Jerome Lamaar in his Third Avenue studio. Photo: Austin Havens-Bowen.

Designer for the stars has a Bronx pedigree

Art, Culture April 16, 2018 at 11:27 am 0 comments

Jerome LaMaar’s designs have been worn by many of fashion’s elite including Beyoncé. His looks have also been walked down runways in New York and Paris.

Exploring trauma and the human body through art

Exploring trauma and the human body through art

Art March 12, 2018 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Disparate ingredients are part of Historical Amnesia, a collection of five artists’ work exploring historical trauma, marginalization and how those concepts are traced through the human body.

Photo: Scarlett Kuang

Mott Haven is latest stop on World Peace mural tour

Art, Culture December 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

The front wall of 440 Jackson Avenue received the 49th mural of Writer’s World Peace Mural Tour, a mural series that can be seen across 42 cities in the U.S. and one in Mexico City.

Upbeat NYC band played a blend of salsa and jazz as residents danced and ate at the Power in Place kickoff. Photo: Avery Miles

Public space initiative sparks interest

Art, Education December 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Last Saturday, local residents danced, ate and socialized at the Metropolitan College of New York on East 149th Street, while celebrating the beginning of a project to bring public spaces to life in the neighborhood.

Internationally acclaimed photographer brings El Barrio to the Bronx

Internationally acclaimed photographer brings El Barrio to the Bronx

Art, Culture December 6, 2017 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

Photographer Joseph Rodriguez’s “El Barrio in the ‘80s,” will be on display at the Bronx Documentary Center until Dec. 23. “The whole bloody Brooklyn was on fire,” recalled Rodriguez, three decades after taking these shots of turmoil in the streets of East Harlem. “All these black men and brown men out there burning stuff down because of what was happening. You grow up with those visions in your head.”

Arts collective sets sights on Melrose

Arts collective sets sights on Melrose

Art, Housing July 20, 2017 at 7:25 pm 0 comments

Last January, a collective consisting of seven artists bought the 6,400-square-foot lot at 368 East 152 Street for $1.15 million, with help from ArtCondo, a real estate enterprise that helps artists leverage purchases of commercial workspace, buildings and townhouses. 

Debut exhibit shows an artist with a foot in two worlds

Debut exhibit shows an artist with a foot in two worlds

Art, Culture July 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

Artist and painter Osaretin Ugiagbe’s first solo show, “Unbelonging,” opened on July 1, with 61 photos and paintings that help document the artist’s life on both continents during a nine-year period.

Students at Upbeat NYC wait to perform. Photo: Carmen Rios-Nuñez

Street festival highlights need for community center

Art, Culture May 25, 2017 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Mott Haven residents are hopeful they can convert an abandoned health clinic into a multi-purpose center that would benefit the community before the city allows developers to get their hands on it.