‘Looking Back, Moving Forward’ – Students display artwork at Barclays Center

Some students tell News 12 that they were inspired to create meaningful and socially relevant pieces during a time when they were attending school remotely.

News 12 Staff

Aug 8, 2021, 6:09 PM

Updated 987 days ago

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Brooklyn students are showing off their art at the Barclays Center today.
The theme around Sunday’s display is “Looking Back, Moving Forward.”
It is inspired by Brooklyn-born Jean-Michel Basquiat, an artist known for channeling his creative genius and using art to address social justice.
Brooklyn North Borough Art Director Joy Paces says many of the students expressed their voice through their artwork.
Some students tell News 12 that they were inspired to create meaningful and socially relevant pieces during a time when they were attending school remotely.
The art initiative will expand to all New York City public schools beginning in the fall.
The gallery at the Barclays Center is free and open to the public today and Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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