2 BX artists bring ‘Mind the Gap’ project to Mott Haven

2 BX artists bring ‘Mind the Gap’ project to Mott Haven by Bornx News 12 MOTT HAVEN – Two Bronx residents have launched a project in an attempt to bridge the gap between the waterfront and Mott Haven. ‘Mind the Gap’ is part of The Laundromat Project, which brings artists to neighborhood Laundromats to document what…… Continue reading 2 BX artists bring ‘Mind the Gap’ project to Mott Haven

Mott Haven artists transform laundromat into interactive art site

By Patrick Wall for DNAinfo MOTT HAVEN — With its rumbling dryers and stinging smell of detergent, the Blue and White Laundromat on East 140th Street is a fine place to wash clothes, but an odd one to dream about a river. But that is what two Mott Haven artists are asking patrons to do…… Continue reading Mott Haven artists transform laundromat into interactive art site

‘Paradise’ Boosts Bronx Arts Scene

For this installation for the “This Side of Paradise” exhibit at the Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx artist Linda Cunningham collaged drywall from the home with window frames, historic photos of the Bronx, and more. (Photo by Sarah Ramirez)

By Sarah Ramirez for Norwood News The success of this spring’s “This Side of Paradise” exhibit, which took place at the Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse, has people talking about the emerging art scene in the Bronx like never before. Curated by the nomadic non-profit arts organization No Longer Empty, “This Side of…… Continue reading ‘Paradise’ Boosts Bronx Arts Scene

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Art show at Bronx Museum curated by local teens features artworks also by area teens

By Tanyanika Samuels / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS When “The Other I” art exhibit opens Thursday at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, it will be a triumph not only for the artists but also for the curators. The exhibition, inspired by the theme of alter ego, was curated by the museum’s Teen Council–13 high school students…… Continue reading Art show at Bronx Museum curated by local teens features artworks also by area teens

This Side of a Postmodern Paradise: No Longer Empty in the Andrew Freedman Home

By  Caroline Bauer for Untapped Cities The two-month run of This Side of Paradise, the much celebrated exhibit by No Longer Empty, is quickly coming to a close. Last minute viewers have until June 5th to see the works of 34 artists occupying the Andrew Freedman Home (1125 Grand Concourse) before it closes this Tuesday. Since the…… Continue reading This Side of a Postmodern Paradise: No Longer Empty in the Andrew Freedman Home

The Serrano Report, Vol. IX, #11

In the Bronx Unveiling Pro-Immigrant Art Made from Anti-Immigrant Bricks Jose Serrano’s Newsletter reports Last Saturday, Congressman Serrano joined Hostos Community College President Dr. Félix Matos Rodríguez, community leaders, and artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín to unveil a the first part of a newly installed art feature at the Hostos Memorial Plaza. The Conversing Bricks installation, which…… Continue reading The Serrano Report, Vol. IX, #11

“Wall of Hope” artwork at Hostos Community College

By TANYANIKA SAMUELS for the New York Daily News Hundreds of bricks once used as anti-immigrant messages are finding a new artistic purpose in one of the borough’s most diverse communities. Artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín is creating a two-part art installation piece called “Conversing Bricks” at Hostos Community College in Mott Haven. The installation uses bricks that…… Continue reading “Wall of Hope” artwork at Hostos Community College

Immigration Opponents’ Bricks Repurposed For A Respectful Bronx Artwork

  By: Natasha Ghoneim for NY1 Immigration reform inspires passionate views, and hundreds of bricks sent to members of Congress to oppose amnesty have now formed a pro-immigrant artistic installation at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. NY1’s Natasha Ghoneim filed the following report. During the heat of the immigration reform debate several years ago, people…… Continue reading Immigration Opponents’ Bricks Repurposed For A Respectful Bronx Artwork

Un muro de tolerancia se alza en el Bronx.

