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Ni Aquí, Ni Allá: Neither Here, Nor There: Neither Here, Nor There | Photography by Groana Melendez

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My parents emigrated from the Dominican Republic to the United States in the late 1970s in search of the elusive American Dream. As a result, I was born in the United States, and raised between New York City and Santo Domingo.

Growing up in Washington Heights as an only child felt very isolating. I coped by immersing myself in American television and pop-culture. I felt a profound sense of disconnect to my Dominican culture but when my grandmother passed away in 1999, the question of “Where do I come from?” became an urgent preoccupation. Photography became my way of exploring the identity and culture I previously took for granted and my study began in the Heights. – Groana Melendez, 2015

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Feb 4 – May 6 | BCA/Longwood Arts Project – Lady K Fever: Dubbed Exhibition

Dubbed: Lady K Fever, an installation by Lady K Fever (Kathleena Howie) and curated by Bronx artist and 2013 BCA BRIO winner Laura Napier, is a fresh, innovative installation ─ the artist’s first solo NYC exhibition.

On view February 4 – May 6, 2015

Opening Reception – Wed, February 4, 2015, 5pm -9pm
Opening Reception + 1st Wed Bronx Trolley + Dubbed/ in Fever Remix soundtrack with DJ Muma Doesa & DJ Rellik, Melbourne, Australia

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Feb 4 – May 6 | Olga Kitt, Longwood Arts Project – Lasting Legacies Exhibition

Exhibiting Artists: Ellsworth Ausby, Xenobia Bailey, Honey Kassoy, and Olga Kitt

LASTING LEGACIES highlights the work of four dynamic elder artists from BCA’s Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) Program. This exhibition features their sculptures, paintings, graffiti and textile art.

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Sat Jan 24 | Paco Cao – Harlem Hidden History Performance

HSA Visual Artist-in-Residence, Paco Cao, will present The Hidden History of the Harlem Renaissance to the HSA community. A project that began in September 2014, Paco Cao has worked alongside students of the Visual Arts department Department to create a visual story inspired by the Harlem Renaissance that combines historical events with imagination.

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Sat Jan 24 | Wave Hill – Nicolás Dumit Estevez, Winter Workspace Workshop: Sounding Silence and The Winter Walk

Saturday, Jan 24 – 1:00PM-3:00PM
Glyndor Gallery & Ecology Building

Join Winter Workspace artist Nicolás Dumit Estévez in an experiential workshop beginning with a mute stroll around the Wave Hill winter landscape.

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Jan 24 – Mar 22 | BDC – Carlos Javier Ortiz Exhibition, We All We Got

Carlos Javier Ortiz Photography Exhibition, We All We Got

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
Saturday, Jan. 24, 6PM – 9PM – Free and open to the public

ON VIEW – Jan. 24 – March 22, 2015
Thursdays and Fridays 3PM – 7PM – Saturdays and Sundays 1PM – 5P

Bronx Documentary Center – 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, New York
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BxArts Factory – New Arts Organization & Exhibition

Visiones Culturales is now part of the Bx Arts Factory, a new non-profit organization created to grow the number and effectiveness of artists working to make the Arts accessible to residents of The Bronx.

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Aristides Logothetis | BMA – Craft And Colony: from the Arachnae Series

Craft and Colony: from the Arachnae Series by Aristides Logothetis
January 15 to April 12, 2015

Craft And Colony: from the Arachnae Series by Aristides Logothetis will present a new large sculpture by New York-based artist Aristides Logothetis created in 2014 that deals with issues related to the many ways visual signs are coded through culture, and then used as support of systems, constructs, and power hierarchies.

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Arnaldo Morales | Video Profile

Mechanical sculpture Arnaldo Morales explains his work in this short video profile by Lexus.

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Jan 21 – April 8 | CASITA MARIA: 80 YEARS OF INSPIRING THE FUTURE

CASITA MARIA: 80 YEARS OF INSPIRING THE FUTURE
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education’s 80th Anniversary Exhibition Celebrates its Alumni

BRONX, NY – (January 2015) Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, the first charitable organization to serve the Latino Community in New York, is proud to present CASITA MARIA: 80 YEARS OF INSPIRING THE FUTURE, an exhibition that celebrates Casita’s 80th anniversary through the life stories and achievements of ten of its most distinguished alumni.

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