Sanctuary Spaces kicked off informal art walk with exhibits by Shavon Wilkins, Amit Sahu and Velda Simone
Amit Sahu’s fierce felines caught the attention of several passers-by.
Although the Bed Stuy Art Walk officially kicks off in August, some local galleries couldn’t wait to open their doors to the public.
On Saturday, July 1, galleries like
Sanctuary Spaces held an informal art walk, allowing people to tour the space for free.
Paintings from Velda Simone’s collection “Visions of Panama.”
“I am proud that Sanctuary Spaces participates in the Bed Stuy Art Walk because it provides a vessel for artists and culture on this side of Bed Stuy,” said Sanctuary Spaces curator Deborah Robinson.
Sanctuary Spaces, in particular, featured exhibits by
Shavon Wilkins, Amit Sahu and Velda Simone, and live music from Born to Cry, a Brooklyn blues rock band.
Check out the pictures and video below to see what Sanctuary Spaces had to offer this weekend.
Portraits by Shavon Wilkins greet you as you enter the gallery space.
The yellow background makes this Shavon Wilkins portrait pop.
“Present Tense” and “Virgin Gouda” by Shavon Wilkins.
Sahu also displayed silk-screened t-shirts of his artwork.
Amit Sahu in front of some of his beaded pieces.
Sahu adds texture to this cheetah by using beads, scraps of paper and bits of jewelry.
Bead and paper stand in for spots on Sahu’s smaller cheetah pieces.
A large-scale installation by Amit Sahu.
“Night Cafe” – oil and acrylic painting by Velda Simone.
“Cheers” by Velda Simone is nearly five feet long and one of the biggest pieces on display in the gallery.
The warm colors used in Velda Simone’s collection bring the Panamanian heat to the Bed Stuy gallery.
Brooklyn blues rock band “Born to Cry” serenaded the neighborhood out on the corner of Lexington Avenue.