Meet the Artists of Gowanus Open Studios!

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Taught by Krista Scenna

Krista Scenna is an independent curator and gallery owner based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Art History and Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania and her MA in Interdisciplinary Contemporary Art from the Draper Program at New York University.  Scenna has worked for the ICA in Philadelphia, the Queens Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art and New Museum in various capacities. Scenna was also a 2010-11 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellow and currently serves on the board of Arts Gowanus. In addition to exhibitions at BRIC, NURTUREart and Lesley Heller Workspace, her curatorial portfolio also includes site-specific exhibitions in alternative forums such The Old Stone House, Vax Moto motorcycle garage, the DUMBO Arts Festival and SPRING/BREAK Art Show. Scenna also connects local emerging artists with new art buyers as the Co-Founder and Director of Ground Floor Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn. 

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You've heard all about the Bushwick scene, but what about Gowanus?

Join Ground Floor Gallery on an insightful, behind-the-scenes tour of several artist studios as part of Gowanus Open Studios weekend! Gowanus Open Studios is the one opportunity, each year, that local artists based in this vibrant community neighboring the storied Canal invite the general public into their studios to catch a glimpse of what they're working on and thinking about.

Ground Floor Gallery owners, Krista Scenna & Jill Benson, will introduce you to several of the talented artists who work in all different media and help sustain the creative spirit that's put Gowanus on the map.

Spend an afternoon meeting up-and-coming artists in the neighborhood and leave with new work straight from the studio or, at the very least, an exciting preview of what's coming down the pike!

The tour begins promptly at 1pm.

Meeting Place + Time: 12:45pm // Ground Floor Gallery, 343 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY


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