By Maitefa Angaza – The Pratt Center for Community Development, Pratt’s Initiative for Arts, Community, and Social Change (IACSC) and Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (BSRC) together present “Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts,” an exhibition of work by 27 local and international artists demonstrating how arts, culture, and media can be powerful catalysts for social change, at BSRC’s Skylight Gallery from April 22, 2012 – mid-July 2012. The exhibition will be celebrated with an opening reception on Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 4-6 PM at the Skylight, 1368 Fulton Street, 3rd floor, Brooklyn. To RSVP click the link to the right on the amplifyaction.org page.
“Amplify Action” artists are diverse and at varying stages in their careers; some are exciting emerging talents, while others are long-established, with work in important collections. Among those featured are several community-based artists including: Simonetta Mora, Y K Hong, Elaine Angelopolous, Antonia Perez, True, Kevin William Reed, Kioka Williams, Michael Konrad, Roberto de Jesus, Andrew Scott, Ways and Means, Vincent Romaniello and others. The art on display, ranging from painting to sculpture, found art to photography, and more, celebrates environmental activism and declares war on apathy. Engaging and adventurous, the work has made proud presenters of the participating institutions.