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
Freddy Rodríguez: My Geometries 1970-2002
This solo exhibition features paintings, drawings and mixed media works between 1970 and 2002, created by the Dominican-born, New York-based artist. The show is curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado.Meet the artist and the curator at this evening's opening reception.
This is the first exhibition to chart the artist’s expansive and unique approach to geometric abstraction since his formative training during the apogee of Minimalism. While Rodríguez’s early work drew inspiration from Piet Mondrian, Frank Stella and Mark Rothko—whose paintings he encountered at MoMA—his work soon came to reference historical, emotional and political subjects often deemed antithetical to pure formalism.
First comes the physical: the hard-edged abstraction of the 70s joins content in the form of human figures; sensual references to music, dancing and culture emerge. In the 80s, crisp geometric lines co-exist with fluid, loose brushstrokes. Sensuality again breaks through. The 90s see the historical and political take center stage: color and form combine with sugar, dirt, ground glass and peppercorns to evoke the European “Encounter” with the New World. Priestly vestments and slashed canvases reference the sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. With the new millennium again comes the political: references to NY Magazine’s “Best Doctors” question the supposed expertise of the art establishment. This is not your average geometry.
5:00-8:00 | BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St. | 718-681-6000
- NO ACTIVITIES THIS MONTH.
- New exhibitions begin Thursday. July 2nd.
5:45-7:45 | ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME
1125 Grand Concourse | 646-316-3382 (across from the Bronx Museum of the Arts)
- NO ACTIVITIES THIS MONTH.
6:00-7:30 | PREGONES THEATER
571-575 Walton Avenue, off 149th Street | 718-585-1202
- Amen De Marioposas
An exhibit by Dominican artist Germán Pérez whose work is dedicated to women and a tribute to the Mirabal Sisters, who are symbols of resistance and courage in the Dominican Republic. For more info about German's work go to www.facebook.com/pages/German-Perez/14647130957.
5:30-8:30 | METROPLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK-Bronx Extension Center
529 Courtlandt Ave, 5th floor lounge, Bronx NY 10451 | 718-665-7787 x4002
- Shelf Life: The Import and Impact of 'ISMS'
Under the broad theme Shelf Life: The Import and Impact of ISMS (ism/izem, suffix: popularly coined to define specific ideologies). Artists are invited to explore/interpret the scope of identity, social constructs and mis/appropriation. Featured work by Patricia Cazorla, Nancy Saleme, Luis Cesar, Stephenberg Alers, Erica Morales, Cinnamon Willis, Queen Godis, Natasha Johnson and Krystal Melendez. Curated by Natasha Johnson, Director of Academic Programs-BEC/Assistant Professor. (on view thru Sep 19).
5:30-7:30 | BRONX DOCUMENTARY CENTER
614 Courtlandt Avenue | 718-993-3512 or 917-696-1655
- Altered Images
Altered Images explores disputed images in photojournalism and documentary photography ─ photos that have been faked, posed and retouched. From the American Civil War to this year’s World Press Photo contest, this groundbreaking exhibition examines many of the most prominent cases and shines a spotlight on acceptable documentary practice and ethical photojournalism. (on view thru Aug 2).
5:30-8:30 | BRONXARTSPACE
305 E. 140th St., btwn 3rd & Alexander Aves | 718-401-8144 or 718-589-5819
An exhibition about interaction & spatial relationships, constructed entirely on interdependence. It considers the capacity of correspondence in a fixed parameter. As a population, we are a constantly shifting mold, which takes no one specific shape. Yet, we are bound by an objectified consciousness; a desire to fit into something. It may conceivably be true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing. (on view thru July 4).
5:30-8:30 | WALLWORKS
39 Bruckner Blvd. | 917-825-9342
- NO ACTIVITIES THIS MONTH.
5:30-8:30pm | CHARLIE'S BAR & KITCHEN
112 Lincoln Ave. (corner of Bruckner Blvd) | 718-684-2338
- Art & Burgers
Wind down your trolley night at Chrlie's Bar & Kitchen. View the art on the walls and enjoy their Wednesday night Beer & Burger special.
Bronx Council on the Arts thanks Bronx Tourism Council, Barefoot Wines & Bubbly, Capital
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
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.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about the The Bronx Trolley: Arts & Culture Tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call