- Press Release
GRAND OPENING: The Living Gallery Outpost
NEW YORK, NY – August 2017 – The Living Gallery’s Nyssa Frank has teamed up with LES artist Joseph Meloy and youth specialist Alexandria Hodgkins to open a new art gallery and event space in the East Village – The Living Gallery Outpost.
The grand opening of The Outpost will be celebrated with a “Bring Your Own Art” event on August 13th , from 2 -10PM. Everyone will be invited to hang their own work and to view the new space.
Works must be no larger than 8.5” x 11”, will be on display during the duration of the event, and must be retrieved by the end at 10pm. A $10 - $20 donation is suggested but no one will be turned away, and artists will retain 100% of any sales made.
Founded in 2012, The Living Gallery in Bushwick is a community space, art gallery and music venue dedicated to helping emerging artists and creators manifest their dreams into reality. The Outpost is located in the historic, turn-of-the-century “53 Avenue B” building and will bring the Living Gallery model to the East Village.
“Bring Your Own Art” • 246 E.4th St., Sunday, August 13th, 2PM–10PM
Nyssa Frank has been named by Brooklyn Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture,” and featured in USA Today, the New York Times and more. She is well known as a gallerist but has a diverse body of art that ranges from sculpture to drawings and spoken word.
Joseph Meloy is a visual artist and muralist born and raised in the Lower East Side. His artwork has been seen in The New York Times, Vice, and The Huffington Post. Street Art NYC has recognized his work as "an integral part of NYC's visual landscape".
Alexandria Hodgkins is a youth and arts specialist and with a Masters degree in Community Economic Devel- opment. She has written articles for After School Matters and spoken at numer- ous conferences and panels on the importance of arts programs for positive youth development.