Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Orientation: Create Your Own TV Show

Orientation: Your 1st Step

Hello there, Future Media Mogul. Welcome to BRIC!

Want to have your film, TV show, or short air on our New York Emmy-winning, community-produced TV channel? It's possible. Learn more at orientation!

BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990— offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams.

So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place. BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next?

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BRIC
647 Fulton Street, Lobby, Brooklyn, New York 11217 USA

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Effective Social Media Engagement workshop with Matthew Deleget

Geared to visual artists working across all disciplines and at all levels of experience, this two-hour workshop will cover social media best practices for communicating effectively about your work, ideas, research, process, and exhibitions with the purpose of expanding and deepening your connection with the public. The workshop will also address related topics, such as goal setting, personal values, communication strategies, and the monetization of your social media presence. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn will all be discussed.

Matthew Deleget is an artist, curator, and arts worker. He is a co-founder of MINUS SPACE, a gallery based in Brooklyn, NY, specializing in contemporary reductive abstract art, and represents pioneering, emerging and established artists and estates from the United States, Europe, South America, and Australasia. He also teaches in the MFA Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts, NYC; Low-Res MFA Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and Professional Development Program at Creative Capital, NYC.

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Lower East Side Printshop
306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor, New York, New York 10018 United States

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Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Introductions 2019: Julia Wilson

Curated by Jason Andrew
Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th, 7-9pm
On view December 21 through January 23rd

Trestle is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of photographic work by Julia Wilson, curated by Jason Andrew. Julia's work was selected by Jason Andrew of Norte Maar from almost 400 submissions from our annual open call. This will be the first exhibition of Trestle’s 2019 season, which will focus exclusively on solo exhibitions.

“As a curator interested in what’s happening now, it was exciting to get to see artists submissions from around the world applying for this opportunity through Trestle Gallery. Julia Wilson stood out as one who has honed her skills in capturing the world around her. I gravitated to her painterly approach to the image and her unconventional use of her personal computer as camera. There is an intimacy yet universal experience that she captures in her work.” - Jason Andrew, curator

ABOUT JULIA WILSON
Julia Wilson is a photographic artist, who explores our relationship to and between text and image, as well as photographic materiality within our technological age. Using the large format view camera, Julia photographs constructed compositions of words, images, and indexical marks on the screen of her personal computer. The final images serve as foils to our media profuse cultural atmosphere and lingual inundation. Julia’s images have been featured on the photographic platforms, Aint-Bad, PHROOM, Fraction Magazine, Analog Forever, BU’s academic journal SEQUITUR. Julia received a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies with a concentration in Latin and Ancient Greek translation from the University of Virginia and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design. 

ABOUT JASON ANDREW
Jason Andrew is an independent scholar, curator, and producer. He is the Founding Partner at Artist Estate Studio, LLC, which manages the estates of Jack Tworkov, Janice Biala, and Elizabeth Murray as well as the studio of Robert Zakanitch to name a few. A prominent figure in the Brookyn art scene, Mr. Andrew is the co-founder and director of Norte Maar a non-profit now celebrating its 15th anniversary encouraging, promoting, and presenting collaborative projects in the arts. He can be followed on Twitter and Instgram: @jandrewARTS

Trestle Gallery
850 3rd Ave
Suite 411
BROOKLYN, New York 11232

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Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

BRIC, Orientation, Media Education

Want to have your film, TV show, or short air on our New York Emmy-winning, community-produced TV channel? It's possible. Learn more at orientation!

Walk-ins are welcome!
No entrance 15 minutes after orientation begins, or if we are at capacity 
All media education orientation sessions are FREE!
You DO NOT have to RSVP for orientation sessions at BRIC House or Brooklyn Public Library.

Have a question? Please call or email one of our friendly and helpful media education team members at 718.683.9338 / classes@BRICartsmedia.org for more info.

