The words “art” and “artists” will always get associated with these three words: “Greenpoint”, “Williamsburg” and “Bushwick. North Brooklyn has garnered the reputation as a thriving community of artists. But what do those three places say about “public art”? The community itself is a conducive space where creativity flows. Yet, is the need for community engagement being addressed? These are the questions leading to the creation of the “North Brooklyn Public Arts Coalition”, also known as “nbART”, to increase awareness of public art in the North Brooklyn area. There is just too much talent brewing and expressed there for the community to absorb. Art in Odd Places definitely supports nbART’s vision and we expect great things along the way for the organization.
nbART recently had a successful relaunch party last October 5. We contacted Arielle Friedman, Curator and Deputy Director of Marketing, and Katie Denny, Executive Director, to give us more information about their organization.
|nbART Team: Cara Jordan,Linda Gao,Arielle Friedman,Mollie Cashwell, Katie Denny,|
· In July 2009 (and still on view on India Street between West Street and the East River) our kick off project was the “India Street Mural Project,” which featured six site-specific murals created by six artists/collectives that reinvigorated a Greenpoint waterfront, unused industrial site. That fall, we partnered with a Brooklyn-based film organization, Moviehouse, to produce a bi-weekly film series that was screened in between the murals.
|Jason Krugman’s “Living Objects”|
|“Future Phenomena” by Amanda Browder.|
|Brooklyn-based artist Nick Yulman|
Thank you nbART and keep us posted with your future events!