Come this Saturday to our next FREE workshop Laura Alvarez will be teaching for us:
Saturday, April 9th
Saturday April 23rd
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the Bronx Music Heritage Center Laboratory
1303 Louis Nine Boulevard, Bronx, NY, 10459
During this two-day workshop we will learn about Abstract Art and composition. After the theory, we will decorate some big trash cans with what we have learned. The final product will be used during the different street fairs and festivals WHEDco organizes.
This workshop is free, open to community members 18 years old or older!
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED- SPACES ARE LIMITED!
This past Monday we began what we hope to be an exciting collaboration with WHEDco and the Bronx Music Heritage Center! We will be working together to engage the community in a series of workshops and group discussions about music in the Bronx! BxArts Factory has selected a trio of amazing artists to work with. The artists will be facilitating the community engagement conversations and also creating individual mural projects inspired by their work with community members. The 3 murals will beautify the Melrose area in The Bronx where the new BMHC home will be! Our 1st project began with artist Ralph Serrano and the students from the WHEDco After School Proram in PS/MS 218. Ralph worked with the students to define what they value the most from the music originated in the Bronx and the music that is present within their communities. We will soon begin the work on this mural which will be located at the Melrose Building Materials Company on 163rd! Our following 2 projects will take place soon after with artists Sharon Lee De La Cruz (UnoSeisTres) and Crystal Clarity! We will keep you posted on all the work and on the unveiling activities!
Meet KayLove and Kacer171, the other team part of the Mural Match happening during the Food Truck Extravaganza
Kacer171 has been involved in the aerosol art movement since the mid 1970's. In 1981 he formed and established "UMXS" ™, the first four letter dominating graffiti crew in the history of writing to cross all seven continents. He is also a cartoonist, illustrator, metal wire and clay sculpture artist. Kacer171 is also an advocate for human rights and social awareness.
Karen "KayLove" Pedrosa
Karen " KayLove" Pedrosa is a Bronx born and based, first generation Puerto Rican artist who draws her inspiration from the vibrant, gritty, soulful streets of New York City, the lush campos of Puerto Rico and all the places in between. A child of the 80's she was inspired by the rolling museums the trains provided, the roof murals, tags and colors that brightened up a once dirty and dingy Bronx. A graduate of the legendary High School of Art & Design she continued to study painting at Lehman College. Her work is colorful, passionate and loose. Her style draws from the streets, culture and her emotions; impulsive, vibrant, raw and at times reckless.
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Giannina Gutierrez is an artist based in NYC, working out of East Harlem. She is of Colombian origin, raised in Jamaica, Queens, NY. Self taught at an early age, Giannina went on to study in various arts programs, is a member of The Art Students League of New York & majored in Fine Art at Pratt Institute. In 2004, she started painting lives at various nightclubs, charity events in addition to hosting a monthly ongoing live art & music event in East Harlem. Giannina has also gone on to curate art exhibits, is currently working on her second show. She currently also works with high school students in both schools & privately in art instruction & developing portfolios.
Her love of music & color is evident through bold shapes & brush strokes. Years of figure study & appreciation of form shows in the organic, erotic style in which she depicts figures majorly female. Giannina works in a variety of materials & mediums, including found objects, acrylic, and oils. Her work can currently be seen in various nyc galleries & venues.
Bringing Art to Every Household.