We're very excited to announce that the fourth year of our New York Emmy-nominated Media Share grant program has begun with an excited group of nonprofit participants ready to learn new skills and become media makers. We'd like to introduce you to the 2016 grantees of our special in-kind grant program for Brooklyn and Brooklyn-affiliated nonprofit organizations.
We interviewed artist Tai Hwa Goh about her installation, Leaks in the hallway of BRIC House. She creates brightly colored, delicately layered installations from hand-printed paper. The title of her installation, Leaks, references the unintended and therefore undesired openings for fluid to escape a container. Leaks can also be seen as the point where the contents of a container and exterior material can be exchanged. For her installation at BRIC, Goh uses BRIC House as a metaphorical body or container of the brimming creative minds of the people that walk its halls and inhabit its spaces. We wanted to know more about her practice as an artist, and the colorful work she created.
Concrete Stories, the third annual Brooklyn Youth Media Festival, will showcase films, documentaries and animations produced by Brooklyn’s talented young media makers under age 20. It will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. It's mission is to give young people a platform to showcase their stories, which often go overlooked. Read about the films selected to be screeened at the Festival!
A new frontier of food and beverage is coming to BRIC! City Farm is moving into the cafe space at BRIC House this week and will be ready to fully feed and caffenate you, beginning Monday, May 16. We are pleased to have them and invite you to swing by and check out all of your new breakfast, lunch, and happy hour options!
BRIC’s Visual Artist Residency program gives a few select artists free studio space in BRIC House and at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights, for an eight-week period during the summer. The experience gives artists the time and space to create, while providing them with exposure to the BRIC community. BRIC is proud to announce the four artists who have been selected as recipients of the 2016 BRIC Visual Artist Residency: Aisha Tandiwe Bell, Ilana Harris-Babou, Tahir Carl Karmali, and Jakob Kudsk Steensen.
On June 25, 2013, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis stood for 11 hours in pink sneakers, filibustering against a restrictive abortion bill and creating history. Bronx artist Alicia Grullón will recreate this piece of history in its entirety (in an identical pair of pink Mizuno shoes) from 10am until 9pm on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at BRIC House.
Steven Baines’ oil paintings aim to be metaphors for the passage of time, the brevity of human life. They often continue the traditions of Vanitas and Momento Mori paintings. However they are not heavy or morbid.