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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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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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The Bronx CommuniTea

Come join us for our annual Senior Thursday event celebrating Older Americans Month with BRIO award winning artist Michele Brody.
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The Moth StorySLAM

The Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme, BALANCE inspired by Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon.
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"Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. And Glenn Ligon" At The Bronx Museum Of The Arts

The Bronx Museum of the Arts honors the late Tim Rollins with an upcoming exhibition, “Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon.” The exhibition takes the concept of dialogue as its departure point — an idea that was central to the works of this visionary artist and educator.
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Newly Renovated Bronx River Arts Center Hosts Open House On May 17th

The Bronx River Arts Center, a key part of the borough’s cultural scene for over three decades, will be reopening its renovated building to the general public for the first time on Thursday evening, May 17th, as part of the City-sponsored NYCxDesign festival.
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2018 Triennial: “Songs for Sabotage”

“Songs for Sabotage,” the fourth New Museum Triennial, questions how individuals and collectives around the world might effectively address the connection of images and culture to the forces that structure our society.
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Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fusion Of Art, Architecture & Anarchy

This month, the sprawling exhibition “Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect” takes over the Bronx Museum of the Arts — a fitting survey for an artist who used the city as his material.
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Cuba Unveils Us-Made Tribute To Independence

Cuba presented to the public on Friday a statue of independence hero Jose Marti donated by the Bronx Museum of the Arts in a gesture of international friendship that comes at a low point in relations between the two countries.
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The Bronx Museum Of The Arts Celebrates "Anarchitecture" Of Gordon Matta-Clark

On view from Nov. 8 through April 8 of next year, the exhibit will feature more than 100 artworks by the artist, including some from his archive.
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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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John Ryan

is a Clifton Park, New York native, a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City and a freelance reporter and photographer. He received a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in 2003. He served two tours in Iraq as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army, wrote a 160-page guide to capture insurgents and earned a Bronze Star for meritorious service before being discharged as a captain in 2008. He is a certified personal trainer and will represent Ireland at the World Lacrosse Championships this summer (2010).