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Summer // Closing Party


Please join us as we celebrate the end of another great year, and the closing of our current exhibit, Obstacle.  DJ sets from Vinyl Monkey’s and live music performances by The Sax Cartel, Ian Arthure, Koran Agan, The Robin Electric, The City Billies, and Chicken Barn Heroes. Special performance event by Bubble Boys & Germaul Barnes. Food and drinks catered by 61 Local, deserts from Steve’s Ice cream of Atlantic Ave. 

Garden open for barbecuing! Bring your own burgers and sausages!

Event curated by Brian Whiteley

1pm  Willy Gantrim grew up in Houston, hit the road at 17 and has lived in Milwaukee, New Orleans, Oklahoma, Buffalo, and many points in between. He performs songs he’s written and songs that embody the Blues. He currently calls New York City home, you can catch him playing solo or performing with one of his many groups.

2pm The City Billies execute their skanky, twangy sound with the help of banjo, mandolin, djembe drums and even the occasional saxophone, keeping the music rooted in acoustic sounds that are as much at home when heard through an amp as when played on a front porch.

3pm The Robin Electric play edgy, unbridled rock n’ roll, with loud crunchy guitar and three-part harmonies that lay perfectly in the groove of longtime battery mates. The songs are well crafted, melodic numbers, with enough grit to overcome any stylistic stigma thrown about by even the most cynical listener.

4pm  Odyssey Project: Penelope [basement]

5pm Ian Arthure plays a blend of all genres he grew up with. His newest album is a Ode to all the people who constantly ask to “Write me a song..” The Album is aptly titled “Just For You”. Much more mellow than some of his other music, this album gets back to the acoustic, raw roots he started with, while exploring the depths some people will go to figure out who they are.

6pm The Chicken Barn Heroes are a Brooklyn based blues and bluegrass group. A perfect hybridization of roots and modern Americana.

7pm The Mike Eaton/ George Mel Experiment. A hybridization of Modern Jazz, Pop, and Brazilian music featuring Mike Eaton on Saxophone and Flute and George Mel on Cajon and Guitar.

8pm The Vinyl Monkeys are a DJ Collective of record connoisseurs, providing the best in Soul, Funk, Rockabilly, Surf, Garage, New Wave, and Punk. DJ Fluff and DJY will be spinning on the 16th. Bubble Boys is a collaborative performance event between Simon Courchel and Whitney V. Hunter involving movement and bubbles.

9pm Ever since Koran Agan made New York City his home in 2005, he became one of the busiest guitarists on the scene. In addition to performing as a sideman and with his own projects locally, his music also took him all over the United States and Europe. A can’t miss for phenomenal gypsy, swing, blues, and jango.

Date + Times
Saturday, July 16


The Main Gallery
51 Bergen. St.

Earlier Event: July 8
Extravaganza 2
Later Event: July 18
John Moran Benefit