The Brooklyn branch of Empire State College is presenting a free art exhibition called “Brooklyn is Brooklyn,” featuring ESC’s Brooklyn students and Brooklyn focused art of various types.
The gallery is located on the 6th floor of 177 Livingston in Downtown Brooklyn and the exhibit is open for visitors starting October 4th at noon, with an opening reception on October 7th from 5 to 7:30 pm at the gallery. The exhibition will be open until May 31st, 2011, giving you ample time to get in there and check it out (for free).
“Brooklyn is Brooklyn” celebrates the third year of Empire State College’s Downtown Brooklyn campus and does so by celebrating Brooklyn itself, by highlighting Brooklyn artists as well as work inspired by and about Brooklyn. The result is a wildly diverse mix of subject matter, form and emotion, which is obviously so very appropriate given that Brooklyn represents a similarly extreme, and indispensable diversity.
“After a long history in Brooklyn, we continue to reach out in new ways. This exhibit is part of our outreach to the Brooklyn arts community, in its theme and inclusion of works by Brooklyn artists” said Cynthia Ward, dean of the college’s Metropolitan Center.
The exhibition sounds like a great (and free) opportunity to add some art and culture to our hectic daily life, and if you live in DoBro, this exhibition is undeniably convenient.
All of this makes “Brooklyn is Brooklyn” a Must See Brooklyn event.
(And did we mention its free?)