FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Flower Tour performance in downtown Stamford from 6:30-8:30
Wine, cheese and casual tours at FSW from 6:00 - 9:00

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Brooke Singer and Ricardo Miranda's "Excess" downtown performance 3:00 - 6:00 and picnic at FSW from 6:00 - 8:00
On site activities: wooden tile painting, complimentary artist books, and exhibition tours on the hour until 5:00pm


41 Franklin Street
Stamford, Connecticut 06901


As We Perform It, June 22 - July 7, 2013. Opening Reception Saturday, June 22, 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
As We Perform It is a two-week, group exhibition at Franklin Street Works that brings together emerging and mid-career artists who use performance, painting, video, photography, and social practice to expand on the rich, ever-evolving role of contemporary art as a tool for exploring self-representation. This exhibition is the first by emerging curator and Franklin Street Works’ staff member Sandrine Milet. It is on view from June 22 - July 7, 2013, with a free, public reception on Saturday, June 22, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Exhibiting artists include Lisa Fagan, Christina Sukhgian Houle, Kristin Lucas, Erica Magrey, Peter Bonde Becker Nelson, Dani Padgett, Bastienne Schmidt, Devan Shimoyama, and Thuan Vu.

The exhibition features works made by artists who spent their formative years in the 21st century’s hyper-connected world where physical and digital lives collide. Focusing on the “multi-place-ness and multi-space-ness” of our society, as described by exhibiting artist Erica Magrey, the show, among other things, asks how the prevalence of expressing identity through immediate visual cues has affected contemporary art practices. Many of the works in As We Perform It map out experiences or narratives through performative self-representations in an attempt to answer the “where and how am I” inquiry, propagated by our sharing-obsessed society. 

Kool-Aid Wino, July 20 - September 22, 2013. Opening Reception Saturday, July20, time TBD

Franklin Street Works is proud to present the original, group exhibition Kool-Aid Wino. Curated by Brooklyn-based writer and critic Claire Barliant, the exhibition explores the foregrounding of mistakes and missteps in contemporary art practices. Named after text in “Trout Fishing in America” by Richard Brautigan, the exhibition includes works by: Choi Dachal, Frank Heath, Owen Land, Alice Miceli, Jenny Perlin, and Aki Sasamoto. The show is on view at Franklin Street Works from July 20 – September 22, with a free, public reception on July 20, time TBD.

As Barliant writes in the press release: "The artistic process relies on trial and error. You try something, you mess up, you move on. Kool-Aid Wino asks the questions: What if you stay with the mistake, or troubling passage, and make it the focus? What if you let it be awkward, an irritant, wiggle it like a loose tooth or pick at it like a scab that never quite heals? What if, instead of being one (quickly deleted) step along the way toward success or resolution, the error becomes the climax and the denouement -- an end point in itself, or even a goal?" 

Take Advantage of extended hours during the Stamford Art Walk to see "Strange Invitation" before it closes! 

This is the last week to see our current exhibition, Strange Invitation. Our most collaborative exhibition to date, it includes more than 15 partners and inspired 10 exhibition programs. On view through June 16, don't miss it! Art walk hours: Friday, June 14 from noon - 9pm. Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Flower Tour performance, Friday, June 14 from 6:30 - 8:30 in Downtown Stamford

Candice Stewart and Cinthia Montague-Kuzma are going to bring what they do in Flint, Michigan, to Stamford, Connecticut, but with a little twist.  

Flower Tour will display their art and designs on living mannequins in the public sphere of Downtown. They will spontaneously locate the performance, which includes local volunteers, along the art walk route!  Volunteers are still needed (women's sizes 2-8). If you are interested, email  

"Excess" performance by Brooke Singer and Ricardo Miranda. Saturday, June 15 from 3-6pm, with a Picnic from 6-8pm at FSW

Artists Ricardo Miranda and Brooke Singer bring their "Excess" project, which has already had incarnations in NYC and Milan, to Stamford, Connecticut. The project includes a survey of restaurants in downtown Stamford which were conducted to learn more about the local food waste landscape.  

During Stamford's art walk on June 15, the artist team will cycle around downtown Stamford on their custom bicycle, collecting leftover food from businesses, redistributing edible portions at a free public picnic at Franklin Street Works, and composting the remainder. The survey results are being exhibited in the form of maps along with the bicycle at 69 Broad St., near the Target in Downtown Stamford, CT .  READ MORE

Franklin Street Works is a new, not-for-profit contemporary art space, café, and social gathering place in Stamford, Connecticut. It produces original on-site and off-site exhibitions, artist projects, and related programming. Located in renovated row houses on Franklin Street, the two-story space includes three galleries and a café. Franklin Street Works embraces innovative art and exhibition practices, a DIY attitude, and a workshop approach to its programming, audiences, and organizational structure. The activities and attitudes of the café reflect and expand on the organization’s mission as a contemporary art venue.
Venue Parking:
There are 3-hour parking meters just outside the entrance to the gallery on Franklin Street that are free after 6 p.m., and 25 cents per 15 minutes before 6 p.m. There is also a lot with an attendant on Franklin Street just a couple of doors down on the right side of the street (closer to Broad Street) from Franklin Street Works. Rates are variable. There are also a number of parking garages nearby. The nearest are:


Entrance on Broad; $1 for the first 2 hours, then $2/hour, $11/day.

Summer Street Garage
Entrances on Lower Summer, Broad or Washington Blvd. Northbound; 
$1/hour, $9/day, there is also an evening rate of $3/evening 
Sat. & Sun. are free until 5pm.


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