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Meet The Curator & Fashion Designer Creating Shows By Caribbean New Yorkers For Caribbean New Yorkers

New York-based artist and curator Yelaine Rodriguez designs dresses and sculptures, visually exploring the relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. She uses her sewing machine as a paint brush to emphasize the political struggles of her homeland. As the curator of La Lucha art series, Spanish for “the fight,” her exhibitions spark creative dialogue at the center of Washington Heights and Bronx to foster understanding between Haitian and Dominican communities living in New York City.
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Book Review: 'Bronx Requiem' By John Clarkson

As a fan of hard-boiled crime thrillers, my taste in the fictional genre is bent toward the likes of Elmore Leonard, Lawrence Block and James Lee Burke, just to name a few....
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A Bronx Poet To Berlin And Back

This project supports my European debut at the Entangled Black Americas International Conference, Jan 19-20, 2017 at the University of Bielefeld, Germany....
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Rutland Film On Racism Has Yet To Receive Local Showing

Duane Carleton had just finished making his first movie — a documentary about the 1986 murder of Manchester golf pro Sarah Hunter titled “Overtaken by Darkness” — when a friend suggested another southern Vermont headline as fodder for a second....
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Father, Son Exhibit Views Of Bronx At Third Floor Gallery In Mahopac, NY

William P. Folchi (1922-1992) and his son, John Folchi (b. 1955), have depicted scenes of Bronx more than a half-century apart. Though different in style, their small-scale works provide engaging views of the visual landscape of the borough....
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Bronx Exhibits Show Immigration From Another Side

A collection of photographs, videos and tapestries weave together the stories of the immigrant experience at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The timely exhibition illustrates two sides of the immigrant experience as photographs capture the faces we rarely see: the family members who remain behind....
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Alexander & Bonin Will Open Its 2nd Installation Of Exhibitions

Alexander and Bonin will open its second installation of exhibitions at the gallery’s new space at 47 Walker Street in TriBeCa, on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Four exhibitions of work by Jorge Macchi, Rita McBride, Paul Thek, and Jonathas de Andrade, will occupy the galleries’ two floors....
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"Whose Streets? Our Streets!": New York City, 1980-2000

Bronx Documentary Center has the pleasure inviting the public to a photo exhibition named "Whose Streets? Our Streets!": New York City, 1980-2000....
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Not Forgotten: An Arkansas Family Album By Nina Robinson

In 2014, Nina Robinson traveled to Dalark, Arkansas to document her grandmother’s passing and her family’s grieving process....
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The Bronx Visual Artist Directory

The Bronx 200 website is a dynamic, online platform that showcases a curated selection of artwork by two hundred artists identified with Bronx....
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Trex Company Supports Installation At The Bronx Museum Of The Arts

Proving that the superior durability and beauty of its products is truly timeless, Trex Company - the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing -- helped create a traditional Latin American marketplace for a new exhibition at The Bronx Museum of the Arts....
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Head To Bronx For The BAAD!ASS Women Festival

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance is the place to be this month for the 2014 BAAD!ASS Women Festival, held March 8-29, 2014....
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Art Show Celebrates Urban Gay Culture In South Bronx

The Bronx Council of The Arts, located on the campus of Hostos Community College in South Bronx, is hosting an exhibition showcasing the work of gay artists created over the past ten years; the curator, Ivan Monforte, has personally selected the work for this project....
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Paulo Bruscky — Art Is Our Last Hope

Art is Our Last Hope, the first solo exhibition of work by Brazilian artist Paulo Bruscky, opened on September 19, 2013 at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. The exhibition will be on view through February 9, 2014....
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Stunning Jewels By JAR At The Met

Starting today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is showcasing hundreds of pieces from jeweler Joel Arthur Rosenthal. His line, JAR, only produces 80-90 dazzling pieces a year, which makes them even more precious....
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Banksy's Latest Stencil In South Bronx

Street artist Banksy paid a visit to South Bronx for today's tag....
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Banksy May Have Collaborated With Cope2 On An Anti-NYPD Piece

Yesterday evening, the grandfather of Bronx graffiti, Cope2, posted a photo on Twitter, which appears to be a collaboration between himself and Banksy in the South Bronx....
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Banksy’s "Shoe Shine Boy" Jabs At Ronald McDonald

Street artist Banksy continues his art installations in New York City this month with his latest work taking a jab at the famous icon Ronald McDonald. On October 16, 2013, a fiberglass replica of Ronald McDonald showed up outside a McDonald's in South Bronx....
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Cara Lynch's House Work Exhibition

An artistic view of Bronx's historic houses: Cara Lynch, House Work on view will be presented August 30 - October 5, 2013 at the Poe Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse, Poe Park, Bronx, NY....
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Broken Umbrellas Transform Into A Floating Art Project In Bronx

If you happen to gaze upon a massive dome floating down the Bronx River, you are not hallucinating. It is just a stunning public art project....
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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.

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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Alma Watkins

EZ Al is a Native American with African and German descent who hails from the Bronx. At an early age she developed a love for music, art, and photography. She has photographed films, videos, fashion and political events. She is inspired by and influenced by talented photographers of today and graffiti artist of yesterday. Her motto is to live life is to love life.