exhibits

ArtRink

Now Open!

ArtRink, BCM’s outdoor skating rink and art exhibition, is back this year and bigger and better than ever! Grab your winter coat and warmest pair of socks and join us on our rooftop for a magical winter experience in the heart of Brooklyn.

Join us at this one-of-a-kind art-and-play experience for families and kids this holiday season!

Tickets

ArtRink add-on tickets are $10 per person (skates included), and purchase of general admission tickets is required. ArtRink add-on tickets for BCM Members are $8 per person, and general admission is free—learn more about the benefits of membership today.

Hours

ArtRink is open Wednesday through Friday 2 pm–5 pm and all day on weekends and on school holidays.

Rental Skates

Rental skates are available for free in sizes from youth 9 through adult 13.

Can I bring my own skates?

You are welcome to bring your own skates. We recommend making sure your skate blades are sharp for an optimal skating experience.

ArtRink Contributing Artists

Every year, ArtRink is unified by a unique theme which inspires the spirit of the exhibition as well as the selection of art. This year’s theme, “It Takes a Village,” presents creative interpretations of the ways that communities come together to create positive, safe, and healthy environments, and work toward a bright future.

Oto-Abasi Attah
Don’t Forget to Water Your Plants

The piece “Don’t Forget to Water Your Plants” depicts a group of people watering a plant in their respective village. The glowing plant represents the children and how it takes a group effort to nurture and maintain this plant so that it may continue to shine its light for future generations.

Follow @otoabasiart on Instagram.

Mz. Icar
Ancestors Said

Our work explores play, beauty, and radical liberation. It is informed by our collective experiences, and fascination with color, texture, and proportions. Our works are explorative element arrangements resulting in murals, photographs, illustrations, moving images, and installation work.

Follow @mz_icar on Instagram.
Learn more at www.mzicar.com.

Kay May
Ritual

Kay’s practice spans diverse media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and fabric arts. K examines how the art-making process can be an integral part of healing from grief/loss as well as daydreaming about future joy. Kay’s works move fluidly between genres spanning portraits of extinct plants to vibrant afro-futurist rugs and sculptures.

Follow @kaymay.co on Instagram.
Learn more at www.kaymay.co.

Amarachi Crystal Esowe
Aka Nne (A Mother’s Touch)

Amarachi Crystal Esowe is a Nigerian mixed media artist based in New York City. She creates artwork that abstractly illustrates the diasporic experience of Black women and subtly touched on Black feminism.

Follow @artxamarachi on Instagram.

Amilli Onair
Together Blooming

Amilli is a French-American Street and Mural artist based out of Brooklyn. Her work works through the co-existence of the past, present, and future within the female experience through the exploration of nature, shapes, and colors. You can stumble upon her works in the streets of California, New York, Akumal (Mexico), and Paris (France).

Follow @amillionair on Instagram.

David Perrin
It Takes A Village

David Perrin is a graphic designer, illustrator, and the founder of Dpicting Studio. His passion for racial justice inspires him to create powerful imagery that reflects the authentic experiences of Black culture and community.

Follow @dpicting on Instagram.

Darian Smith
Black Boy Joy

Darian is a Detroit-based visual artist offering her unique approach of her personal identities and experiences intertwined with black culture, queerness, and black womanhood. Her work embodies storytelling through history, identity, experiences and life. Her current mediums are mostly visual arts such as mixed media, collage, digital art, and painting.

Follow @haus_of_darianne on Instagram.
Follow Darian on LinkedIn.

Annina Christensen
Apendelluxowagan

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Frances Smith
We Grow Together

Frances Smith is an Afro-Latinx multi-disciplinary creative based in New York City with a background in design and illustration. Her bold use of colors and design aims to tell stories, amplify social justice issues and highlight underrepresented communities.

Follow @francesmarina on Instagram.

Francisco Pena-Castro Jr.
Green Thumbs

Francisco is an illustrator born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His recent work consists of exploring and personifying everyday objects, animals, and places found throughout New York. He loves to create multiple narratives to capture the organized chaos and diversity of the city.

Follow @sleepyfrancisco on Instagram.
Learn more at www.franciscopenacastro.com.

Vincent Ballentine
The Village

Vincent Ballentine is a multidimensional creative who specializes in large scale murals and street art. Ballantine’s work is focused on technical beauty by discovering relationships between line and color. His subject matter is predominately the human figure and the intricacies of the imperfections that define us as individuals.

Follow @vballentine99 on Instagram.
Learn more at www.vballentine.com.

Kiani Ferris
Rice Piece 13 Star

Kiani Ferris’ work is a ballad to individual, collective, and silent forms of correspondence. Inspired by Buddhist rituals and reflexology, her drawings and sculptures mediate the shifting proximities of spirits while forming connections with them, honoring their histories within present forms.

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Javaka Steptoe
Tippy Toe As Puddles Grow

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James Douglas Fils-Aime
It Takes A Village

It took a village to raise us and now we stand of the shoulders of giants. My work stars Frederick Douglas and Harriet Tubman painted as younger versions of the grey haired legends we often see depicted. They were a product of the communities that raised them just as we are a product of our community.

Learn more at www.studiofils-aime.com.

Ella Moon
Search Party

Ella Moon is a 23-year-old multimedia artist from New York. She graduated from Goucher College with a degree in Studio Art and primarily works with found objects, creating collage and sculpture. Her collage work serves as an ongoing collaboration with her environment, breathing new life into discarded objects and finding humor or beauty in the mundane.

Follow @ellamoonmakes on Instagram.

Sigourney Norman
Generational Healing

The painting is an interpretation of intergenerational and community support depicting a Black woman older sister with her younger sister, reading a magazine with a Black woman on the cover and family portraits on the walls, depicting the connection between past generations, adult family members passing on wisdom and children. In the book bin are the books Heavy (by Kiese Laymon), Finna (by Nate Marshall), and JET magazine. The literature & media represent the community & cultural village that also supports a child’s development.