Brooklyn seniors learn flamenco, improv, and more through SU-CASA residencies

We’re celebrating National Arts in Education Week by sharing stories of how #ArtsEdChangesLives. Today, we’re looking at the impact that arts education can have for Brooklyn’s older adults through two of BAC’s SU-CASA artist residencies.

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As part of BAC’s commitment to providing creative aging programs for older adults, SU-CASA residencies connect teaching artists with senior centers to bring new and deepening artistic exploration in any discipline. Resident artists come from a wide range of art forms, bringing everything from painting, ceramics, and cyanotype to music composition, photography, and Spanish literature to centers across Brooklyn. Continue reading →

Coming Soon: Folk Feet’s 10th Anniversary!

We are looking forward to the Spring and Summer season, not just for the weather, but for the celebration of Folk Feet’s 10th Anniversary. From May through July, BAC’s Folk Arts program will look back in order to move forward.  Through a series of public programs, we will fuse past Folk Feet participants of (i.e. Tiny Love) with new vernacular dance forms gaining traction in Brooklyn (i.e. Flex). We will also be guiding you through our Folk Feet archival materials (freshly digitized) to celebrate the fieldwork of the Folk Feet foundersf, Dr. Kay Turner and Nicole Macotsis.

Cultural Youth Incorporated Inc., The Brooklyn Jumbies, 2004.

Cultural Youth Incorporated Inc., The Brooklyn Jumbies, 2004.

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The Folk Arts Way

Join BAC Folk Arts Director Christopher Mulé, as he speaks at The Way Station’s “Art Talks Brooklyn” on July 22 at 7:30pm.  He’ll be discussing how Folk life fits into the mix and some future plans for BAC’s Folk Arts program.  Other participants will include Shoe String Press and Launchpad.  See below for the Art Talks Brooklyn overview and click here to learn more about The Way Station. 

TUESDAY 7/22
NEW! 7:30pm- Art Talks Brooklyn
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

A new speaker series highlighting Brooklyn Arts initiatives and programs. Monthly, we will invite three speakers, each allotted 15 minutes, to share how they are impacting our community through the arts.

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Shoe String Press- Lane Sell, Crown Heights

 

Founded in 2011, Shoestring Press serves artists in Crown Heights with work space, technical expertise, gallery exhibitions, critical engagement, and intellectual community. We’ve built a community of 25 working member artists and wider range of performers, workshop participants, exhibitors, and friends on the premise proving that making art should be an open process, one that is visible to the community and affordable to anyone who wants to participate in visual culture.

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