Bronx Speaks: 20 Bronx Arts Organization Come Together for Armory Week Exhibit

Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries is the latest exhibit presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance (BxAA) including over 60 artworks selected by a curatorial committee and featuring Bronx, US and international artists from over 20 Bronx arts organizations. The exhibit will open on March 6th, the Armory Show’s officially designated Bronx Day, at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

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Artwork by Natalie Collette Woods on exhibit in Bronx Speaks: No Bound

Artwork by Natalie Collette Woods on exhibit in Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries

Bronx, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries presented by Bronx Arts Alliance opens March 6th as part of New York Armory Week and honoring Bronx Day.

Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries is the latest exhibit presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance (BxAA) including over 60 artworks selected by a curatorial committee and featuring Bronx, US and international artists from over 20 Bronx arts organizations. The exhibit will take place at The Bronx Museum of the Arts and will be installed by independent curator by Sarah Corona. The exhibit is being presented in concert with New York Armory Week. The opening reception will take place on March 6th, the Armory Show's officially designated Bronx Day.

Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries will preview on Wednesday, March 5th and run through Sunday, March 9th. For the opening reception on March 6th, there will be a roundtrip Trolley leaving at 4pm from Pier 94 in NYC to The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

There are no boundaries anymore for the vibrant, dynamic and diverse artwork that is being created and shown within the Bronx. It is as varied as those who live within its space – all cultures, nationalities and ages – with creative visions all their own. The exhibit will reach from corner to corner of the world and include artists born internationally in India, Thailand, Nigeria, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Canada and Scotland; within the United States… and of course…the Bronx! The featured artwork will include painting, works on paper, sculpture, photography, mixed media, site-specific installations, as well as musical performances from those newly arrived emerging artists to late career established ones.

There will be a series of Special Events during the exhibit:

  • Preview: Wednesday, March 5th from 5-8pm
-- Roundtable with award-winning writer and photojournalist Michael Kamber to discuss his book Photojournalists on War
-- Bronx Cultural Trolley to The Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6th from 5-8pm
-- Performance by esteemed Bronx Hip-Hop duo Circa '95 at 6:30 pm.
-- Cupcakes courtesy of Lloyds Carrot Cake
-- One Roundtrip Trolley leaving at 4 pm from Pier 94 in NYC to The Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • Friday Night Jam: Friday, March 7th from 6-8pm
-- Special performance by Malang Jobarteh (West African kora player) and Antonio de Jesus (Puerto Rican Conga player) at 6:30 pm.

What: Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries presented by Bronx Arts Alliance
When: Preview March 5th. Opening Reception: March 6th. Exhibit: March 6th-9th, 2014
Where: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Lower Level Gallery, Bronx NY
Hours:

  • Wednesday, March 5th from 5-8pm
  • Thursday, March 6th from 10 am - 8pm. Opening Reception 5-8pm. Live performance by Circa '95 at 6:30pm
  • Friday, March 7th from 10 am - 8pm: Friday Night Jam: 6-8pm. Live performance by Malang Jobarteh and Antonio de Jesus at 6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 8th from 10 am - 6pm
  • Sunday, March 9th from 10 am - 6pm
This program has been made possible in part through the sponsorship of the Bronx Council on the Arts with funding provided by Bronx Arts Alliance members.

Featured artists include (as of February 14):
Sandra Ayala
Peter Baker
Kimber Berry
Elena Bouza
Chen Carrasco
Athena Castillo
Vidal Centeno
Amaru Chiza
Onyedica Chuke
Carey Clark
Josue Guarionex Colon
John Conn
Melanie Crean
Linda Cunningham
Irina Danilova
Sharon De La Cruz
Antonio DeJesus
Alejandra Delfin
Donna Diaz
Nicky Enright
Michael Ferris Jr
Xavier Figueroa
Ricky Flores
Richard Fremund
Edwin Gonazalez-Ojeda
Esteban Jimenez Guerra
Skowmon Hastanan
Tim Hetherington
Malang Jobarteh
Lady K Fever
Lisa Kahane
Swati Khurana
John Martin
Alexis Mendoza
Jasmine Murrell
Laura Napier
Tammy Nguyen
Jose Antonio Ojeda
Dionis Ortiz
Alexandra Phillips
José Rivera
Marco Saavedra
Ian Charles Scott
Stephanie Sinclair
Bice Wilson
Natalie Collette Wood
Circa ’95

