Park Slope gallery ravaged by fire reopens outdoors

A Park Slope art gallery that was wiped out in a fire is now holding an exhibit outdoors.

Monika Wurher owned the Open Source gallery at 255 17th St. Last November, both her home and her business were destroyed by flames. Wurher says she wanted to keep her presence in the community, so she teamed up with an artist to showcase an art exhibit outside called "Thugs and Others."

Wurher also used her damaged gallery space for a December soup kitchen, as well as space for neighborhood kids to build soap box cars that they would race in the summertime.

Although Wurher can no longer use the gallery for exhibitions anymore, she says she still plans to reopen in a different location later this year.

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