Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fw: News from the Bronx Council on the Arts

BCA Anniversary Logo-red

Owen Dolen Recreation Center
Friday / February 24 / 6:00-8:00pm

Black History Month
BCA, the Association of the Merchants & Business Professionals of Westchester Square, City of New York Parks & Recreation, and NYC Council Member James Vacca invite you to the 2012 Black History Month Celebration at the Owen Dolen Recreation Center. Admission is free and all are welcome.

George FaisonSpecial Guest: Dr. George W. Faison, Tony Award winner for
the Broadway Musical The WIZ

The evening will include:
  • A video of Dr. Faison's choreographic work,
  • A motivational talk by Dr. Faison,
  • A performance by Faison's youth group, R.E.S.P.E.C.T., and the young dancers from Milteri Tucker's after-school dance class at Owen Dolen.
The evening features dancer/choreographer Milteri Tucker, Bronx Council on the Arts Artist/Teacher, and Owen Dolen's after-school and the teen program performing an adaptation of "The Wiz."  Click here for flyer.


This Script Could Change Your Life: A Screenwriting Workshop
Barnes & Noble Bay Plaza
Friday, February 24, 6:00-8:00pm

Linda ManningBronx writers of all ages are invited to register for This Script Could Change Your Life: A Screenwriting Workshop, a hands-on workshop for writers of all ages and levels, facilitated by award-winning playwright and performer Linda Manning. Bring a notebook and pen and prepare to start the writing project that you've been dreaming about.

This is one of a series of free hands-on workshop for writers of all levels and ages. Admission is free and all are welcome. Click here for details.


Art Handler2012 Art Handler Training Program online applications available!
The AHTP application is available now and open to all individuals looking to pursue a career in the art handling / fine arts industry. This is an extremely competitive process. Apply now!

Hostos Community College
Wednesday, March 7th Closing Reception

Special 7:00pm Conversation with the Artists of Toys & Games with a Twist and Stations on the Lost: Melissa Calderon, Hector Canonge, Sean Paul Gallegos, Jessica Kaire, Nao Matsumoto, Ricardo Miranda-Zuniga and Jose A. Vicenty. A brief Q&A will follow.
Toys with Twist
Toys & Games with a Twist
Toys & Games with a Twist
is a multi-media exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, video, and board and video games that investigates and comments on issues of construction of gender roles and stereotypes, consumerism, hierarchies of power, globalization, migration, memory and loss, fantasy, the environment, love, war, violence, urban and popular culture. For this exhibition, the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos is in partnership with Curate NYC as its Bronx exhibition site. Curators: Juanita Lanzo and Vanessa Gonzalez. Adult Content.

Stations of Lost 2
View and Play in our Interactive Game Room!
An additional component to Toys & Games with a Twist is an online
interactive game room where you can play a half dozen games. Enjoy!

Stations of the Lost
Stations of the Lost,
inspired by the biblical Stations of the Cross, is a mixed-media installation by Sean Paul Gallegos that explores the growing disconnect from traditional religious iconography and belief systems in modern culture.

Trolley Logo

The Bronx Culture Trolley will roll again on Wednesday, March 7th.
5:00pm Meet-and-Greet Reception at Hostos Community College

Venues include:

Click here for details.



The Bronx Council on the Arts is currently seeking nominations of individual artists in all media to serve on the Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Awards panels.

  • Please review the guidelines before applying online.
  • Guidelines
  • Online Application
  • Responses must be received no later than Friday, March 30, 2012.


Big ReadStay tuned for news about The Big Read in the Bronx (March 21-April 28), a month-long celebration of one book and the history and culture that surrounds it. This year, we will be reading In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.

Writers, teachers and teaching artists, if you are interested in leading a workshop, a read aloud, or a discussion group, please contact us. Honorariums will be paid to participating artists. Bronx schools and organizations are also encouraged to participate. Free copies of the book and supporting materials are provided for participating schools and organizations.

For additional information on these workshops, The Big Read or other events presented by the Bronx Writers Center, e-mail, call 718-931-9500 x21, or visit the Bronx Writers Center on

Phil Cardone, Information Manager
Bronx Council on the Arts
1738 Hone Avenue, Bronx NY 10461
718-931-9500 x33


Bronx Council on the Arts
1738 Hone Ave
Bronx, New York 10461

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