This past June, ArtBridge, in partnership with NYC nonprofit affordable housing developer CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc. (CHV), is pleased to announce Bronx Communal Spaces, a public art exhibition featuring works by Bronx-based artists Laura Alvarez, Blanka Amezkua, Trevon Blondet, Matthew Burcaw, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Carlos Wilfredo Encarnación, and James Martocci at CHV 202nd and 203rd Street — a sustainable, affordable, and supportive housing development in the Bedford Park neighborhood for families, formerly homeless households, seniors, and veterans.
Centered on celebrating the shared spaces that bring Bronxites together and enrich the local community, Bronx Communal Spaces — made possible with financial support from CHV — is part of City Canvas, an initiative of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs that transforms the city’s temporary protective structures into platforms for artwork driven by collaboration between local artists and communities.
If you want to visit the exhibition, you can find it at 261 East 202nd Street and 270 East 203rd Street, The Bronx!
Join BxArts Factory and their studio artists in a celebration of new space, new beginnings and resilience. Come celebrate the opening our our space and help us fundraise to continue our mission in the Bronx. You can contribute to our fundraising efforts by donating any amount to receive your entrance ticket or by buying affordable and unique pieces of art during the event.
Date: Thursday, September 29th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Address: 240 E 153rd Street, Bronx NY (Between Park and Morris Avenues).
Ticketed Event - Donate any amount to receive your ticket HERE- https://RisingExhibit.eventbrite.com
Join us for an Open Studio night where you can meet the artists, purchase some art and have a great time helping BxArts Factory!
Create, converse, and collaborate with your community through the arts!
What does it mean to be civically engaged in your local community?
Visual artist, Laura Alvarez, will lead an artivism, poster making workshop. The workshop will provide you with the basic creative tools to analyze your interests in activism and give a platform to express your thoughts and ideas through art. The workshop will utilize collage, lettering, and poster making techniques.
You will have the opportunity to share your ideas about community engagement, discuss the issues that matter most to you, and showcase your creativity.
About the Artist- Laura Alvarez is a Spanish-born, Bronx-based artist and community activist. She is the co-founder and VP of the BxArts Factory, a nonprofit that supports Bronx-based artists who use their work for social change. She is also on the board of Artbridge, a nonprofit that empowers local artists to transform prominent urban spaces into gallery quality exhibitions
Date and Time // Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 3 - 4:30 PM
Location // Sedgwick Library
This event will take place in person at Sedgwick Library. Supplies will be provided. New to experienced artists are all welcome!
Fully accessible to wheelchairs
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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