BRIC: You DO NOT have to RSVP
Meet at the BRIC Media Center (2nd Floor), TV Studio A
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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GIVE BACK HOLIDAY MARKET
Dec
15
to Dec 16

GIVE BACK HOLIDAY MARKET

Saturday + Sunday, December 15 + 16
12pm - 6pm

Mark your calendars for December 15 +16, when our newly expanded Brooklyn studio will be transformed into the third annual Give Back Holiday Market, a holiday shopping experience fully dedicated to supporting artisans and the social causes we believe in.

This year a percentage of all sales will go to Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) https://www.raicestexas.org/.

We hope you will join our collective action to support artists/designers and to make this an impactful giving season. This holiday, COME SHOP, LEARN, + GIVE BACK.

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/give-back-holiday-market-tickets-52227068568

IF you can’t make it please donate to RAICES directly and SHARE to inspire others to make this an impactful GIVING season.

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING: Intimate Eye, 3 Films at the Intersection of Theatre & Cinema

You're invited to the world premiere screening of three new films, all shot, produced, and edited by Brooklyn creatives.

You're invited to the world premiere screening of three short films produced, shot, and edited by Brooklyn-based creatives graduating from BRIC's groundbreaking and prestigious Intimate Eye class.

What is Intimate Eye?
Intimate Eye is an innovative and experimental course that explores the boundaries between filmmaking, cinematography, and black box theatre for the production of a compelling short film. 

With the close guidance of professional theater directors, lighting technicians, audio engineers, and seasoned actors, participants refined and shape theater script into a compelling and unique film piece that only BRIC can deliver.

BRIC House Ballroom
647 Fulton Street, (Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States

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Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

BRIC Orientation, Media Education

Want to have your film, TV show, or short air on our New York Emmy-winning, community-produced TV channel? It's possible. Learn more at orientation!

A Few Important Notes:
Walk-ins are welcome!
No entrance 15 minutes after orientation begins, or if we are at capacity.
All media education orientation sessions are FREE!
You DO NOT have to RSVP for orientation sessions at BRIC House or Brooklyn Public Library.

Have a question? Please call or email one of our friendly and helpful media education team members at 718.683.9338 / classes@BRICartsmedia.org for more info.

Meet at the BRIC Media Center (2nd Floor), TV Studio A

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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

2018 BRIC Media Arts Fellowship Film Screening

The beautiful worlds of art and media collide with a special screening of the 2018 BRIC Media Arts Fellowship on the BRIC House Stoop.

Come see what the 2018 Media Arts Fellows have been up to!

Attend a screening of work created by this year's Fellows, using the skills and knowledge they have acquired during their BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, which makes BRIC's Media Education courses, equipment and facilities available to professional Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists at no charge.

2018 Fellows are: Chloë Bass, Mildred Beltre, Sarah E. Brook, Esperanza Cortes, Caroline Falby, Michelle Gevint, David Cutler Kennedy, Jemila MacEwan, Alison Nguyen, Julie Petrusak, Kamran Shahraray, and Pacifico Silano.

BRIC House Stoop: The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.

BRIC 647 Fulton Street,Stoop, Entrance on Rockwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 USA

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Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

THE CHIRON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AND ENVIRONMENT ’18 The Thanksgiving Edition!

Featuring the World Premier of Doctor Kaufman’s thrilling cinematographic ballet,

DANCING NIGHT HAWK (an original story inspired by Native American Myths)

In this ‘The Phantastic Theater’ production, symphonic music pours through speakers as illustrative art flows on screen. Dance, puppetry and voice acting participate in vivid storytelling as world-class musicians, such as star of the Metropolitan Opera Jennifer Roderer and flutist/ composer Robert Dick perform virtuosic music integrated into the production!

Brilliant concerts artists then perform solo piano works, opera scenes and works featuring the world-famous sound world of Robert Dick.

We end with a performance of the premier environmental work, HUDSON VALLEY MUSIC - which features sound sculptures created from hundreds of natural sounds, video, virtuosic performances from concert artists and readings from such as John Muir, William Blake and Chief Seattle.

