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Lucky Gallery Presents Art + Sustainability Exhibition

Lucky Gallery Presents Art + Sustainability Exhibition

Brooklyn-area art gallery will feature work by Daniel Madri, Crosby Hill, Danielle Bernstein, Ivy Glass, and Nicole Deponte

From July 11 to August 2nd, Lucky Gallery will present Art and Sustainability Exhibition, which will feature a collection of work by artists Daniel Madri, Crosby Hill, Danielle Bernstein, Ivy Glass, and Nicole Deponte. These featured artists focus on remedies for various ecological problems and provide alternative models of social responsibility through innovation, recycling, education and reinvestment in the environment.

“The artists featured in the gallery ask ‘how do we meet the challenges of trying to live a more sustainable life, and how can we transform our interaction with natural and man made resources in an urban environment?’” said Laura Arena, the director of Lucky Gallery. “These artists provide sustainable alternatives in art and life, through fashion, fine art, furniture design, film and gardening.”

The Art and Sustainability exhibit includes an on site installation, participatory activities, lectures, workshops, a film screening and many opportunities for dialogue in an effort to pose solutions to some of the biggest global challenges. Additionally, each artist will host their own Lucky Sunday event, an open house and a chance to meet and speak with the artist. Lucky Gallery invites you to the Art and Sustainability Exhibition to participate in the ever-more-pressing conversation about what it means to sustain our planet, our culture, and our creative enterprise.

Daniel Madri
Daniel Madri works as a carpenter and general contractor in Boston, MA. He makes furniture and assemblages out of the debris he finds on worksites. Madri assemblages that were inspired by the movie “Jaws” and furniture made by materials found on job sites will be on display. Madri will also host a Lucky Sunday event July 12, which will include a workshop and demonstration on alternative photo transfer techniques.

Crosby Hill
Crosby Hill works for Greensgrow Farm, a nationally recognized leader in urban farming located in Kensington, Philadelphia. The farm includes a nursery, a farmers market and a Community Supported Agriculture program. Hill will be building a NFT Hydroponic System in Lucky Gallery. NFT (nutrient film technique) Hydroponic Systems grow many crops, vegetative, or flowering in an ultra-resource efficient method. It is a viable method for small scale and indoor gardeners, which result in larger, healthier, fuller plants. Hill’s NFT Hydroponic System will be on display. Hill will host a Lucky Sunday event July 19 at Lucky Gallery, which will include a lecture and demonstration of the NFT Hydroponic System.

Danielle Bernstein
Danielle is a freelance filmmaker from Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. In 2006 she started the production company Clear Films and went on to co-direct, produce and shoot the award winning film ‘When Clouds Clear’, released in 2008. Clear Films is dedicated to helping filmmakers and artist complete projects that address social issues and strive to move audiences to action. Currently Danielle is working as an outreach strategist for three independent social issue documentaries. Her next directorial project, Bayview Hunters Point, will be completed in 2010. There is an outdoor screening of Bernstein’s film ‘When Clouds Clear’ on July 19th as part of the Art and Sustainability Exhibition – location to be announced.

Ivy Glass
Ivy Glass is Ivy Glass Ecouture, a green fashion company that makes of one-of-a-kind products from recycled fabrics and garments. Glass provides an edgy alternative for the fashion-minded woman, man or child who wants a unique garment or accessory with the added eco-conscious value. All garments are currently produced in Philadelphia. The Ivy Glass Ecouture collection will be featured at the Exhibition. Glass will host a Lucky Sunday event July 26th, which will include a trunk show.

Nicole Deponte
Nicole Deponte is a multi-talented artist and designer, creating one-of-a-kind accessories. In 2008, Deponte launched the lilian asterfield collection, redefining the tie with her flare for the vintage. You can find Deponte most days surrounded by buttons and ties, always accompanied by her beloved mutt, mon chere (a.k.a. monkey). The lilian asterfield collection will be on display. Deponte will host a Lucky Sunday event August 2nd, which include a trunk show.

Lucky Gallery
Lucky Gallery is located at 176 Richards Street in the heart of Red Hook Brooklyn, New York. Lucky Gallery works with underrepresented and emerging artists looking for a venue to share creativity and ideas in a supportive environment. For information, please contact Laura Arena at

Exhibition Dates: July 11 – August 2, 2009
Gallery Hours: Sat/Sun 1-6 and by appt. only
Gallery Address: Lucky Gallery, 176 Richards Street, Brooklyn, NY. 11231

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Lucky Gallery Reopening

5"x5" @ $5

Lucky Gallery will re-open on May 30, and to commemorate this event, Lucky Gallery, in conjunction with the Red Hook, Carrol Gardens Open Studio Tour, will present an exhibition of works by Laura Arena, Brooklyn- based artist and director of Lucky Gallery.

Exhibition Dates: May 30- June 30, 2009
Gallery Hours: Sat/Sun 1-6 and by appt. only
Open House: Saturday May 30, 6-9 PM

The exhibition, called 5”x5” @ $5, will run from May 30- June 30 and will feature photos taken by Laura with her plastic camera of locations near and far.

“My unconventional style of documenting my adventures often relies on pure luck,” says Arena.

“My plastic camera with no flash or focusing lens often feels like I am not taking photos at all. Light leaks, double exposures, vignetting and odd color renditions make the photos special, unpredictable and unique, much like my personality and my new endeavor reopening Lucky Gallery.”

All Laura’s artwork featured in the exhibition is 5”x5” and will be sold for $5. Artwork will be hung with wire and clips in such a manner that all visitors can interact with the work and freely rearrange how and where they are displayed. Laura will replenish the work as it is sold over the month, creating an ever-changing environment.

Lucky Gallery is located in Red Hook, 176 Richards Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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