Artist News | Immigrant Artists Collective at “Boogie on the Boulevard”

Artist News | Immigrant Artists Collective at “Boogie on the Boulevard”

Join six former participants of NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice on September 10

Immigrant Artists is a collective of six immigrant artists, working in different disciplines in New York City. The project is a response to the current political climate and the increase in negative attitudes towards immigrants. 

The collective’s goal is to help to build bridges between the local community and immigrants. Their project is a space where strangers from different backgrounds can meet, understand, and create art together. Through interactive arts, participants will experience face-to-face personal contact in an afternoon of workshops where they will be able to share, understand, talk to others, and express their thoughts.

Title: Immigrant Artists Collective at Boogie on the Boulevard
Date and Time: September 10, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Grand Concourse and 165th Street, The Bronx
Cost: Free and open to the public

Participating Artists & Activities:

  • Pelenakeke Brown (New Zealand and of Samoan descent), visual and performance artist: live drawing and story telling session
  • Lawrence Malu (Nigeria), poetry: interactive open mic performance
  • Rebelené (Mexico), multidisciplinary artist, poet, and writer: interactive open mic performance 
  • Rica Takashima (Fiscally Sponsored Artist) (Japan), Manga graphic novelist: workshop using Peekaboo-sculptures 
  • Yasuyo Tanaka (Japan), social practice artist and educator: card game workshop  

Immigrant Artists projects are supported by Boogie on the Boulevard, The Bronx Museum, Bx Arts Factory, and Citizens Committee for NYC.

The Immigrant Artist Program provides professional resources to immigrant artists working in the New York City metropolitan area, helping them navigate the cultural world of New York City and beyond while upholding their distinct identities. IAP supports artists through the free, monthly Con Edison Immigrant Artist Newsletter, the IAP Resource Directory, and the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program.

Image: Tell Me A Story About Your Hair, Model: Matt Smoak, Creative Director: Pelenakeke Brown, Photo: Christian Anayas

Amy Aronoff
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