Lectures & Workshops

From time to time, ArtBridge hosts lecture and speaking series to engage the artists and communities we’re working with. Where We Stand: The Intersection of Public Art and Gentrification was a series of panel discussions that took place in Brownsville, Brooklyn and in the Bronx. These discussions addressed the complex relationship of art and gentrification in low-income neighborhoods, and probed the idea of whether artists and arts organizations could be a positive force for local residents and communities. This program was funded in part by a grant from the New York Council on the Humanities. Contact us: info@art-bridge.org


ArtBridge Lectures and Workshops

Brownsville Panel


Quardean Lewis-Allen, the Founder and Director of Made in Brownsville
Catherine Green, the Founder and Executive Director of Arts East New York.


DW Gibson, author of “The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century.”

Bronx Panel


Leenda Bonilla, Artist, Arts/Cultural Producer and Community Specialist at Partnership for Parks
Melissa Calderón, Artist and Founder of Coalition of Mott Haven Artists
Lauren Click, Director of Community and Public Programs, Bronx Museum of the Arts
Kerry McLean, Director of Community Development, WHEDco


Bill Aguado, Cultural Activist, former Executive Director, Bronx Council on the Arts

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