Get ready to raise your glass to some incredible art on Church Avenue, neighbors!
Artist Dan Snow, who’s both a sculptor and actor, will showcase his work our neighborhood restaurant, and 20 percent of the proceeds from the art sales will be donated to to the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.
There’s no charge to see the exhibit, but you’ll probably want to bring some money for the bar’s special all-day happy hour, regular dinner menu, and, of course, if you’d like to go home with a new work of art.
Irma sent us Dan’s artist statement, which explains a bit about the kind of art neighbors will get a chance to see come Wednesday:
In 2005, I began building what I call three-dimensional collages. They grow organically from either a specific object, which sparks an idea that eventually manifests itself through wildly divergent materials, or a socio-political concern that needs to be addressed visually. These mixed media assemblages are created from found objects such as broken toys, car parts, discarded appliances, antique tools, hardware and natural elements collected on the beach or on country roadsides. Since no natural materials are purchased through normal outlets, the exact classification of found wood or stone can only be estimated. The influence of my 30 years as a professional actor is reflected in the light, sound, and movement that endow most of my work. The themes of my work range from pet peeves, to matters of national and worldwide concern. Cell phone abuse, drug addiction, war for profit, environmental vandalism, immigration, civil rights, Katrina, teenage illiteracy and giant, gilded neon insects found only in Beverly Hills at Awards time have influenced my work.
For more information about the show, you can visit Church Cafe Wine Bar’s Facebook page or call the restaurant at 718-435-2574.