BRAC Artists: Why I Teach / Volume 2

The Bronx River Art Center is excited to present the third iteration of our Virtual Interactive Exhibition BRAC Artists: Why I Teach / Volume 2 

To view the Virtual Exhibition, simply click any of the artists' photos below. To virtually visit 11 of the Artists' studios and learn more about their practice, please CLICK HERE.

Joel AdasBlanka AmezkuaMarta BlairMichele BrodyHector CanongeAngel ChevresttLionel CruetIrina DanilovaDiane DavisKarine DuteilMaria FerrariKathie HalfinGail NathanJennifer TomaioloWill VaultzTammy Wofsey

BRAC Artists: Why I Teach/Volume 2 is being launched as both a virtual and actual exhibit at a critical moment in BRAC's long history. On March 14th, we had to close our doors by order of Governor Cuomo, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that hit our city with a vengeance. This included not only our state-of-the-art studios and out-of-school art program, but our professional gallery as well. However, BRAC was committed to continuing to serve our students and families, as well as keep our teaching artists employed, by providing access to quality art experiences transmitted directly into our community's homes through the group sharing application, Zoom. The responses we received have been overwhelmingly positive and reinforced our assumptions that the need for creative expression remained high, if not increased, during this world health crisis and the confinement of Social Distancing.

We also plan to mount a live exhibition of our teachers' works in our gallery this summer, once we are able to re-open again by order of Governor Cuomo. In the meantime, we invite you to enjoy the range of media and expressions our Teaching Artists employ, and to share an experience you may have had of your interactions with BRAC, or an idea we might consider for BRAC in the future. Go to the Talk to the Artist section on each of the artist's pages to ask questions of the artists!


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Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
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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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