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Hop on the trolley and enjoy attractions at some of the
hottest cultural spots along the lower Grand Concourse
   
Catch the trolley on the first Wednesday evening of each month (except January & September) at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, on the campus of Hostos Community College at 450 Grand Concourse. The trolley departs at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm for other venues in the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. The trolley ride and admission to participating venues along its route are free. The Bronx Culture Trolley vehicle is wheelchair accessible.
   

Directions: Hostos Community College is located at 450 Grand Concourse near 149th Street in the Bronx. Take the 2, 4 & 5 trains or Bx1, Bx19 buses to Grand Concourse and 149 Street. More detailed directions.

Group Reservations: Call 718-931-9500 x33 or e-mail trolley@bronxarts.org.

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Wednesday, NOVEMber 5, 2014

*note: programming and venue information subject to change

THIS MONTH's VENUES

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Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Art Exhibition

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Coquito Tasting and Tour of the Museum

Pregones Theater
Film Screening

Andrew Freedman Home

Art Exhibition

BronxArtSpace

Art Exhibition
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Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street

Bronx NY 10451

718-518-6728

 5:00-9:00pm:Art Exhibitions
 
From Wick To Mott Haven:
The Magic Realism of
Ian Charles Scott
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5/150

 

Ian Charles Scott, Damian and
Joe
, oil on canvas, 60"x48", 2001
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Loaned by Scott R. Coleman

Ian Charles Scott (c) and
the five students of 5/150

From Wick To Mott Haven: The Magic Realism of Ian Charles Scott the painter’s first solo exhibition in the Bronx, and 5/150, showcasing the artwork of five of Scott’s former students, all of whom are now professional artists. 
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Curated by Sarah Sandman, From Wick To Mott Haven (on view in the Main Gallery) features 26 paintings of which magical elements are a natural part of an otherwise mundane environment, bringing to life an extended cast of characters that stretch from Ian Charles Scott’s hometown of Wick in remote Northern Scotland to his Hostos Community College studio.
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5/150 (on view in the Project Room) is a collective exhibition showcasing the artworks of Lee Jacob Hilado, Vanessa Isabella, Ptah Miller Osaretin Ugiagbe, and Dennesa Usher – five of Scott’s former students who are now all professional artists. Scott chose the works of his past students to showcase in the 5/150 exhibition. The title refers to the 5 students and to the room number (150) of the Hostos Painting Studio.
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“The students whose work I have selected to accompany my paintings are all true artists. Each has a unique mature vision and each has learned over the years how to incorporate being an artist into their practical lives,” says Scott. “They are shining examples of the best from Hostos Community College Alumni.”
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Exhibitions will be on view through December 9th with additional public events scheduled throughout the run.

 

 

The trolley bell rings at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm,

just before the trolley departs for other destinations.


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Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street

Bronx, NY 10456

718-681-6000

 
 5:30-7:30pm: Coquito Tasting

 

Kick off the holiday season with a trip on The Bronx Trolley and a free coquito tasting. As part of the 12th Annual Coquito Masters competition, contestants bring in their version of coquito, a traditional Puerto Rican holiday drink reminiscent of eggnog, and you become the judge to see who goes on to the New York finals! Presented by the Bronx Museum’s Community Advisory Council and International Coquito Tasting Federation.

 
Note: Groups will be guided from the museum to see the
exhibition at the Andrew Freedman Home across the street.

 5:45-7:45pm: Free Guided Tour of the Museum’s Exhibitions
 

Here I Am: Photographs by Lisa Leone

Jorge "Fabel" Pabon and Mr. Wiggles, New York City, 1991.

