PARK SLOPE – Nitehawk Cinema’s mezzanine is currently showcasing a small exhibition of work by local artists from the collective Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists (PSWTA). The theme of the show is “Summer” and the works depicting family scenes and Brooklyn vistas consist primarily of paintings and collage. They hang above dining tables and retro Pac-Man tabletops. Local artists include Alise Loebelsohn, Karen Giordano, and Joyce Riley, among others.
Curator and contributor Judith Eloise Hooper lives next door to Nitehawk and first became involved in using the space as a gallery when she came in contact with the owners through her block association. Of the informal gallery space, Hooper reflected, “You get all different kinds of people—people who wouldn’t necessarily go to a gallery, because it’s not their experience. . .I think it’s a good introduction to looking at art.”
Hooper expressed that the works are varied and that PSWTA is diverse. “It is very diverse in people’s approach to doing their art. Some are very abstract,” she said. The distinguishing element of the show, she expressed, is that it is “all very colorful”— apt for a summertime series.
Next time you go to the Nitehawk, don’t forget to head upstairs above the bar to see the work of local artists. The show will be up through July 9, and is open whenever the Nitehawk is.
Nitehawk Cinema – Prospect Park
188 Prospect Park West (between 14th & 15th Streets)