In honor of black history month, the Fort Greene Association worked with a number of artists to produce a “community collaborative art exhibit.” The artists, all current students or alumni of Pratt Institute, submitted original artwork depicting figures and concepts important to black history.
The artwork can be seen throughout the neighborhood in various locations, including Fort Green SNAP, Kiki’s Pet Spa and a vacant storefront at 395 Flatbush Avenue.
Here is one artist and the inspiration behind their work:
Artist: Emily Remensperger and developmentally disabled adults from the AHRC program
Piece: An African textile mural inspired by Brenda Brunson-Bey, owner of Tribal Truths
Location: Kiki’s Pet Spa
Inspiration: “We choose Brenda Brunson-Bey who is a designer here in Brooklyn and she works with very afrocentric patterns and shells and all sorts of traditional materials. Visually I wanted it to be something sort of colorful and catches people’s eyes and makes them ponder the diversity in New York and this particular neighborhood.”