The Portrait is Politicalis a trio of exhibitions united by Jaishri Abichandani, Liz Collins, and Texas Isaiah's varied use of portraiture to explore and validate the idea of the individual. These artists, and the artists brought together by curator and artist Liz Collins, each use their work to focus on subjects who represent marginalized, under-recognized communities in Brooklyn.
What role did the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church have in the struggle against the Atlantic Yards development? How does the design of Fort Greene Park both unify and divide our community? How do the women and immigrant-owned businesses shape our neighborhood? For members of the Future Historical Society, these questions laid the groundwork for a set of audio stories created to unlock the significance of seven diverse locations in Fort Greene.
"Three years ago, I was asked by a colleague to consider doing radio. I didn’t have a professional background in the medium and so I doubted myself. But she believed that I had something to offer." As we approach the end of Women's History Month, we wanted to highlight the talented and wonderfully awesome Savona Bailey-McClain who offers a whole lot to Brooklyn Free Speech Radio.
With just two weeks left to see the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition, get to know some of the #BRICBiennial artists! Read on to learn more about Gustavo Prado, Katya Grokhovsky, Levan Mindiashvili, Myeongsoo Kim, Sarah E. Brook, and Dale Williams.
Hear from Future Historical Society member Jerry Pura, who has lived in Fort Greene since 2012. In this blog post, Jerry explains how the storytelling ‘tasks’ assigned prior to each FHS meeting help build empathy, trust, and community amongst members—plus learn how you can submit your own responses!
No matter your age, The Knights Family Show allows everyone to sing, dance, and learn about music! At this event on SAT, MAR 30, Syrian born/Brooklyn-based clarinetist Kinan Azmeh joins The Knights as they play some of his original music.
In celebration of Women’s Herstory Month, we wanted to take a moment to highlight the immensely talented women artists in the current exhibition at BRIC, the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition. We are proud to say that more than half of the artists in the Biennial are women; this comes on the heels of a year where BRIC showed 15 solo exhibitions of female artists! Led by female curators Elizabeth Ferrer and Jenny Gerow, BRIC knows many more than just #5womenartists, so read on for 11 excellent examples.
Meet PJ Ryan, Ushi, Blair Tate, and Chris Red, hosts of the Highly Melanated podcast which airs on Brooklyn Free Speech Radio. On this last day in the month of Black History, we wanted to highlight this extraordinarily talented quad who have funny and dynamic conversations centered around what People of Color face every day.