Emmy Award Winning Composer and steering committee leader, Joe Carroll takes a break from sailing the seven seas to speak with the audience!

https://soundartus.com/chiron/

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Nov
27
to Dec 12

BRIC Documentary Intensive 2019 (Application Closes Dec 12)

We are looking for 12 Brooklynites to take part in our two-time, New York Emmy -nominated BRIC Documentary Intensive program. Thinking that this program isn't for you or that you don't have what it takes to become a filmmaker? Before you allow that thought to take hold, consider these words from Ava DuVernay:

"I didn’t pick up a camera until I was 33 years old. I was a publicist at first and I was on a lot of sets. I observed the directors and I was like if that guy can do it, I can do it. He’s not that much smarter than me." —Ava DuVernay

4 MONTHS | 60 HOURS | Cost: $175 | Application Fee: $3 | Limited to 12 students
Application Opens: Thu, Nov 1
Application Closes: Wed, Dec 12
Class Begins: Feb 7, 2019

BRIC Documentary Intensive 2019 Schedule
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Phase 1 Thu Feb 7 - Apr 4 6:30 - 9:30PM
Phase 2 Wed Apr 10 - Jun 5 6:30 - 9:30PM
World Premiere of your Doc at BRIC House TBD

BRIC 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States

Please provide your Email Address: bfreebk@bricartsmedia.org

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Nov
27
to Dec 7

BRIC: B Free Awards 2019 Content Eligibility Deadline

  • The Media Center at BRIC House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The B FREE AWARDS was created with one goal in mind— to celebrate and honor the diverse voices that every week air over 650 hours of community-produced TV on Brooklyn Free Speech.

With 15+ statuettes up for grabs, diverse category choices, and an awards show that always brings the stars, the glamour, and the excitement— we only have one question: Why haven’t you submitted yet?

The 6th Annual B FREE AWARDS will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at BRIC House.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR B FREE AWARDS 2019

Content Eligibility Deadline
Friday, December 7, 2018

Eligibility Requirements
Your film, TV show, or short MUST be submitted for air on Brooklyn Free Speech on or before Friday, December 7, 2018 in order to be eligible for the 2019 B Free Awards.

Content Eligibility Period
B Free Awards 2019 is only open to content creators who have aired a film, TV show, or podcast on Brooklyn Free Speech from January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018. In order to make the December 31 cablecast deadline, you must apply for free channel time on or before Friday, December 7, 2018.

When can I submit my film, TV show, or podcast for the 2019 B Free Awards?
We'll announce when you can submit your content for the 2019 B Free Awards soon. As a reminder, you MUST apply for free channel time on Brooklyn Free Speech by Friday, December 7, 2018 in order to be eligibile for the 2019 B Free Awards.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY FILM, TV SHOW, OR PODCAST?
Submit a special for air on Brooklyn Free Speech before Friday, December 7, 7PM by speaking with Tyrone Gorin, Kareem Bland, or Gen Liu in our programming department. Call / email Tyrone, Gen, or Kareem at 718.683.5643 / 718.683.5644 / PROGRAMMING@BRICARTSMEDIA.ORG

HAVE A GENERAL QUESTION ABOUT THE B FREE AWARDS?
Call or email a member of the B Free Awards team at 718.683.5653 / BFreeAwards@BRICartsmedia.org.

The Media Center at BRIC House 647 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States

Please provide your Email Address: bfreebk@bricartsmedia.org

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Trestle Art Benefit
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Trestle Art Benefit

The Trestle Art Benefit (TAB) is our annual fundraiser featuring a silent auction of over 50 artworks by local and national artists, specialty items, and tasty treats and refreshments provided by local businesses. This year’s goal is to raise $40,000 to continue to grow Trestle's general programming, including Trestle Gallery Exhibitions, Art Talks & Events, opportunities for curators & artists, Trestle Artist Residency, Visiting Artist Residency, and Trestle Workshops.

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Oct
25
to Oct 28

Art Exhibition Opening || Temporary States

Temporary States is proud to present WELCOME, a pop up exhibition in Red Hook featuring paintings by Lihi Turjeman. One major piece, a large scale floor work based born from aerial views of the Statue of Liberty, forces the viewer to see this major icon of the USA from a drastically new perspective-- provoking a reconsideration of myths and appearances in the USA, and the gap between the imagined and real here.