POR: Carolina Ledezma / EDLP   El Bronx.- En 2006, grupos antiinmigrantes se unieron para enviar a congresistas en Washington más de 20,000 ladrillos con consignas en pro de la construcció n de un muro y otras medidas para reforzar la seguridad fronteriza.   Seis años después, en la plaza memorial del Hostos Community College (HCC)…… Continue reading Un muro de tolerancia se alza en el Bronx.

This Side of Paradise

Rebecca Rothberg for Whitehot Magazine The conflicted protagonists in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels, Amory Blaine of This Side of Paradise (literary inspiration for the title of No Longer Empty’s exhibition) and Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby, are inherently nostalgic characters. Imbued with an innate yearning for what was, what never will be, they are both perpetually dissatisfied by…… Continue reading This Side of Paradise

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A 5-year exhibition kicks off with a ‘Shout Out from the Bronx’

by TANYANIKA SAMUELS for the NY Daily News After losing her job, artist Melissa Calderón took out her grandmother’s sewing box and channeled her frustrations into embroidery. After losing her job, artist Melissa Calderón took out her grandmother’s sewing box and channeled her frustrations into embroidery.  The result is a telling series she’s dubbed “My Unemployed Life.”…… Continue reading A 5-year exhibition kicks off with a ‘Shout Out from the Bronx’

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This Side of Paradise: A Bronx Art and Culture Hub

by Christine Licata for Artlog Through June 1, the once insular and exclusive Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx has been transformed by site-specific exhibition facilitatorsNo Longer Empty into This Side of Paradise, a progressive arts and culture tour de force of thirty-two emerging and established artists, local cultural institutions, and community collaborations. Offering a rare historical…… Continue reading This Side of Paradise: A Bronx Art and Culture Hub

Cyclists Plan a Month-Long Celebration of Bronx Biking for May

by Patrick Wall for DNAinfo   GRAND CONCOURSE — Waves of helmeted cyclists could come rolling down the Grand Concourse next month as part of a project meant to draw attention to the Bronx’s fleet of riders, while also highlighting the work that remains to make The Bronx a true bikers’ borough. A pair of Mott Haven-based…… Continue reading Cyclists Plan a Month-Long Celebration of Bronx Biking for May

…de la Trienal Poli/Gráfica: El Panal/TheHive y un contrapunto

por Julieta Muñoz para la revista Cruce “[N]uestra premisa es que la actitud apropiada es una apertura inteligente ante las manifestaciones del arte contemporáneo que implican una saludable sacudida frente a un testarudo atascamiento en lo tradicional, pero también una firmeza necesaria contra cierto tipo de irracionalidad en tal ruptura, así como el afán por…… Continue reading …de la Trienal Poli/Gráfica: El Panal/TheHive y un contrapunto

Works by 32 artists show borough’s many sides at Freedman Home

By Amora McDaniel for the Hunts Point Express Once known as the “home for poor millionaires,” an elegant mansion on the Grand Concourse has burst to glittering life as the home of a new art exhibit featuring 32 artists whose work meditates on the Bronx’s past and future. Connoisseurs and artists mixed with hundreds of ordinary…… Continue reading Works by 32 artists show borough’s many sides at Freedman Home

ArtistS of the Week: Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin

By Cathleen Cueto for Swings and Arrows My dear friends Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin, two Bronx-based multimedia artists, are gearing up for a couple of fantastic projects this month. First, they’re going to be a part of a group exhibition at the Andrew Freeman Home, a former retirement home for the formerly well-to-do ladies and gentlemen…… Continue reading ArtistS of the Week: Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin

Uptown Palazzo Project

By RANDY KENNEDY for the NY Times When the Andrew Freedman Home opened in the Bronx in 1924, it looked like a limestone luxury liner sailing up the Grand Concourse, a grandiosity that advertised its odd function: a privately endowed retirement home for the formerly well-to-do, those who might have lost their money but not their manners…… Continue reading Uptown Palazzo Project