Student art reception exhibits works of land art created by children with autism

July 30, 2013 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Brooklyn Autism Center (BAC), a 1:1 nonprofit, private school for children with autism, will be holding its first student art reception on Wednesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral. 

The art reception is a culmination of a month-long partnership with art advisor Kimberly Marrero from the Guggenheim Museum and Shine Arts. Students at BAC will spend the month of July collecting materials to create their own words of “land art” inspired by the works of Richard Long.

In their first session, students at BAC walked over the trail bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park to collect natural materials as instructors documented progress on the students’ iPads. In the second two sessions, students made collages from the natural elements they collected and documented their artwork via photographs.

The art reception on July 31 will display the students’ individual art pieces and celebrate their progress over the month. This event is open to the public.