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

Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin, which explores the work of New York-based mannequin designer Ralph Pucci, is the first museum exhibition to focus on mannequins. His approach to the mannequin form is widely acknowledged for his innovation and creativity. Through October 25, 2015 you can view the exhibition and be inspired by Pucci’s work. Find more information  on the show by clicking here!

Below are a few highlights from my visit to Museum of Arts and Design, where the show is located:

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

Trunk Show featuring Coreen Simpson: The Studio Museum

On Sunday, February 22nd from 2-6pm do stop by The Studio Museum in Harlem for a trunk show featuring Coreen Simpson, creator of The Black Cameo ®. The beautiful and striking jewelry has been in a myriad of publications and her list of celebrity clients continues to expand. After an 1989 request from a client for a cameo depicting a woman of color and recognizing the void in the marketplace Ms. Simpson launched her signature jewelry piece, The Black Cameo ®, in 1990.

For more information on Sunday, visit the Studio Museum website here.

Heart, Voice, Song: Three Meetings Performances

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NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial exhibition will present three must-see performances:

Thu, Sep 4th, 7pm: Sable Elyse Smith, Simone Tyson, Sara Jimenez.
Fri, Sep 5th, 10am – 9pm: The piece will be open to the public.
Sat, Sep 6th, 1pm: Vocal ensemble Lush Tongue.
Sat, Oct 11th, 3pm: Christhian Diaz.

The performances will activate Meeting Table, part collective musical instrument, part tool for group facilitation. Through combinations of heart, voice, and song, the performances develop the themes of the piece: considering how individuals can share airtime, share power, and acknowledge each other’s presence.

Meeting Table explores group dynamics, ways of articulation, expression, and being together through the reconfiguration of sonic space. The table, constructed as a responsive drum, amplifies the performers’ heartbeats, becoming a collective resonant body. Five stethoscopes are connected to the drum for performers to hold against their chest. The signals are passed to a series of analog electronic circuits that are embedded on the inside of the drum, where they are filtered, amplified, and mixed together. The drum then plays itself, amplifying and resonating with the group’s continually changing pulse.

More information about the show at http://madmuseum.org/exhibition/nyc-makers

Hope to see you there!