Brooklyn Art Project (FriendFeed / Twitter) is a free online social network that connects 5500+ artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts from over 44 countries featuring over 44,000 artworks and 800+ short films and videos.
Members can participate in collaborative exhibits in Brooklyn and beyond while enjoying unlimited online gallery space, blogs, forums, chat, and tools to share / promote their artwork across the web.
I first learned about it via Anthony Cospito (Facebook / Twitter) two years ago, and signed up for an account. BAP has many events which nurture social interactions for typically anti-social artists - I even blogged about one some time ago. I have been meaning to go to some of these but never had the time. So when I found about the Flash Mob for Artists happening in DUMBO (2009-09-10), I decided to pay for a visit.
What's an Art Mob? An Art Mob is a flash mob for artists. Artists from all over the city show up and do collaborative drawings. ~ Brooklyn Art Project Blog
Here are some photographs taken at the event, together with short description about the artists. See also SML Flickr Sets: Brooklyn Art Project.
Alexandra Young (BAP) is a recent graduate from Pratt who majored in illustration.
Harry Bogosan also graduated from Pratt recently. He currently works as an illustrator and does photography at a jewelry store in Chinatown.
Eric Bloom is another recent Pratt graduate who majored in illustration. He currently works as an illustrator as well as at Rabbit Movers — a moving company in New York completely operated by artists!!!
Mey is a recent graduate from Pratt who majored in sculpture.
Harry Bogosan and Alexandra Young participated in the OCD: Obsessive Collaborative Drawings.
Frank Contreras working on a larger collaborative piece.
Maya Fiks-Margolin, a recent graduate who majored in marketing having fun doing her own doodles.
James Cospito (BAP / Facebook / Flickr / LinkedIn / Twitter) talked about his work with me. He is the Co-Founder / Creative Director at StrutNYC and BrooklynArtProject. He is an is an artist, painter, photographer, illustrator, designer in New York City.
BAP Group Show at Rabbit Hole Studio
In conjunction with the Flash Mob event, there is an art opening which took place at the Rabbit Hole Studio in DUMBO.
ARTCADE is the title of the show. Fun stuff inside!
Clock wide from top: Adam Shub Megaman 9 Intro acrylic 1,200; Steve Shub Bad Boy 1 oil on canvas 2,000; Steve Shub Bad Boy 2 oil on canvas 2,000. You can purchase these at http://brooklynartproject.myshopify.com/collections/sept09.
James Cospito Global Illuminati mixed media 2,500. Also available to purchase at http://brooklynartproject.myshopify.com/collections/sept09.
No ARTCADE is complete without actual arcade games.
Shawn Lions from Rabbit Hole Studio.
Unidentified Woman + Shawn Lions + Katie Boyd
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