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Liberty’s People: Red Hook in the Eighties

April 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

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Liberty’s People: Red Hook in the Eighties

in conjunction with Kentler International Drawing Space exhibition

Focus on the Flatfiles: Views from Red Hook


Maureen McNeil


Sunday, April 16, 2023, 3pm

ReadingBWAC, 481 Van Brunt Street, Door #7
Reception: Kentler International Drawing Center, 353 Van Brunt Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231


Maureen McNeil reads from her collection of fiction, Red Hook Stories, at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. She will talk about the sensory beauty of the neglected historic neighborhood during the 1980s and the diverse community who mourned, protested and celebrated together. A reception at Kentler International Drawing Space will follow the talk, with two exhibitions on view: a solo exhibition of McNeil’s along with her curation of the Flatfiles.

This presentation is held in conjunction with On the Waterfront: A View from the Coast (Line), a CENTRAL BOOKING exhibition in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, featuring installations by fourteen artists. On view from March 3-April 23, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm and by appointment.

The 44-page catalog for On the Waterfront: A View from the Coast (Line), including a Preface by Margi Hofer, Museum Director of the New-York Historical Society, is available for viewing and purchase online and at the New-York Historical Society Museum Shop.


Maureen McNeil is an artist, writer and activist based in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley where she has a studio for large works of art. A solo exhibit of her textile art, Light + Material, opens April 15 – May 28, at Kentler International Drawing Space in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Her fifth book, a novel, Anna Magdalena, is due out this spring.


April 16, 2023
3:00 pm


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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
481 Van Brunt Street, Door 7
Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY United States
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