BRICK ALLEY BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 6:30pm doors
Adults $12, Seniors/Student/Military $10
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Note: Tickets will not be mailed for this event; your name will be at the door.
Back for a third year, this party is quickly becoming one of the most talked about in Rockland County. Brick Alley Block Party celebrates the opening of GARNER’s 2017 – 2018 Season and the one-year anniversary of the on-site craft brewery, Industrial Arts Brewing Company. Brick Alley Block Party is an after-hours event filled with immersive art, food trucks, a milk and cookie cart & craft beverage bars in three connecting industrial spaces and culminating in a sundown dj set with MAX SPRAUER in a 19th century Brick Alleyway. This year boasts a lineup including a world premiere virtual reality performance, a funk steel drum band, painted women, silk installations, site specific dance, art exhibitions, light sculptures and more. At this year’s event, GARNER Arts Center welcomes the premiere of Virtual Reality performance, Mechanica, an exploration of GARNER Arts Center as told through a Virtual World.
Mechanica is an evening-length work created in collaboration between visual artist Leo Castaneda and musician Molly Joyce. Featuring projections of Castaneda’s virtual environments along with a live musical performance by Joyce on her vintage toy organ, the work will explore the deep yet perhaps ambiguous history and future of GARNER Arts Center that can leave much up to one’s imagination. Mechanica address GARNER Arts Center’s history as a textile mill, reflected in Castaneda’s virtual animations which fall between fashion and sculpture, questioning exactly what can be considered what and at what point do the facets of the textile mill become something to be preserved and relished rather than disregarded. Lasting around 30 minutes, the work will be performed throughout the evening in GARNER Arts Center’s stunning 8,000 sq ft Dye Works Warehouse space.
Confirmed artists include; Composer/Performer Molly Joyce and Virtual Artist Leo Castaneda, DJ Max Sprauer, The Chapman Brothers, Reid Stowe, Hudson Valley Ballet Company, Jamie Gaviola, Jamie Kimak, Adam Gerney
This event is sponsored by; Rockland County Tourism, Industrial Arts Brewing Company, Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, Rockland Music Center. Thank you to Arts Center/South Florida for the help in creating Mechanica.