Past Dreams and Future Visions: The South Bronx art scene in the 21st Century

The Bronx art scene has emerged, submerged and changed many times over the last 30 years. Each time it has been a model for coordinated community artistic efforts ripe with great art, beauty and expression and not surprisingly coupled with the infighting and rivalries associated with any family. Past dreams and future visions exemplified by select consortium of artists, alongside with what makes an art scene grow, coalesce, dissolve and survive. An effort will be made to reveal the general aesthetic trends that have come from this often forgotten Borough of New York.

Moderator: Barry Kostrinsky, Founder of Haven Arts, a Municipal Arts Society's recipient of a certificate of merit in 2006, Barry is an artist, curator, collector and supporter of the South Bronx arts scene.
Panelists: Joe Lewis (Dean of Alfred University's School of Art and Design), John Ahearm(Artist), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (Artist, Curator), Tim Rollins (Professor at SVA and recently exhibited at the 53rd Venice Biennale), Holly Block (Director of Bronx Museum)

7pm - 9pm October 9th, 2009

The School of Visual Arts (SVA), 209 East 23rd Street, NYC, in the Amphitheater

$7 General Public
$3 Artists and students, Free for SVA students and faculty

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