Friends with Money: Pixy Liao

Students create pop up books as a part of Pixy Liao's workshop.

Students create pop up books as a part of Pixy Liao’s workshop.

Name: Pixy Liao

Hometown: Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Gravesend

Favorite thing about your neighborhood:

Quiet, safe, and convenient for Asian grocery shopping

What did you get funded for?

Children Pop-Up Book Workshops at Brooklyn Libraries

What’s that all about?

The children pop-up book workshop is one and half hours long workshop provided at different Brooklyn library branches. The workshop is to teach the children how to make a simple pop up book, at the same time, encourage them to relate to their mother culture by teaching them in Mandarin.

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Grantees honored at the 2015 BAC Grants Ceremony

On Wednesday, March 18th, Brooklyn Arts Council celebrated the culmination of our 2015 Grant Season. Hundreds of public officials, performers, panelists, and grantees descended on Brooklyn Borough Hall to commemorate the occasion.

Brooklyn Arts Council Grantee Ceremony Program against Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom background. Photo Credit: Marvin Roberts Photography, 2015.

Brooklyn Arts Council Grantee Ceremony Program against Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom background. Photo Credit: Marvin Roberts Photography, 2015.

No BAC ceremony is complete without performers, and this year we were graced with some truly amazing talent. Truthworker Theatre Company opened the festivities with a 7 minute compilation of scenes from their two current productions: BARCODE and IN|PRISM: Boxed In and Blacked Out in America. A social justice based, hip hop theatre company based in Brooklyn, Truthworker provides free programming and professional stipends for young visionaries and performers to receive rigorous training. Each production deals with a different need for social and societal change. IN|PRISM examines the impacts and practices of solitary confinement in prisons, while BARCODE addresses the school to prison pipeline in America. For more information about the program, please visit: www.truthworker.com

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