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Artists of 'Old 9'

DATES December 17, 1978 through January 21, 1979
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  • December 12, 1978 Artists of “Old 9”, an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and graphics by twenty artists, will be on view in the Community Gallery of The Brooklyn Museum from December 17 through January 21. An Artists Reception will be held Sunday, December 17, from 1 to 4 P.M.

    The exhibition, organized by Brooklyn sculptor Marc Richard Mellon, presents the works of twenty community artists who have studios in the old P.S. 9 building located in Prospect Heights, which is now utilized as a community arts and service center sponsored by the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Corporation. The first floor of the old schoolhouse is community space for a broad spectrum of activities, including an after-school center, art classes for children, and block association meetings. The classrooms on the top three floors are now occupied as studios by both visual and performing artists. These artists have helped make “Old 9” a vital center of creative activity for the Prospect Heights neighborhood. The exhibition was installed by Richard Waller, Coordinator of the Community Gallery.

    The participating visual artists are: Mieko Asada, Christine Barbaro, Lucille Cobb, Enrico Giordano, Betsy Gross, Geraldine Gventer, Barney Hodes, Loretta Horn, Arthur Johnson, Richard Laurenzi, Marc Richard Mellon, Janice Nowinski, Len Rachlin, Seiji Saito, Marie Schepis, Marjorie Stephens, Richard Todd, Anthony Trocchio, Jaye Adams Yule, and Michael Zack.

    In conjunction with the exhibition, a series of programs by the “Old 9” performing artists will be present in the Community Gallery at 3:30 P.M.: January 7, Gulf Theatre Workshop; January 13, Alice Keyes Dance Company; January 14, Natural Roots Fold Performing Company; January 20, A Baker’s Half Dozen Dance Theatre; and January 21, Ferandun Fashions.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1978, 033.
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