Those, like me, who are concerned about the effect the ever-rising real estate market has on the ability of artists and other creative people who have yet to achieve great monetary success to survive in Brooklyn should attend a panel discussion Tuesday evening, starting at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The discussion, “‘The Gentrification of Brooklyn’…5 Years Later,” will be moderated by Dexter Wimberly, who was curator of the 2010 MoCADA exhibition, The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks. Participating in the discussion will be artists whose works were included in that exhibition, who will tell “how they’ve survived (or thrived) in the years since the exhibition, and share how their art has been influenced by the rapid changes in the borough.” The event is free, but you must reserve tickets here.
Wednesday evening’s (March 18) program, again at 6:30, “Literary Debuts from the Deep South (of Brooklyn)” features two first time novelists: Mark Chiusano, author of Marine Park, and Yelena Akhtiorskaya, author of Panic in a Suitcase, who”will read from their recently published books and discuss their literary and geographic influences.” Admission is $5, but free for BHS and Green-Wood Cemetery members. Reserve tickets here.
On Thursday evening, March 19, also at 6:30, there will be a screening of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry and a talk by producer and director Mary Dore. The film
resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971, and takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation. [Photo]
The event is free, but you must reserve tickets here.