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BRIC Youth Take-over: Youth Media & Curatorial Fellowships + Opening Reception

Please join us for the Opening Reception of BRIC's Emerging Creators Exhibition, Youth Media Festival: 10th Annual Concrete Stories & Youth Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition: The World Reflected In Your Eyes.


Thur, May 25 2023
5PM ET - 7:30 PM ET





BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Please join us for the Opening Reception of BRIC's Emerging Creators Exhibition, Youth Media Festival: 10th Annual Concrete Stories & Youth Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition: The World Reflected In Your Eyes.





5PM  Red carpet & Galleries open for viewing

5:15 PM Youth Curatorial Fellows Panel (Stoop)

6:20 PM Concrete Stories Film Festival Screening (Ballroom)

7:30 PM Reception: Mingle, refreshments, music & photo-op 



Emerging Creators
is BRIC’s yearly student exhibition celebrating the work of young artists and media makers from BRIC's Youth Education Residency Programs in public schools and community centers across Brooklyn and beyond.

This year’s student exhibition showcases a selection of the work created by over 800  young artists. BRIC Teaching Artists partner with more than 40 schools and 12 community-based organizations every year, located across 23 Brooklyn neighborhoods to deliver quality arts education. Emerging Creators is a platform for youth voices exploring diverse topics including community,  identity, activism and current events. Our young artists experimented in a wide range of media, including: mosaic, mixed media, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, podcasting, animation, and filmmaking, to produce artworks that explored the issues and events shaping the post-pandemic world. 

BRIC House is a one-stop shop for emerging creators and equips its partners to innovate and document the artistic growth of our youth. The mission of the Youth Education & Family Programs Department is to work  with underserved communities and under-resourced schools  to nurture creativity while providing accessibility to media education, technology, equipment and career exploration. This exhibition embodies the creative courage, thoughtfulness, and resiliency of the youth.


Youth Curatorial Exhibition: The World, Reflected In Your Eyes is an immersive exhibition about our realities. What are your revolutionary ideas for the future? What problems are we trying to solve? What do you want out of this reality? The room will be split into two sides: one side is a natural, blooming dreamscape. The other side is industrial, steampunk; this is open to interpretation. Together, the two sides represent imagination for multiple futures. The future is open to interpretation, based on the effects of the social challenges of the present.The Youth Curatorial Fellowship invites young up-and-coming artists to share their views on the present and their visions for the future. How do you want our world and your world to look in the future?



BRIC Youth Media Festival: 10th Annual Concrete Stories, is an immersive film festival curated by and featuring young storytellers. Concrete Stories aims to promote conversations around the power and potential of young people by showcasing authentic, entertaining, and diverse works by New York youth media makers.



Venue Information:

BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough. 

Beginning Nov. 1, 2022, attendees of any BRIC House programming will no longer have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the building. Masks are encouraged but not required in all BRIC operated spaces. If you have questions regarding this protocol, please email For our full BRIC House COVID-19 policy, visit:

BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Benno Orlinsky at or (718) 683-5637.