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Gowanus Green + Blue - 10th Birthday Bash

10th anni

10th anni

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Gowanus ArtLab Workshops 2017

Jessica Dalrymple at Artlab

Whole Foods Esplanade, SW Corner (near the water), 214 3rd St, Brooklyn 11215
[Click here for exact location]
RSVP for all workshops here.

ArtLab Gowanus is a popup structure on the Whole Foods Esplanade that hosts monthly site-specific FREE art workshops, taught by local artists.

The “lab” is a steel-framed pop-up structure that provides flexible workspace for groups and individuals. There are built-in work surfaces, as well as storage for smaller drawing boards that participants can borrow for use in the nearby bench seating or around the neighborhood. By offering a space along the canal for site-specific art-making, this structure places value on different ways of seeing an often maligned water body and its surrounding neighborhood. It acts as a new lens along the Gowanus Canal, opening up opportunities for discovery through art and stewardship.

May Featured Artist: Rachael Wren

Saturday, May 20, 2:00-4:00pm
Abstracting the Gowanus with Rachael Wren
In this workshop, participants will explore and experience the process of abstracting from the natural world.  Using pencil, charcoal, and ink, and working from observation of the Gowanus Canal, participants will be guided through a series of drawings in which they investigate the concepts of rhythm, mark, shape, texture, space, scale, and composition.  The emphasis will be on working quickly, making many small drawings. Experimentation will be encouraged as we work towards the goal of creating images that capture the characteristics or essence of the Gowanus landscape we are observing, without being naturalistic representations of it.
RSVP for Abstracting the Gowanus on Eventbrite 

Rachael Wren 

GCC Pop-Up Nursery

Plant Sales 2017

June 10th, The Salt Lot, 2 Second Ave, Brooklyn 11215 (enter zip in Google)

By appointment at Carroll & Nevins St. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 718-541-4378. 

Additional Dates:

- May 6th, 10am-1pm, The Salt Lot, 2 Second Ave, Brooklyn 11215 (enter zip in Google)  
[Update as of 4/25/17: Due to construction at this site, we will no longer be able to host a plant sale on May 6. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to make an appointment. We apologize for any inconvenience!]

- June 10th, 10am-pm, The Salt Lot, 2 Second Ave, Brooklyn 11215 (enter zip in Google)

Get your native perennials this spring!

Volunteers and students help us grow a wide array of mostly native plants well-adapted to our urban conditions. These plants will be installed in gardens throughout the Watershed, and are also for sale. See list of plants currently available here. Discounts are available for GCC members, public schools, and community gardens. See here for more details.

Thanks to Alloy for hosting and Greenbelt Native Plant Center for supporting our 2016 Nursery.


The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is an independent environmental 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2006. More >