Additional information on each artist available by request. Contact Lisa(at)ElisaArt(dot)com. For additional information on Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries visit, http://www.BronxMuseum.org or http://www.facebook.com/BronxArtsAlliance.

About the Bronx Arts Alliance

The Bronx Arts Alliance (BxAA) is a consortium of Bronx Arts organizations founded in 2011 and formed to promote the wealth of arts in the Bronx. Members of the BxAA include long established organizations such as Wave Hill, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx River Art Center, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, The Point CDC, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx Council on the Arts, Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, Pepatian, Derfner Judaica Museum, and Krasdale Foods Art Gallery. Emerging member spaces include Bronx Hispanic Festival, El Fogon Center for the Arts, Elisa Contemporary Art, Bronx Art Space, Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx Children’s Museum, the Andrew Freedman Home, and WHEDco/Bronx Music Heritage Center. No Longer Empty, a presenter of contemporary art in vacant spaces throughout NYC is also a member of BxAA.

To learn more about Bronx Arts Alliance, visit: http://www.facebook.com/BronxArtsAlliance.

About Independent Curator, Sarah Corona

Sarah Corona attended University in Bologna (Italy) where she obtained her BA (with honors) in Fine Arts and a MFA (with honors) in Communication and Management of Art. After several years as Art Manager and Gallery Director she moved to New York, continuing her own curatorial research and curating and managing projects in the arts. She's founder and CEO of BAG - brings art to great people and sarahcrown projects. She reports and writes for several International Art Magazines. Her main interest is to spread the knowledge for art and culture through society, to sustain artistic production and to offer new concepts of interaction between artists and public with the attempt to improve the artistic understanding on an intellectual and on a social level.

Transportation Information to The Bronx Museum of the Arts:

The Bronx Museum of the Arts can also be reached by catching the D or B Train at Columbus circle to 167th St. Station on the Grand Concourse. Exit at rear of station, walk south along Grand Concourse two blocks. NOTE: D Train stops all times except rush hours peak direction (6:15 am - 9 am to Manhattan, 4 pm - 6:45 pm from Manhattan). Take B Train at 145 St. to 167th St./ Grand Concourse. Street Parking also available.

The Bronx Cultural Trolley

The Trolley can be picked up at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, on the campus of Hostos Community College at 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY. The trolley departs at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm. The trolley ride and admission to participating venues along its route are free. The Bronx Culture Trolley vehicle is wheelchair accessible. For additional information, visit: bronxarts.org/MonthlyVenuePage.asp.


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Artwork by Jasmine Murrell in Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries, presented by Bronx Arts Alliance. Artwork by Jasmine Murrell in Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries, presented by Bronx Arts Alliance.

Jasmine Murrell, Separate but Equal, Mixed Media on Paper, 20" x 30", 2013. Courtesy of Casita Maria Center for Art & Education


Photography by John Conn in Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance at The Bronx Museum of the Arts Photography by John Conn in Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance

Limited Edition photography by Bronx-born John Conn. Antarctica 30, 20 x 30. Courtesy of Elisa Contemporary Art


Artwork by Tammy Nguyen on exhibit in Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries.  Opens March 6th at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Artwork by Tammy Nguyen on exhibit in Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries. Opens March 6th at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Tammy Nguyen, Skin Me, watercolor, acrylic, and oil on canvas, 48" x 36" 2013, Courtesy of Wave Hill


Photography by Stephanie Sinclair in Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance Photography by Stephanie Sinclair in Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance

Stephanie Sinclair, Brides Final Tone, Photograph. Courtesy of Bronx Documentary Center