Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Lefferts Gardens are three neighborhoods increasingly populated by newcomers; this change is part of a larger Brooklyn transformation. In response to this, artists from these neighborhoods were asked to produce and share works that engage with these places and themes. Participants are hoping that these artworks, as well as a series of artist talks and readings presented as part of OF GENTLE BIRTH will be a platform for investigative and honest conversation.
November 7 – December 20, 2015
Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Closed November 26–29
Saturday, November 7 6–9pm
Opening Reception - Join artists and organizers to kick off this group show and series of live events.
November 10 5–7pm
ARTIST TALK: ALL AMERICAN BOYS
Novelists Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely read from their unforgettable new novel in which two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.
November 18 7:30–9pm
PARTICIPATORY EVENT: STORIES OF CROWN HEIGHTS
Longtime residents of Crown Heights share personal stories.
December 12 3–5pm
PARTICIPATORY EVENT: BARTER TOWN
As part of her ongoing Trading Post series, Heather Hart presents what may look like a carnival or block party but is run on bartering only. Participants are invited to bring ideas, services, songs, stories, unwanted goods, canned goods, handmade art, appliances, anything they think hold value, and haggle for something that they want.