BRIC Receives 11 New York Emmy Award Nominations

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00PM

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.

BRIC Receives 11 New York Emmy Award Nominations

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00PM

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.

Celebrate Black History Month with BRIC

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 5:15PM

February is Black History Month, which honors the history, achievements, and contributions of African Americans. We've compiled a selection of BRIC programming that contributes to the spirit of this special month. Join us for these events!

Featured Artist: Janie B Samuels

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:00PM

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.

Meet our Fall 2017 BRICworkspace Artists-in-Residence!

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 4:15PM

BRIC is pleased to highlight the four recipients of our BRICworkspace visual artist residency program for Fall 2017. BRICworkspace provides professional, practicing artists with free studio space, a stipend for materials, and visits with curatorial staff from BRIC and other local institutions, and an open studio event. The residency program is now in its fourth year and is open to artists who live, work, or were born in Brooklyn. This fall's residents include Jonathan Allen, Tusia Dabrowska, Maria Hupfield and Josephine Messer. These artists all share studio space at 505 State Street, a satelitte residency location generously donated by Alloy.

Featured Artist: Sara Jean-Baptiste

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:15AM

Sara Jean-Baptiste is a Brooklyn-based visual artist who creates illustrative work inspired by strong and confident Black women that uses vibrant images and bold colors to produce a dramatic yet calm feel. Her work sends a message about strong, ambitious Women of Color who are often overlooked in our society. Jean-Baptiste studied illustration at the Fashion Institution of Technology. After graduation with an AAS in Illustration, Jean sought out to continue her career in art. She works at live events in which you can find her creating images based on the flow of the audience and in her studio where she is often creating work based on current events.

B Free Awards 2014

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:00PM

It’s BRIC first ever B Free Awards! We decided it was time to celebrate what makes Brooklyn Free Speech Television programming unique, original, momentous, and AWESOME. Take a trip down memory lane with us!

B Free Awards 2015

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:45PM

What do you think when you hear the words B Free? A few things that come to mind for us are soaring high, unlimited possibilities, freedom of speech, and of course, the B Free Awards. Take a trip down memory lane with us!

BRIC Wins Two New York Emmy Awards

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:00PM

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce that it won two (2) New York Emmy Awards at the 60th Annual New York Emmy® Awards on Saturday, May 6, 2017. What makes this win extra special is that both of BRIC's media initiatives brought home one trophy each. One for BRIC TV, the Brooklyn-focused nonprofit cable channel and digital network BRIC launched to acclaim last year, and one for a community-produced show produced through BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech public access initiative.

B Free Awards 2017: Celebrating Women’s Voices

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:30PM

Exactly one month ago today, on Saturday, April 1, there was something special in the air. It was different, something reminiscent of creation and celebration, community and achievement, pride and excitement. What was it? It was the 4th Annual B Free Awards, Brooklyn Free Speech’s celebration of the thousands of hours of programming created by its dedicated producers— and it did not disappoint one bit!

The theme of the 2017 B Free Awards was “Celebrating Women’s Voices” and the evening’s signature colors of pink and gold beautifully complemented the various attires. Red carpet hosts Jessica Mason and Angela-Renee Coakley made sure everyone got their “15 minutes of fame” while guests were enjoying the food delicacies.

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BRIC Receives 19 New York Emmy Award Nominations

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00PM

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce that it has received 19 nominations for the 60th Annual New York Emmy® Awards. The nominations include 13 for BRIC TV, the Brooklyn-focused nonprofit cable channel and digital network BRIC launched to acclaim last year, and six for shows produced through BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech public access initiative.

BRIC is Innovating With the Best of Them

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 5:00PM

Movies aren’t keeping up with TV. TV is trying to out-movie movies. The most radical act of mainstream art I saw in 2016 was a show where people sat together in a room, talking, and we watch human drama play out moment by moment, each week.

Interview with Leaks artist Tai Hwa Goh

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:45PM

We interviewed artist Tai Hwa Goh about her installation, Leaks in the hallway of BRIC House. She creates brightly colored, delicately layered installations from hand-printed paper. The title of her installation, Leaks, references the unintended and therefore undesired openings for fluid to escape a container. Leaks can also be seen as the point where the contents of a container and exterior material can be exchanged. For her installation at BRIC, Goh uses BRIC House as a metaphorical body or container of the brimming creative minds of the people that walk its halls and inhabit its spaces. We wanted to know more about her practice as an artist, and the colorful work she created. 

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