Bronx Speaks: Making Place is the latest exhibit presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance (BxAA) in concert with New York Armory Arts Week. It highlights the cultural diversity of artwork created and exhibited within the Bronx featuring US and International Artists from 20+ Bronx arts organizations as selected by a curatorial committee. A key focus of the exhibit is to document the uniqueness of this environment and to share creative visions that highlight these surroundings. The exhibit will run from March 4-8 at The Bronx Museum of the Arts and will be installed by independent curator Sarah Corona. The Reception will take place on Friday, March 6th, the Armory Show's officially designated Bronx Day.
Featured artists include:
John Ahearn, Jane Dickson, Esteban Guerra, Michael Pribich, Naftali Bezem, Ricky Flores, Marina Gutierrez, Nina Robinson, Leenda Bonilla, Rosemarie Fiore, Catherine Telford Keogh, Adriana Rostovsky, Julian Chams, Martine Fougeron, Barbara Korman, Dennesa Usher, Cecile Chong, Beatrice Glow, Arnaldo Morales, Natalie Wood (leading Bronx Children’s Museum GreenArts After School Program), Lionel Cruet, David Gonzalez, Wanda Raimunidi-Ortiz, Alicia Grullon, Danny R Peralta
In addition as part of the Bronx Artist Documentary Project, the following photographs will also be featured:
Artist Jeanine Alfieri photographed by Lisa Kahane; Artist Heidi Johnson photographed by Danny Perault; Artist Evan Bishop photographed by Adam Reyes; Artist Jay Moss photographed by Lauren Click; Artist Anne Humanfeld photographed by Ron Terner; Artist Bernard Olshan photographed by Ira Merritt
There will be a series of Special Events during the exhibit:
- Sneak Peek, Wednesday March 4th from 4-8pm. Bronx Cultural Trolley will be making stops and The Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op will offer a cup of coffee in exchange for any alternative currency, barter, or time deposits.
- On the officially designated Bronx Day, a Reception will take place Friday, March 6th from 6-10pm
- First Friday concert series in collaboration with Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concerts will feature La Santa Cecilia (2014 Grammy Award Best Latin Rock Album)
- The Bronx Music Heritage Center will present three local musicians from 6:15-7:30 pm:
- InnoVe GNAWA Band (Traditional healing music from Morocco)
- James Lovell and Lucy Blanco (Founders of the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble)
- Vithym (Bronx Born MC who fuses words, vibe, and rhythm through unorthodox flows, lyrics, and sound)
- Alicia Grullon will perform live her video piece 'Morir Sonando' and serve a home-made traditional drink
- Wine courtesy of Skyview Wines & Spirits
- Cupcakes courtesy of Eva Jay Sweets
- The Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op will offer a cup of coffee in exchange for any alternative currency, barter, or time deposits.
- Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights Food Truck will be selling her Carribean cuisine from 6-10pm
- On Sunday March 8th, Bronx Children's Museum will be hosting a free Art Workshop for Kids from 12-4pm
All participants will be part of the lower level gallery installation, Paper Paradise