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Coming up on June 4th at BCA
Longwood Art Gallery Opening Reception
2014 BRIO Award Presentation
Performance by Actress & BRIO Winner Juliette Jefers
Bronx Trolley First Wendesday Arts & Culture Tour
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
invites You to the
June 4th Opening Reception
of its Two New Exhibitions

The Time Has Come (in the Main Gallery)
The Time has Come
is BRIO’s fourth artist biennial curated by Longwood Director Juanita Lanzo and featuring works by Bronx artists who are 2012 and 2013 BCA BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) winners in the disciplines of visual and media arts. Artists include: Manuel Acevedo, Jeanine Alfieri, Michael Paul Britto, Mark Cabaroy, Firan Chisolm, Onyedika Chuke, Patricia Delahanty, Dennis Delgado, Donna Diamond, Sharyn Finnegan, Sean Paul Gallegos, Swati Khurana, Ruth Marshall, Adel L. Morales, Laura Napier, Elle Pérez, Amy Pryor, Stephanie Rodríguez, Hrvoje Slovenc, Jennifer Tomaiolo, Randal Wilcox.
(in the Project Room)

Bronx artist Alicia Grullón will host a series of roundtables, events and community intergenerational conversations in her upcoming project PERCENT FOR GREEN. Ms. Grullón’s project PERCENT FOR GREEN is a social practice piece that looks at green issues and uses praxis intervention ideas to connect climate change to urban poverty, sustainability and diversity. The project’s long term goal is to create a Percent for Green legislation with residents from the Bronx that protects the environmental rights of people in underserved areas. PERCENT FOR GREEN is a part of InClimate, an upcoming exhibition created and curated by Regina Cornwell and being presented under the auspices of Franklin Furnace Archives and its founder-director Martha Wilson.

Both shows on view June 4th through August 6th.
Admission is free. All are welcome.
25 New BRIO Winners at the June 4th
Award Presentation at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Twenty-five Bronx artists are the 2014 recipients of this year’s BCA’s prestigious Bronx Recognizes Its Own(BRIO)Awardfor artistic excellence. The evening marks the 25th anniversary of BRIO, and BRIO winners, past and present, are invited to socialize and network while welcoming the 2014 BRIO winners into the fold.

The 2014 BRIO Award recipients are:

Row 1: Mercedes Augusta (fiction), Judith Baumel (poetry), Paul Bulman (poetry), Gina Clark (fiction), Davalois Fearon (dance);

Row 2: Orlando Ferrand-Rodriguez (poetry), Sean Paul Gallegos (installation), Borinquen Gallo (mixed media), Larissa Gelman (instrumental music performance), Diana Henry (acting);

Row 3: Nigel HoSang (narrative film/video), Laura Kaminsky (music composition), Lisa Lebofsky (painting), Erik Maldonado (spoken word), Marlyn Matias (acting);

Row 4: Agnes Murray (printmaking), Nahshon Ratcliff (non-fiction), Sheila Reinhold (instrumental music performance), Peggy Robles-Alvarado (performance poetry), Ignacio Soltero (photography);

Row 5: Bruce Tallerman (fiction), Matthew Thorburn (poetry), Yarisa Colón Torres (crafts), Macdara (Uibh Aille) Vallely (narrative film/video), Tammy Wofsey (printmaking).

Special Performance by 2013
BRIO winner Juliette Jeffers

The evening will include a special performance by actress and 2013 BRIO winner Juliette Jeffers of her solo show Chocolate, immediately following the BRIO award presentation. Juliette dedicates this performance to her director, Chuck Patterson. May he rest in peace and theatre!
Juliette Jeffers is a playwright/performer and BCA BRIO winner. Chocolate is her second solo show which premiered at the 2008 Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival under the direction of Denise Dowse. Juliette performed her highly-acclaimed show in conjunction with Vanessa Williams’ solo show at the Lillian Theatre. Chocolate was also a part of the NAACP Theatre Awards Solo Festival. Juliette revamped her show and performed it in New York at Stage Left Studio under the direction of the late great Chuck Patterson. Her first solo show, Batman and Robin in the Boogie Down, was also highly acclaimed and received a Drama Desk award nomination, an NAACP Theatre Award Nomination and a 2013 BCA BRIO Award. With numerous credits under her belt including an upcoming appearance in season four of the “Pretty” web series, Juliette will begin shooting the web series version ofChocolate Match.comthis summer. Additionally, she is an acting coach and teaches solo show workshops.


The Bronx Trolley First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour
returns on June 4th
BRIO Reception | BRIO Performance | Exhibitions | Book Signing

The Bronx Trolley First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour is your free ticket to a cultural tour along the South Bronx Cultural Corridor of the lower Grand Concourse. The trolley runs on the First Wednesdays of each month (except January and September), providing Bronxites and tourists alike a fun way to travel via a replica of an early 20th-century trolley car. Passengers are given the opportunity to sample several of the area’s hottest cultural attractions, dining establishments and entertainment venues along the way.

June 4th trolley activities:

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

  • Art Exhibitions
  • 25th Anniversary BRIO Award Presentation
  • Special Performance by BRIO winner Juliette Jeffers

Bronx Museum of the Arts

  • Book Signing and Tour of the Museum

Bronx Documentary Center

  • Photo Exhibition

Bronx River Art Center @ BronxArtSpace

  • Art Exhibition

Click links above for info on those venue activities.
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