Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Flamenco Mesmerizes at Pregones

Earlier this month on May 9th: The Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Company performed at the Pregones Theater, as a part of their Flamenco in the Boros tour. The Artists performed to a full house. The performance was vigorous, gripping, powerful and sensual. I hope you enjoy the photographs. It was a pleasure making them in the intimate atmosphere of Pregones. Please click on the images to see larger images and captions.

Dancers: Antonio Hidalgo, Estefania Ramirez, Rebeca Tomás , Leslie Roybal
Musicians: Joaquin Gallegos– guitarist, Raphael Brunn–guitarist, Alfonso Cid–singer
Artistic Director: Carlota Santana

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Street Guitar

Lost in my thoughts, climbing down the Mosholu Parkway subway station's steps, I thought I heard live music, a guitar! As I walked north on Jerome Ave past the park benches, Young Musician Boyan Hristov was sitting playing his guitar. A game of phone tag and an email exchange later we got together. Boyan did his thing and I did mine. That evening we got a lot of curious looks. I hope you enjoy the photographs and Boyan's music.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Art at its Source.

The Bronx Council on the Arts is having the 3rd Annual Mott Haven Open Artist Studio Tour on Saturday, May 2nd 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Bronx Culture Trolley (free) shall be making its designated stops through out the day, giving access to all the studios taking part in the open studio tour. There will be an after party 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Longwood Art Gallery.

I visited a few studios and made photographs of the Artists and their work. It was a pleasure meeting and sharing ideas with the artists. I hope you enjoy the photographs and experience the event tomorrow. Click on the image to see larger images.

Photographs 1 to 4 are of Matt Nolen and his art. 2417 3rd Ave Ste 402. Third trolley stop.

Photographs 5 to 8 are of Elizabeth H. Levine and her art.2417 3rd Ave Ste 402. Third trolley stop.

Photographs 9 to 12 are of Bruckner Gallery and the Art of Aaron Olshan and Ira Merritt. Bruckner Gallery, 1 Bruckner Blvd, Third trolley stop.

Photographs 13 to 16 are of The Bronx Museum of the Arts international Artists-in-Residence and their art. Dulce Gómez, (assemblage) Caracas, Venezuela. André Komatsu, (installation) São Paulo, Brazil. Billie Zangewa, (silk tapestry) Johannesburg, South Africa. Bronx Museum of the Arts - 1040 Grand Concourse,South Wing Basement, Classrooms 1 and 2, First trolley stop.

Photographs 17 to 21 are of DM Weil and her art.Sobro Gallery, 721 East 136 St, Fourth trolley stop.