How to Build a Fire: Re/New

How to Build a Fire: Re/New | Watch on Livestream

January 26, 2018
8:00pm

Join us for How to Build a Fire, a storytelling series hosted by Emily Ray Reese and Alena Singleton.

If you look into a fire, you’ll never see the same flame twice. Fire flickers. It dances. It sways. It moves. It is constantly changing and going with the flow. Like fire itself, we here at How To Build a Fire strive to always be dynamic and as such have switched things up for our 4th season. Our 2 dynamic co-hosts, Alena Singleton and Emily Ray Reese, are here to guide us through evenings of stories from a diverse array of voices, including old favorites and newcomers alike. This season, we are exploring themes that reflect our current political climate, themes close to our hearts, the things that make us human, our observations about this city we live in, and many exciting others. We hope you will join us, meet some great people, hear some amazing tales, and get that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from not only by sitting by a fire, but from the knowing that we’ve all worked together to build it.

STORYTELLERS:
Laura Merli
Laura Jayne Martin
Bree O’Connor
Lynne DeSilva-Johnson



How to Build a Fire: Accept/Except

How to Build a Fire: Accept/Except | Watch on Livestream

December 29, 2017
8:00pm

Join us for How to Build a Fire, a storytelling series hosted by Emily Ray Reese and Alena Singleton.

If you look into a fire, you’ll never see the same flame twice. Fire flickers. It dances. It sways. It moves. It is constantly changing and going with the flow. Like fire itself, we here at How To Build a Fire strive to always be dynamic and as such have switched things up for our 4th season. Our 2 dynamic co-hosts, Alena Singleton and Emily Ray Reese, are here to guide us through evenings of stories from a diverse array of voices, including old favorites and newcomers alike. This season, we are exploring themes that reflect our current political climate, themes close to our hearts, the things that make us human, our observations about this city we live in, and many exciting others. We hope you will join us, met some great people, hear some amazing tales, and get that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from not only by sitting by a fire, but from the knowing that we’ve all worked together to build it.

STORYTELLERS:
Robinette Jones
Asher Novek
Kenyon Farrow
Phillip Ammonds



How to Build a Fire: Ritual/Tradition

How to Build a Fire: Ritual/Tradition | Watch on Livestream

November 17, 2017
8:00pm

Join us for How to Build a Fire, a storytelling series hosted by Emily Ray Reese and Alena Singleton.

If you look into a fire, you’ll never see the same flame twice. Fire flickers. It dances. It sways. It moves. It is constantly changing and going with the flow. Like fire itself, we here at How To Build a Fire strive to always be dynamic and as such have switched things up for our 4th season. Our 2 dynamic co-hosts, Alena Singleton and Emily Ray Reese, are here to guide us through evenings of stories from a diverse array of voices, including old favorites and newcomers alike. This season, we are exploring themes that reflect our current political climate, themes close to our hearts, the things that make us human, our observations about this city we live in, and many exciting others. We hope you will join us, met some great people, hear some amazing tales, and get that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from not only by sitting by a fire, but from the knowing that we’ve all worked together to build it.

STORYTELLERS:
Damien Tillman
Deniz Huryilmaz
Kristy LaRocca
Marissa LaRocca



How to Build a Fire: Push

How to Build a Fire: Push | Watch on Livestream

October 29, 2017
8:00pm

Join us for How to Build a Fire, a storytelling series hosted by Emily Ray Reese and Alena Singleton.

STORYTELLERS:
Michelle Julien
Omayma Khayat
Karen Stevenson
Dorit Kabillio

If you look into a fire, you’ll never see the same flame twice. Fire flickers. It dances. It sways. It moves. It is constantly changing and going with the flow. Like fire itself, we here at How To Build a Fire strive to always be dynamic and as such have switched things up for our 4th season. Our 2 dynamic co-hosts, Alena Singleton and Emily Ray Reese, are here to guide us through evenings of stories from a diverse array of voices, including old favorites and newcomers alike. This season, we are exploring themes that reflect our current political climate, themes close to our hearts, the things that make us human, our observations about this city we live in, and many exciting others. We hope you will join us, met some great people, hear some amazing tales, and get that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from not only by sitting by a fire, but from the knowing that we’ve all worked together to build it.



How to Build a Fire: Get Out

How to Build a Fire: Get Out | Livestream

September 29, 2017
8:00 pm

STORYTELLERS
Omer Abramson
John Barclay
Finn Degnan
Gerren Liles

Join us for our second event in Season 4 of How to Build a Fire with hosts Emily Ray Reese and Alena Singleton.

If you look into a fire, you’ll never see the same flame twice. Fire flickers. It dances. It sways. It moves. It is constantly changing and going with the flow. Like fire itself, we here at How To Build a Fire strive to always be dynamic and as such have switched things up for our 4th season. Our 2 dynamic co-hosts, Alena Singleton and Emily Ray Reese, are here to guide us through evenings of stories from a diverse array of voices, including old favorites and newcomers alike. This season, we’ll be exploring themes that reflect our current political climate, themes close to our hearts, the things that make us human, our observations about this city we live in, and many exciting others. We hope you will join us, met some great people, hear some amazing tales, and get that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from not only by sitting by a fire, but from the knowing that we’ve all worked together to build it.



