WINDOWS: Framing the Future
BRIC’s 31st Annual Contemporary Art Student Exhibition
Opening Reception: May 23, 6-8PM
Family Day: June 8, 2019
On view: May 24 - June 16, 2019
(BROOKLYN, MAY 3, 2019) — BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn is proud to announce its 31st annual student exhibition, WINDOWS: Framing the Future. On view from May 24 - June 16, 2019 with an opening reception on May 23 from 6-8pm, this exhibition enables the students creating visual and media art through BRIC’s extensive educational programming to showcase their work in a professional setting in BRIC’s gallery. It brings together 34 schools, 5 community centers, 14 academic grades, and the works of more than 500 students from all over Brooklyn in one cohesive exhibition at BRIC House.
Each work presented in the exhibition is a window into the lives of the students who created it. WINDOWS: Framing the Future will give an authentic glimpse into how these young artists perceive the world, how Brooklyn has shaped who they are, and the change they hope to see in the future. For 31 years BRIC has presented this exhibition of student art as a culmination of the work completed in their after school art residencies. Artist teachers use visual art concepts and techniques to help students gain confidence in creative self-expression, as well as to better understand academic subjects. BRIC’s Contemporary Art Education residency program serves over 2,000 students each year. The residency empowers students through expanded artistic methods and ideas that inspire creativity while reinforcing classroom learning and social skills. Across a variety of mediums including video, photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture WINDOWS: Framing the Future will celebrate the young artists and creators of our future that reside within our own neighborhoods.
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. The organization presents and incubates work by artists and media-makers that reflects the diversity of New York. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. BRIC’s main venue, BRIC House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio and artist work spaces. BRIC’s acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park; groundbreaking media initiatives, including BRIC TV, BRIC Radio, and Brooklyn Free Speech; and renowned contemporary art exhibitions. BRIC also offers education and community-building programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.
In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach newaudiences. BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables BRIC to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.
Account Coordinator, Cultural Counsel