The Bronx. Paris. Los Angeles. Early 1990s. Hip Hop. This culture of music, dance, art and fashion is forever in its nascent and most authentic in this exhibition. From Nas in the first studio recordings for what would become his iconic debut album Illmatic, to Snoop on the set of his first video, from ingénue Debi Mazar on the subway to Grandmaster Flash at a RockSteady reunion, Leone’s photographs open portals to the sounds, places and, most importantly, the people who forged and continue to influence the energy that is hip hop. (on view thru Jan 11, 2015)

Beyond the Supersquare

Jordi Colomer, Avenida Ixtapaluca, 2009, Video, 6 min.
Collection of Joost & Siska Vanhaerents-Dezutter, Torhout, Belgium.
Courtesy Michel Rein, Paris and Meesen De Clercq, Brussels
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This exhibition explores the indelible influence of Latin American and Caribbean modernist architecture on contemporary art. The exhibition features over 30 artists and more than 60 artworks, including photography, video, sculpture, installation, and drawing, that respond to major Modernist architectural projects constructed in Latin America and the Caribbean from the 1920s through the 1960s. This exhibition is co-organized by Holly Block (NYC) and María Inés Rodríguez (Colombia) and designed by Benedeta Monteverde (Mexico). (on view thru Jan 11, 2015).

Rethinking the Garden Casita

Image courtesy TEN Arquitectos.
From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or “little house” in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. For this exhibition, TEN Arquitectos and engineers were enlisted to rethink the traditional casita as a modular kit of parts. The design incorporates resilient elements such as photovoltaic panels, rainwater management systems, and Wi-Fi, ensuring that the casita will function off the grid both on a daily basis and in the event of another citywide disaster like Sandy. Looking ahead, the flexible kit of parts can be adapted and built at NYRP’s other community gardens across the five boroughs. Plans, sketches, renderings, and images of TEN Arquitectos’ design will be on view, 2015 to continue the dialogue surrounding community-based design and resilient architecture. (on view thru Jan 11, 2015).

In print / Imprint: Works from the Permanent Collection

Adrian Piper, Forget It, 1991, Offset lithograph.
Gift of Richard Becker, 1992.6.

A collection of prints and graphic-art works by artists of African, Asian, and Latin American descent from the Museum’s Permanent Collection. This display reflects the underlying thematic narratives in the museum’s collection and its cross-cultural undertakings while reaffirming its commitment to the print medium. (on view thru Jan 11, 2015).

Dennis Oppenheim: S-T-A-B-

Study for Stab, 1991, Pencil, colored pencil, oil wash,
oil pastel on paper, 39" X 151".

First shown in 1991 at MoMA PS1 as part of the exhibition And the Mind Grew Fingers, S- T- A- B- is an installation composed of welded rolled steel angle, steel plate and red vacuum formed letters that spell the word “stab” in fragments. S- T- A- B- can be seen as the diagram of a street fight, reflecting Oppenheim's goal to emulate the emotional, stuttered speech that occurs in extreme situations. The Bronx Museum's installation will present the entire work on its North Wing terrace. (on view thru Nov 23).

Shai Kremer: World Trade Center: Concrete Abstract #2
Shai Kremer, World Trade Center:
Concrete Abstract #2, 2001-2012, 48 x 64”, 58 x 74", edition of 7.

In 2011, Kremer was granted access to the construction site of One World Trade Center, where he photographed until 2013. As the series progresses, we can see the building itself taking shape. In each piece, he edits, dissects, layers and arranges a multitude of images to build evocative abstract compositions. In some of the work, he includes details from images of the public record directly following the attacks. In conjunction with the Bronx Museum’s and Julie Saul Gallery’s exhibition, and the opening of the new building, several institutions throughout New York City will show individual images from the series including The Museum of the City of New York and The Brooklyn Academy of Music. (on view thru Oct 25).

 
 5:30-7:30pm: Exhibition

Andrew Freedman Home

1125 Grand Concourse (between 166 & McClellan Streets)

Bronx, NY 10452

718-681-6000

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where you will meet and a guide will bring you over to the Andrew Freedman Home.
SuperPuesto
Photo: Nina Robinson

SuperPuesto is a temporary pavilion by Terence Gower commissioned by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with the Andrew Freedman Home for Beyond the Supersquare, the first U.S. museum exhibition to examine the complicated legacies of modernist architecture in Latin America and the Caribbean through the perspectives of 30 contemporary artists. With the goal of providing an immersive space for visitors to experience the exhibition’s artistic and architectural themes, SuperPuesto also serves as an annex for educational and public programs related to Beyond the Supersquare. (on view thru Nov 16).

