Congratulations to Zalika Azim, Shelly Bahl, Mimi Bai, Julian Chams, Dain DeltaDawn, Sareh Imani, Mei Kazama, Nsenga Knight, and Gustavo Prado, BRIC's summer 2019 artists-in-residence! BRICworkspace provides emerging and mid-career artists with essential resources and support as well as critical feedback and exposure of their work.
This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we asked members of our staff to tell us about Asian and Pacific Islander groups, people, and historical moments that inspire or resonate with them.
Travis Wood's animated short, One Peg Boss is an incredbly well-produced film that reminds us of the power of gratitude and remembering how lucky we all are. Watch the Emmy-winning piece now and get transported to your lucky place!
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!