The Women in Comics exhibition at Grace Gallery is coming to an end and to celebrate it we will have a couple of panel discussions with the artists.
I will be part of the Comics & Culture panel at 6 p.m. Join us and spend some time with the artists talking about art, different cultures and how to integrate that into comics.
April 20, at 6 p.m. at the NYC College of Technology. 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY.
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)
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.
Today you can join me for the opening of the exhibition "Ad Astra" at Blick art materials store, 1 Bond Street, Soho, New York. It will start at 6 p.m. and it will go on until 8 p.m.
You all know my relationship with space and stars. Going to the roof at night with my father to set up the telescope and find different planets, nebulas and star clusters, was always an adventure.
Today I have a couple of [pieces I did as homage to Laika, the first animal sent to space, the first real cosmonaut. This Russian dog died in space, as well as many other animals sent after her before they started sending humans.
This August I had the opportunity to present some of my work at the New York Public Library. The Secret Life of the Clouds is a project I started a while ago, based in the idea that we don't really know what happens above the clouds. I imagine birds building cities in the sky having babies and living far from the noisy humans.
Hoy have until August 31st to visit the exhibition, located at the Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Rd, The Bronx, NY.
Many visitors have passed by leaving great reviews at the heritage center.
This is the third time I exhibit at the Library and it's always a great experience. The staff is always amazing. I am so glad they put all the effort in the world to keep that place alive.
Two years ago I had the pleasure of being part of Women in Comics, the first exhibition of that kind in The Bronx. This August, we bring you the second part. Lots of artists, illustrations, comics and workshops will happen during this month at Poe Park Visitor Center.
I would like to invite everyone to the opening Saturday, August 1st, at 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. we will be enjoying the company of many female illustrators, writers, producers, film makers, artists, and we will have a panel discussion about the situation of the women in comics.
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
The Bronx Latin American Biennial’s main objective is to create awareness in the arts by developing an international network with Latin American artists, as well as establish the opportunity to exhibit the best of their works. The event is to motivate the creative mind and challenge the contemporary global art community. These group exhibitions, will present art as an expression of the human condition and it reflects the notions of progress, civilizations, welfare, society and culture.
The Bronx Latin American Biennial is aimed to provide education and cultural information for every one, all the events are family oriented. It’s an event that celebrates not only the richness of the Latin American art but also the diversity of our community. This event offers the community the opportunity to access people from diverse cultural backgrounds, languages and ethnicity. Joint us for a Latin American Art celebration throughout the Bronx, showcasing panels of discussion, art exhibitions, urban installations and performances by artists from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Laura Alvarez is a
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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