Gallery House In Brooklyn NY

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Gallery House is a unique, private gallery space that is used to host fundraising, fine art exhibitions at absolutely no cost. The only parties that financially benefit from our exhibitions are the artists and charitable organizations involved. This historical Brownstone dating back to 1877 is being meticulously restored while being graciously used by artist. Gallery House is a Clinton Hill program of the DGT Foundation, Inc.. Gallery House is dedicated to the sharing of ideas pressing our world today by giving back to the local community through our hosted receptions. We aim to gather and communicate said ideas through art, music and other types of artistic expression.

The Gallery House Program

The Gallery House Program is a semester-long fellowship program for Pratt Institute students in all fields of study taught at Pratt. The program is provided in coordination with the Center for Career and Professional Development at Pratt Institute.

Participants will gain real-life experience in curating, planning, promoting, setting up and managing an exhibit of creative works. Each exhibit is set up to benefit a local charity selected by students of the program. Fellows will each receive academic credit or a monetary grant at the completion of their semester project, and may be invited and selected to participate in subsequent events with Gallery House.

Fall 2016
Fall 2016

Gallery House’s 2016 Fellowships are awarded to Åsa Maria Camnert, Aigerim Mukhambetova, and August Ou. As the team of three, they are collaborating with Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF + DA) and MiA Collective Art to present an exhibition that will artistically and financially benefit the participating artists and organizations for their future project opportunities.


Åsa Maria Camnert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in textile design from Central Saint Martins in 2014 and has nearly a decade of experience working in the fashion and textile industries, ranging from retail, styling, ethical production, technical knit and curation. Her passion for experimental concepts, visionary thinking and the semiotics of fashion is endless. Currently, she is on a mission to give positive inspirations and enhance collaborative opportunities within the fashion and textile communities on an international level.


Aigerim has studied and worked in Kazakhstan, Russia, China, U.K., Germany, and the U.S. From fashion design to risk-analysis industries, she is determined to empower communities by combining her experience in design, culture, and business.


August Ou is a gallerist who dedicates himself to making arts and culture more accessible and welcoming to the public. He believes in the values in arts and culture that can shape the world into a better place. Art is a universal language for humanity and it is perhaps the best means of communication even beyond language. Having come from Taiwanese, Ou wishes to share with the audience in New York of the arts and culture of his hometown.



Spring 2016
spring 2016
Here is a story of three creative thinkers who came together to use their design talents for a higher purpose: The Gallery House Program Spring 2016, a fundraising fine arts exhibition.

Maria Camila Pava is a passionate creative strategist that believes in the power of the arts and design. Her purpose is to help shape a world that promotes just, peaceful and inclusive societies through ideas that transform lives, nurture growth and advocate change.

With a passion for art and education, Ariane Williams has traveled from the Old Dominion to explore what the world has to offer. With cultural differences and similarities, she wants to bridge the gap between the world of design and learning.

Young sailor Rudolph Strelis comes from a place in Northern Europe, called Latvia. He’s worked with visual concepts since he started to walk. Born into an artist family, therefore he’s passionate for the ability to dress thoughts, words and shapes into colors using diverse materials.

This team feels deep significance to visualize how people can evaluate and see their true self by not judging just their external character. In collaboration with great artists, their aim is to create a journey that helps discover subconscious patterns of perception and change one's superficial measurements to become reliable and genuine.

In Association With

BFDA

The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA) is a hub for ethical fashion and design that provides design entrepreneurs, creative technologists, and industry professionals with the resources they need to transform their ideas into successful, triple bottom line businesses. It represents a community of passionate creatives who are creating a positive impact through the objects that define our culture.

For more information, visit http://bkaccelerator.com/

MIA

MiA Collective Art is a collaborative media platform and project space for artists with inspiring minds. It seeks to empower artists by providing collaborative project opportunities to share the creative voices of our times and the idea that art should be accessible to everyone. MiA Collective Art specifically aims to have a positive impact on emerging artists and thinkers to inspire and motivate their art making.

