We are thrilled to have new artist resident’s Brooklyn Hi! Art Machine join us, in partnership with the Brooklyns Children’s Museum, in Brower Park!
Mildred Beltre and Oasa Duverney, the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, will be working on a second edition of their Guide to Tenants Rights and Community Activities.
In addition to updated tenant information the guide will feature stories of the effects of gentrification on individual lives. They will also create a fence weaving!
Throughout their residency they will also host community events:
Sunday, August 21
Gavin Cato bike repair event and bike giveaway. Community members are invited to bring their bicycles for a free tune up. We will also have up to 6 refurbished bicycles to give away to anyone that needs them. 12-6pm
Saturday, September 3rd
Working Mothers Labor Day Celebration
Join the BK Hi-Art Machine in celebrating all mothers and their endless labor. We will have treats and art activities. 4-6pm.
Tenant rights lawyer visiting hours
Drop in and ask the tenants rights lawyer your housing questions! First Come First Served Times/dates TBD
Tentative dates: September 10th and September 17th.
Packed room only for our first ever workshop at the ArtBuilt Mobile Studio at Ave C Plaza. So excited to bring poetry to the public spaces of NYC. Gabriel and Shahana led an AMAZING workshop . Big thanks to everyone that came out and the great work that Urban Word does every day!
For the month of June, the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts / BIPA is offering free classes in the mobile studio. And last night was the first one!
Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23 and Tuesday June 28 –– 4:15 – 6:30 PM
Bangla singing class with Nilofar Jahan (4:15- 5:15)/ Bangla Language class with Annie Ferdous (5:15-6:30 PM )
It was so lovely we held the language class outside!
Our first day of programming at the Ave C Plaza in Kensington Brooklyn! Today we welcomed two arts projects:
Creative Impact Portrait Studio which documents and shares the unique faces and diverse gifts of the Kensington community. On June 4 and 5, community residents are invited to pose for their portraits (first come first served) inside the Mobile Studio while answering the question, “What is your gift—a talent or skill—you can give to your neighborhood?” Each individual or group will receive a printed copy of their photograph. The collection of photographs will be shared in real time, on social media, and printed on large vinyl banners that will decorate the plaza. The Photo Studio is a way for the Kensington community to engage with itself across age or social boundaries, showcasing how a community’s individual strengths are exponentially more powerful when mobilized as a whole.
Neighborland/ I want ____ in Kensington Is a participatory visual way for community members to discuss what they’d like to see in their neighborhood. Supported by Council District 39’s Participatory Budgeting office, the project asks neighbors to share ideas about amenities, improvements, programming or infrastructure they wish Kensington could have. Written on a large signboard or on paper flyers displayed around the plaza, these community-sourced ideas help Kensington residents imagine the changes they want to see, and (through Participatory Budgeting), give them a way to make those changes happen.
Come join us at Avenue C and McDonald Ave for arts and culture programming all June!
First Up: The Creative Impact Photo Studio with our partners at The Village of Art and Humanities. We will be taking pictures of neighborhood residents and asking the question: “what is your gift?” stay tuned for what we find and for a schedule of events!
What a great day! We met a million great people and also got to share about the artist residencies we are doing in NYC parks!! and show great images about what happens when you put the mobile studio + art into our great parks….. LIKE THIS:
for more info on the event: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/24/parks-without-borders-summit
We’ll be at: THE POINT (6 train to Hunts Point Ave, walk under the Bruckner, then turn right on Garrison Ave)
Starting at 11:00 am the mobile studio will be having an open house! Come say hello and check out the studio…. or at 3pm come see:
- Making Cultural Production Visible: Mobile Print Power and the ArtBuilt Mobile Studio
Artist Patrick Rowe, representing multi-generational printmaking collective Mobile Print Power (MPP), will present a workshop exploring MPP’s work and the experience of using the ArtBuilt Mobile Studio as a platform for publicly-engaged art-making.