Supporting The Arts at PS 274 in Bushwick

December 19, 2019

UOVO is proud to support art classes at PS 274 in Bushwick, along with the Brooklyn Arts Council. Brooklyn is a thriving hotspot for the arts, and UOVO will join this creative capital when we open our fourth New York art, fashion, and collections storage location in Bushwick, which is a neighborhood known for its concentration of artists and art galleries. 

Steven Guttman, founder and chairman of UOVO, noted: “Opening UOVO: BROOKLYN is our latest contribution to supporting New York’s cultural community, including artists, collectors, galleries, designers, fashion houses and museums.” 

We are committed to supporting our new neighborhood’s remarkable emerging artists. From working with the BAC to support teaching artists in classrooms, to working with the Brooklyn Museum to award the UOVO Prize, we are delighted to support this program and this community of artists where they live, work, and now- learn.

These third-graders are currently learning a watercolor-resist technique while mastering silhouettes found in Egyptian hieroglyphics. The curriculum throughout the year will explore the arts and culture of two countries: Egypt and Peru, in conjunction with their social studies curriculum.

The Brooklyn Arts Council places local teaching artists in the borough’s public schools—it’s a win-win! BAC annually brings more than 300 teaching artists into 90+ schools, afterschool programs, and senior/community centers throughout New York City, in all arts disciplines, providing upwards of 20,000 students, teachers, parents, and seniors— the majority at-risk youth in underserved neighborhoods—with hands-on arts instruction. The participating students and artists reflect the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of Brooklyn. BAC Arts in Education engages K-12 students, teachers, parents and community members in educational arts experiences in a full range of arts disciplines, including dance, digital media, theater, music, visual, and literary arts. Visit BAC’s website to learn how you can get involved too: brooklynartscouncil.org