Elissa Blount-Moorhead and Rylee Eterginoso
Current Public Programs Curator Rylee Eterginoso and former Vice Director and Director of Design, Programming, and Exhibitions Elissa Blount-Moorhead represent the Weeksville Heritage Center, a multidimensional museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th- century free African American community of Weeksville in Brooklyn, New York. Blount-Moorhead created and co-curated The Garden Party Series of music and culture, developed the education and programming for the Weeksville Heritage Center, and acted as the internal project director and design consultant for the construction of the forthcoming LEED Gold Sustainable Education and Cultural Arts Building. Eternginoso curated and produced the Brilliant Corners concert that brought energetic jazz talent to Weeksville in summer 2013. She also received an inaugural Emerging Leaders of New York Arts Fellowship (2011) and was a chair of the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Visual Arts Regrant panel from 2007 to 2009 and in 2011.
Why we love Elissa Blount-Moorhead and Rylee Eterginoso:
• They both use innovative, vanguard and experimental programs preserve and educate about the history of Weeksville, a historic free 19th century African American community
• Elissa Blount-Moorhead brought cutting edge international music and food to Brooklyn as part of The Garden Party Series.
• Elissa is also a design consultant for the construction of the forthcoming LEED Gold Cultural Arts Building.
• Part of the Laundromat Project’s Artist and Community Council, Rylee Eterginoso participated in the Emerging Leaders in the New York Arts inaugural fellowship and was a chair of the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Visual Arts Regrant Panel from 2007-2009 and in 2011. She holds a Masters Degree in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute.
• Rylee has an engaging interactive participatory project asks participants you to write a letter breaking up with anyone or anything