ISABELLE GARBANI

In Biblical mythology, the Ark is used to safeguard the most precious possessions against the incoming floods. The Ark is also a metaphor: a place of refuge and safety. Currently, potential flooding because of climate change has become a real and urgent issue that threatens our coastlines. The past year has seen additional assaults on what we hold dear in Brooklyn: our culture and diversity are being attacked with the rise of nationalism, racism, and a war on the arts.

Ark for the Arts is a human-powered mobile structure, a movable Ark for the neighborhood of Red Hook. We are working as a team of two environmental, socially-engaged artists and educators: Jeannine Bardo and Isabelle Garbani. We work as facilitators to organize and promote community events around the Ark, conduct free art workshop in Red Hook, and help schools potentially integrate the project into their curriculum.

Starting August 1st, 2018, the Ark will be in Red Hook every Wednesday and Saturday for free workshops, lectures, and events. Find us online at www.arkforthearts.com, on Facebook (Ark for the Arts), to find our schedule of events, and to reach out to use the Ark for your community event. Follow us on Instagram.

Prototype/Original proposal image for Ark for the Arts

Ark for the Arts

Workshops at the Red Hook Public Library Winter 2017-18

Ark for the Arts
Ark for the Arts
Ark for the Arts