Bronx Speaks: Making Place
Bronx Arts Alliance
Mar. 4, 2023 - Mar. 8, 2015
Bronx Speaks: Making Place is the latest exhibition presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance (BxAA) in concert with New York Armory Arts Week. It highlights the cultural diversity of artwork created and exhibited within the Bronx featuring US and International Artists from 20+ Bronx arts organizations as selected by a curatorial committee. A key focus of the exhibition is to document the uniqueness of this environment and to share creative visions that highlight these surroundings. The exhibit will run from March 4-8 at The Bronx Museum of the Arts and will be installed by independent curator Sarah Corona. The Reception will take place on Friday, March 6th, the Armory Show’s officially designated Bronx Day.
Featured artists include: John Ahearn, Naftali Bezem, Leenda Bonilla, Julian Chams, Cecile Chong, Jane Dickson, Rosemarie Fiore, Ricky Flores, Martine Fougeron, Beatrice Glow, David Gonzalez, Alicia Grullòn, Esteban Guerra, Marina Gutierrez, Barbara Korman, Arnaldo Morales, Wanda Raimundi Ortiz, Danny R Peralta, Michael Pribich, Nina Robinson, Adriana Rostovsky, Catherine Telford Keogh, Dennesa Usher, Natalie Wood (leading Bronx Children’s Museum GreenArts After School Program)
Also featured as part of the Bronx Artist Documentary Project:
• Artist Jeanine Alfieri photographed by Lisa Kahane
• Artist Heidi Johnson photographed by Danny R Peralta
• Artist Evan Bishop photographed by Adam Reyes
• Artist Jay Moss photographed by Lauren Click
• Artist Anne Humanfeld photographed by Ron Terner
• Artist Bernard Olshan photographed by Ira Merritt
There will be a series of Special Events during the exhibition (all taking place at The Bronx Museum of the Arts):
Wednesday, March 4 from 4-8pm
“Sneak Peek” evening when the Bronx Culture Trolley will be making stops and The Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op will offer a cup of coffee in exchange for any alternative currency, barter, or time deposits.
Friday, March 6 from 6-10pm
On the officially designated Bronx Day, a Reception will take place from 6-10pm at The Bronx Museum of the Arts located at 1040 Grand Concourse, Lower Level Gallery:
First Friday concert series in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts will feature La Santa Cecilia (2014 Grammy Award Best Latin Rock Album)
The Bronx Music Heritage Center will present three local musicians from 6:15-7:30 pm:
• InnoVe GNAWA Band (Traditional healing music from Morocco)
• James Lovell and Lucy Blanco (Founders of the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble)
• Vithym (Bronx Born MC who fuses words, vibe, and rhythm through unorthodox flows, lyrics, and sound)
Alicia Grullòn will perform live her video piece ‘Morir Sonando’ and serve a homemade traditional drink
Wine courtesy of Skyview Wines & Spirits
Cupcakes courtesy of Eva Jay Sweets
Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights food truck will be selling her Caribbean cuisine from 6-10pm
Sunday, March 8th from 12-4pm
The Bronx Children’s Museum will host a free Art Workshop for Kids from 12-4pm. All participants will be part of the lower level gallery installation Paper Paradise.
Wednesday, March 4 from 4pm-8pm (Bronx Culture Trolley hours)
Thursday, March 5 from 11am-6pm
Friday, March 6 from 11am-10pm (Bronx Day and Reception from 6-10pm)
Saturday, March 7 from 11am-6pm
Sunday, March 8 from 11am-6pm (Free Art Workshop for kids 12-4pm)
This program has been made possible in part through the sponsorship of the Bronx Council on the Arts with funding provided by Bronx Arts Alliance members.
About the Bronx Arts Alliance
The Bronx Arts Alliance (BxAA) is a consortium of Bronx Arts organizations founded in 2011 and formed to promote the wealth of arts in the Bronx. Members of the BxAA include long established organizations, as well as emerging member spaces. Members include: Bronx Children’s Museum, Bronx Council on the Arts’ Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Bronx Documentary Center, The Bronx Hispanic Festival Inc., Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx Music Heritage Center, Bronx River Art Center, BronxArtSpace, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, El Fogon Center for the Arts, Elisa Contemporary Art, En Foco, The Hostos Center for Arts and Culture, Galleries at Krasdale Foods, Lehman College Art Gallery, No Longer Empty, Pepatián, The POINT, Wave Hill. To learn more about Bronx Arts Alliance, visit: www.facebook.com/BronxArtsAlliance
About Independent Curator, Sarah Corona
She holds a BA (with honors) in Fine Arts and a MFA (with honors) in Communication and Management of Art at the University of Bologna (Italy). In 2014 she obtained the Certificate for Art and Business at NYU, New York. Sarah Corona, is founder of sarahcrown, a curatorial project and art management service, and founder of BAG- Bologna Art Galleries. She collaborates with and curates for public and private art institutions, not profit organizations and private galleries both in Europe and New York. She reports and writes for several International Art Magazines, such as Wall Street International Magazine, Hyperallergic, Artribune, Arte Fuse, Berlin Art Link, Art Croissance and OrNot Magazine. Sarah Corona coordinated No Longer Empty’s NLE Curatorial Lab in 2013, and is guest lecturer at RU Residence Unlimited in Brooklyn. She is jury member and guest curator of Call4 Robot, a call for artists in the field of digital media and music in Bologna (I), and jury member at Apex Art, New York. She is part of the Exhibition Committee of the Bronx Arts Alliance for their annual exhibition during The Armory Week.
Directions to The Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Bronx Museum of the Arts can also be reached by catching the D or B Train at Columbus circle to 167th St. Station on the Grand Concourse. Exit at rear of station, walk south along Grand Concourse two blocks. NOTE: D Train stops all times except rush hours peak direction (6:15 am – 9 am to Manhattan, 4 pm – 6:45 pm from Manhattan). Take B Train at 145 St. to 167th St./ Grand Concourse. Street Parking also available.