Sunday, November 8, 2009

It's All In Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Flea market is an event where vintage clothes, jewelry, and artwork are sold. the University of Oklahoma's Magazine Interest group went this past Saturday to shop, visit, and experience a new world of vintage, endlessly aging art.

MIG went to New York to meet with the editors of People, Glamour, New York Times Magazine, and parenting magazines in New York for a chance at understanding the jobs of the various types of editorial positions. Their free day finally came on Saturday where a handful of the went with professor Katheryn Jenson-White to walk across the Brooklyn bridge and go to the flea market.

"I like that it's different from the Oklahoma City flea market because it's like a garage sale and in New York it's like a vintage shop instead," Journalism sophomore Chinh Doan said.

Th flea market had a variety of 1930-1980 artwork, clothes and jewelry all reasonably priced, and affordable to the average college student. The artwork there was very different than the artwork in Norman, Okla. because of the fact that it is a different culture and lifestyle.

"Where do I begin to talk about the wonder of art and cloture in New York," Magazine Interest Group advisor and professor of Journalism said. "Oklahoma has amazing museums, but in New York its museums are at a multiple of ten. Then when you add film, theater and architecture its such an amazing rush for the eyes and the mind that it can be overwhelming in the best way."

The flea market also had furniture and old vinyl records. But sophomore Austin Anderson was looking at a different form of art: fashion.

"Like any form of art, fashion as a form of art starts as an idea and it's a visual expression of how they feel," Public Relations student Anderson said.

Anderson and his mother have their own fashion blog that has attracted the attention to many of the famous stylists in the US such as Tim Gunn from Project Runway. Although Anderson only bought records, the flea market as a whole was interesting he said.

"I like to stand out, and everyone in Norman wears the same thing," Anderson said. "I can where stuff I always wear in New York and fit in whereas in Norman I couldn't."

Though there are many forms of art, many vintage paintings were sold at the Brooklyn flea market, and the students from OU saw them in many different ways.

"New York gives you more ways to interpret your views of art," Doan said.

The Brooklyn Flea market is held every Saturday on Lafayette Street and opens at 10 a.m. For more information please contact the City of Brooklyn.

1 comment:

  1. Britnee,
    Nice change of pace for your group trip to NY. I really like the idea of the cat photo, but the cat and the shopper behind feel crunched in the shot. Just a bit wider and a step to the left would have gotten both of them in the shot better. On the writing, watch your grammar. Also, KJW needs to be sourced in the paragraph with her quote.

    Good job!