Bronx Mama, 06/05/14
Workshop with Artist Peter Edlund

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The Bronx River Art Center Welcomes All to Attend This FREE Special Art Workshop:

WHEN: Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

WHERE: Bronx River Art Center Gallery

Located at 305 East 140th Street (off Alexander Avenue)

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

Artist Peter Edlund will conduct an educational and hands-on workshop in conjunction with the exhibition “Terroir” at the Bronx River Art Center gallery. After speaking about the Native languages in the state of New York, Edlund will invite participants to interpret contemporary meanings of Native words through drawing exercises. Participants will create individual drawings based on these meanings, similar to Edlund’s pieces on display in the gallery.

Peter Edlund creates paintings that examine contemporary social and political issues. He uses nature and landscape paintings as a metaphor to explore the struggles of the disenfranchised, the revision of history and our psychological conditioning. Edlund’s latest series of work Forgotten New York: Re-Tagging our Native Heritage investigates the relationship of geography and history, in an effort to rediscover the original names of various localities based on American Indian languages translated into English.

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Monday - Friday: 3:00 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
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Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, and private donors.

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