Santtu Mustonen: NYCB Art Series 2017

 

The NYCB Art Series 2017 did not disappoint in color or scale. It was a wonderful night at the ballet in early February! Try not to miss the free, open hours for the general public to view the exhibition Saturday, February 18, through Sunday, February 26 at the following times:
Mon-Fri 10 AM – 5 PM
Sat 10 AM – 12 PM
Sun 10 AM – 1 PM

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Bronx Museum Holiday Market Weekend

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BRONX MUSEUM HOLIDAY MARKET WEEKEND
Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 11:00am to 6:00pm

Save your holiday shopping for the Bronx Museum’s Holiday Market Weekend! In collaboration with FromtheBronx.com, The South Bronx Farmer’s Market, The Point, and The Bronx Beer Hall, the Bronx Museum welcomes more than 20 local artists, artisans, farmers, bakers, brewers, and more for a holiday market that is not to be missed. The evening ends with a popular holiday themed flamenco performance by dancers from Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II, an annual Bronx Museum tradition. Free admission!

2015 VENDORS

– Aficionado Arts Club
– Bear Hand Creations
– Bronx Beer Hall
– Bronx Chicks
– Calcutta Kitchens
– Daniel Chervoni
– Dennis Redmoon Darkeem
– Ellude’s
– FromtheBronx.com
– Humble Trees
– Jaynine Taylor
– Lady K Fever
– Lucia Hernandez
– Morris Perk
– Niizeki Hiromi
– Paper Crane Heart
– Port Morris Distillery
– South Bronx Farmer’s Market
– Special Mama
– Spizane
– Tecumesh Ceaser
– Taylor Made Creations for All Occasions, Inc.
– Uptown Roasters
– White Pine Community Farm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 PERFORMANCE AND ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

11:30am to 12:30pm – Tours of the galleries with a Bronx Museum teaching artist
12pm to 6pm – Ms. Santa and friends join us for photos and holiday face painting
1pm to 6pm – Art-making activities led by a Bronx Museum teaching artist
2pm – C. Debra performing holiday poetry
3pm – Friends of Martin Wong exhibition tour with Charlie Ahearn and Jane Dickson
4pm – Flamenco demonstration by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II in the market space
5pm – Performance by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II in the Lower Gallery

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 PERFORMANCE AND ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

11:30am to 12:30pm – Tours of the galleries with a Bronx Museum teaching artist
12pm to 6pm – Ms. Santa and friends join us for photos and holiday face painting
1pm to 6pm – Art-making activities led by a Bronx Museum teaching artist
1pm  –  Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School Performance Choir
2pm –  Performance by Bharati S. Kemraj
3pm – Girls Prep Bronx Middle School Performance Choir
4pm  –  Cirque du Monde, Social Circus at The Point
5pm  – Cirque du Monde, Social Circus at The Point

Armory Arts Week: On the Edge of Fusion

Kick off Armory Arts Week Uptown with the West Harlem Art Fund and Friends who are presenting “On the Edge of Fusion”. During March 2nd through March 6th the four-day, curator-driven  pop-up salon allows participants to view digital art and digitally based films in two locations: online or in person live at MIST.

On March 2nd the pop-up kicks off at MIST from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. led by the Lead Curator Savona Bailey-McClain.

Participating Curators: Socially Relevant Film Festival, Producers Rico Washington and Shino Yanagawa Producers of Finding Dante

Artists: Lady K Fever, Iliana Emilia Garcia, Scherezade Garcia, Maddie Irmen, David Joly, Yuon Kibaik, Ellen Maynard, John Michael Reefer, Dianne Smith, Vaughn Spann.

For more information click here.

You are encouraged to bring your own smart phone, tablet or laptop to view the films and digital works.

Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness

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On Saturday, February 7th I attended the Family Opening for Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness at the Henry B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture in Charlotte, NC.  Focused on colonialism and its impact on  black culture, the exhibit  features 19 artists who are national and international representatives of the African diaspora. Some of the artists featured include Jason Patterson and Bethany Collins. Within the exhibit are a variety of mediums, such as sculpture, performance art, collage and digital media. Full of thought-provoking and inspiring artworks, it is a must-see for all that can attend.

My personal favorite was the collaboration between Heather Hart and André D. Singleton, which allowed for personal introspection and participation in an activated space in the galleries. Sharing my wish was a powerful and moving experience.

Open through June 26th  the exhibit provides a breadth of work that allows you to examine the societal impact of colonialism on how black culture is viewed and defined.