Brooklyn Art:Work BRIC Contemporary Art 2009 Gala

On Tuesday, October 20, 2009, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn celebrated the achievements of 16 Brooklyn-based contemporary artists from various neighborhoods who are emblematic of Brooklyn’s status as a global creative capital at Stage 6 at Steiner Studios. Co-chaired by Leslie Alexander and Kerry Le Blanc Strong, the Brooklyn Art:Work BRIC Contemporary Art 2009 Gala honored Jaishri Abichandani, Leslie Alfin, Deborah Brown, Ernest Concepcion, Angela Dufresne, Joe Fyfe, Chitra Ganesh, Julie Heffernan, Katarina Jerinic, Laura Karetzky, Andrew Mockler, Walter Martin and Paloma Muñez, Chloe Piene, Cordy Ryman, and John Zinsser. All proceeds from the gala support BRIC’s contemporary art exhibition and education programs at BRIC Rotunda Gallery and around the borough.

Here are the artist honorees:


Photo Credit: Ann Billingsley

From l- r back row Walter Martin, Elizabeth Ferrer, Deborah Brown, Katarina Jerinic, Ernest Concepcion, Angela Dufresne

From l- r front row Leslie Alfin, Chloe Piene, Andrew Mockler, Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman, Jaishri Abichandani, Chitra Ganesh, Cordy Ryman, Joe Fyfe

More images after the jump:

Here’s Mike & Co.:


Photo Credit: Ann Billingsley

Board member Leslie Alexander, BRIC Board Chair Lizanne Fontaine, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin and Board member Kerry Le Blanc Strong

Here’s Marty & Co.:


Photo Credit: Ann Billingsley

David Offensend, Stanley E. Grayson, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Louis V. Greco, Jr. and Peter Aschkenasy

(notice who gets all the ladies? Mayor Mike!)

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