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Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

GOS Closing Party

Whew!!  GOS 2018 is done.  

Come and have a drink.  You deserve it.  You need it!

On Sunday, October 21 from 6:30–10:00pm, join us at Threes Brewing as we wind down and wind up our biggest year ever! Over 400 artists, galleries and community businesses are participating this year – a testament to the great work being made in Gowanus.

A great Closing Party can only happen with the help of our generous friends – so a tip of the glass and Thank You to Threes Brewing for hosting and sponsoring the Closing Party!

COME EARLY, AND YOU MAY GET FREE MAGIC TICKETS…

So come party with the art, party with the artists, and let’s properly send off GOS 2018!

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Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Into the Void || Art Opening Reception

Please join us for the opening reception of the exhibition "Into the Void: Charles Sommer and Karmimadeebora McMillan." This show features recent work by the Brooklyn-based artists and is part of Gowanus Open Studios.

There will be a live performance from 8-9pm by Sugar Dome, an experimental music group that combines elements of jazz and improvisation while an artist creates freeform drawings

http://fringebk.com

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GOS Kick Off Party
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

GOS Kick Off Party

Ready for GOS?  Need a drink on Arts Gowanus?  Com'on by and meet other GOS artists. 

The Kickoff Party for Gowanus Open Studios 2018 is a truly special occasion – hosted by Vanderbilt Republic at Gowanus Loft, and featuring the massive new work AMERICA NOW SUITE by one of GOS founding artists, Dale Williams.

 GOS 2018 is our biggest year ever! Over 400 artists, galleries and community businesses are on board to celebrate the great work being made in Gowanus.

 The Kickoff Party can only happen with the help of our generous friends and supporters – so a tip of the glass and Thank You to Gowanus Wine Merchants! Strong Rope Brewery! and NY Distilling Co!

 Friday, October 19 at Gowanus Loft from 6-9pm – come party with the art, party with the artists, and properly kickoff GOS 2018!

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Gowanus Canal Shoreline Art Walk
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Gowanus Canal Shoreline Art Walk

Tour Highlights

  • Hike along the Gowanus shoreline while supporting the preservation of the Gowanus Canal.

  • Explore public art with local experts and learn about Gowanus’ quirky art scene.

  • Learn about the evolution of the neighborhood and how you can support its positive growth.

https://visit.org/united-states/gowanus-dredgers-canoe-club/nyc-walking-tour-gowanus-canal-shoreline-art-walk

$25 Fee

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THREE WALLS  || 9th Artists in Residence Exhibition
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

THREE WALLS || 9th Artists in Residence Exhibition

The Textile Arts Center, in partnership with The Vanderbilt Republic, is pleased to present THREE WALLS, the 9th Artists in Residence exhibition, on view from the September 20 to 23 at Gowanus Loft.

ARTISTS WORKING TOGETHER, ALONE, CONNECTED:

“THREE WALLS” BRIDGES STUDIO PRACTICES

Form & Function, Beauty & Value via Textile Arts Featured in the Final Exhibition of

Textile Arts Center’s 9th Cycle of Artists in Residence

September 20 - 23, 2018

Opening Reception: September 20, 6-9pm

Artist Talk: September 23, 7pm

“THREE WALLS” explores the concepts of beauty, language, function, value, and protection. The installation by Jamie Boyle, Rhonda Khalifeh, Junyu Li, Lily Moebes, Meghan O'Sullivan, Cory Siegler, Hannah Whelan, and Chang Yuchen will be an immersive experience in fiber arts.

During the nine months residency, the eight artists worked alone, together. Their studios comprised only 3 walls; the lack of a fourth wall necessitated that their practices be shared and that their work inspired and conversed with each other. Sculptural eyes seem to read hidden hand woven messages; a mutable quilt designed to be worn meets a large scale embroidered body, both crafted to protect; found images, layered and transformed, turn into paintings, while found materials are repurposed into sculptures; garments  research the dynamic relationship between maker/wearer and explore the complexities of function/value.

The  artists in “THREE WALLS” come from a range of creative backgrounds, and the collective body of work featured reflects this variety of experience. However there’s a sense of unity. An empathetic identification. In concept, form, and process, they are companions.

