The New York Armory Show Comes to Our Borough at The Bronx Museum for Bronx Speaks: Making Place

Rosemarie Fiore Smoke Painting #37, 2013 Elisa Contemporary
Rosemarie Fiore
Smoke Painting #37, 2013
Elisa Contemporary

One of New York City’s premier art shows, The New York Armory Show, will be having a Bronx Day in conjunction with The Bronx Arts Alliance at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.  Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 4th from 4PM – 8PM you can view this 4 day exhibition covering  a wide variety of mediums and disciplines as well as programming for all ages.

The Armory Show’s mission is as follows:


In its seventeen years, The Armory Show, America’s leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries, has become an international institution, bringing artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world to New York every March. Armory Arts Week strives to take advantage of this yearly convergence of the world’s top collectors and art enthusiasts by proudly consolidating and promoting a diverse selection of our city’s own cultural offerings.

In celebration of New York’s unparalleled artistic communities, Armory Arts Week works to highlight the distinct non-profit cultural organizations of our city’s multiple neighborhoods and boroughs. Throughout the week of The Armory Show, we promote a different neighborhood each day with cultural events for all levels of visitors.

This concept of a week of non-profit arts-related events was born out of the festivities and widely-felt excitement generated by The Armory Show, and was formalized with the support of the city in 2009. Since then, Armory Arts Week has continued to expand its reach throughout all five boroughs of New York. From elaborate benefit parties to interactive public programming, The Armory Show hopes that Armory Arts Week will continue to enrich the public through the promotion of New York’s exceptional arts-related events.”

Information, including participating artists, times and programming is as follows (from The Bronx Museum of the Arts):

Bronx Speaks: Making Place presented by Bronx Arts Alliance, March 4-8, 2015

Opening: March 4 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Reception: March 6 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Bronx Speaks: Making Place is the latest exhibition presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance (BxAA) in concert with New York Armory Arts Week.  The show 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.  Bronx Speaks will take place at The Bronx Museum of the Arts and will be installed by independent curator Sarah Corona.

Featured artists include:

John Ahearn                    Jane Dickson                               Esteban Guerra

Michael Pribich               Naftali Bezem                               Ricky Flores

Marina Gutierrez             Nina Robinson                            Leenda Bonilla

Rosemarie Fiore             Catherine Telford Keogh           Adriana Rostovsky

Martine Fougeron           Barbara Korman                         Dennesa Usher

Julian Chams                  Beatrice Glow                              Arnaldo Morales

Cecile Chong                  David Gonzalez                         Wanda Raimundi Ortiz

Lionel Cruet                     Alicia Grullon                              Danny R Peralta

Natalie Wood (leading Bronx Children’s Museum GreenArts After School Program)


In addition, as part of the Bronx Artist Documentary Project, the following photographs will also be featured:
Artist Jeanine Alfieri photographed by Lisa Kahane
Artist Evan Bishop photographed by Adam Reyes
Artist Anne Humanfeld photographed by Ron Terner
Artist Heidi Johnson photographed by Danny Perault
Artist Jay Moss photographed by Lauren Click
Artist Bernard Olshan photographed by Ira Merritt.

There will be a series of Special Events during the exhibit:

-Sneek Peek, Wednesday March 4th from 4-8pm.  Bronx Cultural 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.

-On the officially designated Bronx Day, a Reception will take place Friday, March 6th  from 6-10pm.

-6:00 to 9:00pm: Official opening reception of Bronx Speaks: Making Place, presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance, in the Lower Gallery. Lower Gallery Bar opens at 6pm.
-6:00pm: Doors open in the 2nd floor North Wing for First Fridays. 2nd Floor Bar opens at 6pm; free tours of the galleries by Museum teaching artists; art-making
activity for children until 8pm.
-6:15pm to 7:30pm: Performances by Innove Gnawa Band, Lucy Blanco and James Lovell, Vithym in the Lower Gallery
-Alicia Grullon will perform live her video piece Morir Soñando and serve a home-made traditional drink
 -7:30pm: Performance by La Santa Cecilia in the 2nd floor North Wing, as part of First Fridays! in Collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts
Wine courtesy of Skyview Wines & Spirits.  Cupcakes Courtesy of Eva Jay Sweets. Bronx-based Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights Food Truck will be selling Carribean cuisine from 6-10pm

-On Sunday March 8th, Bronx Children’s Museum will be hosting a free Art Workshop for Kids from 12-4p. All participants will be part of the Lower Gallery installation, Paper Paradise.


Wednesday, March 4     4pm –  8pm          Bronx Culture Trolley
Thursday, March 5         11am –  6pm
Friday, March 6               11am – 10pm      Bronx Day and Reception from 6-10pm,
Saturday, March 7          11am –  6pm
Sunday, March 8             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.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is located at 1040 Grand Concourse and is easily accessible by multiple means of public transportation including Metro North and by car.



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