Leave the kids at home and enjoy some grown-up fun this week in Downtown Yonkers. Free drinks, nude art, great music, and the grand opening of Yonkers Brewing Co.’s new home in Downtown Yonkers. Bring your friends and enjoy!
The Technicolor Travels of the Painted People
Opening Reception and Artist Talk:
Thursday, January 15, 5:30-8pm
Yonkers Public Library, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers, NY
In 2007, artist Jeanne Wilkinson began documenting the adventures of the Painted People, a Paleo-Postmodern migratory clan of former Barbies, Kens, GI Joes and their various companion animals. The clan has grown from the original six (featured in the “Western Walkabout” series) to now include children and many more creatures, coming from thrift shops, toy stores, Canal Street vendors, gifts from friends and street trash. Once in Wilkinson’s studio, their old identities disappear as they are painted white and then covered in random abstract-expressionist-style drips in a pared-down Piet Mondrian palette of red, yellow, and blue. Each is individually marked but unmistakably one of the Painted People.
I Only Want to Paint
Blue Door Cinema: Tom Wesselmann “I only want to paint”
Friday, January 16th 4:40 – 5:30
Blue Door Art Gallery, 13 Riverdale Ave, Yonkers
Tom Wesselmann was one of the leading American pop artists of the 1960’s, rejecting abstract expressionism in favor of the classical representations of the nude, still life, and landscape. He is best known for his ‘Great American Nudes’ series.
YONKERS BREWING CO. – GRAND OPENING
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17th 1pm
92 Main Street, Yonkers, NY
Hundreds of thirsty patrons are set to join Yonkers Brewing Co. as they open their doors to the public on Saturday, January 17th. The opening ceremony will take places at 1pm in front of the brewery and the celebration continue inside where you can enjoy plenty of beer, wine, and food.
Urban H2O Presents: Dubl Handi
Saturday, January 17th 8:00pm-10:00pm
A fixture in Brooklyn’s thriving old time music scene, Dubl Handi (Hilary Hawke, Jon Ladeau, and Brian Geltner) is upbeat string band music named after the Washboard company from the 1800’s with the same name. (In the tradition of folk music from around the world, the rhythmic groove is a pervasive thread.
All Urban H2O @ Home shows will feature free craft beer from series Sponsor Captain Lawrence along with Mark’s home-made Pastrami sandwiches and Absolute Bagels with home-smoked fish (available for a suggested donation). Seating is limited to 50 so reservations are required. Reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org.