About PLG Arts

Who We Are

PLG Arts promotes the arts, supports local artists, and builds community through celebrating the vibrant creativity of the residents of Prospect Lefferts Gardens and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods.

PLG Arts events enable the residents of PLG and the surrounding communities to interact with local artists while at the same time become more familiar with their neighborhood and what it has to offer both culturally and commercially.

What We Do

Artists and Musicians

PLG Arts offers performance, reading and exhibition opportunities for neighborhood artists, as well as a chance to meet your fellow artists and neighbors.

Community Members

With programming for adults and children, PLG Arts brings the visual, lively, and literary arts to your doorstep.

Board Members

Hollis Headrick

Hollis Headrick

Co-President

Hollis Headrick is a consultant for arts, education and philanthropic organizations. He is a Consultant for the Center for Arts Education, Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust, Lincoln Center Education, and other clients. He has held positions as Director of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, Executive Director of the Center for Arts Education and Program Director, Arts in Education, New York State Council on the Arts. Hollis is also is a drummer and percussionist who performs with several jazz, pop and improvisation ensembles.

Rina Kleege

Rina Kleege

Co-President

Rina Kleege is a trained musician and performer and is a freelance medical editor. Her previous experience in public relations for films, their producers, and actors also prepared her for her work with the PLG community’s performing arts and artists. She holds a Master of Science degree in Publishing.

Grahame Conibear

Grahame Conibear

Board Member

Grahame and his wife Sandra have lived in the PLG neighborhood for 5+ years. Originally from the beautiful area of North Devon in England, he moved to the New York area more than eight years ago and is now firmly settled in PLG!

He is an enthusiastic supporter of local events and his block association. As a member of the fledgling photographic group: “F-Stop Brooklyn” he has exhibited some of his work in the group’s debut exhibition. Grahame’s background is in health-care with experience of both national and global marketing roles in the pharmaceutical industry and in the health-careagency world. He hopes to bring that experience to the board of PLG Arts and so to contribute to this important neighborhood organization.

Noel Hefele

Noel Hefele

Designer

Noel is a painter interested in our ever expanding notions of ‘landscape.’ He believes there is an opportunity in looking closely at the landscape as an environment that we are always in and of. Perhaps in acknowledging this connection and exploring it through art, we can make steps toward a more responsible ecology of place. Noel holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and MA in Arts and Ecology from Dartington College of Arts / University College Falmouth. He moved to PLG in December 2010 and is happy to get involved in the neighborhood.

Rebecca Martinez

Rebecca Martinez

Secretary

Rebecca Martinez is a PLG resident, actor, devising director, teaching artist and producer.   She is an ensemble member of Sojourn Theatre and has also performed with Brave New World Repertory Theatre, Culture Project IMPACT Festival, FringeNYC, One Minute Play Festival,  and Ingenue Theatre, and has participated in works-in-progress for the Lark, Soho Rep, and Cherry Lane.  Rebecca is a co-curator of Working Theater’s Directors Salon, the Associate Artistic Director of Hybrid Theatre Works, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and is proud to be a part of INTAR’s Unit 52.

Robert Marvin

Robert Marvin

Vice–President

Robert Marvin, Fine art photographer, editor of Lefferts Manor Echo and long term member and past president of the Lefferts Manor Assoc. Board, 40+ year resident of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, member of the Ft. Greene Photography Organization (FGPO) and the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) and the local photographer’s group F-Stop Brooklyn.

Byron McCray

Byron McCray

Treasurer

Father, business owner of the Inkwell Jazz Cafe, law school graduate and Prince Hall Free Mason.

Karl McIntosh

Karl McIntosh

Board Member

Karl A. McIntosh’s work have been exhibited at numerous venues across the country including Dorsey’s Art Gallery, The Skylight Gallery, MoCada (The Museum of Contemporary Diasporian Art), 843 Gallery, The National Black Fine Art Show, Color: The Chicago Black Fine Art Exposition, The Fulton Art Fair, The George Washington Carver Gallery, The Red Piano Too (St. Helena SC), McIntosh is also proud to add the Brooklyn Museum to his already impressive list. He was mentioned in the April 16th, 2004 edition of the New York Times in an article in connection with “Open House” the Brooklyn Museum exhibition. Some call McIntosh a folk artist, others call him primitive, some say he’s an “outside” the mainstream artist, but what ever the title, most would probably agree that an apt description of McIntosh is that he is simply a genius.

Anne Dearth

Anne Dearth

Board Member

Anne Dearth is currently active in New York as a freelancer and teacher and is especially interested in new music and collaborations with composers. Anne is a versatile player, equally comfortable in pits, chamber settings, freely improvising ensembles, and in orchestra. A native of Dearborn, MI, she completed her undergrad studies at the University of Michigan where she studied with Amy Porter. She is recently received a master degree in flute performance at NYU studying Robert Dick.

Laura Frenzer

Laura Frenzer

Founder

Laura Frenzer has performed for decades in theater, film, television, improv, and sketch comedy shows in New York City and abroad and with many theatre companies including the Chekhov Theatre Ensemble, the Modern Theatre of Myth, and Classics on Tour as well as performing at the MASZK Theatre Festival in Hungary. She is a proud UCB graduate and teaching artist in New York City public schools, where she has worked with Camp Broadway, Stages of Learning, the American Globe Theatre, and Creative Stages NYC. Laura served as Executive Director of PLG Arts from 2006-2012 and helped to produce such events as Art Mart, Abiyoyopalooza, Poetry Night, Jazz At The Inkwelll, Community Mural Projects, The Neighborhood Show, group art shows and 6 seasons of free Shakespeare in Prospect Park. For her work with PLG Arts, Laura was nominated for a Brooklyn Do-Gooder Award in the Arts For All category and was given special recognition by former and current Brooklyn Borough Presidents Marty Markowitz and Eric Adams.

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By joining PLG Arts, you will help us create and sponsor more visual arts, dance programs, theater events, and music for the children and adults of our community.

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