How to Build a Fire: Under Pressure

How to Build a Fire: Under Pressure | Storytellers | Livestream

August 25, 2017
8:00pm

STORYTELLERS:
Brian Nunes
India Cusack
Dafina Roberts
Amber Atiya

Join us for the Season 4 premiere of How to Build a Fire with hosts Emily Ray Reese and Alena Singleton.

If you look into a fire, you’ll never see the same flame twice. Fire flickers. It dances. It sways. It moves. It is constantly changing and going with the flow. Like fire itself, we here at How To Build a Fire strive to always be dynamic and as such have switched things up for our 4th season. Our 2 dynamic co-hosts, Alena Singleton and Emily Ray Reese, are here to guide us through evenings of stories from a diverse array of voices, including old favorites and newcomers alike. This season, we’ll be exploring themes that reflect our current political climate, themes close to our hearts, the things that make us human, our observations about this city we live in, and many exciting others. We hope you will join us, met some great people, hear some amazing tales, and get that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from not only by sitting by a fire, but from the knowing that we’ve all worked together to build it.



How to Build a Fire: Season Finale

How to Build a Fire: Season Finale | Storytellers | Facebook Event | Livestream

June 30, 2017
8:00pm

FEATURING:
Linda Saegert
Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Joanne Solomon
Lily White
David Jacobs
Richard Cardillo

How to Build a Fire is in its third season of storytelling at Open Source Gallery in South Slope, Brooklyn. With its focus on diverse and engaging voices, its intimate venue, and its welcoming of first-time and amateur storytellers, How to Build a Fire sets itself apart from other storytelling series. Here, we seek connection, not craft— stories are told not from scripts but from memories. Emily Ray Reese and Matt Barbehenn, the hosts for the third season, have looked for voices of all ages and origins to share their true, unscripted, unmemorized stories for the How to Build a Fire audience. During the season finale, we will celebrate storytellers from the past season and meet the hosts of season four!

How to Build a Fire occurs every last Friday of the month at Open Source Gallery.



How to Build a Fire: Escape

How to Build a Fire: Escape | Facebook Event | Livestream

May 26, 2017
8:00pm

How to Build a Fire enters its third season of storytelling at Open Source Gallery in South Slope, Brooklyn. With its focus on diverse and engaging voices, its intimate venue, and its welcoming of first-time and amateur storytellers, How to Build a Fire sets itself apart from other storytelling series. Here, we seek connection, not craft— stories are told not from scripts but from memories. Emily Ray Reese and Matt Barbehenn, the hosts for the third season, are looking for voices of all ages and origins to share their true, unscripted, unmemorized stories for the How to Build a Fire audience.

FEATURING:
F. Squire
Saba Riazi
Melissa Rocha
Becca Beberaggi

Watch on Livestream: https://livestream.com/opensource/htbaf-escape

How to Build a Fire occurs every last Friday of the month at Open Source Gallery.



How to Build a Fire: Elections

How to Build a Fire: Elections | Storytellers | Facebook Event | Livestream

April 28, 2017
8:00pm

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FEATURING:
Sara Buzadzhi
Isabel Marcus
Bob Makela
Dick Satori

How to Build a Fire enters its third season of storytelling at Open Source Gallery in South Slope, Brooklyn. With its focus on diverse and engaging voices, its intimate venue, and its welcoming of first-time and amateur storytellers, How to Build a Fire sets itself apart from other storytelling series. Here, we seek connection, not craft— stories are told not from scripts but from memories. Emily Ray Reese and Matt Barbehenn, the hosts for the third season, are looking for voices of all ages and origins to share their true, unscripted, unmemorized stories for the How to Build a Fire audience.

How to Build a Fire occurs every last Friday of the month at Open Source Gallery.



How to Build a Fire: Excuses

How to Build a Fire: Excuses | Facebook Event | Livestream

March 31, 2017
8:00pm

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FEATURING:
Eli Someck
Linda Saegert
Richard Cardillo
Julie Anne Skorpi

How to Build a Fire enters its third season of storytelling at Open Source Gallery in South Slope, Brooklyn. With its focus on diverse and engaging voices, its intimate venue, and its welcoming of first-time and amateur storytellers, How to Build a Fire sets itself apart from other storytelling series. Here, we seek connection, not craft— stories are told not from scripts but from memories. Karen Stevenson and Matt Barbehenn, the hosts for the third season, are looking for voices of all ages and origins to share their true, unscripted, unmemorized stories for the How to Build a Fire audience.

How to Build a Fire occurs every last Friday of the month at Open Source Gallery.



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2018 Exhibitions

In 2018, exhibits at Open Source will encourage conversation about and engagement with diverse global perspectives through art. Through solo exhibitions, artists will involve our community in global-scale issues and explore the impacts of these problems locally and internationally. Through solo and curated group exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists, we will explore themes […]

upcoming

2018 Exhibitions
In Practice: KoKo NYC Teaching Artist Exhibition
Pirmin Hagen and Christine Katscher: hand luggage
Tomás Rivas
Matthew Jensen
Xyza Bacani
Betty Yu
Khaled Jarrar
Immy Mali

past

Soup Kitchen 2017
2017 Exhibitions
Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend
Reimagining Tradition
The Fire Theory: ICE
Sana Obaid: دیوار | De-war | Wall
10th Annual South Slope Derby
Andrew Snyder: 9 Meditations
Francesco Simeti: Swell
Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed
guerilla-art.mx: Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion