"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Brooklyn Box

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Website: www.bkbxgallery.com

bkbx [Brooklyn Box] is an exhibition space located in the former National Packing Box Factory on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY.

An independent Project-in-Residence at Proteus Gowanus, bkbx was founded by eleven artists who came together through their association with Proteus Gowanus.

bkbx artists come from a wide variety of stylistic and conceptual practices, but share a dedication to forming a meaningful alternative model to today’s art environment. In the community, creativity is experienced as a form of generosity.

A portion of all bkbx sales goes to support our non-profit “parent” organization "Proteus Gowanus".

Location: 543 Union Street,Brooklyn, NY 11215 - entry is around the corner via the Alleyway on Nevins Street.

Enter through Proteus Gowanus.

Hours: Thursday and Friday from 3 – 6, Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 6, or by appointment.

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