[PLEASE NOTE: the event does not take place at the above address, but will take place at a number of locations. Read below for further details.]
The 2012 Flatbush Artists’ Studio Tour will take place on Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20 from Noon to 6pm in Ditmas Park, one of New York City’s most architecturally interesting and historic neighborhoods. Established contemporary artists will welcome visitors into their homes and studios, most of which are located in century-old Victorian houses surrounded by gardens and an arboretum of leafy trees.
This will be the group’s third studio tour with previous tours having attracted hundreds of visitors. The free event will showcase artists working in a variety of media. Visitors will have the chance to both see and collect art and talk to the artists about their work. In some of the studios, artists will also give demonstrations. Many of the studios will host more than one artist.
The range of both art and artists is diverse and includes acrylic and oil painting, carved sculpture from fallen neighborhood trees, drawings, mixed media, collage, polished abstract frescoes, photography from international locations, Japanese ink brush painting and artisanal jewelry made from precious metals, gems and ethnic beads.
The Ditmas Park neighborhood consists of many large, graceful, free-standing Victorian homes built in the early 1900s. Many of the wide streets are lined with majestic trees. In May the neighborhood is leafy and green with front yards full of spring flowers. Ditmas Park’s restaurant row is on Cortelyou Road and offers a variety of Zagat-rated restaurants.
LOCATION: From Beverly Road to Avenue H. Victorian Flatbush is located in the heart of Brooklyn, just a few blocks south of Prospect Park.
Transportation is easy and direct:
SUBWAY: Q train to Beverley Rd., Cortelyou Rd. or Newkirk Plaza
BUS: B68, B16, B35, and several other buses.
CAR: Parking is plentiful
Paul Catalanotto - Abstract polished frescos explore the physical nature of color.
Selma Cooper - Paintings and mixed media exploring colors and multicultural themes.
Jessica Dias - Pakistani-born, paintings reflect stories of immigrants and cultures.
Chrissie Dowler -Watercolors with Chinese calligraphy on NYC culture’s many facets.
Marvin Fink - International photographs of the people and places he encounters.
Sue Fishkin - Whimsical landscapes, mandalas, and drawings .
Karen Friedland – Vibrant, colorful still-life paintings and portraits .
Arturo Garcia – Classical Realist paintings.
Douglas Graham - Portraits using oil paint capturing the individuality of his subjects
Andy Hill - Mixed media to create both abstract and representational art.
Roberta Grobel Intrater - Photographs, drawings and signed children’s books.
Olivia Jackson - Collage with paper, digitally enhanced.
Karen King - Abstract, still life, and landscape oil paintings.
Kathy Levine - Eco-urban recycled paper/mixed media paintings and sculptures.
Eva G. Mihovich - Paintings and Japanese sumi-e brushstroke paintings.
Eric Pesso - Large abstract wood sculptures carved from fallen neighborhood trees.
CJ Segal-Isaacson – Artisanal mixed media jewelry with organic and botanical themes.
Zane Treimanis – Abstract expressionistic cut and layered wood sculptures.
Amy Troyansky - Japanese sumi-e brushstroke paintings evoke delicate landscapes.