Check Out My Brand New Store!
I want to introduce all of you my new Art Store. Through the years I get a lot of people asking me for prints of my art, that I used to sell only in person, but I finally created a store where you can order prints from my work in different formats, photo paper, art paper, canvas, you can frame them or not... up to you!
It has a ton of cool features, like a Live Preview in AR, Wall Preview, or 3D viewing tool for the merchandising. I am super excited and I hope this makes you want to buy more art! I am leaving you a couple of videos where you can see how to select and preview the artwork in the pictures I have there, but you can also use the Live Preview to see how it would look like in your place :)
If you ever wanted a print I don't have listed, please, let me know and I will add it!
Solo Exhibition "The Unexpected Journey"
I never gave too much thought to the idea of having kids. I felt I had enough going-on in my life to take care of another human being. That changed when I met the wonderful human I am with now. We both went through some experiences that made us realize we wanted to be parents. Then the struggle began. Pregnancies that went nowhere, endless nights thinking what I am doing wrong, endless days trying to figure out what we can do differently.
This exhibition is about the journey of bringing a human being to life. This looks different for every person on earth, but I know there are many people out there that have gone through what we went through, and even more. Trying to stay positive is hard sometimes, but art helps me process what goes on in my life and around me, it helps me overcome obstacles and keep looking forward to good things that will come. Enjoy the ride.
On view at Montefiore ARTView Galleries at Moses Campus until March 2023.
Mural at the New Target at Fordham
Months ago I was approached by Target to submit a couple of ideas for a mural in a new store they were planning to open in my old neighborhood of Fordham. Just a block away from my last apartment before moving to the Yankee Stadium area.
They liked my ideas and I was chosen to create a painting for the store that was made into a mural. It was a great experience, and not only I was able to create a piece that in my opinion represents The Bronx, but I was also invited to participate in the campaign they launched for the inauguration, with my artwork and in a cool video.
Overall it was an amazing experience and I am very proud of it!
You can visit the store and the mural at 215 East Fordham Road (BX), and don't forget to take pictures and tag me!!
"RISING" Closing Reception & Artist Talk
Join us to celebrate the closing of our first exhibition in our new space with an artist talk! Meet and greet all the BxAF artists, and get to know their work.
Friday, December 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
BxArts Factory’s Studio 13 Presents: “RISING”
with the participation of:
FINEZT by Edwin Reyes
Special artwork for sale to help fundraise, created during BxAF events by Laura Alvarez, Laura Villana, Raquel Tusañeza, Peces Con Mar and Vanesa Álvarez.
240 E 153rd Street, Bronx NY
(Between Park and Morris Avenues).
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!
Bronx Artivism (Art + Activism) Workshop
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 email@example.com.
Last Saturday, August 20, 2022, I had my workshop at the @nybg where we painted the food we love and remind us to home and family. Over 50 people stopped by the table, I learned so much about other countries' foods and their traditions. Thank you!
Last Spring I painted one of the picnic tables now on display at the New York Botanical Garden. Around the Table: Stories of the Foods we Love, is a celebration of art and science of edible plants. On view from Saturday, June 4, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022.
Workshop: Artist Laura Álvarez Fernández traces her roots back to Valencia, Spain in this celebration of Spanish paella, a versatile rice dish. On this afternoon, you are invited to join Laura to design a plate that features your favorite ancestral dish.
I have the honor of being one of the nominees to receive a Saturday Visiter Award during the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival.
The Saturday Visiter Awards are presented by Poe Baltimore to recognize a new generation of artists continuing Edgar Allan Poe’s legacy in the arts and literature around the world. The prizes celebrate media, art, performance and writing that adapts or is inspired by Poe’s life and works.
Though he was not wealthy in his lifetime, Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to support himself entirely by his pen. The Saturday Visiter was the name—and spelling—of a local periodical that held a contest for poetry and short stories. Poe won the award for his short story “MS Found in a Bottle” (which he wrote at Poe House.) The Saturday Visiter Awards are named after the prize a young Edgar Allan Poe won while he lived in Baltimore which helped to launch the famed writer’s career.
Saturday Visiter Awards are presented in two categories: works that adapt Poe’s life or writing (including biography, or true adaptations of his poetry or prose), and original works that are inspired by Poe’s life or writing. In addition, important "Poe Places", including The Poe Museum (Richmond, VA) , The Poe Cottage (the Bronx NYC) and Poe House (Baltimore , MD) will highlight exceptional entries specific to their region. The awards are presented every October at the annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards in Baltimore, Maryland.
Poe Baltimore invites you to darken Poe’s chamber door at the fourth annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards, October 8 & 9, 2022. This FREE, two-day outdoor event will feature Poe-themed performances, art, vendors and food, celebrating Poe’s life, works and his influence in the arts. VIP Tickets and Tours, including for the Black Cat Ball, available now!
The festival will take place directly across the street from Poe House at 203 N. Amity Street in Baltimore, in the newly-built “Poe Park” at Center/West. Attendees will learn about Poe’s life and works from some of the United States’ preeminent “Poe Places”, with representatives from The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum (Baltimore), The Poe Museum (Richmond, Virginia), The Poe Cottage (Bronx, NYC), The Poe Studies Association, The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore and Westminster Hall & Burying Ground. The winners of the 2022 Saturday 'Visiter' Awards will also be announced festival weekend!
See you in Baltimore!
Nature Quilt - My Latest Mural
"Nature Quilt" is a mural that represents the multiculturality of The Bronx and the Jerome-Gun Hill area. It is a patchwork of patterns with leaves, flowers, stars, bright colors and eyes representing the diversity of the community. It is designed to bring joy and happiness to the events that will take place in that plaza for a year. It will contrast with the dark asphalt around it and it mirrors Nature the park just across the street.
Created as part of an initiative of the Jerome Gun Hill Business Improvement District to beautify and bring to life an underutilized area, this mural brings some happiness to this corner of the Bronx, making the wait for the bus or your lunch break brighter.
It was an awesome experience, where we invited the community to some on Sunday to paint and prep the area. The next two days I had some really good help from Monica and Pips. Looking forward the next mural opportunity!
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