Students from neighborhoods across Brooklyn experienced life as photographers last summer as part of the JustArts photography program. For three months, 12 high school students explored the world of photography, from camera basics to artwork presentation, while learning to know their community from behind a camera lens. Brooklyn Arts Council has been proud to work with the JustArts program and the Red Hook Community Justice Center as one of our longest-running educational partnerships.
Beat the heat with BAC grantees in the coming weeks! Theater, poetry, and visual art are all on deck throughout the borough:
Today we’re catching up with BAC teaching artist Rachel Garbus, a writer and performer who worked with senior citizens in a podcasting residency at Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center as part of the SU-CASA initiative. This is Rachel’s first year as a teaching artist with BAC. Read on to learn about her experience and to hear the seniors’ stories for yourself!
What art forms do you work in, in or out of your teaching artist capacity?
I am a writer and performer. I write satire and cultural criticism, and write and perform improv, sketch comedy, live lit, and film. I also facilitate oral history and storytelling projects. Whew!
Mark your calendars! Our BAC grantees are putting on plenty of interactive workshops and events over the next couple of weeks for all of Brooklyn to enjoy. Support their hard work and creativity and find an event near you:
BAC grantees will be walking, singing, dancing, and more over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to get out and see what they’ve worked on, all over Brooklyn!
It’s a busy time for BAC grantees! See what they’re up to for the rest of May.
Check out what some our BAC grantees are up to throughout April and May: