Francisco Molina Reyes II
(April 1, 2017) The MoCCA Arts Fest returned to the Metropolitan West and the Ink 48 Hotel, for their annual event. Regarded as Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, the event brings together all levels of players and doers en masse.
Photo: Regine Sawyer (WinC Con co-founder) @ The 3rd Annual Women in Comics Con
(March 25, 2017) The 3rd Annual Women in Comics Con (WinC Con) 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.