BRIC’s CURRENT THOUGHT-PROVOKING EXHIBIT, CALLED “GROTESQUE HISTORIES,” curated by Director of Visual Arts ELIZABETH FERRER and gallery Manager BASEERA KHAN, addresses the world’s condition through a historical span of iconographies. Three artists with distinct visual style — Enrique Chagoya, Aaron Johnson and Miguel Luciano — all draw attention to the absurdities of history, politics, religion..
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UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF ELIZABETH DABNEY HOCHMAN, a group of kids has been meeting for two years in Brooklyn Heights to talk about “life’s big questions.” Now, they are sharing what they found in a spirituality magazine for youth called KidSpirit, a beautifully designed project that she says is a first of its kind. The..
“I WAS RECENTLY IN BROOKLYN, selling my goods at the Renegade Craft fair and just loved the way [the Domino facory] looked over the bridge and on the water,” said artist NATE DUVAL. “Upon researching the factory, I discovered it had great history as well, and I just felt I needed to draw it. I..
AFTER FIVE YEARS OF DOCUMENTARY FILM-MAKING, PARK SLOPE RESIDENT NATHAN KENSINGER has, with admirable success, added still photography to his repertoire. This new hobby has landed him an exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library, a photo in Brooklyn Museum’s Click! exhibit and several new compadres in the sphere of New York photography. Kensinger’s favorite subject:..
TWO MONTHS AFTER THE BROOKLYN DODGERS won their 1955 world championship, FRED SIMMS started working for Con Edison in a cable-pulling crew. He made $40 a week. Months after Ike took his second oath of office, in ’57, Edward Fitzgerald joined Con Edison. He didn’t much like the job, but a recession was on, so..
LAST SUNDAY, THE MONTAGUE STREET BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (BID) co-sponsored the first of four block-closings that turned three blocks of Montague Street into ‘piazzas.’ While the 4th of July weekend was a slow time to try something new to promote this unusual street, that fact helped police, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Montague..
AS THE OCEAN-LOVING FIRST MATE OF TWO ALASKAN KING CRAB BOATS, JIM CLARK kept a fond eye on Red Hook while living in Williamsburg and Bushwick during the crabbing off-season. After a decade of calling Brooklyn home only part time, Clark ended his maritime career last year and finally settled in Red Hook, which he..
THE SPLASHY, ABSTRACT ART OF MARK T. SMITH might pop onto your radar this summer. The Pratt alum has been selected as an official Olympic artist for the 2008 Beijing games, the most recent highlight in a happening professional art career. Many years ago, hot off the Pratt presses, Smith landed his first major commission,..
MILADY HARTMANN’S two young girls are exactly who she had in mind when she began designing children’s clothing. In the bigger picture, though, she sees her daughters as representing the colorful young faces that comprise the fabric of Brooklyn. Hartmann is part Haitian, part French, and her husband, Philippe, is part Canadian, part French, so..
THE FIRST CARROLL PARK KIDS’ CONCERT of the summer was an energetically charged and well-attended affair, despite early concerns that it might not happen. The free concert series’ fate was in doubt due to lack of funding and leadership until SIMMI DEGNEMARK stepped in to lead a small but determined all-mother volunteer team to revive..