Bronx Artist Asks Visitors to Share Their ‘Sites of Struggle’ On NYC Map

By Eddie Small For DNAInfo CONCOURSE — A Bronx artist wants to hear about your struggles. Artist Hatuey Ramos Fermín has set up an interactive map of the city as part of the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ exhibit on the Young Lords Organization that asks visitors to write down something they are struggling with onContinue reading “Bronx Artist Asks Visitors to Share Their ‘Sites of Struggle’ On NYC Map”

DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS: Art in The Bronx

What art market? Hatuey Ramos-Fermín shows us the thriving and diverse art scene in New York City’s Bronx, where community-driven projects create a robust ecosystem, not an economic system.

When the Young Lords Were Outlaws in New York

by Holland Cotter for the New York Times On July 26, 1969, a group of young Latinos stood in the band shell in Tompkins Square Park, in the East Village, and made an announcement. They were founding a New York branch of a revolution-minded political party called the Young Lords. Inspired by the Black PanthersContinue reading “When the Young Lords Were Outlaws in New York”

Revisiting a heated chapter of Bx history

By Shant Shahrigian for the Riverdale Press A large banner with an AK-47 silhouetted in front of a cutout of the Puerto Rican flag greets visitors to the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ latest show, conveying something of the shock New Yorkers might have felt when the Young Lords took the city by storm startingContinue reading “Revisiting a heated chapter of Bx history”

Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial

Jessica Vaughn, Glory, 2014, Digital Photograph, 30 x40 in Courtesy of the artist July 9 to September 20, 2015 Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Laura Napier, Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015). AIM provides professional developmentContinue reading “Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial”

Community leaders looking to restore Bronx tradition by bringing ‘Boogie on the Boulevard’ to Concourse Village

Bronx organizers and business leaders hope to bring ‘Boogie on the Boulevard’ to Grand Concourse nearly two decades after the pedestrian-friendly event was axed by Giuliani administration BY JOEY SCARBOROUGH / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A beloved Grand Concourse tradition put on hold under Rudy Giuliani may be revived for the first time in two decades ifContinue reading “Community leaders looking to restore Bronx tradition by bringing ‘Boogie on the Boulevard’ to Concourse Village”

A Bronx Blast From the Past: Car-Free Grand Concourse Gets CB 4 Support

by Stephen Miller for Streetsblog It’s been an on-again, off-again tradition for at least two decades: Turning the center lanes of the Grand Concourse into a car-free space for stress-free walking, biking and exercise. With an overwhelming vote of support from Community Board 4 earlier this week, it seems this tradition is poised for a return thisContinue reading “A Bronx Blast From the Past: Car-Free Grand Concourse Gets CB 4 Support”

Ancestry and Spirit: Site Specific Performance in the Hunts Point Homes Residency

By Taja Lindley | June 2013 On a rainy day in May I’m making my way to the Bronx Academy for Arts and Dance (BAAD!). The walk from the 6 train station at Longwood Avenue is a long one, or rather it feels that way because I’m walking into a place that’s tucked away, outContinue reading “Ancestry and Spirit: Site Specific Performance in the Hunts Point Homes Residency”

Process and Progress: Drew Manahan, Meta Local Collaborative & The Bronx River Alliance

  On View from February 01 – February 23 Gallery Location: 305 E. 140th Street, #1A, Bronx, NY 10454 Reception: Friday, February 1, 2013, 6-9pm GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday–Friday, 3pm–6:30pm / Saturday, 12pm–5pm FREE ADMISSION Bronx, NY, January, 2013—Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is proud to announce Process and Progress: Drew Manahan, Meta Local Collaborative & TheContinue reading “Process and Progress: Drew Manahan, Meta Local Collaborative & The Bronx River Alliance”

Celebrating Conversing Bricks

Please join us on Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 6:30 PM  @ Hostos Community College, to celebrate Hatuey Ramos-Fermin’s “Conversing Bricks” permanent public art installation. The installation was constructed from bricks sent by an anti-immigrant right wing organizations to those congressional representatives who voted against the legislation to build the wall between Arizona and Mexico. TheContinue reading “Celebrating Conversing Bricks”

Citizen Placemakers: Elizabeth Hamby & Hatuey Ramos Fermín Use Art to Bring People Together

By Patra Jongjitirat for Project for Public Spaces Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos Fermín are people connectors. As artists, activists, and Bronxites, their creative collaborations are all about gathering information from neighbors and presenting it in ways that allow communities to better understand themselves and the urban spaces they create. The two have worked in all kinds ofContinue reading “Citizen Placemakers: Elizabeth Hamby & Hatuey Ramos Fermín Use Art to Bring People Together”

How Do Supermarkets Decide Where to Open?

A funky, fresh look at how supermarkets work in urban neighborhoods By CUP for Gilt Taste Last year, we shared a fantastic video made by high school students on the food in convenience stores in their Bronx neighborhoods. Rather than take the tsk-tsk approach of many who write about the “food deserts” where low-income people can’t findContinue reading “How Do Supermarkets Decide Where to Open?”

Bienal de Arte en el Bronx

Por: EFE para Telemundo Más de 75 artistas participan en la Tercera Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano en El Bronx, que se realiza bajo el tema de “correlación ilusoria” en un evento cultural que busca establecer el arte como lenguaje común en este condado. “La mayoría de los países latinoamericanos están representados” en las cinco sedesContinue reading “Bienal de Arte en el Bronx”

Funky Fresh debut presentation

Who decides where supermarkets go? Does the Bronx have enough supermarkets? Does it matter? This summer, CUP collaborated with teaching artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and a group of Bronx public high school students from CUNY College Now at Hostos Community College to look at who gets supermarkets, who doesn’t, and why. To find answers, the groupContinue reading “Funky Fresh debut presentation”

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 whatContinue reading “2 BX artists bring ‘Mind the Gap’ project to Mott Haven”

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 studentsContinue 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 theContinue 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, whichContinue 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 thatContinue 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, peopleContinue reading “Immigration Opponents’ Bricks Repurposed For A Respectful Bronx Artwork”

Conversing Bricks

Printable Version Link  Hostos Community College Bronx Lebanon Hospital & Bill Aguado Invite You to the Unveiling of Conversing Bricks A special art installation by artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín Keynote Speaker Congressman José E. Serrano Immediately followed by the Bronx debut of the leading Batz’i Rock band from Chiapas, Mexico SAK TZEVUL Saturday, May 12, 2012 /Continue reading “Conversing Bricks”

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 historicalContinue 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-basedContinue reading “Cyclists Plan a Month-Long Celebration of Bronx Biking for May”

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 gentlemenContinue reading “ArtistS of the Week: Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin”