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Grand Opening Art Exhibit Featuring Art Work by HCS Seniors in Su Casa Program

Updated: Feb 17, 2018

HCS was pleased to celebrate the grand opening of a one-day art exhibition of art work done by HCS Senior art class on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at HCS Bensonhurst Neighborhood Senior Center. The class which began in February is supported by the Su Casa public program and The Brooklyn Arts Council. The class was taught by artist in residence Ira Joel Haber, a noted artist whose own artwork is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum and others. The Exhibition showcased many examples of paintings and drawings done by the class throughout the term and viewers were pleased and excited by the many examples featuring self-portraits, still life and landscapes in many mediums including paint and pastels.


SU-CASA is a collaboration among the New York City Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and Brooklyn Arts Council. The program is funded in by New York City Council and special thanks goes to Council member Vincent Gentile for his support. Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is proud to administer this program on behalf of the borough of Brooklyn.


Ribbon cutting with Artist-in-Resident, Ira Joel Haber, elected official representative Paul Casali from Council member Gentile's office, representative Irene Chu from Assemblyman Abbate's office, representative Angel Fung from City Council member Treyger's office and representatives from The Brooklyn Arts Council.