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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.

Artist converts her home into art gallery

Artist converts her home into art gallery

Art March 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm 1 comment

Blanka Amezkua invites artists into her home to exhibit their work for a month and host a workshop and cook a meal for guests.

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Art, Environment February 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

A documentary by a European filmmaker that follows local artist Linda Cunninham as she worked on a mural about the Port Morris waterfront was aired at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Startup stirs excitement in Port Morris

Startup stirs excitement in Port Morris

Art, Culture February 1, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

The launch of Bronx Narratives was the occasion for a packed house at the recently opened Gun Hill Tavern on 133rd Street on Saturday, January 28th.

Day of Outrage demonstration at the Jay Street-Borough Hall subway station following the Howard Beach verdict on December 21, 1987 in which three defendants were found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Michael Griffith who was beaten and chased by a white mob onto a highway where he was struck by a car.  © Ricky Flores

Photo exhibit documents dissent

Art, Culture January 25, 2017 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

As mass protests against the new President sweep the nation, a new photo exhibit is underway at the Bronx Documentary Center to remind New Yorkers that dissent is in the city’s DNA.

New channel offers closeups of Bronx life

New channel offers closeups of Bronx life

Art, Culture January 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

“We want to create content that is both driven by the Bronx and also for the people of the Bronx,” said Gillian Todd, the venture’s co-creator and producer.