This past Sunday, while New York sizzled in the late-September heat, The New Old Stock stayed cool at Brooklyn Brush, an artist’s space which was one of dozens participating in Bushwick Open Studios (an annual event organized by Arts in Bushwick).
The work on the front door reminded us of Matisse.
Not only did we get to share fellow Denison grad Hayley Anderson’s dynamic studio space, but we were able to explore neighboring workshops featuring everything from visual artists to sustainable textile dyers (apparently, avocado pits make a gorgeously warm shade of millennial pink).
Roughly 200 people passed through the studio to say hello, browse Hayley’s work, and thumb through Issues 1 and 2 of TNOS. There seemed to be quite a bit of interest, which is encouraging as we gear up for Issue 3, which is now accepting submissions and will be set to print in early Spring of 2018.
Needless to say, after a full day of discussing everything from Neo-Dadaism and meme-culture, to literary tattoos and the aesthetic merits of bodies with lettuce heads, we were tired, parched, and ready for some grub.
“Head of Lettuce” water color, ink, and graphite on paper, 8×11 – Hayley Anderson
Luckily for us, Sea Wolf was right around the corner: a spacious and airy industrial-space-turned-eatery, featuring factory windows flung open to the breeze and nautically cluttered walls. Trés Hemingway.
The menu featured classics such as Whole Lobster and Fluke Crudo, but we opted for $1 oysters, Old Bay wings, and crispy zucchini fries, washed down with local ale and a few glasses of “The Painkiller”: a frozen, cheery concoction of pineapple, rum, nutmeg, and OJ.
All in all great success. It was our first event in New York City, but certainly not the last. We’re looking forward to next year and hope to catch you there!
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