Tuesday, November 17, 2009


About The Exhibit:
(BROOKLYN, NY) November 12, 2009 – Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Center for Arts and Culture, PUMA, and The Coup d’etat Arts Collective are honored to announce the opening of “Live to Change Something Through Art,” a mixed media exhibition of works created by 23 local artists. Please join the artists for the opening reception on Saturday, November 21, 2009, from 4 p.m.– 7 p.m. at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, New York. This event is sponsored by Karen’s Body Beautiful, Puma & KUSH.

“Live to Change Something Through Art” features work that is reflective of the current Brooklyn arts movement and underscores Coup d’etat’s thought-provoking brand principle, “Live to Change Something.” Highlighting a multicultural collective of artists across several disciplines, the exhibition encompasses painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation.
Artists that were hand-selected to participate in “Live to Change Something Through Art” include:
Molaundo Jones
Suhail Smith
Sam Wilson
Rob Fokused
Alice Mizrachi
Stephanie Land
Brian “Deka” Paupaw
Alzo Slade
Ana Bravo
Berman Fenelus
Jen One
Reuben King
Amanda Diva
Nelson Rivas
Kwesi Abbensetts
Paul Deo
Robert Trujillo
Ajamu Walker
Suncadm Bey
and Yang-Chi.

For nearly four decades, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has served as a fertile ground for emerging and established artists throughout Central Brooklyn. Through its Center for Arts and Culture, Restoration continues to present, promote, and preserve the artistic legacy of artists from the African Diaspora.

About Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation:
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the nation’s first community development corporation, partners with residents and business to improve the quality of life of Central Brooklyn by fostering economic self sufficiency, enhancing family stability and growth, promoting the arts and culture and transforming the neighborhood into a safe, vibrant place to live, work and visit. The Skylight Gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Skylight Gallery exhibitions are made possible by the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Brooklyn Community Foundation, and Bloomberg, Inc.,
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