A pig roast
An aphrodesiac bar
An exhibition of The Rose Portraits: A collection of 99 portaits in a range of media put together by James OBrien Makowski and other contributing artists. 
A celebration of three years as a home to members of the Firehouse art collective 
A fire 
and more.

Pig roast all day 
Doors at 5
Music at 7

The Rose Portraits:

It started as an experiment. How much of a rose's personality can be preserved in a spirit? If I made you a houndred bottles of different roses infused into vodka and then put them in a room together, would they come out as individuals? How well would their distinct essenses stay in tact? If you could smell them, which ones would you want to taste? How would your feelings about them differ? How would the drinks that you make from them differ? Would you want to mix a fruity rose with chocolate tea or would you want to see what it tastes like when a baby powder rose is mixed with black charcoal lemonade? Would you want to take one home? What about it's personality do you relate to? What does it remind you of? What about that reminder is valuble?

As I was digesting these questions, I was wondering as well, How are they named? Who are each of these roses?

And the answer that arose was to name each peice by pairing it with a portrait. A human's preservation of another. All those questions that I was asking about the roses could be asked about the subjects of the portraits. And along with all the differences and details worth discussing and disecting, the shared bonds of the subjects are also put on full display.

99 portaits
99 jars of roses on the wall

An exploration of what we treasure, what we want to remember, share, and last.


Live performances by:
Dave Deporis
"Astounding" - Salon.com
"Magical" - Brooklynvegan.com
"My highest recomendation. Likely to provide goosebumps and gasps" - David Garland, WNYC


Gordon Allen
info to come

Portaits by:
James O'Brien Makowski
Patrick Newson
Shannon Rogers
Rory Terrell
Bay Kempthorn
Rey-Oliver Del Mundo
Puja Mary Rose Tolston
Otto Thorson
Elliot Harrison
Alexa Gilweit
with more artists to be announced

Butchery by:
Erdem "Butch" Durgunuglu

Beverages by:
James O'Brien Makowski