Sunday, November 29, 2009


School Flag, 2009, 72 inches x 48 inches

In developing the School of the Future, Thornton has both experienced and studied schools invented and run by artists. Her education about learning is visualized as a flag of artist-run-school logos. Some logos are invented by Thornton for the schools, and others have been made for this project by artists who run such schools. The flag marks what looks and smells like a new art movement: one that provokes learning through teaching, conversation with talking and unites people by introducing them. The schools represented include Night School, 16 Beaver, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Institute of Applied Aesthetics, Anhoek School, Black Mountain College, School of Conduct, Secret School, United Nations Plaza, and Bauhaus-- otherwise known as Cassie's Mental School District.

Brave Brooklyn is presented by the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) and Trust Art.

Brave Brooklyn opens December 4th, 2009. Along with various other pieces, this exhibition features the artwork of seven Trust artists. Each community artist is scheduled to unveil his or her public artwork commissioned for this Spring 2010 in various public spaces in North Brooklyn.

The work presented at the exhibit speak to the larger missions of each anticipated public work while also establishing a platform for each artist to begin to cultivate community interaction and dialogue surrounding their individual projects.

Brave Brooklyn will be open to the public December 4-11.
Gallery hours: Friday-Sunday from 12-5pm & Monday-Friday from 2-7pm
The press preview will be held Thursday, Dec 3, 2-7pm

Gallery location: 30 Nassau Avenue at Dobbin Street in Williamsburg.

Opening reception will be held on Dec 4, 6-10pm
Auction and closing night party on Dec 11, 6-10pm.

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