33rd Annual Contemporary Art Student Exhibition Returns to BRIC in May, 2022




Students of IS 30 creating “Nothing Can Dim The Light Which Shines From Within”, 2021 ~ Photo credit: Mollie Roth

BRIC, a leading arts and media institution, is pleased to announce its 33rd annual student exhibition, Re: generation, celebrating the creativity of K-12 graders who represent a network of over 2,000 students across 43 schools and three community centers around Brooklyn. With the return of students to full-time, in-person learning for New York City Public Schools in September 2021, the need for community re-building was necessary more than ever. With the support of BRIC’s Youth Education residency programs and its 30 teaching artists and professional educators, classrooms in participating schools became spaces in which students could reconnect and express themselves through visual arts and media. On view from May 19 to June 12, 2022, with an opening reception May 21, the exhibition explores topics of identity, activism, current events, mental health, community, and the characteristics that shape one’s personal and communal identities.

The works presented in Re: generation were created by students under uncertain and challenging circumstances, embracing the arts as an outlet for expression and healing. The participating students work with a variety of mediums including mosaic, mixed media, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, podcasting, animation, and filmmaking. The hard efforts of both educators and students culminate through the exhibition as a celebration of artistic expression and community re-building.

For 33 years BRIC has supported community-based arts education, bringing professional contemporary artists into the classroom. BRIC’s Contemporary Art Education residency introduces students to new artistic methods and concepts, developing widespread community access to arts education.

Students of IS 30 creating “Nothing Can Dim The Light Which Shines From Within”, 2021 ~ Photo credit: Mollie Roth

On view in conjunction with the annual student exhibition is BRIC’s Youth Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition, I’m Walking ‘Ere. Curated by BRIC’s 3rd Annual Youth Curatorial Fellows through an open call process, the exhibition explores how New York teenagers, of all identities, express themselves amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. I’m Walking ‘Ere will be on view in the project room from May 19 to June 12, 2022.

2022 Youth Curatorial Fellows ~ Helen Zambrano, Minah Chu, Delani Zarumeno, Jaecinda Ortiz, Sanai Sanders. For more information about BRIC’s Youth Education Program, click Here.

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm. To stay up-to-date on show information RSVP here.

Public EventsFamily Day 2022, Saturday, May 21, 11am -2pm ~ BRIC Teaching Artists will lead a day full of art activities such as exhibition tours, a scavenger hunt, and hands-on activities: digital animation, screenprinting, wearables, and more!

BRIC June 2019 Family Day

2021-22 Program Sites

Academy for Young Writers,Boys And Girls High School, Brooklyn High School of the Arts,Brownsville Academy High School, Brownsville In Violence Out (CAMBA), Cyberarts Studio Academy, Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School, East New York Middle School of Excellence, Flagstone Family Center (CAMBA), Fort Greene Preparatory Academy, I.S. 281 Joseph B. Cavallaro, J.H.S. 234 Arthur W. Cunningham,J.H.S. 278 Marine Park, J.H.S. 383 Philippa Schuyler, M.S. 340 North Star Academy, M.S. 352 Ebbets Field Middle School, M.S. 57 Ron Brown Academy, M.S. 582 Magnet School for Multimedia,Technology, and Urban Planning, M.S. 839, P.S. 100 The Coney Island School, P.S. 107 John W. Kimball, P.S. 115Daniel Mucatel School, P.S. 159 Isaac Pitkin, P.S. 177 The Marlboro, P.S. 196 The WilliamsburgBridge Magnet School for Communication & Mixed Media Arts, P.S. 202 Ernest S. Jenkyns, P.S. 214 Michael Friedsam, P.S. 222 Katherine R. Snyder School, P.S. 272 Curtis Estabrook, P.S. 277 Gerritsen Beach, P.S. 284 The Gregory Jocko Jackson School of Sports, Art, and Technology, P.S. 306 Ethan Allen School, P.S. 34, P.S. 59 William Floyd,P.S. 84 Jose De Diego School, P.S./I.S. 104 The Fort Hamilton School, P.S./I.S. 288 Shirley Tanyhill,P.S./I.S. 308 Clara Cardwell, P.S./I.S.30 Mary White Ovington,School for Human Rights,Spring Creek Community School, Uncommon Charter High School,Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School,Van Siclen Community Middle School, Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design

Students of IS 30 creating “Nothing Can Dim The Light Which Shines From Within”, 2021 ~ Photo credit: Mollie Roth

2021-22 Partner Organizations ~ 696 Build Queensbridge, CAMBA, FAB Fulton, Fund for Public Housing, Inc, Grand Street Settlement, HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services, Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts NY, New York City Housing Authority, NIA Community Services Network, United Community Schools, and University Settlement

BRIC’s contemporary art and education programs benefit from generous private funding from Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Tiger Baron Foundation, TD Bank, and TD Charitable Foundation, as well as numerous individual supporters. Public support is provided by The Institute of Museum and Library Services, The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York City Councilmembers Charles Barron, Justin Brannan, Shahana Hanif, Ari Kagan, Darlene Mealy, Mercedes Narcisse, Sandy Nurse, and Chi Ossé.

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