Friday, February 8
With a focus on artists of African descent from the late 20th century through today, we will celebrate and explore the work of artists from Basquiat and the street art movement, through artists working today, such as Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, and Sanford Biggers.*
We celebrate Brooklyn as a world cultural capital, and have invited teaching artists to work with our students in hands-on workshops. The artists include Kameelah Rasheed who will lead a workshop that challenges older students to address and break down stereotypes with art. Bryan Collier will conduct a collage-water color workshop geared towards the younger students. Full Force Dance will conduct a dance workshop for students and adults of all ages. Daze will discuss the evolution of, and his involvement with, the street art-hip hop movement of the 1970s and 1980s. Stay tuned for information about workshop pre-registration.
Mark your calendar and plan to join us for an evening of art, hip hop rhythms, spoken word, modern dance and our annual community dinner!
*Learn more about the artists we’re celebrating and those that will be conducting the workshops: