Longwood Arts Project

FEELINGS OF HOME: FOLK CULTURE AND MEMORY

Exhibition Runs: March 20 – May 31 (Free Admission)

Feelings of Home explore history and expression through movement, textiles, clothing, and other modes of representation that intersect with day-to-day experience. Local dancers, textile artists, and game-makers in the show work to preserve collective memory and history, while exploring the subsequent transformation of their practices by migratory and generational experiences.

Public Programs

Opening Reception with performance by Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

Poetry Through Movement Workshop with Daya Arts: 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

In Indian classical dance, Abhinaya is the subtle use of hand gestures, facial expressions, and body language. Abhinaya brings to life the nuances of text and subtext in a dance composition. Workshop participants will learn basic hand gestures, eye movements, body positions, and exercises, to help establish character and intention in a performance space.

Closing Reception

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 6:00pm-9:00pm

Closing Reception featuring live interview with selected artists in the exhibition, conducted by teens in The Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center’s Folk Culture Program.

 

Youth Engagement Program

This spring, the Bronx Council on the Arts launched its much-awaited Youth Arts Engagement Program at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. This initiative seeks to increase Bronx youth’s awareness of local arts while encouraging youth to embark on a life of ongoing culture engagement they can relate to. Youth benefit from free, age-appropriate art activities that foster critical thinking, interviewing and public speaking skills.

For appointments, please contact Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos at 718-518-6728.

About

Longwood Arts Project is the contemporary art program of the Bronx Council on the Arts. The Arts Project operates under the mission to support artists and their work, especially emerging artists and those from under-represented and under-resourced communities within the Bronx. Longwood Arts Project hosts exhibits and public programs that provide opportunities for free and open dialogue on arts and culture.

History

Initiated by the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) in 1981, Longwood Arts Project was founded in the former Public School 39 at 986 Longwood Avenue in the Bronx. The school was closed due to attrition of school-age children in the district at that time when the area was devastated physically and economically. Community leaders turned the unfortunate closure into an opportunity to help stabilize the neighborhood by developing it into a multi-service building for city agencies and non-profit organizations as its tenants.

Gallery Location:

On the campus of
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190
(at 149th Street)
Bronx, NY 10451

Contact

Phone: 718-518-6728
E-mail: longwood@bronxarts.org

2019 Fall/Winter Gallery Hours:

Tuesday-Friday – 1pm – 7pm

Closed: Monday, Saturday, Sunday

Directions:

Hostos is easily accessible by the 2, 4, and 5 IRT Trains.
Click here for detailed directions.

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos is wheelchair accessible

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