September at Tillie’s
September 5th – October 7th, 2007 Between the Extremes
Ellie Balk lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, and travels frequently to the Pacific Northwest. She oversees mural projects and other examples of “collaborative art” in both locations, with a keen eye towards local landscapes, both physical and social.
The paintings in this exhibition function as documents of process, created through layers of paint and imagery. The works are expressions of both tension and beauty, and the balance of the space that lives between the extremes. Color, line, expression, documentation, and fantasy all find common ground and harmony on found objects and canvases.
Balk has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Painting and Art History and a B.A. in Art History from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She also studied painting in Florence, Italy. She has exhibited her work widely in New York, Portland, Oregon, and in the Midwest. She has been a Teaching Artist at the 92nd St. Y Art Center in Manhattan, as well as the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn, and has executed numerous mural projects in the New York City public schools and at street fairs and block parties.
Reception: Friday, September 7th from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
9/14/07 Fraud 8 p.m. Andrew and Freddy, singing and songwriting brothers from Drogheda, Ireland, perform everything from melancholic ballads to love songs to rock and roll. Their debut CD, “Twinstate No. 1” was released last year. Distinct and original music with “Irish soul.” Cover: $5; $3 with student ID
elastiCity festival A new music series dedicated to showcasing Brooklyn-based composers with a common vision and a sense of reaching out for something new. Now in its second season, elastiCity, features up-and-coming composers the last Friday of every month at Tillie's.
Remy LeBeouf 8:00pm www.lbjazz.com
Search 9:30pm Matthew Maley - saxophone RJ Avallone - trumpet David Moss - bass Bryson Kern - drums $5 suggested donation
Jacob Wick 8:00pm
9:30pm Peter Van Huffel Peter Van Huffel - saxophone Samuel Blaser - trombone Michael Bates - bass Ziv Ravitz - drums
9/13/07 9/27/07 Every other Thursday Sign-up: 8:30 p.m. Performances: 9:00 p.m. Cover: $2 Come all you singers, rappers, poets and commentators – make a Fort Greene contribution. Host: To be announced.
For more information on any of the above, call Patricia Mulcahy at (718) 783-6140 or see www.tilliesofbrooklyn.com.
Tillie’s is located in Fort Greene at the corner of Vanderbilt and DeKalb. See “getting here” on the website for directions.