Last August, BRIC celebrated the summer with the local community at the WE ARE BROOKLYN Block Party, presented by the Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) and Artist-in-Residence Najee Omar. Alongside artists, local partners, and performers, the ICAC invited Community Heroes, a community-based public art project that celebrates the everyday heroes in our neighborhoods, to join the party. The project, a series of large-scale portraits and biographies of the heroes, is now on view in Fort Greene Park and Commodore Barry Park. Below, Community Heroes founder Jasmin Chang talks about her experience working with individuals and organizations around Fort Greene.
Last week, we announced the full schedule for BRIC House Sessions, a weekly music series that takes place Thursdays at BRIC House in the spring. With these shows, the spirit of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is alive in our Fort Greene headquarters as we present world-class concerts with internationally-renowned artists.
While we always work to bring the Bandshell vibes to BRIC House, this year we’re excited to bring some actual Celebrate Brooklyn alums to our Ballroom stage.
On Monday, December 3, 2018, BRIC will hold a screening of work by the 12 BRIC Media Arts Fellows. The screening is a culmination of the year-long fellowship opportunity, which provides visual artists with the skills and resources needed to incorporate multimedia to their artistic practice, via BRIC's Media Education classes and facilities. The work presented provides a glimpse into how these artists have used media in their art. We asked a few of the 2018 Fellows to share their thoughts on the experience and impact the fellowship had on their work.
Dancer and choreographer Janeill Cooper grew up dancing her way around New York City—and she has recently ended up at BRIC House as part of our BRIClab residency program with after the credits (work-in-progress). In this Q&A, we talk to Janeill about her choreographic inspiration, the importance of highlighting artists of color, and how NYC has influenced her work.
Xenia Rubinos is all about experimenting and discovering. Whether she’s incorporating a new style into her music, exploring nooks & crannies in Brooklyn, or trying out the latest technology in her music videos, this soulful singer-songwriter is up for anything. Learn more about Xenia on our blog, and see her perform on Friday, October 19 as part of BRIC JazzFest!
Growing up in a musical family in New Zealand, Mark de Clive-Lowe has enjoyed jazz music—as both a listener and performer—around the world. His international voice and unique style comes to BRIC JazzFest Marathon this year, so learn more about him with this Q&A.
As part of BRIC JazzFest 2017, our media partner ALL ARTS filmed several performances that took place in the Artist Studio and Ballroom during our BRIC JazzFest Marathon. The new ALL ARTS program The Set List brings music audiences to the foot of the stage with live performances, exclusive back-stage access, and in-depth artist interviews—and its premiere episode takes you to BRIC JazzFest 2017