Last Saturday April 18th BxArts Factory had their 1st Fundraiser event to get funds to start renovating the space we will use as artist studios, research art library and multipurpose space. I donated two pieces to the cause, one sold, the skulls are still available. Everything was a huge success.
I want to thank everyone who believe in this project, we are passionate about it and we know we can make it happen. It is already happening.
We will continue bringing people together, connecting artists with the community and creating spaces to enjoy Art in all forms and shapes.
We will have the rest of the artwork that didn't sell during the event in an online store, so you also have a chance to get at least one of those affordable pieces of art. Stay tuned! So many more things coming...
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As Robert Wadell says in his exhibition review - “I’m Every Woman” examines the notion of words as complement and accusation together. The panels give a left, back and right of a headless woman with words whispered or shouted around the subject as in a mug shot where sometimes people blame, shame and talk about a woman just for being who she is.-
BxArt Factory will be celebrating Women History Month with their Art Exhibition: Innuendos: The Voices of 10 Bronxite Women
I will be presenting the piece "I'm every woman" It's a reflection of what we are taught, what we accept, what we overcome and what we aspire to be. We all struggle with our bodies, our insecurities, our fears, and we have to learn from the experiences we live, trying not to make the same mistake twice.
We know that the issues that still affect women today are topics that must be talked about often but we hope that with this exhibition we continue the conversation and bring awareness to the community. Innuendos opens at the Andrew Freedman Home (1125 Grand Concourse) on Friday, March 6th and runs through April 1st!
There will be an opening reception on the 6th but there is also have some great programming:
Wednesday, March 18th we will welcome La Pluma y La Tinta and their event titled New Voices in the Boroughs: The Bronx (Buy tickets here)
Friday, March 20th we will have artists Ijeoma D. Iheanacho will present her project reImagining with photos, videos and a panel of some of the women that participated in the project.
There will be a great closing reception on Wednesday, April 1st with performances and more! I hope to see you all at the opening reception! For more info go to: Facebook event Page to RSVP
Looking for Valentine's Cards? This year I partnered with Skye Cabrera, an amazing poet that has been thinking in Love to make your life easier.
If you want one of these let me know firstname.lastname@example.org I can send them quick!!! Or meet you somewhere to give it to you. A spacial unique card made with Love and Good Sense of Humor.
I am going to be making more during this week, stay tuned on my FB page or Instagram!
BxArts Factory is a not-for-profit organization founded to provide a space to support local artists working in the Bronx. We plan to assist affiliated artists to engage and advance the Arts in communities throughout the borough via a diverse set of arts-oriented programming and services. Through collaborations with local artists and community based organizations, we will offer dynamic arts education programming that incorporates all of the fine arts. While curriculum development and curation of art exhibits will be completed by our program directors, classroom based activities will be led by our in-house, teaching artists. The BxArts Factory intends to provide unique and engaging experiences to advance the Arts and cultural education in the Bronx.
BxArts Factory is a project visualized by Laura Alvarez (local artist), Twahira Khan (Community Activist), Alexis Mendoza (founder of Alexis Mendoza Curatorial Projects) and Yolanda L. Rodriguez (founder and director of Visiones Culturales, Inc.). These four individuals bring forth knowledge and experience that will secure the success of this development. BxArts Factory will also include the talents of local Bronx artists and community members Latanya DeVaughn, Josue Guarionex Colon, Yarisa Colon and Masiel Ureña.
Laura Alvarez is a
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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