The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership presents Black Artstory Month 2017

By ARC Magazine Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 Categories: Events, Exhibitions, Updates

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership is proud to present the 5th Annual Black Artstory Month, ‘THE ALTAR: RITUALS OF HEALING IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA’, from February 1-28, 2017. This month-long event series and Artwalk explores the vital role and traditions around healing, restoration, and realignment in African Diasporic communities. Free events take place every Friday evening and include everything from dance performances, visual art and live exhibitions to film screenings and poetry readings. Featuring the work of over 30 visual artists, the Artwalk & happenings take place at venues along Myrtle Avenue including Ingersoll Community Center, Leisure Life NYC, Pillow Cafe-Lounge, Pratt Institute and the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 92 among others.


Download the Artwalk map here

Schedule of Free Friday events:

KICK-OFF EVENT  with videos by BRIC | interactive art, dance & video
“The Altar” Kickoff Celebration co-presented by FOKUS
Date: Friday, Feb 3, 6-9pm
Location: Ingersoll Community Center, 177 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn

Healing & Self-Preservation as Resistance film, video & performance
presented by Present Futures
Date: Friday, Feb 10, 7-9pm
Location: Pratt Institute Film/Video Department, 550 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
(entrance through parking lot)
*Space is limited/ arrive Early

Poems About My Rights: We Will Not Go Silently spoken word & poetry
presented by Willow Arts Alliance
Date: Friday, Feb 17, 6-8pm
Location: Leisure Life NYC, 559 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
*Space is limited/ arrive Early

 A Seat at the Table” | art making, movement & dance
This Black Artstory CLOSING EVENT is presented by Museum Hue and BLDG 92
Date: Friday, Feb 24, 6-9pm
Location: BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Ave at Carlton Avenue

RSVP for all Black Artstory events here.

See the original announcement on the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership website here.

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ARC Inc. is a non-profit print and online publication and social platform launched in 2011. It seeks to fill a certain void by offering a critical space for contemporary artists to present their work while fostering and developing critical dialogues and opportunities for crucial points of exchange. ARC is an online and social space of interaction with a developed methodology of sharing information about contemporary practices, exhibitions, partnerships, and opportunities occurring in the Caribbean region and throughout its diasporas.