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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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Nov 4 – Feb 14, 2016 | BMA – Martin Wong: Human Instamatic

Martin Wong: Human Instamatic will be the first museum retrospective of the work of Chinese-American painter Martin Wong (1946-1999) since his untimely death.

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10 Questions for… Artist & Co – Curator of BORI-CUBA at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center

Cuban-born Bronxite Alexis Mendoza has been busy! A true renaissance man, Mendoza is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, author and co-founder of two Bronx-based art collectives. He is currently on exhibit at Derfner Judaica Museum in Riverdale, and is co-curating a major exhibition of Puerto Rican and Cuban artists on the Lower East Side.

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Nov 6 – Dec 6 | BxArts Factory – BORI-CUBA 2X2 Group Exhibition with Alejandro Epifanio, Josue Guarionex Colon-Rosado, Juanita Lanzo, and Luis Stephenberg

BORI-CUBA 2X2 Presented by BxArts Factory

Curated by Alexis Mendoza and Miguel Trelles

On view November 6th to December 6th 2015
Opening reception, Friday, November 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY

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