7:00pm: Film Screening

Pregones Theater

571-575 Walton Avenue, off 149th Street

Bronx, NY 10451

718-585-1202.

Julia, toda en mí
This poetic film, directed by Ivonne Belén, explores the life and literary work of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos as told through portions of letters she wrote from New York and Cuba to her sister, Consuelo, during the 1940s until her early death in 1953. Stars such as Benicio del Toro, Jacobo Morales and Miriam Colón join efforts to honor the famous poet in this beautiful docudrama. Presented by Pregones Theater as part of 2014 BORIMIX FESTIVAL.
 
 5:30-7:30pm: Exhibition

BronxArtSpace
305 East 140th Street

Bronx, NY 10454
718-401-8144

Narratives of Self-Exile/ Narrativas del Auto-Exilio


Confronted with a displacement, the Exiled-Self may experience a profound sense of loss, nostalgia and even death. The complexities and impositions of this new condition may generate resistance and disenchantment. Negotiations between familiar habits and the uncharted life are inevitable. But there is no such thing as a homogeneous sense of belonging or isolation. The exiled-self might also perceive displacement as an intoxicating beginning; a release from the so-called body/homeland/patria/prison/war/insanity. Are they Deserters? Patriots? Heroes? Traitors? None of the above? Welcome to the realm of ambiguity…. Self-exile is the state of endless reconfiguration. An imagined landscape, equally painful and blissful. On view thru November 8, 2014. Photo: Yarisa Colon
 

 

The Bronx Council on the Arts thanks Bronx Tourism Council, Barefoot Wines & Bubbly, Capital One Bank, Crown Trophy of the Bronx, En Foco, Fox Networks, MAS Marketing & Advertising Solutions, Montefiore Medical Center, the Throgg's Neck Merchants Association, and Wellcare for supplying the give-aways for our Bronx Culture Trolley nights.

 

 
A Special Thanks to our Funders and Supporters
 

The Bronx Culture Trolley is a program of:

  • The Bronx Council on the Arts’ South Bronx Cultural Corridor,
  • The Bronx Cultural Card, and
  • The Bronx Tourism Council.

It is made possible with funding from:

  • Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation
  • The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • The New York State Council on the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Bronx Delegation of the City Council
  • Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about the The Bronx Trolley: Arts & Culture Tour, email trolley@bronxarts.org or call
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The Bronx Culture Trolley runs on First Wednesdays, but these venues have a lot to offer between trolley nights. Call or check web sites for more information.
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BronxArtSpace
305 East 140th Street

Bronx NY 10454
718-401-8144


Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance
842 Barretto Street (between Garrison & Lafayette Avenues)

Bronx, NY 10474
718-842-5223


Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse

(at 165 Street)

Bronx, NY 10456
718-681-6000


Bruckner Gallery

Bruckner Bar & Grill
1 Bruckner Blvd,

Bronx, NY 10454
718-665-2001

 

Gordon Parks Gallery
The College of New Rochelle School of New Resources
(John Cardinal O’Connor Campus)
332 East 149th Street
718-665-1310

 

Hostos Center for
the Arts & Culture

Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse
at 149 Street

Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-4455

LDR Studio Gallery
137 Alexander Avenue, Suite 10 (4th floor), Bronx, NY 10454
917-558-2389

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
Hostos Community College
450 Gran
d Concourse

(near 149th Street)

Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728


The POINT
940 Garrison Avenue

(at Manida Avenue)

Bronx, NY 10474
718-542-4139

Pregones Theater
571 Walton Avenue
(btwn 149th & 150th Sts)

Bronx, NY 10451
718-585-1202

 

 

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