on Monday, October 24th at 6 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet the organization, review the application process, and ask any questions regarding design submissions. This would also be a great time to get to know the neighborhood and view potential mural sites.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Thursday, October 20th via email MelissaSk@churchavenue.org or phone (718) 282 – 2500, x 63237.

What: Uncover Church Avenue Application Info Session

When: Monday, October 20th at 6pm

Where: Church Avenue BID Office, 884 Flatbush Avenue, 2nd Floor (off of Church Ave)

 

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Launch Party for UCA a Great Success!

Last night the Church Avenue BID kicked off Uncover Church Avenue at Bonnie Youth Club. We were joined by artists, neighbors, representatives from local politicians, and members of the advisory committee. We’re happy to say that everyone shared our enthusiam for this project and the attention it will bring to this portion of Church Avenue!

Bonnie Youth Club, 1221 Church Avenue

Guests enjoyed music provided by NYCTrust and the opportunity to design your own mural for the Bonnies store front. Although these designs will not count as official submissions, we were greatly impressed by the talent of our guests. (See below for photos!)

The food and supplies for the evening were generously supplied by local businesses of Church Avenue. Thank you to Downtown Natural, Flatbush Latin Grill, Q Train Deli, Rekoda, 99 Cent Goal, Bobby’s, and La Huasteca for their delicious show of support for the program.

Guests get a chance to design their own mural for Bonnies!

 

Sheryll Durant, UCA Committe Member, looks on as her husband, artist Bruce Zeines, and a young artist work on designs

Guests mix, mingle, and talk about great new art for Church Avenue

 

Members of the Advisory Committee, including Jan Rosenberg, Sheryll Durrant, Mary Bakija, Xavier Stewart, Jonathan Judge, Judy Kamilar, Jim Ferguson, and Gano Grills

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