Skylight Gallery- Crown Heights Gold: Examining Race Relations and Healing in Crown Heights

July 28 - Oct 31, 2011

The Skylight Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Crown Heights Gold: Examining Race Relations and Healing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn During the 20 Years Since the 1991 Riot, curated by Dexter Wimberly. Using contemporary art as a vehicle to foster dialogue and remembrance, this exhibition commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Crown Heights Riot, and explores the transformation of the community since the harrowing incident. The multi-media exhibition will feature painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, video and sculpture created by roughly twenty New York-based visual artists. To compliment the exhibition, a calendar of public programs is being planned in collaboration with community leaders and organizations. The activities will look at the work done in the neighborhood post-riot, as well as the ongoing state of cooperative efforts to encourage continued inter-group communication and understanding.

Skylight Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday from 11AM to 6PM and on Saturday from 1PM to 6PM.
Community Panel Discussion: Thu, Sept 15; 6-8PM; Skylight Gallery: Participants Rabbi Eli Cohen, Director of Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, Richard Green, Founder and Executive Director, Crown Heights Youth Collective and others will reflect on the past and review the present state and hope for community relations in Crown Heights.
Film Screening: Fires in the Mirror: Thu, Sept 22; 7-9PM; Brooklyn Museum's Cantor Auditorium: This screening is made possible through the courtesy of playwright Anna Deavere Smith, GOB and the Brooklyn Museum.

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