What is art?

New question: What can art DO?


When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab | 1303 Louis Niné Blvd

½ block from 2 or 5 trains @ Freeman Street—just 25 minutes from Grand Central


RSVP: tinyurl.com/bronxarts by 3/22/15

How can artists and arts organizations harness the power of art to create positive change?

Join us for a conversation on the power of the arts—talk with artists, producers, creators, and innovators to discover how art can powerfully impact communities, and tackle some of the very real challenges that come with that work.

With Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Patty Dukes and Reph Star of Circa95, Aisha Jordan, Ariana Hellerman of Ariana’s List, and more to be announced!

Enjoy some  great conversation, refreshments, and new connections.

Co-hosted by:

Bronx Music Heritage Center




Sponsored by:

The Bronx Brewery



Also on exhibit at the BMHC: The 60’s: Decade of Change – The Sixties were arguably the years of greatest social change in American history. Benedict J. Fernandez, a Puerto Rican and Italian photographer from East Harlem, captured some of the most powerful and emotionally-resonant moments of America during this tumultuous time. 

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Sarah Michalik Arena, 2013 Flameworked and Kilnformed Glass

Private exhibition and studio tour of UrbanGlass!

Join ELNYA in exploring the science and process of glassworking at UrbanGlass in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. We’ll have a walk through of the new exhibition Material Location with several of the artists and the exhibition’s curator and current ELNYA Fellow, Susie J. Silbert. Then, we’ll warm up with a tour of UrbanGlass extensive studios and unwind with a wine reception and conversations!

When: Sunday, February 22nd

Time: 2 – 4pm

Where: UrbanGlass | 647 Fulton St. (in the BAM District)  

2/3/4/5 Nevins Street | B/Q/R Dekalb | G Fulton Street

Fee: FREE!


About the Exhibition: Featuring seven artists from the New York City area, Material Location provides a snapshot of innovative approaches artists in this city are taking to making and thinking about the 5,000 year old material of glass. Divided into three sections—fluidity, containment, and scientific innovation—Material Location explores the varied ways glass and glassy concepts operate in contemporary culture. There’s glass that looks like plastic, plastic that looks like glass, mirrored clay versions of metal mirrors in a reflecting tank, some fantastic jewelry and more…come see it for yourself!

About UrbanGlass: Founded in 1977 as the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, UrbanGlass was the first artist-access glass center in the United States and is now the largest. Through exhibitions, studios, classes, and publications we support the use and exploration of glass as a creative medium.

Jes Fan, Mirrors, 2014 Silvered Porcelain, Pyrex Glass, Glass Tank, Mineral Oil




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