Photo Gallery: Art’s Island Getaway

Governors Island is a tranquil, green oasis and former military base that’s also only a brief, free voyage from Manhattan or Brooklyn. Since 2007, the entire island has been open to the public on summer weekends, playing host to concerts and art events like the beloved, annual Figment. (This year’s takes place July 11-13.)

Beginning this year, Governors Island will be an art destination all summer long. When the island opens to the public tomorrow, visitors are invited to a two-day open house at Building 110 — an exciting new studio, performance, and exhibition space that is a project of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The weekend will feature performances, screenings, and artist talks. Throughout the season, art lovers will also have the rare opportunity to explore works in progress at Building 110’s studios. Yesterday, LMCC gave Flavorpill an exclusive glimpse of this wonderful space and a chance to meet the talented and friendly artists at work there. Click through our photo gallery after the jump and makes plans to visit ASAP.

Jongil Ma‘s large, site-specific work in progress, Yes, Honey, you can bounce back and forth, and you are a bit closer to it.