6th ANNUAL MERMAID SHOW
CELEBRATING THE CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE
JUNE 7 - JUNE 29, 2003
Opening Reception Saturday, June 7, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
In celebration of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, Carri Skoczek brings the sixth annual Mermaid Show to the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center. Over 30 artists will be participating in this years exhibition. In the spirit of the parade, the work will range from political to hilarious.
Highlights of the exhibition: Marie Roberts, Coney Islands very own sideshow banner painter will be creating the annual mermaid banner; Kei Andersens school of fish; Ursula Clarks mermaid menage a trois; Richard Brachmans candy mermaid; Bambi the mermaids self-portrait as the infamous Fiji Island mermaid; Takashi Yamadas mermaids painted on horseshoe crab shells; Toni Lee Sangastino & Yo Eui Joos sideshow banners, Carri Skoczeks soft sculpture mermaid show mascots: The East River Mermaid and Nyack Neptune; and Janet Ziffs homage to Diane Sbanos mermaid scultures.
In the side gallery, a memorial exhibition for Diane Sbano will take place. Diane was a participant in the Mermaid shows from the very beginning. She will be greatly missed this year, but her spirit lives in in her work and will be celebrated in this very special exhibition.
Mermaid music will be provided by chanteuse and accordionist Rachelle Carniez
Mark Albright, Jane Alexander, Richard Alvarez, Audrey Frank Anastasi, Kei Andersen, Deborah Aslanian, Beth Bailis, Bambi the Mermaid, Richard Brachman, Ursula Clark, Alison Filosa, Lynn Foster, Sandra Greuel, George Ho, Jana Jarosh, Yo Eui Joo Kim, Fran Kornfeld, Alexandra Limpert, Vernita NCognita,Stuart Nicholson, Michael Post, Greg Rem, Marie Roberts, Toni Lee Sangastino, Carrie Skoczek, Joe Silva, Diane Sbano, Jennifer Toth, Takashi Yamada, Janet Ziff, and others
Gerard Barbot, Eric Edelman, Atashi Ohashi, Candyce Brokaw, Edward M. Giordano, Jr., Tracy Phillips, Orin Buck, Whitney Hamilton, Eulas Pizarro, M. Bryan Daniel, Jan Hoogenboom, Miguel Tio, Robin Dann, Estelle Levy, Marsha Trattner
The Robin Show 2
Organized By James Pinney
Five artist named Robin swoop down on Brooklyn to exhibit painterly behavior in a group show: Robin Dann, Robin Gaynes-Bachman, Robin M. Glassman, Robin Ross, Robin Tedesco
Saturday June 14th 8pm $8
Improvised Art with The Judith Berkson Trio
Jacob Garchik - trombone, Dan Weiss - drums, Judith Berkson - voice and piano improvisations and songs by Schoenberg, Monk, Babbitt and Berkson
The Ben Gerstein Collective
With: Dave Binney - sampler, Jacob Sacks - piano, Jacob Garchik - computer, Dave Ambrosio - bass, Thomas Morgan - bass, Dan Weiss - drums, and Ben Gerstein - trombone
Since its beginning three years ago The Ben Gerstein Collective has been an ever-evolving experience for each player. No two performances have ever been alike. The group is soley devoted to a music of completely free, spontaneous and collective composition.