For more information, visit http://www.miacollectiveart.com/

Natalia Ponce de León Foundation

Natalia Ponce de León Foundation
defends, promotes and protects the human rights of victims of chemical attacks. Natalia Ponce, a 35 year old Colombian, had a liter of sulfuric acid thrown over her face and body, March 27, 2014. She suffered 3rd degrees burns on a quarter of her body. Less than two years later, she has founded this organization and successfully campaigned for the amendment of a law that prosecutes the attackers, protects the victims and regulates acid sale.

For more information, visit www.fundacionnataliaponcedeleon.org

QDEPhttp://www.qdep.org/Q.D.E.P.

The Queer Detainee Empowerment Project assists folks coming out of immigration detention in securing structural, health/wellness, educational, legal, and emotional support and services. We work to organize around the structural barriers and state violence that LGBTQI detainee/undocumented folks face related to their immigration status, race, sexuality, and gender expression/ identity.

We are committed to assisting folks in building lives outside of detention, to breaking down the barriers that prevent folks from building fulfilling and strong lives, and to keeping queer families together by demanding an end to deportations/ detention/ policing. We believe in creating a narrative of thriving, not just surviving.

For more information visit them at http://www.qdep.org/

Green Edge NYC  Community for a Sustainable Future

Green Edge Collaborative NYC is a social network that connects people with businesses, organizations and the resources they need to build a sustainable future. They do this by hosting city-wide and neighborhood events, highlighting other events in the city and through online networking. 
  
The Collaborative is comprised of students, professionals, artists, chefs, parents and mischief-makers who want to connect with others about social, environmental, economic and lifestyle issues facing our world today… New Yorkers who care about the world around us. 

MillionTreesNYC

MillionTreesNYC is a citywide, public-private initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the City's five boroughs by 2017. By planting one million trees, New York City can increase its urban forest - our most valuable environmental asset made up of street trees, park trees, and trees on public, private and commercial land - by an astounding 20%, while achieving the many quality-of-life benefits that come with planting trees.

The City of New York’s Parks Department will plant 60% of the trees in parks, on streets, and in other public spaces. The other 40% - coordinated through the New York Restoration Project – will be planted by private organizations, homeowners and community organizations. The Parks Department and NYRP are working with community partners to assess tree planting opportunities on schoolyards, public housing campuses, health care facilities, business districts, commercial and residential developments, front yards and other private lands.

In addition to planting trees, stewardship and education play an integral role in the MillionTreesNYC initiative. MillionTreesNYC is introducing private homeowners to public education campaigns that highlight the economic and health benefits associated with planting trees. The city’s land owners and managers and residential and commercial developers have been asked to establish greening strategies and set aggressive tree planting goals for their properties. The Parks Department and NYRP are also working with educators to develop innovative community and school-based education programs that highlight urban tree planting and stewardship.

MillionTreesNYC is serving as a catalyst for educating City, State and Federal policymakers on legislative, regulatory and appropriations issues affecting NYC’s urban forest. Through the initiative, NYRP and its coalition partners are researching and supporting City ordinances and State and Federal legislation that promote tree planting and maintenance, landscape restoration and urban forestry.

Through a comprehensive, community-based planting strategy, MillionTreesNYC is transforming streets, parks, and public and private spaces in our city and serving as a model for urban communities across the country and throughout the world.

For more information about MillionTreesNYC, visit www.milliontreesnyc.org or call 311.

CENYC

The Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC) improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.  CENYC achieves its mission through the following projects and programs: Greenmarket, which runs 49 farmers markets throughout the city; Open Space Greening, which creates and rejuvenates community gardens and builds rainwater harvesting systems; Environmental Education, which offers meaningful projects in the areas of conservation, alternative energy and more in intermediate and high schools; the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education, which promotes recycling and waste prevention; Learn It, Grow It, Eat It, which offers teens hands-on nutrition and health programming; Youth markets, which oversees youth-operated urban farm stands; and the New Farmer Development Project, which helps immigrant farmers start their own farms in the region. For more information, visit us at www.cenyc.org.