Organization Highlight: Pepatián (30th Anniversary)

Pepatián was founded in 1983 as an artist collective by Pepon Osorio, Merian Soto, and Patti Bradshaw who were from the Bronx and wanted a South Bronx base for artwork. It quickly earned a reputation for its work that was grounded in the community of the South Bronx and its dedication to Latino artists. From its inception Pepatián reached out to the community and continues to do so through participatory programming and support for artists in a multitude of ways. Currently, it serves its “mandate to reach out to Latino artists and audiences underserved by mainstream institutions through performances, residencies, workshops, panels, arts education, mentoring projects, Q&As, and other programming deeply rooted in the borough” (pepatianorg, 2012).

Below are the link for two articles I wrote for the website for two of their great collaborative projects:

1. BX Rated: La Mezclatina Rising : All A Part of You: BX Rated

2. Pepatián Bronx Hip-Ho Academy: I Am Hip Hop

This year marks the 30th Anniversary celebrations for Pepatián! On October 9 from 7pm to 930 pm for $35 minimum donation for buffet dinner and show, there will be a very special celebration and fundraiser at Bruckner Bar and Grill. I encourage all to attend. See you there!

More info:

Buffet dinner and performances/presentations by artists:
Arthur Aviles, Leenda Bonilla, Alejandra Delfin, Jessie Flores,
Vanessa Gonzalez, Caridad De La Luz/La Bruja, Sheila Maldonado,
DJ Fred Ones and Preacher Mann, Cynthia Paniagua,
Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Rokafella, Rhina Valentin, among others…

M.C. Majora Carter

Tix $35 for dinner and show. RSVP:
Paypal or check.

Raffle and auction of great items from BAAD!, Bronx Museum, Casita Maria, En Foco, Hostos, Pregones and other signed books and cds of original works.

Below is the poster and for more information click the link here: Pepatián Fundraiser, October 9

Live Life on the Edge, with the Arts of Course!

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