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BRONX:AFRICA Call to Artists

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The Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Art Gallery@Hostos invites artists across all disciplines to submit work samples or proposals for our upcoming BRONX:AFRICA exhibition opening February 2016.

(February 3 – May 4, 2016) The BRONX:AFRICA exhibit will feature contemporary art across disciplines along with special events throughout the Bronx. Our borough is home to major and still growing populations from across Africa. This vital presence influences and transforms our city. BRONX:AFRICA is a multidisciplinary and multimodal exploration of the art, expressions and influences of African cultures, and their impact as nationals mix and infuse. BRONX:AFRICA will explore and celebrate the influence of contemporary African cultures in the Bronx and reinforce connections among the many peoples of African descent, mixed heritage and migration-dispersion that call the Bronx home.
LeRonn Brooks, Exhibition Curator; Atim Oton, Curator, Community Engagement

How to Submit:
Please upload a resume and/or bio to your submittable application, along with up to 10 work samples.For installations and performance-based work – a description of the piece, visuals or footage, web links, budget and any special needs must be included in your submission.

Deadline to submit: Monday, September 14, 2015

No phone calls, please. Selected artists will be contacted by the exhibition staff. Please do not submit original art – work will not be returned.

This call is open to artists from all five boroughs. However, priority will be given to artists from the Bronx.

Visit the BCA website for information as it evolves


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When You Cut Into The Present The Future Leaks Out

Visit the No Longer Empty exhibition and Facebook pages for details. Interested in bringing a group for a tour? Email

Location & Hours:
878 Brook Ave, Bronx NY
Thursday–Sunday, 1–7pm until July 19
Closed July 4th weekend.

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BCA Fair @ the Square

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In the Westchester Square section of the Bronx

A fun-filled day of free family activities including live performances, all-day concerts, kid’s fair with rides, carnival games, sidewalk sales, artisan craft sales, art exhibits, and more! BCA has been a proud co-sponsor of this event since its inception in 2009.  Flyer.

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Mott Haven Sphinx

THE SPHINX was a female monster with the body of a lion, the breast and head of a woman, eagle’s wings and, according to some, a serpent-headed tail.

She was sent by the gods to plague the town of Thebes as punishment for some ancient crime. There she preyed on the youths of the land, devouring all those who failed to solve her riddle. Kreon, the then regent of Thebes, offered the kingship to any man who could destroy her. Oidipous accepted the challenge, and when he solved the Sphinx’s riddle, she cast herself off a mountainside in despair and in accordance with an oracle declaring the terms of her demise.

I came across this one in Mott Haven one afternoon!

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It’s Still Warm by Davalois Fearon

Davalois Fearon

I had the very pleasant opportunity to meet Davalois Fearon when she attended the Bronx Council On The Arts Grant Awards  and First Wednesday Trolley in June 2013 at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos College. Davalois, a Bronx resident, who dances for the STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY and teaches master classes, dropped in to lend support to Bronx Artists and the art community. And that was fresh off her write up in the May 2013 issue of Dance Magazine, wonderful reviews for her performance in Like Lazarus Did at the Joyce Theater and a feature photo in the NYT Week Ahead section. Here’s a peek at what she’s been up to!

It’s Still Warm: Solo contemporary modern dance performed and choreographed by Davalois Fearon to music by Mike McGinnis.

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