Saturday, March 26
From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center Laboratory
1303 Louis Nine Boulevard
Bronx, NY, 10459
BxArts Factory, in partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, collaborated with the Neighborhood Shopp Senior Center La Casa Boricua to bring you the stories of a group of senior citizens from our community.
Poets Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Bonafide Rojas, El David & Andres Chulisi Rodriguez will present original works inspired by their stories, including their journeys to the United States and their lives in the Bronx.
Additionally, artist and videographer Melanie Gonzalez will present a series of short video-stories/documentaries created to further highlight their stories. This event will also be the culmination of our art exhibition, Memories Un-Remembered: Thinking of Home (Longing).
This happened this morning at the show OPEN, with Bob Lee at BronxNet Television. We really appreciate the invitation and opportunity to let The Bronx know what BxArts Factory does and why we are so passionate about it.
BxArts Factory is a not-for-profit organization founded to provide a space to support local artists working in the Bronx. We plan to assist affiliated artists to engage and advance the Arts in communities throughout the borough via a diverse set of arts-oriented programming and services. Through collaborations with local artists and community based organizations, we will offer dynamic arts education programming that incorporates all of the fine arts. While curriculum development and curation of art exhibits will be completed by our program directors, classroom based activities will be led by our in-house, teaching artists. The BxArts Factory intends to provide unique and engaging experiences to advance the Arts and cultural education in the Bronx.
BxArts Factory is a project visualized by Laura Alvarez (local artist), Twahira Khan (Community Activist), Alexis Mendoza (founder of Alexis Mendoza Curatorial Projects) and Yolanda L. Rodriguez (founder and director of Visiones Culturales, Inc.). These four individuals bring forth knowledge and experience that will secure the success of this development. BxArts Factory will also include the talents of local Bronx artists and community members Latanya DeVaughn, Josue Guarionex Colon, Yarisa Colon and Masiel Ureña.
This project was filmed with many special thanks to Valarie Irizarry and Walter Puryer at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Highbridge area of The Bronx, NY.
Produced and edited by Melanie Gonzalez ART.
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Natalie N. Caro is an editor, writer, and professor. She graduated from Lehman College, Magna Cum Laude, with double major in English Literature and Philosophy. She earned a fellowship and an MFA from City College. In 2013, she was awarded the Bronx Recognizes Its Own Fellowship by the Bronx Council on the Arts for excellence in Poetry. She was nominated for The Pushcart Prize, one of the most honored literary projects in America, in 2015. Currently, she's a doctoral candidate in CIAS- Center for Inter-American Studies, Bielefeld, University, where she will.