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July 17, 2002

The Brewster Project 2002

The Brewster Project 2002
27-28 JULY 2002

DIRECTIONS TO BREWSTER:

BY TRAIN from Grand Central, take the Harlem Line to Brewster (departs every hour and a half, approximately one-hour trip arrives in the center of the Village). Tickets $8 one way

BY CAR from Manhattan, go up Westside Highway over the Henry Hudson. Go north on Sawmill Parkway, which becomes 684. Stay on 684 for approximately fifteen to twenty minutes. Exit 10 and follow Route 6 West into Brewster

The Brewster Project 2002, the second annual collaboration between the Village of Brewster and curators and artists from New York City and Brewster alike, will take place over the weekend of July 27-28. The organizers have invited fourteen curators who in turn have selected over seventy artists to mount innovative works in public sites throughout the Village of Brewster (see participant list below). Many artists have researched Brewsters social and cultural make-up, history, and architectural landscape in order to create new work in all media. The works will be located in shops, alleyways, abandoned storefronts, historic homes, delis, bars, restaurants, caf├ęs, parking lots, churches, the public library, historical museum, train station, and at the veterans memorial. A location map and project descriptions will be available at the Brewster train station and The Southeast Museum.

New features to this years Brewster Project include the presence of film, the international background of many participants, and the inclusion of local Brewster curators and artists. Highlights include Cinema Tropical, a roaming Latin American film festival that will present a selection of popular Mexican and Chilean films; the unveiling of local artist Michael Keropians sculpture of Brewster Mayor John Cesars head; an interdenominational choir organized by Olu Oguibe in conjunction with seven area churches; a photographic archive of the Village by Tara Fracolossi; Pan Xing Leis recreation of a Han Dynasty life-size horse sculpture; Matthew Buckinghams interactive project with residents about their favorite books; a magazine created especially for Brewster by Dutch artist Peter Spaans; as well as many projects involving architectural interventions, painting, performances, photography and video projections. Maureen Connor, the first participant of the nascent Brewster Residency Program for 2003, will be presenting her project proposal at the Walter Brewster House.

For further information about the Brewster Project, call 212 252 4076, e-mail ckh7@columbia.edu, or visit www.brewsterproject.com

For further information about the Village of Brewster, directions and places to stay, contact The Southeast Museum at 845 279 7500 or www.southeastmuseum.org

The Brewster Project 2002 is organized by Regine Basha, Christopher K. Ho and Omar Lopez-Chahoud

BREWSTER ORGANIZERS Richard Ruchala, The Southeast Museum (Samantha Ligon and Amy Campanaro)

CURATORS Atteqa Ali, Koan Jeff Baysa, A.S. Bessa (Female/Trouble), Cinema Tropical, Paul Clay, Jessica Hough, Paul Laster (New York Stories), Alison Levy (Replacement), Sara Reisman, Karen Roff, Mari Spirito, William Stover, Naomi Urabe, Joseph R. Wolin

ARTISTS Aysha Adil, Munawar Ali, Remy Amezcua, Ian Arnold, Benton C. Bainbridge, Lawrence Beck, Matthew Buckingham, Camelot, Karin Campbell, David Carera, Rene Antonio Cea, Top Changtrakul, Fritz Chesnut, Seong Chun, Guillaume Clave, Drew Cliress, Kim Connerton, Maureen Connor, Michael Darby, Willyum Delirious, Linda Dennis, Emma Dewing, Vincent Dion, Mary Dwyer, Nicole Engelman and Diana Shpungin, Trish Feer, Oscar Camilo de las Flores, Tara Fracalossi, Missy Galore, Andro Genious, Shahana Ghulam, Wade Guyton, Joe Hamersky, Rachel Heinold, Jill Henerson, Perry Hu, Chris Jordan, Colin Keefe, Michael Keropian, Karen King, Tatiana Kronberg, Thomas Lail, Pan Xing Lei, Bibiana and Frank Matheis, Adia Millett, Adam Mitchell and Sharron Nakazato, Lisa Mordhorst, Huma Mulji, Warren Neidich, Trong Gia Nguyen, Olu Oguibe, David Phillips and Paul Rowley, Ben Pranger, Mauro Restiffe, Omar Rodrigus, Margaret Roleke, Sebastian Romo, Raphy Sarkissian, Pallas Scot, Gedi Sibony, Amie Siegel, Peter Spaans, Yukiko Takagi, Patricia Thornley, Saneta de Vuono-powell (with Leigh Garret and Katie Workum), William Wallace, James Walsh, Karen Yazinsky, Bryan Zanisnik.

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