Visit Bronx artists’ private studios during the 3rd Annual Mott Haven Open Artist Studio Tour on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 12:00-6:00pm! Free!
The 3rd Annual is hosted by the Bronx Council on the Arts’ new Bronx Culture Trolley Saturdays.
The self guided tour starts at 12:00pm (noon) at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos near the 2, 4, and 5 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse; trolley departs Longwood Art Gallery every hour on the hour from 12-5pm and shuttles riders to all studios. Hop on and off the trolley all afternoon!
Afterparty at Longwood Art Gallery from 6:00-8:00 pm.
The 3rd Annual offers a rare opportunity to visit many artists’ private studios not ordinarily open to the public; and brings together shows at the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project, Bruckner Gallery, Haven Arts Gallery, LDR Studio Gallery, Sobro 721 Gallery, and studios at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where international artists Dulce Gómez Cerezo (Venezuela); André Komatsu (Brazil); and Belinda (Billie) Zangewa (South Africa) are in residence (enter building through South Wing to visit studios; suggested donation to enter exhibitions in North Wing).
Also on the tour is an installation curated by Alison Ward at the Synthetic Zero Art Space, (305 E. 140th St, #1A) which opens the evening before, May 1 from 6:00-9:00 pm.
Special Event Schedule
12:00-6:00pm – Private artists’ studios open to the public
2:00pm – Reading by Chapter One winners Shell Fischer and Jason Michael Martin
at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
2:00-5:00pm – Opening of Mark L Stafford’s installation W O R K at the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project
3:30 – 4:30pm Play, Pink Bones at Spanic Attack’s Bronx Salon, at 271 Alexander Avenue
All day – Artists paint outdoors en pleine aire outside 305 East 140th Street
6:00-8:00pm – 3rd Annual celebratory reception aka Afterparty! at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
Next Bronx Culture Trolley Saturdays is June 6th, celebrating Puerto Rican heritage in the Bronx, ¡Viva Cultura!
The Bronx Culture Trolley Saturdays’ vehicle is wheelchair accessible; and accessible venues will be marked on tour map.
Event info line: 718-401-7866.