Brooklyn artists’ group shows at Coney

The arts and sciences were under one roof on Thursday, January 22 as the Brooklyn Streetcar Artists’ Group (BSAG) brought its Autumns Past exhibition of fine art, to Coney Island Hospital.

The exhibit highlighted at the opening reception features works from several different artists belonging to the BSAG, a group whose mission is to “create opportunities for artists and art lovers of all ages.” The group also doubles as a non-for-profit organization and is part of the 501 (c) (3) non-profit Brooklyn City Streetcar Company, Inc.

“It went very well,” said Arthur Melnick, executive director of BSAG, about Thursday’s opening. “We have about 20 active artists, we have members who’ve been with us forever, since day one, and we have some who come and go.”

The group has come a long way since its first exhibition in 2007. BSAG now has a gallery space available at Coney Island Hospital that provides for an ongoing series of exhibitions. This is something that the hospital’s staff says helps to uplift the environment for patients, according to BSAG’s website.

“We are the only viable artists group in all of Southern Brooklyn,” added Melnick. “The others you’ll find are basically clubs. We’re looking to spread through southern Brooklyn as well as showing our artists any place.”

The exhibition, held on the second floor of the hospital’s main building, will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March 18.

BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Arthur de Gaeta
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Arthur de Gaeta


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