Photo: Regine Sawyer (WinC co-founder) @ The 3rd Annual Women in Comics Con
(March 25, 2017) The 3rd Annual Women in Comics Con (WinC) returned to the Bronx Library Center with a few new faces and a steadfast core. The event showcases (mostly) locally-based artists representing various comic book genres while pressing forth the convention’s initiative of sharing professional experiences, techniques, and industry insights through panel discussions and workshops with the next wave of upcoming talent .
(March 2, 2017) The Defend Puerto Rico exhibition ‘CITI100’ opened at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in Loisaida, NYC. Works by 100 Puerto Rican/Nuyorican artists were presented in this multimedia statement marking the 100th Anniversary of the Jones-Shafroth Act.
(February 25, 2017) BG183 is blowing up WALLWORKS New York with his first solo exhibition ever at the gallery titled “the wall.” Many of the pieces, both large and small, are familiar Bronx scenes — popping with boldness and color. Some play off a recurring motif of spurting fire-hydrants in various dimensions.
(February 5, 2017) Finished off the weekend attending the 18th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival. The experience was comfortable and visually regenerative as wave after wave of celebration made its way through of the streets of NYC’s Chinatown. This is an annual celebration that should experienced by every New Yorker, at least once.
(February 4, 2017) Lion dance performers prowled the streets of Chinatown, searching for New Year hong paos while followed by the sound of traditional drums, gongs and cymbals. ‘Year of the Rooster’ celebrations in New York City continued, winding their way through side-streets, local businesses and restaurants.
(January 29, 2017) The 35 Mujeres NYC x Oscar movement returned to Times Square Plaza to celebrate the upcoming release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. Less than two weeks ago, in one of his final acts before departing the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama commuted Rivera’s sentence and scheduled a release date of May 17, 2017.
(January 28, 2017) New York City’s Chinatown welcomed the ‘Year of the Rooster’ with its annual fireworks ceremony and cultural festival. The rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of zodiac animals which marks the beginning of the Chinese lunar calendar.
(January 14, 2017) For the first time, the Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival presented two full days of programming celebrating the empowering tradition of black independent comic and cartoon artists, writers and publishers. Over 50 exhibitors took part in the 5th annual event, bringing with them all the magic and colors of the art.
(January 6, 2017) Three Kings Day observances in East Harlem kicked off with El Museo’s annual parade. This year’s event celebrated “the parade’s long trajectory history and roots by honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latino community.”
(December 3, 2016) The 2nd Annual Feria de Artesanías helped to promote public support of local businesses and artisans during the holiday buying season. The fair which is sponsored by the Hispanic Federation was held in the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in El Barrio. Artisans and vendors representing various Latino countries offered up an assortment of handmade arts & crafts, as well as traditional edibles and libations. Members of PRIDA were also presente!