Friday, May 13, 2011

Hip-Hop Block Party, Bronx Stories, & Elizabeth Catlett

Sunday, May 15, 1:00 - 4:00pm
The First Annual Bronx Hip-Hop Block Party
Celebrating the Birthplace of Hip-Hop

This event is filled with interactive activities aimed to inspire creativity in the youth culture through the power of music. This is set to bring the community together and will honor the birth place of hip-hop through the means of art, dance, rap, dj mixing, and fashion.

Celebrity Appearances From: Prodigy (Mobb Deep/G-Unit), Wu Tang, Lord Finesse, Large Professor, Neek The Exotic, Cuban Link, Grand Daddy IU, Grafh, Ma Barker, GrandWizard Thodore, Pebblee Poo, Zulu Nation, Reggae Star Rayvon, Wordsmith, Chip Fu aka Jungle Rock Jr D Chamberz and More! House Disc Jockey: DJ K Swift and Dj Boof

Special Presentation for DJ Mister Magic: Proclamation will be issued to Dj Mister Magic from The Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz JR, accepted by Tyrone "Fly Ty" Willialms and the Juice Crew. Showcase Categories: DJ Scratch Demonstration, Maya The B ( Live Inerview, Little Club Heads, Dance, Rap, Fashion, Art.

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a Bronx Week Event
Admission: FREE

Friday, May 20, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Bronx Talks: Bronx Stories
MC Bobby Gonzalez
Storytellers: Larkin Grimm, DJ Hazard, Urayoan Noel, Jim O'Grady, and Susan Thomasson

Storytellers will share insightful tales and performances that include spoken word, interpretive dance, and homespun songs. The storytellers will supplement their personal narratives with interpretations of selected works of art from the exhibitions "Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists" and "Urban Archives: Happy Together". After the professionals, audience members will be invited to participate in our open mic session and tell their personal tales.

Admission: FREE

The last day to view this exhibition is Monday, May 30, 2011 (Memorial Day)

Organized by guest-curator Isolde Brielmaier, this exhibition will feature sculptures, prints and drawings by Elizabeth Catlett and works by twenty one contemporary artists including Sanford Biggers, iona rozeal brown, Patty Chang, Patricia Coffie, Renee Cox, Sam Durant, Lalla Essaydi, Ellen Gallagher and Edgar Cleijne, Kalup Linzy, Kerry James Marshall, Wardell Milan, Wangechi Mutu, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Robert Pruitt, Xaviera Simmons, Shinique Smith, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Roberto Visani, and Carrie Mae Weems.
At Last, Kudos for Elizabeth Catlett
As a black woman making art about people of color, the famed sculptor has lived with controversy. That didn't stop her. And she's still at it... read more

...Ms. Catlett, now 96, is known for her work’s deep engagement with social issues and the politics of gender, race and deprivation. She started down this road during the Depression, when she participated in the Federal Art Project, and followed it consistently into the era of the activist Black Arts movement in the ’60s and beyond... read more


Wednesday, June 1 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Zoya Kocur book signing
Author/Educator Zoya Kocur celebrates her new book Global Visual Cultures An Anthology

Admission: FREE
a Bronx Culture Trolley event

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