Name of Event: [Arts]sembly: Art is Community Third Annual Celebration
When: Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Where: Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
Address: 530 W 166th St, New York, New York 10032
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Link to Purchase: www.artful.ly/bxartsfactory
Type of Event: Fundraiser and Cultural/Art Showcase
Hosting the Event: Margarita Cuevas Cruz
What do they get with the ticket: The evening will be filled with fun art activities, music and dance performances and artists showcase! Come dance the night away with Uptown Vinyl Supreme, enjoy of the beautiful Alianza Dominicana Folklore Dancers, listen to Poetry and the performance of singer Brandon Tyler, be re-energized by an Art Exhibition by members of the BxArts Factory, get inspired by Keynote Speakers, create in our Art Stations and participate in our raffle! Your ticket will also include one free drink. Food will be sold by food vendors.
Event Sponsored by:
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
Dominican Writer’s Association
Enjoy these photos from my stroll around Harlem in January!
Join members of the BxArts Factory community during the first weekend of Spring for our March 2018 Bronx and Crafts workshop celebrating womanhood! In this workshop, we will celebrate womanhood and provide self care opportunities for all attendees. From makeup tutorials, soap making and identity collages, participants will enjoy an evening of self discovery and wellness. Price per participant ($30) that includes a FREE drink, special gift and all art materials! At the end of the night you will take home your creation! We will be in a private new salon at the newly renovated and spacious Bronx Drafthouse! There, you can order a variety of cocktails, beers and get a taste of their delicious dishes. Come with your partner, your friend, or on your own to meet other great people and network!
Purchase tickets here: https://www.artful.ly/bxartsfactory
The wonderful story of the Anishinaabeg people is told in the exhibition Anishinaabeg: Art & Power at the Royal Ontario Museum. Using art to discuss cultural traditions and their knowledge, their art was deeply influenced by inter-communtiy relationships with other indigenous groups and the arrival of Europeans to Canada. Humans, their ancestors, nature, ceremony and supernatural beings known as spirits are depicted in the artwork. It was a true honor to see the work in person on this weekend to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day in America!
Saul Williams “White Women and Their Plants” 1972
Kathryn Wabegijib “Self Portrait in Reclaimed Cooper”
Randolph (Randy) Trudeau “The Spirit and the Spiritual Feather” 1988
Barry Ace “Baby Warrior”
Norval Morriseau “Shaman” 1964
Nadia Myre “Meditations on Red #2”
John Laford “Drummer” 1977
Johnson Meekis “Kingfisher (Keshkimminiseh)” 1975
Nadia Myre “Indian Act, page 51” 2000 and 2003
As a life long Bronx resident I am elated and proud to have curated an exhibition that celebrates my West Indian heritage. With the support of BXArts Factory and hosted by the Montefiore Fine Arts program ArtViews gallery, the exhibition is on view through early October at Montefiore Moses Campus, 90 East 210th St. Bronx, NY 10467.
The West Indian population of the Bronx, NY is 8% or 106,000 people from various islands lying between southeastern North America and northern South America bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic and comprising the Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles and Bahamas. The largest event in New York City that celebrates and honors Caribbean culture, arts, history and traditions is the West Indian American Day Carnival, which is comprised of week-long festivities and a grand finale. The grand finale Carnival reaches over one million people in attendance during Labor Day weekend with participants and tourists from all over the world.
Reflections: Celebrating 50 Years of the West Indian American Day Carnival celebrates and honors the history of the Caribbean carnival by reflecting on the West Indian population in the Bronx, NY and noting their impact and long-lasting influence on their community and NYC. Through the lens of 5 Bronx-based photographers, the vibrancy, tradition and impact of West Indian Americans are captured by the photographs on display. Artists Trevon Blondet, Ijeoma D. Iheanacho, Jonathan Joseph, Omesh Persaud and Harri “Indio” Ramkishun each take on a subtheme of inspiration from the West Indian community. Together the photographs share the energy and strength of the West Indian population and the groups influence to the political, economic and cultural vitality of the North Bronx.
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