UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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The Bronx Council on the Arts celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a limber summer season full of free, fun, interactive, and new projects and partnerships for public engagement. Focusing on BCA’s own unique brand of programming, professional development, and opportunities, It’s ELASTIC! showcases Bronx artists and ideas at BCA’s future home at 2700 East Tremont Avenue, Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Bronx Terminal Market, Poe Park Visitors Center, and other vibrant sites throughout the Bronx--going beyond the white cube and black box to feature creative resilience.

Community Arts Grant How To Apply Session
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | 3:00pm
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, C-190
Bronx, NY 10451
718-931-9500 ext. 19 | Gallery 718-518-6728

Community Arts Grant How To Apply Session

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 6:00 PM
Hostos Community College, Room C-391
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
718-931-9500 ext. 19 | Gallery: 718-518-6728

Pepatián and Noemi Segarra PISO (Floor)

Monday, July 16 through July 24, 2012

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos and nearby 149th Street and Grand Concourse area. As a short-term residency, Segarra will use Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos for open rehearsals for a work utilizing a 3’ x 8’ wooden platform that will be taken outdoors for improvised performances.

Pepatián is a South Bronx-based organization dedicated to creating, producing and supporting contemporary multi-disciplinary art by Latino and Bronx-based artists.

Community Arts Grant How To Apply Session
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | 6:00 PM
Bronx Council on the Arts @ Westchester Square
2700 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458. RSVP Limited Seating.
718-931-9500 ext. 19

Rendering Still Life with Juanita Lanzó

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, C-190
Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728

This workshop asks participants to render a series of compositions utilizing traditional and experimental ways of creating a drawing of a still-life.

Exit Project: 2012 Art Handler Training Program
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
BCA @ 2700 East Tremont Avenue
At St. Raymond’s Avenue
Bronx, New York

This group exhibition includes works by and/or installed by the graduates of the 2012 Art Handler Training Program (AHTP). The show displays their skill in all aspects of gallery preparation: curating, registrar responsibilities, intake, exhibition layout and design, installation, and signage.

2012 AHTP Graduates:
Rachel Alba | Xavier Figueroa | Darlin Frometa | Vanessa Gonzalez | Valarie Irizarry | Jody Lee | James Mills | Froilan Kali Ramirez | Joseph Ramos | Louis Riso | Hidemi Takagi | Alex Taveras | Benton Bainbridge

Brother Islands Screening
Thursday, July 26 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, C-190
Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728

Screening of BRIO media artist Bainbridge’s Brother Islands (2012, video, color, silent, 33:19 minutes) which combines physical theater, audio, video and stereoscopic photography to paint a haunting picture of these ill-fated places.

Made in the Bronx: The Designers' Bazaar Edition

August 2, 6, 7, 8, 2012 | 10:00am - 6:00pm

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, C-190
Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos hosts Bronx designers who will be making and displaying original and one-of-a-kind clothing, home and personal accessories, jewelry, and paper goods. Participating artists, including Sean Paul Gallegos, Valerie Irizarry, Elizabeth Ortiz, Gail Sharbaan, who will be working in the space.

Also The Designers' Bazaar Edition will be a part of Bronx Culture Trolley,

August 1st from 5:00 to 9:00pm.

Bronx Culture Trolley:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, C-190
Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728

Community Arts Grant How To Apply Session

Thursday, August 2, 2012 | 5:30 PM
City Island Nautical Museum
190 Fordham Street
Bronx, New York, 10464. RSVP
718-931-9500 ext. 19 | 718-885-0008

Art in Odd Places 2012: Bronx

In anticipation of the 100+ artists participating in this year’s Art in Odd Places 2012: MODEL festival in October in Manhattan, BCA partners with AiOP to highlight two days of rehearsal performances and experimental projects in the Bronx with a select group of artists based in the borough.

AiOP’s mission is to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.Please visit: www.artinoddplaces.org.

