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Drawing On-Site | Documentary Illustrator and Street Artist SASHALYNILLO

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by SASHALYNILLO

I remember my first college Documentary Art class; once the teacher said “drawing on site” I was terrified, but became hooked soon after learning the beauty of capturing people and places on the spot. Since then, I’ve been invited to several events to draw people, including Fashion Forward at The Metropolitan here in New York City. My love for drawing people became so strong, I took it upon myself to go out into the world to see what was out there, and began to take my sketchbook everywhere.

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Photos from BX200 Virtual Artist Studios @ Bronx Documentary Center! Photos by Fanta Diop and Elias Williams

December 15, 2015

A million thanks to everyone who came out to our final BX200 Virtual Artist Studios of the year at Bronx Documentary Center! We were honored to present the work of these 6 artists and to hear their stories. We’ve had the privilege to present 30 artists this year!

Here are some photos from the event shot by 13 year old Fanta Diop, Bronx Documentary Center student, and BDC’s Elias Williams. (Great job Fanta!)

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CALL FOR ART | From Here to Haiti Annual Art Exhibition – January 23 & 24, 2016 DEADLINE: January 16, 2016

From Here to Haiti will hold its Annual Art Show Fundraiser

on Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
at
1446 Utopia Parkway, Whitestone, NY 11357


They are looking for unframed prints, small works ready to hang, and art books.

70% of sales will go to the artist, and 30% of sales will be retained by From Here to Haiti.

Participation in this show is open to all artists and galleries!

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BX200 @ State of the Arts NYC on WBAI 99.5FM!

We were invited to speak about art in the Bronx on WBAI’s new Sate of the Arts NYC program! Hosted by long-time arts advocate Savona Bailey-McClain, State of the Arts NYC airs live every Friday from 5pm-6pm. This new radio program hopes to start a conversation between art enthusiasts in all five boroughs.

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BronxArtSpace | CALL FOR ART – “Speak Out” Group Exhibition – DEADLINE: January 1, 2016

In response to the continued failure of the US to protect its Black citizens from police discrimination and violence, BronxArtSpace is inviting artists to submit artwork and proposals for events and performances to be considered for our “Speak Out” exhibition from January 20 to February 20, 2016.

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Dec 4 – Jan 8 | Bronx River Art Center – cu·li·nar·y Group Exhibition

The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is pleased to present cu·li·nar·y, the fifth and final exhibition in our 2015 series focused on food and its importance for the health and well-being of Bronxites of all ages. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, December 4th, from 6pm to 9pm at BRAC’s temporary gallery space at the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC)

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10 Questions for… Melanie Gonzalez, Photographer + Videographer, Discount Saints

24 year old new media artist Melanie Gonzalez‘ Discount Saints exhibition opens this Friday night in Spanish Harlem. With this work Gonzalez “hoodifies” Bible icons and offers us her modern interpretation of figures revered by many. A project more concerned with conveying a personal statement than “re-purposing a Biblical story”, the result is a mix of the sacred and profane that will certainly challenge the viewer. Here are 10 Questions for Melanie Gonzalez:

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Nov 20 – Jan 30, 2016 | Melanie Gonzalez’ DISCOUNT SAINTS Solo Exhibition @ MediaNoche New Media Gallery

Inspired by religious iconography, gold jewelry, and hair rollers, art photographer & videographer Melanie Gonzalez created the art project Discount Saints.

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Photos from BX200 Virtual Artist Studios @ The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ 1040 Lounge, Oct 15th

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Thanks to everyone who came out to our fourth BX200 Virtual Artist Studio last month at The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ 1040 Lounge… the presentations keep getting better and better! This time we had a full evening of art, video and music that included a great performance by The Nobodies with DJ Don Stone.

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December 10 | BX200 Virtual Artist Studios @ Bronx Documentary Center

We are excited to present the work of Michael Paul Britto, Melissa Calderon, Dondre Green, Robert Fass, Martine Fougeron and Rhynna Santos at our last Virtual Artist Studio of the year!

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