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Art Talks Brooklyn with The Brooklyn Museum, FiveMyles and Brooklyn Metal Works @ The Way Station
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
Art Talks Brooklyn
A new speaker series highlighting the Brooklyn art scene and a great opportunity to get your networking on. Monthly, we will invite three speakers from different art organizations, each allotted 15 minutes, to share what they are doing and how the arts positively impact our community.
Alicia Jean-Noel, Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum is based in the heart of one of the most diverse, creative, and exciting urban centers in the world. At the Brooklyn Museum you can explore an extensive and comprehensive permanent collection that includes ancient Egyptian masterpieces, African art, European painting, decorative arts, period rooms, and contemporary art. You’ll also experience intelligent, cutting-edge exhibitions and programs that reflect a fresh view of traditional and historical works as well as engagement with today’s most important artists and artistic practices and ideas.
During this talk, Alicia Boone, Assistant Manager for Adult Programs will explore how the Brooklyn Museum has continued to re-invent itself in the 21st century by activating your public space and hosting socially engaged exhibitions and public programming.
Hanne Tierney, Director, FiveMyles, Crown Heights
FiveMyles, is an exhibition and performance space located in a 1.500 sq. ft. former garage, in the residential neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. It was founded in 1999 by the performance artist Hanne Tierney and the theater director Phil Soltanoff, with the mission of advancing public interest in strong experimental work in all media, of commissioning the creation of new work, of seeking out and presenting the work of under-represented artists of color, and of bringing art into a community that lies outside the mainstream of art activity.
For the past 15 years FiveMyles has been a strong cultural hub in the neighborhood, and it has rapidly gained a wide reputation for the excellence of its exhibition, its important support of artists of color and its participation to fueling the New York art world with innovative and stimulating work.
Brian Weissman, Brooklyn Metal Works
Brooklyn Metal Works (BKMW) is a metal art studio that offers space to rent for the development of work in the metalsmithing field, as well as offering concept based classes and gallery space to promote artists, designers and makers.The intention of this studio is to present a safe working and learning environment, complete with a wide inventory of tools and equipment. This collaborative setting is designed to foster exploration, encourage experimentation, and strengthen the knowledge base of all involved. Brooklyn Metal Works aims to promote the field of metalsmithing and to further critical dialogue among those who practice, write and invest time and energy into the field.