Art Auction and Benefit Weekend for Gureje

GUREJE INC. cordially invites you to their Art Auction and Benefit Weekend of Events featuring New York’s finest Musicians, Poets, Dancers and More, Weekly thru January 2013.
Support a VISION to better serve the community through the Arts.

Burnt Sugar Arkestra & Chicava Honeychild and Essence Revealed of Brown Girls Burlesque with Special Guest Melvin Van Peebles

Date: Friday, November 9, 2012
Art Auction Begins: 4pm
Showtime: 7:30pm
Admission: $10 [Includes: Entry to bid, Freshly Squeezed Organic or Veggie Drink, Wine, Food and Music]

*This is a Fundraising Event

Brown Girls Burlesque is a company of women of color dedicated to creating their own reflection in the art form of burlesque using whimsy and the theatrical depth. BGB stands out in the crowded space of the neo-burlesque movement by circumventing the classical and new school interpretations of burlesque by blending cultural traditions, experiences, and a distinctive artistic aesthetic.

About Gureje

The Village @ Gureje is an arts center and creative community that brings together artists, teachers, and leaders from Brooklyn and beyond. We encourage and support artistic talents and the spirit of entrepreneurship through affordable shared space and resources.

Facilities include the Renate Albertsen-Marton Gallery, our 875 square-foot main space, and an adjacent 1,200 square-foot garden.

Our programming includes weekly arts and community classes, as well as an annual celebration of our community:

The Village @ Gureje hosts a diverse schedule of classes and workshops initiated by our artists-in-residence and temporary/visiting artists. This includes art classes such as figure drawing, drumming and textiles, as well as community programs including yoga, women’s self defense and spiritual gatherings. Our spaces are also available to rent for community meetings and events.

In addition to our regular programming, each year The Village hosts our signature event, The Festival of Colors: That which nourishes our Minds, Bodies, and Spirits. Held in partnership with local small businesses, the Festival is a month-long series of workshops, classes and performances held at The Village @ Gureje, shops, artists’ studios, and other community spaces. It has been a powerful platform for bringing together local artists, businesses and residents to share their work, exchange ideas and foster community.

The Village @ Gureje was founded in 2001 and is operated by Jimi Gureje, textile artist and clothing designer. Jimi operates Gureje boutique, which is co-located with The Village in a separate storefront space.