Mission and Vision
PLG Arts presents and promotes the arts in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, to nurture a vibrant, diverse, and creative community.
To achieve this mission, PLG Arts:
- stimulates and initiates innovative and traditional programming in all the arts
- provides networking support to artists including an active registry of local artists as a resource for the immediate community and beyond
- collaborates with local businesses, performance spaces, and other organizations
- nurtures a growing local audience for the arts
PLG Arts will cultivate an inclusive, ever-growing and evolving community whose lives are enhanced through artistic creation, expression, and appreciation.
Photo Credit: Tony Turner
What We Do
Who We Are
Rina Kleege is a trained performer, singer, and songwriter with her band, Axiom Addicts, and a 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.
Dean Foster researches, writes about, and consults on the nature of culture and its role in society, work, and politics in a globalizing world. Founder of Berlitz Cross-Cultural, DFA Intercultural Services, and, currently, Executive Strategic Consultant for Dwellworks Intercultural, Dean continues to play a central role in the field of cross-cultural training and consulting.
He is the host of CNN’s “Doing Business in…” series and co-host of the syndicated podcast “Oops, Your Culture’s Showing!” His articles and books include The Global Etiquette Guides to Europe, Asia, Africa and The Middle East, and Latin America.
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.
Jenn is a passionate supporter of the arts who is deeply invested in community building. The arts have always been a vital part of her life, from her commitment since youth to nonfiction writing, classical piano, choral performance, and classical and contemporary dance. In the summer of 2021, Jenn founded Brooklyn FAM: Festival of Arts and Music, a PLG Arts-sponsored organization that presents family-friendly, culturally diverse arts programming at an annual fall festival on the east side of Prospect Park and, in the near future, a series of auxiliary events throughout the borough.
Prior to moving to Prospect Lefferts Gardens in 2018 from Harlem with her partner, Michael, and their son, Jenn enjoyed a career as a high school literature teacher at independent and international schools here in New York and abroad for eight years in Paris and Rome. She is now writing creative nonfiction full time. Jenn is fluent in French and Italian, speaks conversational Mandarin, and has notions of Spanish, German, and Derija (Moroccan Arabic). She is immersing her son in French and Mandarin with the aspiration that multilingualism will help him cross those many borders, marked and unmarked, that keep us from one another.
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.
Rob and his wife Nancy have lived in PLG since 2012. They are among the founding members of Maple Street Community Garden.
Rob, the Executive Director of a statewide business association, manages the PLG Arts Community Calendar. Rob has a Fine Arts degree from the Film School at NYU.
Support the Arts in PLG
Join PLG Arts and become a vital part of the arts in our neighborhood! By joining you help us create and sponsor more visual arts, dance programs, theater events, and music for the children and adults of our community.