Handy Minds

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Group Show
Handy Minds
Curated by: Luiza Cardenuto

97 Avenue C
10009 Manhattan
August 7th, 2013 - August 31st, 2013
Opening: August 7th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

east village/lower east side
By Appointment or call for hours.
figurative, landscape, modern, pop, surrealism, traditional, digital, graffiti/street-art, video-art, sculpture, photography, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual


Handy Minds

A cultural harvest Presented by Mandy Hinds


From August 1st through August 31st 2013.

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

Opening Receptions: August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th (Wednesdays).

Closing Celebrations: August 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st (Saturdays).

Location: Michael Mut Gallery. 97 Avenue C (between 6th and 7th street).

Curated by: Luiza Cardenuto. (7864732704).


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.

Michael Mut Gallery may be Manhattan's coziest exhibition space. It has its small dimensions well utilized as a platform for the contemplation of current events. Located at 97 Avenue C, New York, NY, 10009 in the East Village/L.E.S. It can be reached via public transportation at numerous subway stations – F to Second Ave; L to First Ave; 6 to Astor Place; N, R to 8th St/NYU; J, M, Z to Essex- as well as via the M9 Bus. Tel: (212) 677-7868.