our NEXt exhibition

On view in The Main Gallery: June 4 - August 6, 2014

Opening Reception:

Bronx Culture Trolley Reception:

Closing Reception:

Wed,  June 4, 2014, 5:00-9:00pm

Wed,  July 2. 2014, 5:00-9:00pm

Wed,  August 6, 2014, 5:00-9:00pm

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 Cabaroy, Firan Chisolm, Onyedika Chuke, Dennis Delgado, Donna Diamond, Sharyn Finnegan, Sean Paul Gallegos, 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.


On view in The Project Room: June 4-August 6, 2014

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.


In conjunction with this exhibition, Alicia Grullón will host a series of roundtables, events and community intergenerational conversations throughout the length of the exhibition.


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Schedule for Percent for Green Public Programs at Longwood




June 9, 16, 23 & 30: 12:00-3:00pm

July 7, 14, 21, 28: 12:00-5:00pm
August 4: 12:00-5:00pm


The artists will be present to share, refer and post helpful resources toward improving the quality of life conditions in the borough.

TALK TUESDAYS Roundtables & Screenings.

Future Tuesdays will be announced on

June 10 | 6-8pm: Summit Night! Join community and neighborhood associations as they discuss their environmental needs and brainstorm ideas for legislation.

June 17 | 6-8pm: Meet Regina Cornwell, inClimate Curator, will present: "Global Warming: Why Are the Pipers Piping While the City Burns?" followed by a lively interchange with the audience. At the Al Gore initiated Climate Reality Project she participated in training to give talks, write and create events to help build an aware citizenry willing to take significant actions to reduce carbon emissions and create other major changes while there is still time.

June 24 | 6-8pm: Video screening, with two half-hour interviews. One features Chilean Economist Manfred Max-Neef on Barefoot Economics, Poverty and Why The U.S. is Becoming an “Underdeveloping Nation." The second is one of the final interviews which Hermann Scheer gave before his death (1944-2010). The German lawmaker was a leading advocate for solar energy and “‘Hero for the Green Century’” Discussion will follow.

July 8 | 6-8pm: Roundtable on Issues of Environmental Justice: South Bronx Unite.This roundtable lead by Mychal Johnson connects to the project's focus on the history of the Environmental Justice Movement in the US in low- income areas and communities of color and links green urban issues to health, food and the economy. 
Mychal Johnson is a Bronx resident and activist with South Bronx Unite. His recent focus has been the relocation of Fresh Direct to the South Bronx and the adverse affects it would have on the air quality in the area which has the highest asthma rates in the City.
Join us and be part of this dialogue Admission is free to the public

July 15 | 2-4pm:Composting Workshop by Stephanie Orenge

Ms. Orenge has been composting all her kitchen scraps for years, in both indoor and outdoor bins. She loves sharing the ins and outs of composting in the Bronx. In this workshop, she will show how anyone can set up a vermiculture (composting with worms) bin to keep organic waste out the garbage and turn it into material that enriches the soil for houseplants and gardens. Stephanie is a Bronx native and received a Master Composter Certificate from the NYC Compost Project in the Bronx, hosted by The New York Botanical Garden

Admission is free! 


July 10 | 3-5pm:On the Ground: Women, Inner Dialogues, Healing & Communal Transformation


Roundtable Facilitators: Tanya Fields & Rosalba Lopez Ramirez

Join us for a roundtable conversation about the role of women in social and food justice, education and better health through community gardens and green spaces lead by women dealing with issues of the environment, families and communities. 



Selected submissions by Bronx residents will be hosted on Thursdays! Ideas for programing must be e-mailed to the artist at


An idea application does not guarantee that you will be selected.
*Schedule is subject to change | visit for updates.

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This exhibition is made possible with funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, Greater New York Arts Development Fund Regrants, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, Bronx Tourism Council, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council.


See PERCENT FOR GREEN article on art in odd places website.


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Longwood Arts Project is the contemporary art center of the Bronx Council on the Arts with the mission to support artists and their work, especially emerging artists and those from under-represented groups such as people of color and women. Longwood Arts Project hosts exhibits and programs such as Digital Matrix and public programs that provide opportunities for free and open dialogue on arts and culture.

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos presents solo and group exhibitions of art produced in various media and through interdisciplinary practices that connect artists, communities, and ideas within and beyond the Bronx. Longwood's Project Room was created in 1991 to focus on Bronx and Bronx-based artists who present solo and experimental projects that aim to address issues of politics of identity, class, gender and urban and popular culture.

Bronx Council on the Arts has Served Community for more than 50 Years by Erin Clarke

BCA is looking towards the second half of the century as an exciting time for the Bronx arts scene.

Click here to see interview. Click here for hard copy.

A program of the Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Arts Project is funded, in part, by National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts' Visual Arts Program, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Jerome Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, Krasdale Foods, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council of New York and the member ship of the BCA. Longwood Arts Project is a member of the National Association of Artists Organizations, the National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture, and Media Channel, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Scherman Foundation, The Bronx Empowerment Zone, Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo. Special thanks to Hostos Community College and the Center for Arts & Culture for their generous support of the exhibition program.

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