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Hop on the trolley and enjoy attractions at some of the
hottest cultural spots along the lower Grand Concourse
   
Catch the trolley on the first Wednesday evening of each month (except January & September) at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, on the campus of Hostos Community College at 450 Grand Concourse. The trolley departs at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm for other venues in the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. The trolley ride and admission to participating venues along its route are free. The Bronx Culture Trolley vehicle is wheelchair accessible.
   

Directions: Hostos Community College is located at 450 Grand Concourse near 149th Street in the Bronx. Take the 2, 4 & 5 trains or Bx1, Bx19 buses to Grand Concourse and 149 Street. More detailed directions.

Group Reservations: Call 718-931-9500 x33 or e-mail trolley@bronxarts.org.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

*note: programming and venue information subject to change

THIS MONTH's VENUES

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Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Art Exhibition

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Book Signing and Tour of the Museum

Andrew Freedman Home

Art Exhibition

BronxArtSpace

Art Exhibition


Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street

Bronx NY 10451

718-518-6728

 5:00-8:30pm: Exhibition
 
The Time Has Come

The Time has Come is BRIO’s fourth artist biennial curated by Longwood Director Juanita Lanzo and featuring works by Bronx artists who are 2012 and 2013 BCA BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) winners in the disciplines of visual and media arts.

Artists include: Manuel Acevedo, Jeanine Alfieri, Michael Paul Britto, Mark Caraboy, Firan Chisolm, Onyedika Chuke, Patricia Delahanty, Dennis Delgado, Donna Diamond, Sharyn Finnegan, Sean Paul Gallegos, Nilda Garcés, Swati Khurana, Ruth Marshall, Adel L. Morales, Laura Napier, Elle Pérez, Amy Pryor, Stephanie Rodríguez, Hrvoje Slovenc, Jennifer Tomaiolo, Randal Wilcox.

Since 1989 BRIO has provided direct support to individual Bronx artists who create literary, media, visual, and performing works of art.
 

 
PERCENT FOR GREEN
Bronx artist Alicia Grullón will host a series of roundtables, events and community intergenerational conversations in her upcoming project PERCENT FOR GREEN. Ms. Grullón’s project PERCENT FOR GREEN is a social practice piece that looks at green issues and uses praxis intervention ideas to connect climate change to urban poverty, sustainability and diversity. The project’s long term goal is to create a Percent for Green legislation with residents from the Bronx that protects the environmental rights of people in underserved areas. PERCENT FOR GREEN is a part of InClimate, an upcoming exhibition created and curated by Regina Cornwell and being presented under the auspices of Franklin Furnace Archives and its founder-director Martha Wilson.
 

 

The trolley bell rings at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm,

just before the trolley departs for other destinations.


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Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street

Bronx, NY 10456

718-681-6000

 
 5:30-7:30pm: Book Signing

Readings and Conversations with Yoav Litvin

Hop off the Bronx Council on the Arts’ trolley at the Bronx Museum and hear writer and photographer Yoav Litvin discuss his new book Outdoor Gallery - New York City, featuring works created by 46 of the most prolific artists working on the streets of New York City.

Yoav Litvin will be joined by Alice Mizrachi, teacher, artist and contributor to Outdoor Gallery.

 

Note: Immediately after the reading, a guide will be available to take groups
to see the exhibition at the Andrew Freedman Home across the street.

 5:45-7:45pm: Free Guided Tour of the Museum’s Exhibition
 
Shyu Ruey-Shiann: One Kind of Behavior

Shyu Ruey-Shiann works with different materials and media to explore themes related to our environment. This installation is inspired by the quasi-mechanical movements of creatures such as the hermit crabs. The artist sees in the random opening and closing of their shells on the beach, a stark contrast with contemporary society where things move at high speed. Contrasting man and animal behavior, the exhibition asks us to consider the environmental consequences of our mechanical impulses on nature. (on view thru Aug 17).

 
Nina Talbot: Veterans

Veterans conveys rarely told personal stories of American men and women from the U.S. Military. The ten paintings on view focus primarily on Bronx residents including portraits of Leroy Archible and Carmen Rodriguez, who were instrumental in introducing Talbot to veterans in the Bronx. Archible, a Korean War Marine Veteran, is an activist in local Bronx politics and civic affairs, and provided leadership in raising funds in 2008 to renovate the Charlton –Thompson Memorial Garden in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, which is dedicated to two decorated African-American Korea veterans. Rodriguez, founder of the Military Women in Power group at the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center, provides support to female veterans. (on view thru Aug 24, 2014)

Sarah Sze’s Triple Point (Planetarium)

Sarah Sze’s Triple Point (Planetarium) is one of the works created for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. This exhibition includes work that attempts to navigate and model the ceaseless proliferation of information and objects in contemporary life. Incorporating elements of painting, architecture, and installation within her sculpture, Sze investigates the value we place on objects and explores how objects ascribe meaning to the places and times we inhabit. Sze’s U.S. Pavilion was consistently cited as one of the standout national pavilions at the 55th Venice Biennale. (on view thru Aug 24).

