In Search of One City: Sensing (in)equality
An art exhibit at the Old Stone House & Washington Park
Katherine Gressel, Curator
Exhibition dates: August 13-October 10, 2015
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, August 13, 6-9pm
Exhibiting Artists: Artist Volunteer Center & With Food in Mind, Daniel Bejar, Mildred Beltre & Oasa DuVerney,Jennifer Dalton, Laura Hadden & Tennessee Watson, Brian Fernandes-Halloran, Sue Jeong Ka, Kenneth Pietrobono, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Dread Scott, Jody Wood
Location: The Old Stone House & Washington Park, 5th avenue between 3rd and 4th street, Park Slope. Hours: Friday 3-6pm; or by appointment, (718) 768-3195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All public programs are free and will take place at the Old Stone House
Sunday, Sept. 13, 12-3pm: Know Your Rights screen printing & tenants’ rights workshop with Oasa DuVerney & Mildred Beltre (Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine)
Artists Oasa DuVerney & Mildred Beltre (of the Brooklyn Hi-Art Machine) will guide participants in making silk-screen posters based on images from their new comprehensive guide to tenants’ rights and community art-making. You will go home with your own posters containing important information you need to know as a tenant. In addition to the artists discussing their own experiences as community artists and organizers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, participants will be given advice and resources to address their individual issues.
** A public interest lawyer will be onsite between 1-2pm to answer specific questions. **
** Light refreshments will be served **
** Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty making art!! **
Please RSVP HERE and also let us know any individual topics/questions you’d like addressed! –please bring lease agreements, contracts, and other supporting documents related to your individual housing questions!
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Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7-9pm: Panel discussion/workshop: Sensing AND Doing Something About Inequality: artists & arts groups share their strategies.
Participants include Jason Maas, Founder/Director, Artist Volunteer Center, Caroline Woolard and Vicky Virgin, Co-Founders, BFAMFAPhD; Daonne Huff, Project Manager, Groundswell; and Jody Wood, artist, Beauty in Transition project, with an opening performance by Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (with panelist Becca Lynch). Moderated by Caron Atlas, Director of Arts & Democracy.
How can artists empower both themselves and others to overcome financial and social barriers? How can YOU get involved as an artist or citizen? Part panel discussion, part workshop and skill-share, this event will briefly consider the current NYC mayoral administration’s progress in addressing income inequality—particularly with respect to the specific needs and contributions of artists and arts organizations. Various artist-led initiatives will also discuss their work tackling inequality at a more grassroots level, including developing more affordable and equitable alternatives to traditional art spaces, schools and studios, and meaningful artist-community relationships.
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Please RSVP HERE and let us know any questions you’d like addressed!
Sunday, Oct. 4, 11am-3pm: Museum Hue Mentorathon: Creative Career Exchange career readiness fair
co-organized by Museum Hue, produced by Monica Montgomery
Young professionals, recent graduates, career changers, unemployed persons and all others are welcome to join this fall Mentorathon focused on professional advancement as a building block to financial success. Participants will receive career guidance and mentorship by community minded professionals, artists and entrepreneurs. Museum Workers Speak NYC and NYC Legacy Builders will be on hand to facilitate roundtables, resume clinics and guidance, all with a focus on creative careers. Keynote speakers include Career Resilience coach Michele Martin, small Business success coach Franne McNeal, and Youth & Political Advocate Brian Cunningham. Curator Katherine Gressel and Old Stone House director Kim Maier will be onsite starting at 10am to show people around the exhibition and offer informal resume advice.
About Museum Hue:
Museum Hue advances the viability and visibility of people of color, utilizing museums, arts and culture as a medium for discussion, creation, and solutions. The goal of Museum Hue’s Mentorathons is to directly connect neighbors and job seekers in need of inspiration, guidance and work to career resources, human services, professional development and personal enrichment. Our daylong intensives build equity and add value in the community by fusing the interests of seekers, solvers and service organizations in one room in one day. We operate in a framework of generosity; intentionality, community engagement and solutionary thinking to increase the access everyday people have to creative careers, fellowships, graduate school, resume clinics, internships and more.
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7-9pm: Closing Party and Film Screening
This last chance event to meet the curator and artists before the show closes will begin with a screening of an expanded film from the exhibition, Alison and Pauline by artist Sue Jeong Ka, which seeks to formalize the often unwritten relationship between female domestic workers and their employers. A brief Q&A with the artists and curators will follow, and the exhibition will be open until 9pm!