Coworking spaces seem to be popping up like Poke spots. But one workspace offers something others don’t.
Brooklyn Creative League in Gowanus doubles as an art gallery welcoming local Brooklyn artists to showcase their creative talents outside of their professional lives. And they are now calling on new artists to submit their work for 2019.
Since opening BCL’s doors in 2009, founders Neil Carlson and Erin Carney have been showcasing the art of local Brooklyn artists in the Gowanus converted warehouse building’s spacious cafe/gallery. Proudly displayed artists include BCL’s professional community of members—nonprofit founders, journalists, lawyers, architects, writers and educators who get to take a break from their regular gigs to tap into their passion.
BCL’s current exhibition Carnet de Voyages features work from Nathalie Jolivert, a BCL member who works for TOLA Architecture, and a Brooklyn-based Haitian artist and designer. Her work, which translates to “travel by diaries,” is a reflection of her personal experiences and thoughts on the Haitian diaspora and the challenges faced by Haitians in their home country, exploring urbanism, human relationships and migration. BCL looks forward to unveiling new artists from its membership roster throughout the coming year and also welcomes outside submissions.
BCL is now accepting gallery submissions from artists for a March Show. All galleries include a reception that’s open to the public. Interested artists can send an email along with an example of their work [email protected].