Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Swimming Cities Online Auction & Closing Party

Swimmming Cities presents our Annual Silent Art Auction
at Gallery 151

Closing Reception: February 26, 7pm-1am

featuring Music by
Composer, performer, storyteller SXIP SHIREY
with trumpet & bhangra drum player SONNY SINGH from North Indian dhol 'n' brass band Red Baraat at 8pm
and DJ Joro-Boro from Mehanata 9pm-1am

AUCTION CLOSES AT 11pm (Saturday, Feb. 26)

Online Auction link:

You can follow pieces and also bid online.
Online auction goes until 7pm Saturday.

The gallery is open 12pm-8pm every day

with additional special programming:

Wednesday 2/23: Double Screening
live screenprinting during the day and film screenings after dark

Thursday 2/24: Yokoloco Bed-In
by two-woman performance art group Chunklundt
with surprise guest stars

Friday 2/25: The Green Death
a play by Forrest Gillespie 9pm-11pm

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Monday, February 14, 2011


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Swimming Cities Annual Art Auction

Hello World!

Our boats are on the ocean en route to India. A huge thanks to everyone who helped us close that shipping container door. Now only 45 days until we see them again, in Farrukhabad!

In the mean time, please come out and support us at our annual silent art auction at Gallery 151, featuring 100 selected works. We will post a full list of artists and schedule of activities in the coming week, but save the dates February 19th and 26th for our opening and closing parties. An online auction will also be available for those of you outside of NYC.

350 Bowery St. Feb 19 & 26. 7pm-1am. Open Bar. Suggested Donation $10.
Sponsored by Original Sin Ciders & Brooklyn Brewery.
February 26 Performance by Sxip Shirey.

Artists include: Swoon, Tom Beale, Duke Riley, ImminentDisaster, Ben Mortimer, Tod Seelie, Ben Wolfe, Andrew Poneros, DickChicken, Conrad Carlson, Monica Canilou, Tony Bones, Malcolm McNeill, Charley Pratt, Jeff Stark, Isaac Aden, Doyle S Huge, Leslie Stem, Lopi Laroe, Katelan Foisey, Iris Stvn Lasn, Catherine Yaeger, Pat Seeley, Zev David Deans, Noah Sparks, Elizabeth Bentley, Nick Normal, Orien McNeill, Ksenjiya, Angie Kang, Ben Devoe, Czak Tucker, Alex Dyke, Virginia Reath, Dan Sabau, David Dowling, Ian Page, Jesse Roadkill Wilson, Tianna Kennedy, Kara Blossoms, Jess DaSilva, Mona Brody, Mayra Cimet Dattoli, Jackie Guido, Giacomo Fortunato, Tom Porter, Kristin Reger, Bucky Cox, and more.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Swimming Cities Mardi Gras Party!
Thursday, March 3rd
1pm - 5pm
@ Miss Martha's!
1117 Clouet Street, Bywater, New Orleans

Your favorite raft-y friends are in town for Mardi Gras! Come hang with us @ Miss Martha's for some Carnival celebration in a beautiful Bywater backyard and help us fundraise for our Spring 2011 Expedition down the Ganges River in India!

Food/Music/Art & Raffle Prizes!
Cheap Beer & Brunchy Drinks

Suggested Donation $5

Featuring Music By:
Members of Apocalypse Five & Dime (BK)
Marshall LaCount from Dark, Dark, Dark (MPLS / NOLA)
Unicorn Field (ATL)
Christ Lord (ATL)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Big THANKS to Serett!

As we pack up our boats to head to India, a BIG THANKS to our Brooklyn grandaddy, Serett Metal Works. Founded in 1997 by Josh Young, Serett is simply the finest metal shop in New York. From their 12,000sf home base in Gowanus, Brooklyn, the Serett crew watched patiently as we learned to weld - slowly - dragged giant boats across the parking lot, explored the Gowanus Canal and generally got in the way. Thanks to everyone who stayed up late to let us in, figure everything out, fix our mistakes and have a blast in the process. For more on Serett, check out THANK YOU!