About PLG Arts

Mission and Vision

Mission

PLG Arts presents and promotes the arts in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, to nurture a vibrant, diverse, and creative community.

Approach

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

Vision

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

Visual Artists, Musicians, Authors, Dramatists

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

Community Members

PLG Arts presents programs for children and adults, bringing the visual, lively, and literary arts to your doorstep. Meet your neighbors while you experience fine art, musical performances, play readings, literary readings, and other exciting activities.

Who We Are

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 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

Dean Foster

Treasurer

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.

Grahame Conibear

Grahame Conibear

Secretary

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.

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.
Allyson Hightower

Allyson Hightower

Karl McIntosh

Karl McIntosh

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.

Our Supporters

PLG Arts’ programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from:

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.

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