Bushwick-based non-profit organization NURTUREart, which is fully dedicated to the promotion of emerging curators and artists, is having a ¡SPRING SPRING! benefit this Saturday at 8pm at the House of Yes (342 Maujer St., Brooklyn). Bushwick sweethearts Photon Dynamo & the Shiny Pieces will play, alongside with our favorite DJs LIL LIL (of New Humans at the Cove) and James Mulry (of Particularly Random at Tandem). If that’s not enough, there will be a ballet performance by Gleich Dances Contemporary in collaboration with Andrew Hurst, and an aerial performance by the House of Yes.
We chatted with Deborah Brown, an artist and a board member of NURTUREart who explained NURTUREart’s mission. The organization maintains a gallery at 910 Grand Street with a full exhibition program of emerging artists organized by young curators. In curating their exhibitions, curators make use of a registry of artists’ images maintained by NURTUREart. NURTUREArt also sponsors a monthly Muse Fuse salon where the public has an opportunity to converse with leaders in the arts in an informal setting.
Additionally, NURTUREart directs individual artists to work with students in selected public schools in Brooklyn to develop their artistic, curatorial, and life skills and to supplement programs often cut from school curriculae for budgetary reasons. NURTUREart has been working with the Juan Morel Campos Secondary School (SS71) in Williamsburg since 2004, and in 2008 started its partnership with Charles O. Dewey Middle School (MS136) in Sunset Park. In 2011, the program was expanded to include the Grand Street Campus High School in East Williamsburg.
The funds raised through the ¡SPRING SPRING! benefit will be used exclusively to cover the expenses of NURTUREart projects.
Come have fun in finest Bushwick fashion while feeling good about supporting a good cause!
what: ¡SPRING SPRING!
where: The House of Yes at 342 Maujer St., Brooklyn
allure: Photon Dynamo & the Shiny Pieces
DJs LIL LIL (of New Humans at the Cove)
& James Mulry (of Particularly Random at Tandem)
Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet with Andrew Hurst
Trapeze show by the House of Yes
get tickets: here