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Upcoming Bronx Writers Center Workshop

Saturday  |  April 18  |  11:00am-1:00pm

Poe Park Visitor Center

Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop hosted by crime novelist Richie Narvaez

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers to the fantastic Poe Park Visitor Center adjacent to the Poe Cottage, where the American master wrote the classic short story “The Cask of Amontillado”. This casual writers meeting will meet every third Saturday of every month to participate in writing prompts, readings and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction. Click here for more. Click here for flyer.

FREE FAMILY CRAFT WORKSHOP
in Westchester Square

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP with LAURA ALVAREZ

Saturday  April 18, 2015  |  12:30-3:00pm
Huntington Free Library  |   9 Westchester Square

Admission is free!  All are welcome!

Be part of Laura’s imaginary world of color, fantastic creatures and fun characters.

Using watercolor, block print, acrylics and ink, she recycles anything possible and transforms it into art, and she will show you how to do the same. Click here for workshop flyer.

Wednesday  |  April 22  |  6:00pm

Join us for Poet-Tea at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and BRIO Café present “Poet-Tea” hosted this year by 2011 BRIO award winner Sarah Stern. The evening will include poetry performances by 2014 BRIO Awardees Judith Baumel and Matthew Thorburn. Poetry books by the performers will be sold at the event and can also be purchased by clicking here. Admission is free. RSVP here. Click here for flyer.

Special Thanks to: Serengeti Teas & Spices
for supplying the tea for this event.

Friday  |  May 1st  |  7:00pm  |  Andrew Freedman Home

2014 BRIO Winners Davalois Fearon & Nigel HoSang in a

collaborative performance at the Andrew Freedman Home

The evening will feature "Consider Water", a video installation by Nigel HoSang, choreographed and performed by Davalois Fearon and "Excerpts of Consider Water", a work-in-progress, choreographed and performed by Ms. Fearon with music by Mike McGinnis and projection art by Andrew Kaminski. Stay and meet the artists after the performance. Click here for more...

Thursday | May 7 | 1:00-8:30pm | Bronx Museum of the Arts

WRITING WORKSHOPS & LITERARY DISCUSSION

BCA’s collaboration with the Bronx Museum of the Arts and PEN American Center, brings you two very special writing workshops at the Bronx Museum of the Arts with internationally-acclaimed authors from the US and Kenya. A panel discussion by acclaimed African writers titled “The Witnesses” will follow with such topics as the importance of folklore and elders in contemporary storytelling. Click here for more

THE BRONX TROLLEY
FIRST WEDNESDAY ARTS & CULTURE TOUR

returns on May 6, 2015

May 6th Trolley Night Venues

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Andrew Freedman Home

Bronx Documentary Center

BronxArtSpace

Wallworks Gallery

Click here for detailsFlyer.

 

CLOSING RECEPTION ON MAY 6th

LASTING LEGACIES highlights the work of four dynamic elder artists from BCA’s Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) Program: Ellsworth Ausby, Xenobia Bailey, Honey Kassoy, and Olga Kitt (pictured clockwise).. This exhibition features their sculptures, paintings, graffiti and textile art.

BCA CALL is an outgrowth of the Joan Mitchell Foundation CALL program that connects elder artists with BCA-trained Legacy Specialists who teach CALL artists how to document and archive their life’s work.


Dubbed: Lady K Fever, an installation by Lady K Fever (Kathleena Howie) and curated by Bronx artist and 2013 BCA BRIO winner Laura Napier, is a fresh, innovative installation ─ the artist’s first solo New York City exhibition.

Working in the Gallery’s Project Room during the days prior to her opening, Lady K Fever will remix her own work, layering graffiti vernacular, drawings, paintings on plexiglass and cardboard, razor wire, transparencies, found objects, and selfies with her signature abstract expressive flora and botanicals.

 
 

Please join us for our Cultural Equity and Diversity Meeting

Tuesday | April 21st | 2:00-5:00pm

The Riverside Theater | 91 Claremont Ave, NYC 10027

In an effort to put forth a Cultural Plan for New York City that is truly representative and inclusive, as well as supporting individual artists in essential ways, this will be a critical discussion of the historical and important role diversity plays in our communities’ viability. Come and participate in creating effective equity and diversity strategies for the future of NYC. Get an overview of NYC’s Cultural Plan. Learn about CEG’s Cultural Reinvestment Fund proposal. Click here for flyer. Space is limited! RSVP here.

 
Next Workshops:
Thursday, May 7  |  1:00-3:00pm & 3:30-5:30pm
 
BCA proudly honored the recipients of our 2015 Arts Fund Grant, Community Arts Grant and Artists for Community Grant at an awards presentation on April 8th at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. The event was well-attended and gave our grantees a wonderful opportunity to rub elbows with the BCA staff and Board Members as well as networkring with each other. Kudos to all of our 2015 grantees!

2015 Food & Arts Festival

The 2015 Food & Arts Festival is being held on Sunday, May 17th, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm, and all Bronx-based Artists & Arts Groups are invited to take part in this Grand Finale of Bronx Week 2015. Exhibit and sell your work to thousands of Bronxites and visitors who will gather for the borough’s annual celebration of pride. Reservation form here.

Thursday  |  April 23  |  7:30pm  |  Main Theater

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

PLENA LIBRE in Concert

The four-time Grammy nominated 12-piece ensemble from Puerto Rico returns to Hostos Center to perform their own unique, high-energy blend of bomba, plena & Caribbean grooves including salsa, merengue, mambo and more.10% discount for BCA BxCulturalCard holders. Click here for more.

MYX’DMEDIA Collective is now accepting submissions for our upcoming spring exhibit at the Hamilton Landmark Gallery. We are looking for work across all artistic disciplines (visual art, spoken word, culinary, fashion, etc.) that focuses on erotica, nudes and ideas of fetishization. Stay tuned for more information and updates.

Please send all inquiries to MYXMedia@OUTLOOK.com.

BRONX MEMOIR PROJECT, VOLUME 1
Bronx Stories |  Bronx Memories  |  Bronx Writers

The Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1 is an unprecedented collection of over fifty Bronx memoir fragments, as penned by our very own residents, spanning various generations, continents, languages, cultures and themes.

Paperback books can be purchased at Amazon.com and as e-books for download for Kindle and Nook! Come meet the contributors! More.

Bronx Contributors to the Bronx Memoir Project, Volume 1 Anthology proudly display their published works at the recent book release party at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos.

Are you a performer, visual artist, arts critic,
historian, art advisor, music producer, curator?

Submit here!

Become a Bronx WritersCorps Teaching Artist

Bronx WritersCorps offers opportunities to write, publish, and perform. We work in partnership with Bronx sites during the academic year, programming both in- and after-school workshops. Sites include community-based organizations, shelters, and programs for incarcerated youth. Click here for more

 
 
 
 

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