Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Wondering Around Wandering
Mike Perry is a wonderful artist who's pretty popular with a lot of folks outside of the art world which is absolutely great. Mike put this project together, Wondering Around Wandering, a few months ago where he took a raw space in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and converted into a huge gallery and public studio space. He's held free events every week and has had big turnouts and a great reception from neighbors. Mike Perry brought something much needed to a part of Brooklyn that would have never been exposed to art and creativity because no one cared.Neighborhood kids have been pleased as punch to be able to spend there afternoons in here surrounded by lovely colorful art. Inside Mike set up the space with a large retrospective of his work and of friends. He also included a great store made inside a sweet house sitting at the entrance of the massive garage space, build by another artist friend. I was fortunate enough to experience two great events there, an animation shorts film night and another night there was a Moleskine Salon. Tonight is their final event which will be a benefit gala for victims of Sandy, so if you have $30 and are free you should totally come down to the BK.