BxArts Factory, The Point CDC and Villalobos Brothers present:
Hombres de Arcilla / Men of Clay
April 22 to May 29, 2017
The Point Campus for the Arts and Environment
1391 Lafayette Avenue,
The Bronx, NY, 10454
"Hombres de Arcilla” (Men of Clay) showcases Alberto Villalobos’ collection of 43 hand-made clay masks. These masks honor the memory of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico. About his work, Villalobos says "for me, clay represents the fragility of life, yet the resilience of the human spirit. I hope that by giving faces to the disappeared, their memory may live on." Special guest artist, Miguel Angel Mendoza Melchor will also be exhibiting oil portraits of all 43 students.
Schedule of events:
Saturday, April 22 - 5 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 7 - 1 to 3 p.m.
Community Action Day
Saturday, May 13
Collaborative Workshop after the Bronx River Alliance Flotilla
Tuesday, May 16 - 4 to 6 p.m.
Clay Art Workshop with Alberto Villalobos
Saturday, May 27 - 5 to 8 p.m.
Closing Reception - Writing/Poetry Night - Remembering the Missing
Wednesdays – 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Saturdays – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Sundays – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
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Chief Editor/House Blogger
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 pursue a degree in Philology. She keeps forties in her fridge, because it still ain't nothing but a G thing, baby.