February is Black History Month, which honors the history, achievements, and contributions of African Americans. We've compiled a selection of BRIC programmingthat contributes to the spirit of this special month. Join us for these events!
BRIC is proud to present twelve artists who are the recipients of the 2018 Media Art Fellowship. Each year, BRIC's Contemporary Art and Media Education programs sponsor the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship makes BRIC's Media Education courses and facilities available at no charge to professional Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists. We provide classes and technical assistance in video and digital production and in post-production technologies. The 2018 recipients are: Chloë Bass, Mildred Beltre, Sarah E. Brook, Esperanza Cortes, Caroline Falby, Michelle Gevint, David Cutler Kenndy, Jemila MacEwan, Alison Nguyen, Julie Petrusak, Kamran Shahraray, and Pacifico Silano.
In conjunction with our OPEN (C)ALL: TRUTHexhibition this past fall, BRIC had the chance to present an installation by Brooklyn-based artist Graham Caldwell at a satelitte location in the lobby of TF Cornerstone’s new residential building at 33 Bond Street in Brooklyn.
Janie B. Samuels is a Brooklyn artist whose work centers around politics, intimate relationships and nature setting based on her everyday life. Samuels received her BA from Bennington College, Vermont and later received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Samuels express her ideas through media/videos, drawings, paintings and most recently photographic gel transfer; all together her ideas are based on the aspects of humanity. She seeks to transform images and videos into personal and universal stories that would hold observers’ attention and form connections.
We know that you love coming to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer to experience the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, and our staff gets pretty jazzed about the shows, too! Check out some of our favorite shows and memories from this year!
This year’s OPEN (C)ALL: TRUTH exhibition featured the work of over 125 artists from BRIC’s Contemporary Artist Registry, each responding to the question “What is real and true for you?” From the exhibition, two awardees emerged - a "Viewer's Choice" winner, determined through votes by the public; and a "Best in Show" winner, determined by members of BRIC's Contemporary Art staff and select past exhibition artists. Roughly 350 individuals cast the “Viewer’s Choice” award.