BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce that it has received 11 nominations for the 61st Annual New York Emmy® Awards. The nominations include nine for BRIC TV, the Brooklyn-focused nonprofit cable channel and digital network BRIC launched to acclaim in 2015, and two for shows produced through BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech Public Access initiative.
BRIClab is our commissioning and residency program for local artists working in music, dance, theater and multidisciplinary performance. As part of the program, we encourage artists to learn from their experience and take time to understand how the audience feels about the work. This is where you, the audience, come in! Each BRIClab performance is followed by a dialogue between the artist and audience, where you can provide valuable feedback for the continued development of the work. Learn about these amazing artists and be a part of their process!
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.