Monday, June 29, 2009

Bangin', Tree Museum, Summer Lit in the Park, Obama and plenty more in July trolley

There is still some time to view the "Obama! Reflections" exhibit at the Bruckner Bar & Grill. I am among the lineup of artists.
The Obama exhibit has been extended to be part of July's South Bronx Culture Trolley. Admission is free for the trolley and the attractions.
Here's the lineup for Wednesday night's trolley:



BCA’s LONGWOOD ART GALLERY @ HOSTOS (450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street / 718-518-6728) 

Bangin’ – Drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture and video by nine emerging women artists (Main Gallery) 

Linger – An installation of video, sculpture and performance by Bronx artist Melissa Calderon (Project Room). 

Both shows are curated by Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz. 



BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS (1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street / 718-681-6000) 

Artist in the Marketplace 29: Living and Dreaming features the works of 36 emerging artists from the New York metropolitan area. 

Intersections: The Grand Concourse at 100 – A celebration of the Grand Concourse examining its past, present, and future. 

Book Signing – This month’s featured author is Jackie Battenfield who will sign and speak about her book The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living 

Doing What You Love. 



THE TREE MUSEUM (Grand Concourse from 138th St to Mosholu Parkway / 212-729-1457) 

The Tree Museum -- 100 trees run the length of the Grand Concourse and those with stories to tell can be identified by their sidewalk markers. 

Visitors can listen in on local stories and the intimate lives of trees offered by current and former area residents.  



ALEXANDER AVENUE ART & ANTIQUES DISTRICT: Books, Notes & News (137 Alexander Ave, 646-496-6178), Custom Design Studio (49 

Bruckner Blvd, 718-993-8370), Thrift World Antiques (122 Alexander Ave, 718-665-5619).  



LDR  STUDIO GALLERY (137 Alexander Avenue (#10, 4th floor) / 917-558-2389) 

Five Points – A multi-media exhibition of five emerging Puerto Rican-American artists living and working in New York City. 



ST. MARY'S PARK (147th Street and St. Ann's Avenue) 

Open City's Park Lit Reading Series – An outdoor summer reading series in New York City Parks. 



SYNTHETIC ZERO ART SPACE (305 East 140th Street #1A / 718-772-4961) 

Interaction – Curated by artist Carey Clark, Interaction emphasizes the theater in art and how it actively engages the viewer. 


BRUCKNER GALLERY AT THE BRUCKNER BAR & GRILL (1 Bruckner Blvd. / 718-665-2001) 

OBAMA! Reflections A collection of work inspired by the campaign, election and inauguration of President Barack Obama. 

Karaoke Night hosted by Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz. 

For more info., visit (photo by Clarisel Gonzalez of a caller participating in the Tree Museum public art installation at Joyce Kilmer Park. By the way, I'm one of the audio guides in the Tree Museum outdoor project. I'm #59. Go to for more info. on this project along the Grand Concourse.)

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