My Recycled Bouquet of Flowers
FREE ART WORKSHOP
Sunday, May 22nd. 11 to 2 p.m.
Dome Playground in Brooklyn
38th St, Brooklyn, NY
I will be facilitating a really fun up-cycling art workshop this Sunday. Come to Brooklyn to enjoy a creative day celebrating Spring!
Dome PlaygroundSituated on the northeast corner of 38th Street and Dahill Road, Dome Playground is named in honor of community activists Charles (1904-1984) and Jessie Dome (1904-1987). Long-time residents of Borough Park, Brooklyn, the Domes devoted themselves to improving their community.
May 14th I was part of a Dinner Without Agenda, organized by the Queens Museum. The purpose of this dinner where 10 artists and curators that don’t know each other meet, was to talk in an unstructured meeting, to start a conversation about how galleries and institutions influence your work.
After that interesting night someone from the museum asked me to write a blog about my experience. You can find the whole article HERE.
I want to thank the curator Miguel Luciano for inviting me, because it was a great experience. I hope more institutions would follow the Queens Museum example being more proactive with their communities.
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.
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
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.
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.
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Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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