 

Beyond the Supersquare

Beyond the Supersquare explores the indelible influence of Latin American and Caribbean modernist architecture on contemporary art. The exhibition features over 30 artists and more than 60 artworks, including photography, video, sculpture, installation, and drawing, that respond to major Modernist architectural projects constructed in Latin America and the Caribbean from the 1920s through the 1960s. This exhibition is co-organized by Holly Block (NYC) and María Inés Rodríguez (Colombia) and designed by Benedeta Monteverde (Mexico). (on view thru Jan 11, 2015).

Rethinking the Garden Casita

Rethinking the Garden Casita From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or “little house” in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. For this exhibition, TEN Arquitectos and engineers were enlisted to rethink the traditional casita as a modular kit of parts. The design incorporates resilient elements such as photovoltaic panels, rainwater management systems, and Wi-Fi, ensuring that the casita will function off the grid both on a daily basis and in the event of another citywide disaster like Sandy. Looking ahead, the flexible kit of parts can be adapted and built at NYRP’s other community gardens across the five boroughs. Plans, sketches, renderings, and images of TEN Arquitectos’ design will be on view, 2015 to continue the dialogue surrounding community-based design and resilient architecture. (on view thru Jan 11, 2015).
 

 
 5:30-7:30pm: Exhibition

Andrew Freedman Home

1125 Grand Concourse (between 166 & McClellan Streets)

Bronx, NY 10452

718-681-6000

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where you will meet and a guide will bring you over to the Andrew Freedman Home.
SuperPuesto

SuperPuesto is a temporary pavilion by Terence Gower commissioned by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with the Andrew Freedman Home for Beyond the Supersquare, the first U.S. museum exhibition to examine the complicated legacies of modernist architecture in Latin America and the Caribbean through the perspectives of 30 contemporary artists. With the goal of providing an immersive space for visitors to experience the exhibition’s artistic and architectural themes, SuperPuesto also serves as an annex for educational and public programs related to Beyond the Supersquare. (on view thru Nov 16).

 
 5:30-7:30pm: Exhibition

BronxArtSpace
305 East 140th Street

Bronx, NY 10454
718-401-8144

 
Access to Art

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Access to Art is BronxArtSpace's once-a-year summertime fundraiser featuring fine art with a range of affordable prices for all art lovers!  

We strongly believe that fine art should be accessible to everyone and as such are working with artists to bring high quality art at accessible prices in this fundraiser for the gallery.

The exhibition will take place August 2-16, 2014.

 

 

The Bronx Council on the Arts thanks Bronx Tourism Council, Barefoot Wines & Bubbly, Capital One Bank, Crown Trophy of the Bronx, En Foco, Fox Networks, MAS Marketing & Advertising Solutions, Montefiore Medical Center, the Throgg's Neck Merchants Association, and Wellcare for supplying the give-aways for our Bronx Culture Trolley nights.

 

 
A Special Thanks to our Funders and Supporters
 

The Bronx Culture Trolley is a program of:

  • The Bronx Council on the Arts’ South Bronx Cultural Corridor,
  • The Bronx Cultural Card, and
  • The Bronx Tourism Council.

It is made possible with funding from:

  • Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation
  • The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • The New York State Council on the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Bronx Delegation of the City Council
  • Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Cultural Corridor

The Bronx Culture Trolley runs on First Wednesdays, but these venues have a lot to offer between trolley nights. Call or check web sites for more information.
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BronxArtSpace
305 East 140th Street

Bronx NY 10454
718-401-8144


Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance
842 Barretto Street (between Garrison & Lafayette Avenues)

Bronx, NY 10474
718-842-5223


Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse

(at 165 Street)

Bronx, NY 10456
718-681-6000


Bruckner Gallery

Bruckner Bar & Grill
1 Bruckner Blvd,

Bronx, NY 10454
718-665-2001

 

Gordon Parks Gallery
The College of New Rochelle School of New Resources
(John Cardinal O’Connor Campus)
332 East 149th Street
718-665-1310

 

Hostos Center for
the Arts & Culture

Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse
at 149 Street

Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-4455

LDR Studio Gallery
137 Alexander Avenue, Suite 10 (4th floor), Bronx, NY 10454
917-558-2389

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
Hostos Community College
450 Gran
d Concourse

(near 149th Street)

Bronx, NY 10451
718-518-6728


The POINT
940 Garrison Avenue

(at Manida Avenue)

Bronx, NY 10474
718-542-4139

Pregones Theater
571 Walton Avenue
(btwn 149th & 150th Sts)

Bronx, NY 10451
718-585-1202

 

 

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