ART ZONE CG-91

451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203



Description

In June 2016, No Longer Empty (NLE) presented ART ZONE CG-91, an art space, community data lab, and exhibition at NYC Health + Hospitals | Kings County. ART ZONE CG-91 opened with a soft launch on Friday, June 23, and culminated on Sunday, July 30 with an Art Festival.

ART ZONE CG-91 took place in a former emergency waiting room on the Kings County Hospital Campus, where NLE is hosted several art activities and an exhibition. Over the course of June and July, artists Shervone Neckles and Ezra Wube installed artworks in and around CG-91 that reflected community narratives, dreams, and desires. Throughout the month of July, local residents worked with social designer Manolo Ampudia and Education & Public Engagement Fellow Mica Le John to create an interactive installation that used art as a cultural resource. ART ZONE CG-91 was organized by Sara Guerrero, Rachel Gugelberger, and Manon Slome. 

In July, NLE hosted free art tours and workshops for all ages in CG-91, as well as a community art & data lab that asked residents from surrounding neighborhoods about their dreams and desires relating to community, wellness, and art. A group of 21 local high school students and 5 seniors helped run the summer programs and participated in the art & data lab. School groups, senior groups and summer camps were invited to tour the space and participate in the workshops. All activities and programs were free and open to hospital staff and the general public. 

About Kings County Hospital
NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County is a 639-bed, teaching hospital serving Central Brooklyn, East New York-New Lots, and Flatbush. The hospital was the first Level I Trauma Center for Adults in the nation, and the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Brooklyn. It is a NYSDOH-Designated AIDS Center and Stroke Center, and has also been designated as a Center of Excellence for diabetes and for Parkinson’s disease. In 2016, more than 113,000 people were seen in the emergency room and 678,900 people were seen in outpatient clinics. NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County’s Behavioral Health Services Program has 235 inpatient beds; there were 2,481 adult admissions and 662 adolescent and child admissions in 2016. More than 7,400 people visited the Psychiatric Emergency Room in the past year, and 158,000 people receive care in the Behavioral Health outpatient program. The hospital has played a major role in providing health care to vulnerable populations in Brooklyn since 1831, and is part of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the nation. For more information visit nychealthandhospitals.org/kingscounty

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Support for ART ZONE CG-91 has been provided in part by the Malka Fund; Metabolic Studio, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts; and Materials for the Arts.

 

 

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