Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Opening This Week: Crown Heights Gold

This summer marks twenty years since the 1991 Crown Heights Riot, an event which continues to shape perceptions of, and lived experience in, the neighborhood, and which many community institutions will be remembering in one way or another over the coming months. At the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, just north of Crown Heights on Fulton at Marcy and New York Avenues, an exhibition opens this Thursday from 6-8pm in their Skylight Gallery "examining race relations and healing in Crown Heights." The exhibition will be up through October - click on the flyer above or read on below for more details.

Crown Heights Gold: Examining Race Relations and Healing in Crown Heights Opening Reception

July 28, 2011
6PM - 8PM

The Skylight Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition 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.

Skylight Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday from 11AM to 6PM and on Saturday from 1PM to 6PM.

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