The Garden Party / Thursday, June 16th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Named after artist Trisha Baga’s performance art piece for our inaugural show, this party celebrates the first year anniversary of the Franklin Street Works Cafe’s initiative to create its own yummy in-house menus with the foodies and art lovers who make us the vibrant hub that we are! The cafe’s chefs are whipping up some garden-fresh wine and beer summer cocktails as well as a selection of festive happy hour bites for sale. This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs help us plan, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org – spontaneous friends are welcome too! Rain date: Thursday, June 23.
ArtWalk in Stamford Downtown / June 24, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Franklin Street Works is participating in Stamford Downtown’s annual art party with hourly tours of “All Byte: Feminist Intersections in Video Art” at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 pm, along with complimentary snacks and wine! We will also be raffling off a free one-year membership.
Mug Shots and Mimosas / Saturday, June 25th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our back patio is dog friendly and we hope you will bring your canine buddies to this event. We’ll have a pooch photo booth and will capture you with your four-legged best friend. There will be mimosa specials and we will have human treats for sale and complimentary dog treats on hand. Dog not required. Rain Date: July 2.
Sunita Prasad Artist Talk / Saturday, July 9 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Exhibiting artist Sunita Prasad will give a free, public talk about her work. She will discuss past works that use parafictional, narrative, and research-based strategies to illuminate and challenge discourse on gender online, in public space, and in popular culture. This includes her video Recitations not from memory, which is on view in Franklin Street Works’ current exhibition All Byte: Feminist Intersections in Video Art, and features women’s stories of gendered experiences read from a teleprompter by men Prasad enlisted via social media.
When Danger Came Smiling / Saturday, July 23, Free, public reception from 6:00 – 8:00pm. VIP member reception from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
For the exhibition Danger Came Smiling: Feminist art and popular music historian Maria Elena Buszek brings together work by contemporary artists who use popular music as a medium, subject, and reference point for activist messages. The show, which will be on view from July 23, 2016 – January 1, 2017, takes the title of an album by the pioneering, unabashedly feminist punk band Ludus, led by artist Linder Sterling, whose career—emerging in the first wave of punk in the 1970s—reflects the approaches in this exhibition.
SAVE THE DATE: November 12 is our annual benefit party from 5:00 – 8:00 pm