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Nolita Schoolhouse Goes All Art For Spring/Break

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A former Nolita schoolhouse is featuring one of the newer shows at this year's Art Fair Week and is definitely hip and happening. NY1's Stephanie Simon filed the following report.

With art everywhere it's easy to get revved up and even mowed over at the Spring/Break Art Fair in Nolita.

One piece by artist Sarah Bereza explores other realms.

"You drive the lawn mower, and it is going through a backyard when you crank it to full throttle, you enter this alternative universe filled with garden witches," explains Bereza.

All of her work here is tied into the fair's theme, mysticism.

Andrew Gori co-founded Spring/Break and says the show is different from other art fairs because in the old schoolhouse artists fill unique spaces, meaning it's less commercial and this year they're raising money for Hurricane Sandy relief.

"Proceeds of the sales from the exhibition actually go to benefit the New York foundation for the Arts and their program to fund Hurricane Sandy relief, especially for artists in Red Hook," says Gori.

Artist Rachel Rossin has been burning the candle at both ends getting ready.

"It's like being able to stand or dissect a sunset, it is really just about the rapture of something beautiful," says Rossin.

Art is everywhere, from the bathrooms and the classrooms to the hallways. In fact, some of the artists have taken that classroom theme and incorporated it into their pieces.

And while you may not know whether you're in anatomy, philosophy, or art class, many of the experiences also feel a lot like recess.

Spring/Break

Open March 7-10
233 Mott Street
Admission: $5
www.springbreakartshow.com

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