November 6 – December 18, 2015, 3:30-7:00pm daily, Abrazo Interno Gallery.
We would like to express our appreciation to all the people that make BORIMIX BORI-CUBA 2X2 possible. We are very thankful for the public’s response, to the 500 plus people present at the opening reception and all the people that continue visiting the exhibition and requesting private viewing of the show. We would also like to thank the sponsors and all the organization that collaborated with the realization of BORIMIX Festival, which celebrates Puerto Rican Arts and Culture each November. BORI-CUBA 2X2 explores the relationship between the two island nations of Cuba and Puerto Rico and their respective diasporas. Cuba and Puerto Rico have often been referred to as “wings of the same bird,” sharing a strong Taino strand in their pre-Colombian history and common Spanish colonial heritage.
Our sincere appreciation goes to Miguel Trelles, Co-curator of BORI-CUBA 2X2 and Board Member of the Clemente Soto Velez Center for his trust and support. Additionally, we would like to express our gratitude to the staff of the Clemente Soto Velez Center: Jan Hanvik, Executive Director; Dr. Manuel Moran, CEO of Society of the Educational Arts, and Borimix co-creator; Harvey Padilla, Mariana Ortiz, Venues Manager; Yvette Rodriguez, Bookkeeper; Rebecca Weiss, Social Media Manager; Tal Sharon, Senior House Manager for their diligence in compiling all aspects of this project. We are also indebted to the artists in the show for sharing their work and ideas with us: Nelson Alvarez, Diogenes Ballester, Marcos Dimas, Maria Dominguez, Alejandro Epifanio, Elizam Escobar, Juan Si Gonzalez, Josue Guarionex, Frank Guiller, Ivelisse Jimenez, Juanita Lanzo, Alicia Leal, Renelio Marin, Carlos Mateu, Ibrahim Miranda, Juan Fernando Morales, Clara Morera, noba: Nestor Otero, Annex Burgos Jesus Rivera, Luis Stephenberg, Lissette Solorzano, Nitza Tufino, Juana Valdes, Rafael Velez, Raul Villarreal.
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Join us for an amazing Anniversary/Auction party to celebrate we are turning one. Art, food, music, performances, and lots of fun to help for a good cause.
Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m
Bronx Music Heritage Center Laboratory
1303 Louis Nine Boulevard Bronx, NY 10459
November 5 - December 24
In December 2014, a group of Bronx community members launched a new non-profit dedicated to making the arts accessible to residents of The Bronx. Inspired by their unique, but, also, similar experiences with art and creativity, BxArts Factory represent a shared vision to facilitate a vibrant space for artists to create and share their work. Over the past nine months, our programming has included film screenings, panels, poetry presentations, outdoor community engagement and art events and educational and networking activities for artists and residents. And while we managed to do all of this without a space, we’d like to have a permanent location of our own to host you and your neighbors. We are raising money to obtain our space. This year, we plan to expand our programming in big and important ways. We plan to have a series of hands-on skill-developing workshops for local youths and other community members, art exhibitions focused on topics like gentrification, nostalgia and the misplacement of memories in immigrant populations, government surveillance, etc. via film screenings, panel discussions, and outdoor events all free of cost to community members. Our new space will be a place where the community and artists can work together. With a variety of art and culture related events we can have an impactful year in The Bronx. We would love for you to join us in bringing art to every household! Help us reach our goal!
Your contribution to our campaign will help us with the following:
BxArts Factory is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of BxArts Factory must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Bringing Art to Every Household.