Monday, August 6, 2012 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, C-190
Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728

The Status Hoe Collective
Skin Stepper / Pisa Piel 2.0
This new take on the old American game “Twister” will spin you into racial consciousness.

Matthew Burcaw
Sugar Box
These sculptural building blocks are made from caramelized sugar cast from shipping pallet molds and will respond to environmental conditions, stressing their fleeting nature.

Swati Khurana
Scrolling Texts, Texting Scrolls
BRIO artist Khurana will will transcribe passers by text messages from their mobile phones onto a scroll with translucent vellum, ink pens and red thread, exploring the emotional and intangible significance of technology in our everyday lives.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Poe Park Visitors Center
2640 Grand Concourse above East 192nd Street

Sean Paul Gallegos
Last Year’s Model
BRIO artist Gallegos’ performance uses models of the sacrosanct, as both spiritual and consumer and visual and audio, to conduct a rite of passage in this era of high consumption.

Lady K-Fever & Mary Valverde
Couturemonials: New Model for Testimony in High-Fashion Runway
This collaborative team will stage a high-fashion runway show and a series of call-and-response performances informed by testimonials that bring attention to the contradictions and history of violence towards the body.

Rooftop Films Inocente premiere
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Doors open: 7:30 PM; Film begins: 8:30
BRONX TERMINAL MARKET
on the roof
610 Exterior Street, Bronx, NY 10451

Bringing underground movies outdoors, Rooftop Films presents the exclusive Bronx premiere of the documentary Inocente, an intensely personal coming of age story about a young artist’s fierce determination to succeed in spite of hardship. Stick around to meet the filmmaker and get an insider’s look at this inspiring film. *Please Note: recommended for adults and teenagers over the age of 13.

For more information, please visit www.bronxterminalmarket.com. In the event of cancellation due to rain, no rain date scheduled.

SPARC Video Screening
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, C-190
Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728

SPARC artist Sharbaan presents her video on the workshops on painting jewelry and masks that she conducted with participants at the Sister Annunciata Bethel Senior Center.

SPARC is a collaboration among the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department for the Aging and the City's five local arts councils situated in each borough – Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Council on the Arts, Council on the Arts and Humanities of Staten Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Queens Council on the Arts. It was developed as part of Age-Friendly NYC, a citywide effort to make the City more livable for seniors, and previously ran as a successful pilot called Space for Art. The program is supported, in part, by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

How to Draw the Bronx Heroes Way with Ray Felix and Vanessa González
Thursday, August 9, 2012 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, C-190
Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728

BRIO artist Ray Felix and 2012 BCA Art Handler Training Program Graduate Vanessa González take turns being the live model and assisting the participants in life drawing exercises.

Repentance Film Screening
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, C-190
Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728

A presentation of BRIO screenwriter Toro’s short film “Repentance” (Hollyhood Productions, Inc., 2008, video, color, sound, 13 minutes) and a public discussion with the director. This film is about a mysterious wanderer who seeks the confession of an old priest, whose ultimate secret turns out to be his greatest sin.

Community Arts Grant How To Apply Session

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM
Poe Park Visitor Center

Hold: A Requiem for a Bride Discussion

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, C-190
Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728

Focusing on his most recent play “Hold: A Requiem for a Bride”, BRIO playwright Charles J. Serrano will lead a discussion on the development of this work and the interpretation of domestic violence.

Drawing Workshop with Edwin González-Ojeda

Thursday, August 16, 2012 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, C-190
Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728

Recently included in El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files, González-Ojeda is preparing for his upcoming solo exhibition at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. This drawing workshop will present the artists interests in street art and his definitions of gay graffiti.

Community Arts Grant How To Apply Sessions

Tuesday, August 22, 2012 | 4:00 PM
Bronx Library Center
135 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10458
RSVP 718-931-9500 ext. 19

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | 6:00 PM
Bronx Council on the Arts
1738 Hone Avenue (corner of Morris Park Avenue)
Bronx, NY 10461
RSVP 718-931-9500 ext. 19

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