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.
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
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.
Back in September, during the WHEDco weekend walk, BxArts Factory created a fun activity to increase the exposure of the nearby Morning Glory Community Garden. At the same time I engaged the community to help me paint the fence of the garden and beautify the space.
It was a very successful event, many members of the community came, painted and enjoyed the great space they have at the garden, hopefully we encouraged more neighbors to be part of the MGCG and will be enjoying fresh vegetables for their homes.
It's been a hard month but life goes on and we are back with our monthly Paint the Night Away events! This September our design will be a surprise (with flowers involved)!
Friday, September 9th at The Bronx Beer Hall from 7 to 10 p.m.
$35 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! Buy your tickets here
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.
This evening, all funds collected by BxArts Factory will support our Free Workshop Series for 2017! With your contributions we are able to purchase materials, support the artists facilitating the workshops and provide free of cost snacks for participants. We love our Free Workshops Series and we are happy to receive your support for our 3rd consecutive year of programming.
You are invited! Only a few days left to have a blast with us during our 2nd Annual Art at the Bar Networking Event and Fundraiser! Join us next Sunday, July 17th to chill, make art, laugh, and enjoy some refreshing drinks and some pitorro at Port Morris Distillery!
There will be something to for everyone; you do not need to be an artists to attend. We will have two models for artists to draw, mini canvases painting station, magnet making station, coloring station, games, food and music! $10 (online) or $12 at the door! Buy your tickets NOW!
I will be moderating the live drawing and some really fun drawing games.
Funds collected during this event will directly benefit our 2017 Free Art Workshop Series! So far, in 2016, your continuous support has helped us bring FREE programming to more than 300 people. Help us continue. Support our Fundraising efforts, share, join us!
For more information about this event please visit our Facebook Event Page. Also please find the flyer attached so you can share it and invite your friends!
We can't wait to see you there!
Our Paint the Night Away party is back in July!!! We are back at the Bronx Beer Hall by popular demand! Join us for a fun, chillax night of painting, beer drinking, music and real cool vibes!!! July 1st will be a celebration of summer's arrival! Let's paint the summer solstice!! Join us!!
Buy Tickets HERE
Ticket includes a FREE drink (Draft Beer or House Wine). And all art materials. At the end of the night you will take home your own creation on a canvas!
This evening, all funds collected by BxArts Factory will support our 2017 Free Workshop Series!! Help us keep our workshops free and open to ALL members of our community! Your donation will help us with materials, artists stipend and it will allow us to expand the types of workshops offered!
Last Friday we had our BxArts Factory Paint the Night Away celebrating Bike to Work Day. The turnout was amazing, the DJ incredible, as always, and everyone did a great job with their paintings. I hole you can join us for the next one in June!!!
Thank you to everyone who made it to celebrate my birthday!!!
DATE CHANGE! JUNE 4th at 1 p.m.
Join me on a free art workshop I will be teaching this week!
InkBlots: A blotted pattern of spilled ink
Saturday, June 4th. 1-3:30 p.m.
Huntington Free Library
9 Westchester Square, Bronx, NY
“InkBlots” give me the freedom to doodle on top of random ink stains, letting my hand draw free over the colors, creating different shapes, faces and monsters. No censure. No regrets. Every mistake will be revamped and will create a work of art. Now I want you to experience, imagine, and create your own inkblots. Use the random stains to stimulate your senses, forget what is right or wrong, everyone can enjoy and make art.
This workshop is possible thanks to The Bronx Council on the Arts.
Laura Alvarez is a
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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