Hop on the
trolley and enjoy attractions at some of the
spots along the lower Grand Concourse
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
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.
Reservations: Call 718-931-9500 x33 or e-mail
ALONG THIS MONTH's TROLLEY ROUTE
5:00-9:00 | BCA’s LONGWOOD ART GALLERY @ HOSTOS
450 Grand Concourse at 149th St. | 718-518-6728
- Lasting Legacies: Ellsworth Ausby, Xenobia Bailey, Honey Kassoy, and Olga Kitt
Lasting Legacies highlights the work of four dynamic elder artists from BCA’s Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) Program. 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 NYC 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. Both exhibitions are on view thru April 1.
- Dubbed/ in Fever Remix soundtrack with DJ Muma Doesa & DJ Rellik, Melbourne, Australia.
In collaboration with DJ Muma Doesa (an MC/DJ from Melbourne, Australia), Ms. Howie will create an original Dubbed in Fever soundtrack that samples songs that use the word fever and the fever pitch (a dub riddim) sample as well as original lyrics and poetry. The soundtrack with be 1 hour, 23 minutes long signifying her birthday, 10/23, and favorite numbers. She will play this soundtrack though a boom box and move this boom box throughout her installation. Visitors are encouraged to dance and experience the installation.
5:00-8:00 | BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St. | 718-681-6000
5:30-7:30: Readings & Conversations
- Hop off trolley at the Bronx Museum and hear a reading of excerpts from the book Bronx Faces and Voices by co-editors Emita Hill and Janet Munch. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough — before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s.
5:45-7:45: Free Guided Tour of the Museum’s Current Exhibitions
- Craft and Colony: from the Arachnae Series by Aristides Logothetis
This exhibition presents a new large sculpture by New York-based artist and BCA BRIO winner Aristides Logothetis. Created in 2014, the sculptiure deals with issues related to the many ways visual signs are coded through culture and then used as support of systems, constructs, and power hierarchies. Since the 1990s Logothetis has produced a diverse body of work incorporating sculpture, painting, photography, collage, and installation that explore visual perception and its relationship to a reordered, very personal combination of formalism, narrative, process, and metaphor. On view thru April 12.
- Bosco Sodi: Untitled
Bosco Sodi’s paintings and sculptures play with notions of experimentation and material spontaneity. In this installation, he utilized the remains of sculptures damaged during Hurricane Sandy as a foundation to create new, durable artworks that could transcend the limits of time. The waterlogged remnants were clumped onto a circular base, creating a cluster of stalagmite shapes over a period of time, which were then cast in bronze. For Sodi, the physical process involved a balance of chance and minimal control, where the “goal is to find the accident that is achieved when many variables are involved.” Sodi’s sculptures will be on view in the North Wing terrace through March 15.
5:30-7:30 | BRONX DOCUMENTARY CENTER
614 Courtlandt Ave | 718-993-3512
- Carlos Javier Ortiz | We All We Got
This exhibition explores the consequences and devastation of gun violence on American youth. The powerful photos from this seven-year-long documentary project bear witness to the true cost of this nationwide scourge. (on view thru Mar 22, 2015).
5:30-7:30 | BRONXARTSPACE
305 E. 140th St., btwn 3rd & Alexander Aves | 718-401-8144 or 718-589-5819
- Synthetic Zero Multi-Disciplinary Event curated by Mitsu Hadeishi and featuring visual art, performance, and experimental video.
5:30-8:30 | WALLWORKS
39 Bruckner Blvd. | 917-825-9342
An exhibition of never before exhibited works from the late, great A-ne, Dondi and Rammellzee. The traditional definition of “iconoclast” is as “a person who attacked cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, etc. as being based on error or superstition”. These three artists all hold vital roles in the Graffiti art movement—a movement that challenged the values and traditions of art and society in NYC’s 1970s. While all three artists have passed away, their influence on Graffiti art—and the art world in general—is vast. We will have catalogs available for purchase from the exhibition since it is mostly for display only. (on view thru Feb 25).
5:30-8:30pm | CHARLIE'S BAR & KITCHEN
112 Lincoln Ave. (corner of Bruckner Blvd) | 718-684-2338
- Wind down your trolley night at Charlie’s Bar & Kitchen. View the art on the walls, this month an exhibition of works by Christopher Mori and Lizette Coronado, then test your trivia knowledge with Wednesday Night Trivia and enjoy their Wednesday night Beer and Burger special.
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.
Special Thanks to our
Funders and Supporters
Bronx Trolley First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour is a program of:
- Bronx Council
on the Arts
- Bronx Cultural
- Bronx Tourism
is made possible with funding from:
- NYC Department of Cultural Affair,
- NYS Council on the Arts
- Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation
- Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
- Hostos Community College
- NYC Council Member James Vacca
- Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
- Bronx Delegation of the City Council.
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