Exhibitions: Fourth Anniversary Exhibition: Arts from the Brooklyn Community

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    Luce Center for American Art

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    Fourth Anniversary Exhibition: Arts from the Brooklyn Community

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    • September 27, 1972: “Art From The Brooklyn Community” On View October 1 through November 19
      Organized in Cooperation with the Brooklyn Arts and Culture Association

      In celebration of its fourth year as one of Brooklyn’s favorite galleries,The Brooklyn Museum/Community Gallery will offer an exhibition of ART FROM THE BROOKLYN COMMUNITY. The exhibition in the Community Gallery opens on Sunday, October 1 and will be on view through November 19. Admission is free.

      Guests at the Fourth Anniversary reception will include Brooklyn Borough President Sebastion Leone, Councilmen Thomas Cuite and William Thompson, Assemblyman Mel Miller, Carol Bellamy, State Assembly candidate, and Elizabeth Holtzman, candidate for Congress. Among the younger celebrants will be the Little People’s Theater Workshop from Coney Island/Sheepshead Bay, and Ilé Omo (House of Children) from Bedford-Stuyvesant.

      The Brooklyn Museum/Community Gallery was inaugurated four years ago as a pioneer experiment in encouraging the visual arts within the community. It was the first such gallery to be established within the framework of a major museum. Since its inception in 1968, The Brooklyn Museum/Community Gallery has presented more than 50 exhibitions, representing virtually every segment of the New York metropolitan community. Afro-American artisans, children’s art, photographers, sculptors, Haitian artists, the first New York museum show of work by contemporary Puerto Rican artists, and arts and crafts by Brooklyn’s senior citizens were some of the exhibitions included -- exhibitions that revealed the vitality and creativity shared by every age, creed and race.

      The 21 participating artists in ART FROM THE BROOKLYN COMMUNITY are: Calvin Albert (Willoughby Walk); Hector Alvarez (East Flatbush); Ibrahim Ben Benu (Bedford-Stuyvesant); Kay B. Brown (Fort Greene); Virginia Cantarella (Park Slope); Rose Charne (Brighton Beach); Sal Cigna (Brooklyn Heights); Laverne Cody (Bedford-Stuyvesant); Richard Cortez (Flatlands); Elizabeth Delson (Park Slope); Spencer Depas (Fort Greene); Antonio R. deTrujillo (Sheepshead Bay); Anneta Duveen, T.O.F. (Park Slope); Shirley M. Fuerst (Flatbush); James Gittens (Bedford-Stuyvesant); Theodore E. Gunn (Fort Greene); Rudolf Gyselings (Boerum Hill); Thomas Laidman (Crown Heights); Stan Mosberg (Midwood); Sara Pildes (Manhattan Beach); Rita Zimmer (Borough Park).

      ART FROM THE BROOKLYN COMMUNITY was made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Friends of the Community Gallery. It was organized in cooperation with The Brooklyn Arts and Culture Association.

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