the Convent of St. Cecilia
21 Monitor St. Brooklyn, NY
OPENING Friday, August 28th, 2009
6pm-9pm with performances by Bulbs and Sister Big Stuff

An exhibition reflective of our contemporary atmosphere,
Room Tones is also a return to an early and influential site of western art.
The Catholic convent of St. Cecilia in Greenpoint was once a robust institution,
home to a steady then slowly decreasing number of nuns until it was closed and vacated in 2008. Like many empty storefronts throughout New York City,
the situation of this particular convent is a barometer of the complex social and economic changes taking place in Greenpoint
and its neighboring L train enclaves.

Spiritual views and orientations aside, FatherKrische,
pastor of St. Cecilia, has generously worked with organizer Nathan Spondike and his
team making Room Tones an event that will reinvigorate this unique 97-year-old
building into a testament of the new thoughts and
ideas emerging from artists around it.

Room Tones is a collaborative exhibition of 25 highly diverse artistic peers within the vacant
Convent of St. Cecilia. Reflections of the nuns' former usage
of the space permeate thismomentary rehabitation.
Inside this once highly private and exclusive residence, the artists have each been given an individual room to provide an intimate and singular view of their work.

go to website here...

participating artists:
Rebecca Adams
Paolo Arao
Jason Bartell
Nathan Dilworth
Brock Enright
Aaron Frank
Chris Georges
Julio Cesar Gonzalez
Colt Hausman
Adam Henry
Colin Hunt
Brian Kain
William Latta
Qing Liu
Molly Lowe
Owen McAuley
Susan Sabiston
William Sabiston
Mike Schreiber
Emily Mae Smith
Nathan Spondike
Ryan Sullivan
Kristina Williamson
Leah Wolff