When: Back to Calendar March 1, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Repeats: Daily until March 31, 2012
Where: Root Hill Cafe
262 4th Ave
Brooklyn,NY 11215
Art Show
Tags: Root Hill Cafe

In honor of Root Hill Cafe’s upcoming anniversary, the RHC Arts Series is celebrating not only the neighborhood’s vibrant local arts community, but also the unique industrial landscape that inspires it.

This month, don’t miss “GOWANUS CORNERS,” a photo exhibit by local artist Donna Schneiderman, whose love for Gowanus grew over the past 10 years.

“Along my daily travels between home, school, work and back again, I adopted particular corners and buildings as quiet companions,” said Schneiderman. “Most of these structures no longer stand sentry – having been demolished or renovated as part of the ongoing (re)development of the neighborhood.”

Her exhibit at Root Hill captures a moment in Gowanus before many changes took hold, with a focus on light, color, shapes and shadows during “a fleeting phase when children were younger and days were defined by crossings of the Gowanus Canal.”

Originally from Ohio and then New Jersey, serendipity brought Donna to Carroll Gardens in 1986. Her photos combine two loves – vintage cameras and neighborhood discoveries, utilizing low-tech cameras, forgotten film formats and large darkroom prints to best capture the treasured pockets in and around Red Hook, Gowanus, and Coney Island. For more on Donna Schneiderman, visit her website.

Artists previously featured as part of the RHC Arts Series include Caleb CrawfordFrank Ishman,Lourdes Sánchez and Percy Aguayo.

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