Bridging the Divide: Red Hook West, Brooklyn

  • The RHAP Collective, curated by Tiffiney Davis, We RIZE Together, 2021
  • Massah Fofana, Neoteric and Melanated: The Chromas of Red Hook, 2021
  • Massah Fofana, Neoteric and Melanated: The Chromas of Red Hook, 2021

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The second of three exhibitions that ArtBridge has supported in Red Hook, the artworks installed at Red Hook West were created by Massah Fofana and the RHAP Collective—a group of youth organized through the Red Hook Art Project (RHAP). The artworks portray dreams for the future as well as communal responsibility in caring for one’s home and neighborhood. Workshops were held at RHAP and centered environmental stewardship and community love.

Photo credits for all Red Hook West Houses artworks: Jordan Rathkopf

The RHAP Collective, curated by Tiffiney Davis, We RIZE Together, 2021

The RHAP Collective is made up of seven individuals who live at the Red Hook Houses. Inspired by the environmental stewardship curriculum of the Red Hook Rize Up group in their community, they collectively created an exhibition that they hope encourages fellow residents to take part in the care of their community. 

RHAPFounded in 2009, Red Hook Art Project (RHAP) is a non-profit organization that provides free visual art, music, academic and stress management instruction to children and youth who live in and around NYCHA Red Hook. RHAP organizes a community of 30 volunteers—artists, musicians, writers, doctors and other practitioners—to teach and mentor students on a weekly basis. Tiffiney Davis is the co-founder and Executive Director of RHAP, and has dedicated her life to breaking barriers in the name of the arts.

Fencing near Centre Mall and Dwight Street, Brooklyn, NY

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Massah Fofana, Neoteric and Melanated: The Chromas of Red Hook, 2021

In this exhibition, Massah Fofana showcases abundant energy and hope for vibrant futures at Red Hook Houses. Inspired by local youth—their creativity and promise, as well as their environmental stewardship—the artist hopes her collage and Afrofuturist styles inspire other creatives in the neighborhood.

Columbia Street between West 9th and Bush St., Brooklyn, NY
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