Handy Minds
A Cultural Harvest Presented by Mandy Hinds

August 1 - 31, 2013

Curated by Luiza Cardenuto

Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 4-10pm, Sat 12-10pm, Sun 2-6pm

Opening Receptions: Wed: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28: 6-8pm

Closing Celebrations: Sat: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31: 8-10pm

Image of Artwork by Artist Zen Browne June 2013 at Michael Mut Gallery, Lower East Side, New York

Throughout history and around the world, the month of August is the time for a number of cultural festivals. Being the hottest month of the year in the northern hemisphere, it was also named the "Weod Monath" (Weed month) by the Anglo-Saxons, because it is the month where plants grow most rapidly. Handy Minds is harvesting this year's local culture and arranging it in an eclectic and experimental celebration of what the city has to offer.

Multi-medium artist Luiza Cardenuto brings peers who are passionate about craftsmanship and performers who explore new ways for sensual amusement. Handy Minds is a four-week celebration featuring fine-art crafts, live performances, discussions and delicious food. Each week is devoted to a different dimension of craft; representing the overall depth and breadth of craftmaking:

Week 1D–The Flat Dimension: displays the rich character of photographs, prints, drawings, literature and paintings.

Week 2D–Art As Everyday Wear: mixes street styles with an artistic flair; artists will bring out their newest collection of apparels.

Week 3D–The House That Art Built: pays homage to all things interior design, showcasing multifunctional art works.

Week 4D–Art For The Soul: homemade crafts to delight the senses, revealing the hidden benefits of art.

Putting their hands and minds to work, artists will also provide guided workshops and lead group discussions about some of the most pressing issues in today's socio-cultural environment. During opening and closing events, experience special performances and open mics. Enjoy delicious homemade goodies everyday at the gallery and join us each Sunday at a local garden for a communal barbecue. Come share New York City's summer cultural harvest at Handy Minds, a unique selection of talents.