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STUDIO First Fridays at Sugarlift (SOLD OUT)
March 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$5.00
Looking for something artsy to do with UVA alums this Friday? Well, look no further! Studio (the Club’s arts affinity committee) has got you covered. We’re putting an NYC spin on the Charlottesville tradition of “First Fridays.” by hosting a once a month UVA arts happy hour. Every first Friday of the month we’ll meet at a new museum, gallery, artist studio, etc for drinks and socializing.
This month, we will be heading out to Brooklyn to attend a launch party hosted by Sugarlift, an online art gallery! Sugarlift is excited to announce the release of its third major collection, and the first to feature photography — “Volume 003 (Empire State).” The exhibition presents over 30 new photographs by 10 of New York’s best contemporary street photographers. The launch party will be held at Livestream Public (a short walk from the Morgan Ave stop on the L Train) on Friday, March 6th from 7-10pm. The event will feature highlights from the collection, live music, food and drink from Fitzcarraldo, and a chance to meet the photographers. There will also be a special tour for the UVA group beginning at 8 pm.
In advance of the exhibition opening, a live discussion featuring a panel of artists will be held 6pm -7 pm.
Cost to attend is $5.00 with the promo code studiouva. This event is sold out.
“Empire State” presents the recent work of local street photographers who are spearheading a new movement of urban photography. These artists capture images from rooftops, bridges, sidewalks and abandoned spaces, using their cameras to capture the people and places of contemporary New York. They are rightly considered to be pioneers of a new kind of street art, replacing the spray can with the camera and encouraging the instant sharing and re-sharing of their images over the Internet. Leaders are emerging in this movement and each is pushing to define and broadcast his own aesthetic vision of the city.
Select photographers featured in “Empire State” include:
- Dave Krugman — @dave.krugman
- Humza Deas — @humzadeas
- Giovanni Elao — @insighting
- Jose Silva — @jnsilva
- Marzena Szymanska — @marzenka_
- Raheim Simon — @black_soap
- Rob McCarthy — @wrongrob
- Ryan Parrilla — @novess
- Sam Morrison — @samthecobra
- Steve Irby — @stevesweatpants