November 6 | 5p-7p
The Black School: Studio Launch, Artist Talk, and Workshop
The Block Gallery | 80 White Street, 2nd Floor, New York NY 10013
Join The Black School in celebrating the launch of a new website with an art and design exhibition, artist talk, and pyramid building workshop. The advanved website will be a platform for archiving and sharing The Black School's activities and initiatives in one central location. The event will also serve as the official launch of The Black School: Studio, a graphic design firm that trains youth to develop professional design work through paid apprenticeships.
An accompanying exhibition will be on view from October 30 to November 8, featuring work by the The Black School apprentices, in addition to work by resident artist Shani Peters (AIM 30), as well as artists Joseph Cuillier, Mitchell Johnson, and Dominique Sindayiganza.
The Black School is an experimental art school that uses socially engaged art and Black history to educate Black and POC students and allies in becoming radical agents of social change by combining art making workshops, radical Black political theory, group discussions, and public projects that address community needs.
The Block Gallery is the Bronx Museum's artist incubator space dedicated to supporting the ongoing creative and professional advancement of AIM program artists. Named in memory of late Bronx Museum executive director, Holly Block, the multipurpose venue offers private workspaces, exhibition facilities, and meeting rooms to aid the development of forward-thinking artistic practices.
AIM and The Block Gallery receive support from 80 White Street, Jerome Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Miranda Family Fund, The New York Community Trust, The Pollack-Krasner Foundation, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Friends of AIM, and generous individuals.