Crown Heights Gold Art Show Opening, July 28

Crown Heights Gold: Examining Race Relations and Healing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn During the 20 Years Since the 1991 Riot, curated by Dexter Wimberly.

Using contemporary art as a vehicle to foster dialogue and remembrance, this exhibition commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Crown Heights Riot, and explores the transformation of the community since the harrowing incident. The multi-media exhibition will feature painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, video and sculpture created by roughly twenty New York-based visual artists.

To compliment the exhibition, a calendar of public programs is being planned in collaboration with community leaders and organizations. The activities will look at the work done in the neighborhood post-riot, as well as the ongoing state of cooperative efforts to encourage continued inter-group communication and understanding.

The Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District invites you to share wine and hors d’oeuvres with local businesses, residents, and community leaders. You may know about Bed-Stuy’s rich history, but have you met the folks who are making it now? You may know a few folks on your block, but have you met anyone around the block? At the BID’s Nothing but NETworking you can meet and share a toast to the neighborhood with the folks who make Bed-Stuy home. This month’s Nothing but NETworking coincides with the opening reception of the Skylight Gallery exhibition: Crown Heights Gold. For more information check out the Skylight Gallery Homepage or call (718) 636-6989.

Exhibited works will examine and explore the relevance of the Crown Heights riot from a human perspective, dealing with the immediate impact of the incident on the residents of Crown Heights, as well as the ongoing process of healing on an individual, family, and community level. The Crown Heights Gold art exhibition will also honor the memory of Gavin Cato and Yankel Rosenbaum.

Opening Reception– July 28, 2011 from 6PM – 8PM
Skylight Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday from 11AM to 6PM and on Saturday from 1PM to 6PM.


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Categories: Arts and Culture, Bed Stuy, Community Event, Fulton Street

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