OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 18 | 6-8PM
ON VIEW THROUGH JUNE 18, 2017
CURATED BY BRIC'S EDUCATION TEAM
BRIC is pleased to present The 29th Annual Contemporary Art Education Exhibition, showcasing the creative works of students who have participated in BRIC’s school-based residency programs that bring contemporary artists and their studio practices into the classroom. This year, students drew from personal experience, historical and current events, mythology, and world cultures to create works that reflect their communities, hopes, and boundless potential. Guided by an extraordinary group of BRIC Teaching Artists, student artists have produced works in a wide range of media including mosaic, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, animation and filmmaking to explore the issues, conditions and events shaping their world today – culturally, politically, environmentally, and globally. This year, students bravely tapped into their creativity and artistry to make sense of the world around them and to influence the direction of their future.
The exhibition represents over 800 student works from 57 residencies in 29 schools located in 16 Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Brownsville, Bay Ridge, Prospect Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Midwood, Ft. Greene, Willamsburg, Boruem Hill, Coney Island, Ft. Hamilton, Park Slope, East New York, Bed-Stuy, Greenpoint, Sunset Park, Weeksville, Red Hook, and Carroll Gardens.
Family Days on May 27 & June 10, 2017 will take place in conjunction with the exhibition. These are free and open to the public.
The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators.