On being an ‘artist and….’

Listen to the podcast at FAB NYC. Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos Fermin (also known as Meta Local Collaborative) are Bronx based artists who continue to transform our understanding of New York’s largest public space: its streets. They explore the histories of neighborhoods, create site-specific participatory work, engage a broad range of people, and work […]

A NECESSARY SHIFT

EFA November 15 – December 21, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday, November 15, 6-8pm A Necessary SHIFT is an exhibition and series of events that celebrates and highlights EFA’s Residency for Arts-Workers as Artists, now entering its fourth year. With the launch of this exhibition, we launch the official name for the residency: SHIFT residency, and highlight the activities […]

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 & The […]

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 of […]

Voices and Visions: Re-imagining America Media Exhibition

  The Voices and Visions Re-imagining America Media Exhibition at the recent Imagining America national conference in New York City presented the work of artists and artist collectives whose practices articulate the mission of Imagining America by thriving in and contributing to community-based action and revitalization. The program was divided between two screening rooms, focusing on the strategy and practice of […]

Art in Odd Places Model 2012

Street Cartographies will be part of this year’s Art in Odd Places! Fashion. Prototype. Pose. Imitate. Plan. System. These definitive words come together to create AiOP 2012: MODEL, a festival of transformative ideas, wearable visions of positive change, and walking theories that expand preconceived notions of public space and art. From October 5 -15, national and […]

Laundromat Project’s Third Annual Public Art Potluck

Third Annual Public Art Potluck What Do We Bring? Yummy Food and Public Art! What Do You Bring? An Open Mind and Creative Ideas! Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 7:00pm – 9:30p Doors open at 6:30pm University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 The Laundromat Project invites you to celebrate this year’s Create Change artists […]

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 […]

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 […]

Soundview Park Summer Festival 2012: City of Water Day in Your Neighborhood

Friends of Soundview Park annual celebration of the park and the Bronx waterfront! All activities are FREE and open to the public. Performances for all ages, family friendly fun and educational activities, and fitness and recreational programming. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Street Cartography This bicycle-based mobile exhibition of ideas about ways to make […]

Laundromat Project 2012 Cycle

We are excited to be part of the Laundromat Project Create a Change Artist Residency!  Hatuey Ramos-Fermin and Elizabeth Hamby will turn their laundromat into a classroom environment in their project Mind the Gap/La Brecha to invite their neighbors to propose new ways of increasing their access to green spaces and the waterfront. Collaborating with locals, they will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“HIP-HOP: THEN, NOW & TOMORROW,” PANEL on News 12

The second Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) roundtable was moderated by Bill Aguado of the Bronx Music Heritage Center with guests: Patty Dukes and Reph Starr of Circa 95, Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz Sapp of UniVerses, Fred Ones, Jane Gabriels of Pepatian, and Rockafella of Full Circle Dance. Each of the roundtable participants has included within their body of work a sense of cultural and social justice.

The People’s Potluck at Taller Boricua Gallery

On Thursday, July 14th, I was invited to share an evening of food, friendship, and conversation at The People’s Potluck, a collaborative dinner and discussion group exploring ideas concerning living as conscious citizens in an interconnected global and local society.

Reports of art scene’s death are exaggerated

Artists say change defines their relationship with Mott Haven
Hatuey Ramos Fermin sits in the most famous apartment in Mott Haven, recording a podcast called “South Bronx Filter.”
Fermin is the current tenant of Apartment 3A at 309 Alexander Avenue, which housed the Blue Bedroom where for two years his friend Blanka Amezkua displayed the work of contemporary artists who agreed in exchange for the show to offer a workshop or discussion in the neighborhood.

Barri-o-rama Hatuey Ramos Fermín

El artista plástico puertorriqueño Hatuey Ramos Fermín caminó por todas las calles de El Barrio en la ciudad de Nueva York tomando fotos de cada uno de los sitios donde se puede comprar productos frescos para cocinar en la casa. Esta travesía y documentación son parte de una exhibición que comienza el viernes, 3 de junio en Taller Boricua y lleva por nombre Barri-o-rama.