Black Artstory Month 2017

Tue, Jan 10th, 2017


We are proud to present the 5th Annual Black Artstory Month, THE ALTAR: RITUALS OF HEALING IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, February 1-28. Our month-long event series and Artwalk explores the vital role and traditions around healing, restoration, and realignment in African Diasporic communities. FREE events take place every Friday evening and include everything from dance performances, visual art and live exhibitions to film screenings and poetry readings. Featuring the work of over 30 Brooklyn-based visual artists, the Artwalk & happenings take place at venues along Myrtle Avenue including Ingersoll Community Center, Leisure Life NYC, Pillow Cafe-LoungePratt Institute and the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 92 among others.


KICK-OFF EVENT  with videos by BRIC | interactive art, dance & video
“The Altar” Kickoff Celebration co-presented by FOKUS
Date: Friday, Feb 3, 6-9pm
Location: Ingersoll Community Center, 177 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn

Healing & Self-Preservation as Resistance | film, video & performance
presented by Present Futures
Date: Friday, Feb 10, 7-9pm
Location: Pratt Institute Film/Video Department, 550 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
(entrance through parking lot)
*Space is limited/ arrive Early

Poems About My Rights: We Will Not Go Silently | spoken word & poetry
presented by Willow Arts Alliance
Date: Friday, Feb 17, 6-8pm
Location: Leisure Life NYC, 559 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
*Space is limited/ arrive Early

 A Seat at the Table” | art making, movement & dance
This Black Artstory CLOSING EVENT is presented by Museum Hue and BLDG 92
Date: Friday, Feb 24, 6-9pm
Location: BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Ave at Carlton Avenue

Click here to view the art walk map!

RSVP for all Black Artstory events here

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