Terry Urban, Artist and Curator/Board member of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)
Terry Urban has been active on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Red Hook since 2006. Along with being the Treasurer of BWAC, and showing her own paintings and print work, she has chaired seasonal shows, and since 2010 has curated the presentation of BWAC’s annual national shows, juried by NYC’s prestigious museum curators. Terry participated in Atlantic Avenue’s Art Walk for several years, and several local Open Studio Tours. Her award-winning print work has been shown in National Arts Club, in museums on Long Island, including the Heckscher and Nassau County Museums, and in various galleries, notably, the BJ Spoke, STAC, Hutchins and Firehouse galleries.
Terry and her growing family originally moved to Boerum Hill in 1972. Terry’s commitment to Atlantic Avenue formed early. Among other neighborhood events, she participated in planning the original Atlantic Antic, now 41 years old, and on “Turn Atlantic Green,” the group that acquired and planted over 1,000 shade trees now enjoyed along our lovely streets. Terry later represented The Atlantic Avenue Betterment Committee on, and for 6 years co-chaired the Steering Committee of, The Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, working to mitigate the effects of the Atlantic Yards Project. She still sits on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee to the ESDC, Forest City and Greenland, as a resolute community attempts to influence them to mitigate the fallout from the arena and continuing development.
Brian Vines, Senior Producer of Community Affairs Programming and main producer/host of BRIC-TV’s “BK Live.”
Brian Vines is a Chicagoan by birth and a Brooklynite by choice. After a stint in New York City political communications at the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office and the NYC Department of Education, Brian returned to journalism at BRIC-TV as the Senior Producer of Community Affairs Programming. Brian has also worked as the New York correspondent for the nationally syndicated VJIam show, hosted here! media’s “The Deal,” and is currently the main anchor at “BK Live” on BRIC-TV and the host of B.Vines.
Arlene Kriv, Director of Marketing, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Arlene Kriv is Director of Marketing and Communications at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. She has worked for leading New York cultural organizations for over 15 years including BRIC Arts Media as Associate Director of Marketing and Communications and The Public Theater as Director of Communications. She lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, a dog named “Otis” and a cat named “Mischief.”
Dalibor Porcic, Creative Director, Illustrator, Photographer
Dalibor Porcic. From creating fashion imagery and illustrations for international publications (ELLE, Men’s Health) to working as a global Creative Lead of visual presentation for HUGO BOSS, Dalibor Porcic has established a reputation as one of the most talented and innovative visual concept/brand consultants in the industry today.
A creative thinker and visual marketing design consultant with a strong product presentation background, Dalibor’s portfolio of work ranges from illustration, iconic store fixture design, to production of window display campaigns and visual merchandising.
His unique background in art, merchandising, and design gives him the ability to fully understand and manage a brand’s corporate image across all channels. Helping brands connect to their audience by creating unique and dynamic environments that shape the brand experience on a variety of platforms and customer touch points is Dalibor’s strength.
Dalibor has a track record of translating visionary ideas into strategies and bankable reality. He is adept at engaging existing and potential customers by utilizing all aspects of art, design and technology to bring a fresh perspective to a brand’s narrative. Dalibor worked as Creative Director on BK Fashion Week Brooklyn in 2015 showcasing over 20 emerging and established designers from New York, Philippines, South Africa, France and more.
Carol Leven – Assistant Vice President of Communications, Fashion Institute of Technology
Carol Leven, assistant vice president for communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, has worked in higher education marketing communications for 20 years at institutions including New York University, the New School, and Parsons School of Design. Carol received her BA in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a concentration in graphic design. She worked as a designer for more than 10 years, and has managed creative professionals from writers to designers, illustrators to photographers, web specialists to video producers, advertising and media buyers to market research consultants.
She is currently responsible for the college’s publications, advertising, direct mail, website, alumni magazine, and internal communications, social media marketing, as well as overseeing institutional market research. She has chaired college-wide committees on web development and on marketing and recruitment. Under her direction FIT has received numerous awards from the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Educational Marketing Association, the University College Design Association and National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR).
Leven currently serves on the board of the State University of New York Council for University Advancement and Development, and has presented at their annual conference as well as at the CASE district conference and the NCMPR national conference.