Black Artstory Upcoming Events

Thu, Feb 19th, 2015

Come celebrate Black History Month with us by exploring the contributions that African-Americans have made in the arts. Don’t miss this week and next week’s FREE Black Artstory events taking place at the small businesses along Myrtle Avenue and other surrounding locations. All events are free of charge, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Rodeo Caldonia

Rodeo Caldonia

Remembering Rodeo Caldonia | Lisa Jones + Alva Rogers in conversation with Culture Critic Greg Tate
Take an insightful look at women artists of the black Brooklyn renaissance of the 1980s and 1990s, as profiled in Brooklyn Boheme, the recent HBO documentary by Nelson George. Writer Lisa Jones and writer/composer/performer Alva Rogers discuss the black women’s Fort Greene arts collective Rodeo Caldonia in a conversation facilitated by cultural critic Greg Tate.
When: Friday, February 20, 6-8pm
Where: Pillow Café, 505 Myrtle Avenue between Ryerson Street & Grand Avenue
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Image Credit- Naval History and Heritage Command

Image Credit- Naval History and Heritage Command

BLDG 92 presents: “Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future” Exhibition Tour (Tour)
BLDG 92 and Inside Out Tours offer an exhibition tour exploring African American Heritage and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
When: Saturday, February 21, 11am-12pm
Where: BLDG 92-Brooklyn Navy Yard Center, 63 Flushing Avenue at Carlton Avenue
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Cheyanne Epps + Jose de Jesus Rodriguez

Cheyanne Epps + Jose de Jesus Rodriguez

THESE HANDS BUILT: A Performance by Hot Hands (Performance)
The experimental music group Hot Hands will present a live performance inspired by the histories of former African American workers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Incorporating live instruments, samples, and vocals; the ensemble will interpret and transform environmental soundscapes, music from the 1940s, and the words of those who worked in the Yard as an homage to the Brooklyn Navy Yard as both space and historical catalyst.

When: Saturday, February 21, 5pm
Where: BLDG 92-Brooklyn Navy Yard Center, 63 Flushing Avenue at Carlton Avenue
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Image Credit: Estate of Arthur Mones; Making The Dance

Image Credit: Estate of Arthur Mones; Making The Dance

FOKUS presents: Making “The Dance” (Family Workshop)
Join art educators from FOKUS for a youth and family workshop celebrating the acclaimed visual artist and former Fort Greene resident Emilio Cruz. Participants will reinterpret Cruz’s 1962 painting “The Dance” by creating their own abstract artworks, as well as take a journey through popular social dances of the last 5 decades. Come ready to move!
When: Saturday, February 21, 3pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center, 177 Myrtle Avenue at Prince Street
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Image Credit: Nontsikelelo Mutiti and Dyani Douze; - I Cried Power!

Image Credit: Nontsikelelo Mutiti and Dyani Douze; – I Cried Power!

New Negress Film Society presents: “I Cried, Power!” On the Limits & Possibilities of Black Life
The New Negress Film Society presents an evening of digital media and live sound installation that re-imagines the concept of Afrofuturism in the wake of recent police violence in New York City and beyond. For our closing event, female-identified video and sound artists consider the realities of resistance and how revolutionary social movements can be built and sustained.
When: Saturday, February 28, 8-11pm
Where: The Emerson, 561 Myrtle Avenue between Emerson Pl & Classon Avenue
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