RED HOOK — Art, culture and the B61 bus — all in one app.
Kentler International Drawing Space, a neighborhood art gallery, launched a free iPhone app, featuring information on exhibitions, artists and an interactive map of the bus and other public transportation.
Released on June 30, the app is a “helpful tool” that can direct people to the waterfront neighborhood and Kentler, located at 353 Van Brunt St., said Sallie Mize, program manager of the Red Hook gallery.
“Kentler has always kind of seen itself as a neighborhood resource,” she said.
The animated bus map includes the entire bus line as well as surrounding subways and ferries, Mize said. He added that the map will soon update in real-time so people can track its stops.
“The B61 is kind of notorious for being unreliable,” she said.
The app also gives people information about the “flatfiles,” a collection of artworks by more than 200 artists, which are stored at Kentler and featured in guest-curated exhibitions.
The app currently features textual information about the flatfile artists and a path to the Kentler website, where users can read about the gallery’s history and mission, Mize said.
An interactive drawing pad adds a little “something for everyone,” as a part of the gallery’s K.I.D.S. Art Education program, which holds school, after-school and family programs for Red Hook children.
Parents can also register for their programs and access a blog through the app.
For more information on the app, visit this website.