For the third show in our Brooklyn Series, focused on the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint in search of good food and talented artists. We culled together a diverse selection of 26 artists whose work ranged from collage, to painting, to street art, to architectural, fashion and documentary photography, and then of course back to collage again. The slideshow was dense with talent, craftsmanship, confidence, and dedication.
The evening of July 19th began in Brooklyn Brewery’s event space with a robust potluck, bolstered in part by our friends at Depanneur, Lokal, and Peter Pan Bakery. The table was heaped high with watermelon salads, vegan chili, roasted vegetables, cheddar scallion biscuits, homemade beer nuts, lemon sour cream cookies, and other culinary delights. The 250 or so attendees had a selection of 8 distinct brews on tap to choose from as well as wines from Brooklyn Oenology and mineral water from Societe Perrier.
Proceedings ran a few minutes late as we awaited the arrival of a team of Mayor Bloomberg’s representatives to burst through the door and read a letter of support for Slideluck. In the meantime, we took a moment to publicly acknowledge the efforts and achievements of Slideluck’s outgoing Global Producer, Carly Planker, and in the same breath, welcome Lila Allen, our new Global Producer, with frothy cups of beer held high.
Taking a leaf out of that morning’s New York Times, which declared that “All Roads Lead to Wythe Avenue”, our group of “young, hip, creative-types” packed Kinfolk Studios – a design studio, bar and Scandinavian restaurant – for the official afterparty. And after that, a small, hearty group made their way to the rooftop bar at the Wythe Hotel for the after-afterparty.