Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Broom Making And Other Great October Events At Proteus Gowanus

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Proteus Gowanus, the interdisciplinary gallery at 543 Union Street, always comes up with incredibly creative events.  Check out their October schedule and mark your calendar.

Rather Unusual Autumnal Activities for the Family (or Just for You)
From week to week, Proteus Gowanus offers a range of activities that can be done once, twice or repeatedly. Some are active, some are quiet, some practical, some intriguing. Here are some highlights: 
The Gowanus Shadow-Walk 
Viv Corringham, British sound artist and vocalist, has created an 
audio accompaniment for visitors to listen to as they walk the Gowanus. Visitors borrow a CD player and earphones, pick up a map, and set off, accompanied by the sounds of local residents describing their own Gowanus walks, interspersed with ambient  sound and Viv's improvisational songs.  
Migrate from Proteus to the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
As an off-site collaboration with the Migration year at Proteus, the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives has created a small Migration library of its own books, on view in the Brooklyn Museum Library Reading Room. 
The Migration library contains some of the Museum’s books on birds and migrationTo see a bibliography of the books selected for the Museum’s Migration library, click here. To see the books, go to the Museum and get acquainted with its archival treasures. The Library’s Reading Room is open to the public Wednesdays through Fridays 11-4:30.
Be Studious this Fall and Join Study Hall  
Proteus Gowanus invites you to join Study Hall, a place for contemplation, study and work. Members use the art- and book-filled Proteus galleries and reading rooms to work in quiet community with others. Free coffee and small cubbies for supplies are included. Monday-Fridays, 10am-6pm. Membership is $50/mo. or $125/three months.
Bring Your Broken Thing to the Fixers Collective
The 
Fixers’ Collective is a social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending. This month it will meet onMonday, October 10, 7-10 pm. Thereafter it will meet the third Thursday of every month. Bring a broken object and join the fix. 
Also coming soon:
A Free Broom-making Workshop, Saturday, October 15th, 5-7pm
Learn how to make a broom with a Master Broomsquire from the foothills of the Catskills. Brooms will be fashioned from a crop of broomcorn raised right here on the banks of the Gowanus by the collaborative Husk.  

Proteus Gowanus
543 Union Street

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