THE VERSATILE MEL CHIN

  SPIRITĀ 1994white oak, mixed tall-grass prairie plants, steel, industrial patina, sheetrock, paint 12 x 20 x 50 feet In Spirit, an enormous swollen barrel is balanced on a tightrope of grass and grain in a room where the walls bow inward under a surreal strain. Characterizing an uneasy relationship between industry, agricultural America, and nature [...]

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MADE IN BROWNSVILLE

Made in Brownsville is a resident-led nonprofit working to empower disconnected and secondary school youth to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) professions in East Brooklyn. The organization exposes youth to design and technology through paid apprenticeships and school-based programming. Bridging the gap between learning and doing, students collaborate with creative mentors to tackle [...]