EXHIBITIONS | EXPOS
Public & Private displays and openings showcasing art, music and science.
Photo: Maintaining our Taino Heritage is key to artesana Shihan Candy Warixi Soto
(November 18, 2017) Puerto Rican Heritage Month observances in The Bronx brought together some of the finest of its talents. One such calendar of events organized by the non-profit organization Comité Noviembre has endured for over 30 years. The National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo represents an important part of their mission — “to create awareness of our rich culture, language, and heritage and to acknowledge and take ownership of it every day but specifically during the month of November.”
PHOTO: One of several displays from the “Las Tres Hermanas: Art & Activism” exhibition @ Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
(June 1, 2017) A special summer presentation dedicated to lives of three women is the result of a collaboration between the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and the Bronx Music Heritage Center. “Las Tres Hermanas: Art & Activism” follows the journey of Evelína, Lillian and Elba from the island of Puerto Rico to New York City through photographs, text, illustrations, and discussions.
(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.
(October 29, 2016) MorePointsBx Studio held a season closing exhibition featuring graffiti artist Joey “SERVE” Vega. He blew up the gallery walls with visual experiences of growing up in the South Bronx, knee-deep in Hip Hop culture, that encapsulate many of the iconic images, writing styles, and scenes from the 1980-90’s club and graffiti scene.
(August 21, 2016) A new festival has sprung forth in New York City. The First Annual Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival has brought world-renowned Cuban musicians, visual artists, dancers, film, chefs and educators to the U.S., as part of Harlem Week 2016 activities.
(July 28, 2016) After three years of determined effort, the “13 Years of Tools of War Park Jams in The Bronx” exhibition finally came together. Thanks to the support of Elena Martinez and Bobby Sanabria at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, over 200 photographs hit the walls, as a personal homage to the True School NYC Park Jam Series.