“ THREE WALLS” opens to the public 6-9p Thursday 20 September at Gowanus Loft (61 9th Street Brooklyn, 11215), and will run through Sunday 23 September, with weekend public gallery hours from 11am-8pm and an artist talk at 7pm on 23 September.

ABOUT TEXTILE ARTS CENTER

Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility founded in 2009, dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts.

ABOUT TAC’S ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Textile Arts Center's Artist in Residence (TAC’s AIR) program equips emerging artists and designers with resources and skills to better articulate their practices and contribute to their communities.

TAC's AIR program is one of the world's leading residency programs, focused on textile arts.  Situated at the intersection of a studio residency and an academic program, TAC AIR combines studio access with a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, regular critical dialogue and mentorship. Over the course of 9 months, the residents study weaving, knitting, and surface design, along with textile history, modern craft theory, and professional development. Structured bi-weekly critiques  are moderated by some of today’s leading textile artists, curators and innovators. The program culminates with a group exhibition, which showcases the work developed at the Textile Arts Center.

Since 2010, TAC AIR has graduated over fifty artists and designers. Our alumni are involved in a broad range of arts activities, including arts education, women’s international development, social activism, fashion and tech entrepreneurship, fine arts, regional makers movements and local community development initiatives.

 

ABOUT VANDERBILT REPUBLIC & GOWANUS LOFT

The Vanderbilt Republic (“VR”, est. 2009) is a creative agency based in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The agency was formed to catalyze the impact of creative expression in all modes. VR sees artists as leaders, activists, and agents for positive change. Through their work with the creative diaspora VR offers boutique solutions in: creative production, design & direction; artist representation; landscape projection design. George Del Barrio (b. 1976 Queens, NY) is VR’s Founder × Creative Director.

A collusion between Ashton Worthington Photography and The Vanderbilt Republic, Gowanus Loft (est. 2012) is a project space dedicated to the expansion and expression of creativity in all forms. Her 3000 ft sq project space has successfully nurtured a broad range of creative productions, from theatrical cabaret to camera obscura, and much more. All Loft installations are supported by VR creative/production.

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Brooklyn Clay Tour
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn Clay Tour

OPENING NIGHT PARTY at COOLER GALLERY; 22 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn

Thursday 9/6;  7-10pm

Show Open September 7th, 8th & 9th

The only weekend of it's kind, showcasing Brooklyn's vibrant ceramic community.  Over 275 artists at 20+ events, exhibitions, demonstrations & talks.

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Ecological City Pageant
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Ecological City Pageant

Ecological City is a cultural and climate action project engaging the Lower East Side community through creative strategies co-creating a theatrical pageant and environmental actions to develop and bring together climate resiliency and ecological sustainability plans, policies and solutions within the gardens, neighborhood and waterfront of the Lower East Side of New York City, and its contribution to city and global climate challenges. 

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ArtWorks: A Benefit for Arts Gowanus
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

ArtWorks: A Benefit for Arts Gowanus

ArtWorks is always a high energy, fun and exciting way to spend an evening: see a well-curated art exhibition, meet Gowanus artists, mingle with other art-lovers and enthusiasts, enjoy a variety of local food and beverages. But more importantly, you will make a significant contribution towards supporting the vibrant community of artists in Gowanus!

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In Between Daylight
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

In Between Daylight

"In Between Daylight" is a site-specific installation that references ideas of danger, fear and risk taking in an environment that may be beautiful, disorienting and haunting all at the same time. The piece calls attention to what immigrants and refugees may experience while crossing treacherous political and geographical borders in forests, jungles and bodies of water across the world, filled with hope to reach an unpredictable future.

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Unreality Bomb
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

Unreality Bomb

“Unreality Bomb “ is a term first coined by Roger White in a seminal book on contemporary art titled The Contemporaries. White used this term to characterize a painting that had pieces deliberately removed from it, as a stylistic choice. White’s statement describes the work chosen for this exhibition; work that has an unseen layer removed from it by artificial and fictional means, to create an impression of space.

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