Black Speculative Arts Movement #BSAMfuturismo2017 will be opening it's doors this Saturday April 22 at The Bronx Museum.
The line up of panels and workshops is almost infinite and the talent that is going to be in that event is inconmensurable. If you are into comics you can't miss this opportunity. You can get your tickets in advance and make sure you check my workshop at 12 p.m. ONE IMAGE STORY. I am really excited all this is happening in The Bronx and that I am part of it.
Let's make history.
A few months ago a friend was looking for artists to participate in a beautification project that will bring a local marker to an underpass of the Bruckner expressway near The Bronx River. I was so excited about it, I created a sketch after I was explained the project and sent it. They loved it so I was in. A week ago I got delivered the 6x4 feet board and I finished over the weekend.
All the 12 boards will be installed soon and the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place April 27. Save the date and I'll keep all of you posted!
I will be part of this wonderful event Saturday, March 25 from 11 to 7pm at the Bronx Library Center. 310 East Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY.
I printed some of my latest illustrations and I will have some of the oldies. I will be creating greeting cards on the spot and LauraVillana will be joining me for a while. Super happy exciting!
Our Schedule is up on the Allcal App but here is the posted copy! Download the App for more details:
11:30am - 12:30pm:
Women in Comics: Reconstructing Femininity
1230pm - 1:30pm
The Comic Book Spectrum: Comics & Longevity
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Black Speculative Arts Movement Panel
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hollywood Spotlight: Alyma Dorsey & Toni Barton
3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Invisible Latinx
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Fandom Diversified: Changing Dynamics of Geek/Nerd Journelism
5:30pm - 6:15pm
New York Cosplay Network: Cosplay Showcase
6:15pm - 7pm
Rouge Alliance: Lightsaber Performance Troup Demo
WinC EDU: Comics in the Classroom
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Writing Workshop: World Building
1:15pm - 3:00pm
3pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm - 6:15pm
Writing Workshop: Creating Dynamic Characters
Join us for the first Women in Comics Art Exhibition at the Grace Gallery in Namm Hall at the New York City College of Technology in Downtown Brooklyn from March 16th - April 20th.
The show is curated by Sara Woolley!
Laura Alvarez @bigeyesworld, Lara Antal @sowhatpress, Selina Briggs @thejellyempire, Marguerite Dabaie @mdabaie, Micheline Hess @gamera2000, Janet Lee @dapper_janet, Alice Meichi Li @alicemeichi, Ellen Lindner @ellenlinda, Alitha Martinez @ariotstorm, Paige Pumphrey @paigey_pumphrey, Regine Sawyer @rslockettdown (panel discussion moderator & exhibitor) and Dr. Shamika Mitchell @blackbootie (panel discussion moderator)
Love & Friendship: Paint Nite!
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Bronx Drafthouse, 884 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452
You don't need any experience in painting to become an artist for one night and have fun in the process. On this night, we I host a painting class so you can learn how to recreate the art piece I created just for this event.
This time bring your partner, best friend or date and create an image using both canvases. You can display them together or separate... whatever your heart tells you!
Ticket includes a FREE drink and all art materials! At the end of the night you will take home your own creation on a canvas! At the Draft House you can order a variety of cocktails, beers and get a taste of their delicious dishes. Come with your partner, your friend, or on your own to meet other great people and network!
This month we have a special treat! During our summer months, adults and children in the community have created designs on the aprons that you will use. It is a way for them to thank you for your financial contribution! You can have this specially designed aprons! You can purchase the apron you will use this evening for only $5!
All funds collected by BxArts Factory will support our 2017 FREE programming. With your contributions we are able to purchase materials, support the artists facilitating workshops or performing and provide free of cost opportunities for community members.
You are cordially invited to my last exhibition:
Noir: Defining the Melodrama
Opening Reception + First Wednesday Bronx Trolley
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 5-9pm
Reception + First Wednesday Bronx Trolley
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 5-9pm
Reception + First Wednesday Bronx Trolley
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 5-9pm
Closing Reception + First Wednesday Bronx Trolley
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 5-9pm
Noir: Defining the Melodrama
Curator: Juanita Lanzo, Charlie Vázquez & Kimberly Vaquedano-Rose
Noir: Defining the Melodrama presents works by artists inspired by the genre film noir*. Artists in this exhibition revisit, re-imagine, appropriate and respond to iconography in noir that addresses current events, crime, urban life, gender roles, isolation and displacement through drawings, illustrations, painting, photography and video.
Participating artists: Laura Alvarez, Tyrone Brown-Osborne, Carey Clark, Alyssa Clear, Robert De Jesus, Elizabeth Glushko & Steve Pavlovsky, Daniel Hauben, Rasheed Humphrey, Patrick Jewell, Nikki Johnson, Jayson Keeling, Gabrielle Lopez, Jeanette May, Osjua Newton, Gelah Penn, Nestor Perez-Moliere, Jaime Permuth, Ethan Shoshan, Shira Toren, Nitza Tufiño, Dennesa Usher, Boo Lynn Walsh, Joe Wippler, and Michael Young.
*Film noir genre generally refers to mystery and crime drama films produced from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Movies of this genre were characteristically shot in black and white, and featured stories involving femme fatales, doomed heroes or anti-heroes, and tough, cynical detectives. Other characteristics include low key or artificial lighting, scenes shot at night or under the rain, blurriness and voiced over narrations. The mood in noir films is often pessimistic, implying fear, treason or imminent danger.
This Christmas I was back home visiting my family in Spain and I created this piece for the gate of a space shared by two organizations. Art i Mes is a cultural organization that spreads Art and love in this community through workshops, conventions, lectures, exhibitions and more. Astro Safor is an amateur astronomy organization that also works within the community to make astronomy accessible to everyone.
I created this Space Girl, combining both missions and giving them an image that will help them to be more visible when the center is closed.
Leaving my mark in my hometown.
I just want to wish you Happy Holidays from Spain to the world! This year I am enjoying the warm weather and my dear friends and family in the old world, but I'll be back home soon. Enjoy every day like if it was the last one.
Peace and Love
Kaylove and I finished the Maylin Reynoso mural before Thanksgiving after a couple of weekends of rain and bad weather. Hopefully soon we can have an unveiling to make sure the community knows why we made it and why it is important to have this mural up outside of The Bronx.
Laura Alvarez is a
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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