Brooklyn Arts Council on Climate Justice, Environment, Nature, Plant Kingdom

Madjeen Isaac, Foraging During Golden Hour (2023). Oil paint on canvas.

Amidst the backdrop of one of the world’s most dynamic cities, these Open Studios artists offer poignant reflections on the natural world and pressing ecological challenges facing our planet. Using various mediums, these artists offer a deeply personal response to the world around us and inspire action towards a more sustainable future. Visitors are invited to engage with these thought-provoking works, experiencing firsthand the intersection of art, activism, and the potential for collective action in the face of global environmental crises.

Guide by Emmy Weissman, Grants and Artist Engagement Coordinator at Brooklyn Arts Council

About Brooklyn Arts Council

Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) has been integral in the creation of Brooklyn’s culture, world renowned for its diversity, for over 57 years. BAC centers and empowers artists through programs that build and invest in a self-sustaining Brooklyn artist community; strives for racial, gender, and ethnic justice; commits to equity and accessibility in the distribution of grants and services; advocates for and advances an inclusive and participatory culture where all voices are heard; partners with the arts community to drive equity in philanthropy and programming; and connects with artists to build relationships and supportive networks.

About Emmy Weissman

Emmy Weissman is an arts educator and administrator based in NYC. She currently serves as the Grants and Artist Engagement Coordinator at Brooklyn Arts Council, following her previous role as the arts in education administrative assistant. As a teaching artist, she has worked with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Classic Stage Company, Arts Connection, Girl Be Heard, NYC Children’s Theater, The 92nd Street Y, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and SOUL Sisters Leadership Collective. She hopes to empower her students and fellow artists to lead vibrant, compassionate lives.

Instagram: @emmyweissman