Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
David Gonzalez, Dancers, Mott Haven, 1979. Archival pigment print.
Boleros presents recent work by contemporary artists working on mixed media, painting, photography, poetry, sculpture and video, that directly and indirectly allude to emotions of love and loss, memories and longing/nostalgia, touch/contact and other feelings that have inspired or are associated with “bolero” music, which originated in Cuba and became very popular between the 1930’s and ‘40’s in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and other Latin American countries.
Participating Artists: Blanka Amezkua, Patricia Cazorla, Yarisa Colon, Esperanza Cortes, Maria Dominguez, David Gonzalez, Norma Marquez Orozco, Glendalys Medina, Rafael Melendez, and Phyllis Sanfiorenzo.
Co-Curators: Juanita Lanzo, Kimberly Vaquedano-Rose
Public Programs & Events:
Opening Reception + First Wednesday Culture Trolley
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 5-9pm
From Music to Memories: Zine Style Book Making Workshop
with Rafael Melendez
Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 2:30-4:30pm
Romanticizing Boleros: Artists’ Talk | Tour | Q&A
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | 6-8pm
Closing Reception + Candlelight: Spanish Poetry Reading
w/ Yarisa Colón Torres| Q&A
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 6-8pm
September 20 - December 6, 2017
This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture; the Bronx Delegation of the NYC Council - including Council Member James Vacca, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr., and Council Member Andrew Cohen.
On the campus of
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190
(at 149th Street)
Bronx, NY 10451
2017 Fall/Winter Gallery Hours:
Monday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
Wednesday: By Appointment Only.
Thursday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
Friday:12:00 - 5:00pm
Closed Wednesday, Saturday,
Sunday and holidays.
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Longwood Arts Project is the Bronx Council on the Arts’ contemporary visual art center supporting artists and their work, especially those from underrepresented groups such as women, the LGBT community and artists of color through exhibitions and public programming.
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, one of NYC’s oldest and longest running progressive alternative spaces, presents solo and group exhibitions in various media, and interdisciplinary projects that connect artists, communities and ideas within and beyond the Bronx.
Longwood's Project Room was created in 1991 to focus on Bronx and Bronx-based artists who present solo and experimental projects that aim to address issues of politics of identity, class, gender and urban and popular culture.
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Longwood Arts Project receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Lily Achincloss Foundation, Inc., Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, NYC Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Andrew Cohen, Melissa Mark-Viverito, James Vacca, the Bronx Delegation, and BCA members.
Special thanks to Hostos Community College and the Center for the Arts & Culture for their generous support of the exhibition program.