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LMCC Open Artist Studios and Events Set for Governor's Island, 9/29-30

Open Studio Weekend at Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island gives visitors a unique opportunity to view works-in-progress by 20 visual artists and two performing artists who have been in residence since August 1.

This open studio weekend takes place:

Saturday, September 29
12–5PM: Open Hours
12–5PM: Kabir Carter presents Fill, a site-specific installation at Dock 102
3PM: People Get Ready present a Work-in-Progress

Sunday, September 30
12–5PM: Open Hours
12–5PM: Kabir Carter presents Fill, a site-specific installation at Dock 102
3–4PM: Transforming Function: Closing Reception

LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island serves as a "model home," a great example of how LMCC has taken donated space and transformed it into a multi-purpose working space and gallery for artists. Now in its third year, Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island has served more than 100 visual artists and 25 performing artists and arts groups-in-residence, and welcomed nearly 30,000 visitors. Each summer, LMCC hosts three open studio weekends coinciding with the River To River Festival and the opening and closing weekends of Governors Island's public season. More than 2,600 guests visited Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center during the most recent Open Studio Weekend, July 14–15, 2012.

LMCC is deeply committed to the relationship between art, culture, and quality of life, and has a 40-year history of nurturing the arts in order to develop and sustain Lower Manhattan. In 2010, LMCC transformed Building 110 on Governors Island, formerly a historic Army warehouse on the Island' s northern shore, into a multi-use arts facility for the development and presentation of new work in the performing and visual arts. Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island houses 20 visual artist studios, two rehearsal studios and an exhibition space, all with sweeping views of the Lower Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor. Artists-in-residence are offered a retreat-style experience just minutes from the City and audiences gain unique access to New York City's newest cultural destination.


Visual Artists: Ruta Butkute, Jessica Cannon, Maya Ciarrocchi, Abigail DeVille, Elizabeth Duffy, Erin Dunn, Laurie Frick, Marina Gutierrez, Sarah Kabot, Jenn Kahn, Patte Loper, Jong Oh, Sarada Rauch, Jaye Rhee, Alan Ruiz, Diana Shpungin, Abraham Storer, Kyoco Taniyama (Asian Cultural Council Fellow), Jeanne Verdoux, Jenifer Wightman

Artist bios and project descriptions:

Performing Artists: Juliana May -; Steven Reker | People Get Ready -


On view at Building 110: LMCC' s Arts Center at Governors Island through September 30, 2012. Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12–5PM.

Participating Artists: John Andrew, Leah Beeferman, Ingrid Burrington, carballo-farman, Blake Carrington, Kabir Carter, Timothy Hutchings, Simone Leigh, Anna Lundh, Esperanza Mayobre, Sarah Oppenheimer, Parallelograms, Claudia Weber

Transforming Function features artists who-by excavating the fields of technology, science, architecture and/or design-repurpose theoretical tools, virtual platforms and formal techniques to inform their diverse conceptual and aesthetic investigations. The resulting work takes many forms, including sculpture, photography, audio, video, and new media offering new perspectives and approaches to viewing, listening, experiencing, and interacting.

All of the artists in Transforming Function have participated in LMCC's Workspace or Swing Space artist residency programs where many of these projects were conceived or developed.

Transforming Function is also on view at: Conrad New York, 102 North End Avenue, now through December 21. Gallery hours: Tuesdays–Thursdays, 12–6PM; Fridays & Saturdays, 12–8PM.

GETTING TO BUILDING 110: Ferries to Governors Island are free and depart regularly from the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan and Pier 6 in Brooklyn. Visit the Governors Island website for more information about visiting.

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