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Bronx, 1977

Another WIP for a totally different book I started working on.
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Mental Health Has Many Faces

Large-scale mural addresses stigma attached to people with mental health issues using bright and beckoning colors and a positive message....
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Artist Talk: Osaretin Ugiagbe

Osaretin Ugiagbe will discuss the work on view in his exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center, Unbelonging. Moderated by Stephanie Baptist....
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Screening Of "Kiki"

Let's have a kiki!...
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Bronx Native Cast In Shakespeare's Famous "As You Like It"

Experience one of Shakespeare's classic romances, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents AS YOU LIKE IT, previewing July 12, 2017, opening Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. and closing August 20, 2017....
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Now On View: High Line Plinth Maquette Exhibition

An exhibition of maquettes (models at 1/16th scale) of the 12 finalists for the first two inaugural High Line Plinth commissions is now on view on the High Line at West 14th Street....
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Bronx Exhibition Collates Two Decades Of Social & Political Unrest

The Occupy movement through Black Lives Matter and onwards to the current Trump fiasco, protest has been a dominant force throughout the 21st century so far; let us not forget that political activism is not a contemporary fad, though....
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There's More To Political Artist Awol Erizku Than Beyonce's Baby Bump Photos

Before the Grammy’s this past Sunday, Beyoncé announced her second pregnancy (with twins) via Instagram. She later revealed several more photos, exposing more of the overgrown floral scene. It was quickly confirmed that the artist behind these photos was Awol Erizku....
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Artists Purchase Vacant Land For $1.15 Million In Melrose To Develop “ArtCondo”

A consortium of New York City artists, tired of being pushed out of neighborhoods across the city as they gentrify, banded together—along with their finances—and purchased a prime piece of real estate in South Bronx neighborhood of Melrose for $1,150,000 last month to develop a vacant lot into a 7 story condo for artists....
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LEAP’s 15th Annual Student Art Show

Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP) will recognize student artists with an Opening Reception of LEAP’s 15th Annual Student Art Exhibition....
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Redouté To Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art

This exhibit, in partnership with the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, will fill the Garden's LuEsther T. Mertz Library’s Art Gallery with masterowrks of botanical art from the collection of the late "Bunny" Mellon....
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Bronx Mural Honoring Slain Amadou Diallo Is Restored

They are not related — but they are definitely connected....
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Exhibition: The Genius Of Geoffrey Holder

February is Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning's (JCAL) Black History Month Celebration Series. Join us each weekend in February for exhibits, performances, film screenings, and so much more....
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Tania Bruguera Pulls Work From Disputed Bronx Museum Show

The latest in a months-long Cuban-American art exchange controversy, Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera has requested that the Bronx Museum of the Arts not include her work in an upcoming exhibition, on the grounds that the exchange relies too much on the Cuban Government....
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Open Studio With Bxma Co-Lab Dance Resident Jasmine Hearn & Visual Artist Kameelah Rasheed

Learn about the creative process and engage with the artists at the first open studio for the Co-Lab Residency. Choreographer Jasmine Hearn and visual artist Kameelah Rasheed will discuss their unique practices and share new collaborative work that will be launched on May 2017....
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Bronx Zoo Artist Kicks Off Mamaroneck Lecture Series

A Bronx Zoo artist will tell what it is like creating natural-looking settings for animals when the Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council’s 2017 lecture series begins....
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NYFW Kick Off: Fashion Through The Lens

Over time, fashion photography has developed its own aesthetic where clothes and style merge to create stories that are told through the photographers' eye, creating pieces of art that will last forever....
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Cuba Will Not Loan Art To Bronx Museum

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana will not be loaning the Bronx Museum any artworks for “Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje,” a collaborative exhibition between the two institutions....
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En Foco’s Photographers Town Hall & Networking Meeting

En Foco cordially invites all photographers of color, minority curators, cultural writers, and friends to attend Photographers Town Hall & Networking Meeting....
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Exhibition Highlights Street Protest Photography

Ricky Flores grew up in South Bronx, and began taking photos of his friends, family, neighbors — and the conflicts and hardships that defined the borough — after he purchased his first camera in 1980....
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Bronx, 1977

Another WIP for a totally different book I started working on.
image

Mental Health Has Many Faces

Large-scale mural addresses stigma attached to people with mental health issues using bright and beckoning colors and a positive message.
image

Artist Talk: Osaretin Ugiagbe

Osaretin Ugiagbe will discuss the work on view in his exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center, Unbelonging. Moderated by Stephanie Baptist.
image

Screening Of "Kiki"

Let's have a kiki!
image

Bronx Native Cast In Shakespeare's Famous "As You Like It"

Experience one of Shakespeare's classic romances, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents AS YOU LIKE IT, previewing July 12, 2017, opening Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. and closing August 20, 2017.
image

Now On View: High Line Plinth Maquette Exhibition

An exhibition of maquettes (models at 1/16th scale) of the 12 finalists for the first two inaugural High Line Plinth commissions is now on view on the High Line at West 14th Street.
image

Bronx Exhibition Collates Two Decades Of Social & Political Unrest

The Occupy movement through Black Lives Matter and onwards to the current Trump fiasco, protest has been a dominant force throughout the 21st century so far; let us not forget that political activism is not a contemporary fad, though.
image

There's More To Political Artist Awol Erizku Than Beyonce's Baby Bump Photos

Before the Grammy’s this past Sunday, Beyoncé announced her second pregnancy (with twins) via Instagram. She later revealed several more photos, exposing more of the overgrown floral scene. It was quickly confirmed that the artist behind these photos was Awol Erizku.

Artists Purchase Vacant Land For $1.15 Million In Melrose To Develop “ArtCondo”

A consortium of New York City artists, tired of being pushed out of neighborhoods across the city as they gentrify, banded together—along with their finances—and purchased a prime piece of real estate in South Bronx neighborhood of Melrose for $1,150,000 last month to develop a vacant lot into a 7 story condo for artists.

LEAP’s 15th Annual Student Art Show

Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP) will recognize student artists with an Opening Reception of LEAP’s 15th Annual Student Art Exhibition.

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