Have plans this coming weekend? Well, you do now! GO, a community-curated open studio art project is about to take place. On September 8–9, 2012, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, artists across Brooklyn will open their studio doors, so that you can decide who will be featured in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s sort of the People’s Choice awards of art in our borough.
During GO, Brooklyn-based artists are asked to welcome the community to their studios. Community members registered as voters will visit studios and nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition to open at the Brooklyn Museum on Target First Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sound complicated? It’s really not. Visit the GO website for more information as well as for a listing of all the Brooklyn artists who are participating.
One artist who is thrilled to be part of GO is Carroll Gardens’ own Michael Sorgatz. Sorgatz holds a BFA degree at the Art Institute of Southern California. In addition, he publishes the websites Art in Brooklyn and Art in New York City which promote local artists. His studio is in Red Hook. Sorgatz is very excited about participating in this weekend's events: “I'm happy to be part of a project that engages the community directly with artists. It opens up a world that might seem inaccessible--but the truth is that, in Brooklyn especially, we're surrounded by art makers. Hopefully it inspires people to become more engaged with the arts both in supporting artists and creating work themselves.”
Sorgatz’s next show opens in Williamsburg on September 14 at Figureworks. But you won’t have to wait until even the 14th to catch some great art. See you next weekend in the nabe, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite artists!