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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Meryl Weinsaft Cooper  meryl@allencooper.com O: 212-260-8100 / M: 917-974-0022

BRONX NONPROFITS TO EXPLORE BRONX ART SCENE WITH SPECIAL EVENT

The Old Bronx Borough Courthouse opened to the public, after nearly 40 years, on April 23, 2015 with a No Longer Empty art exhibition titled “When You Cut Into the Present the Future Leaks Out.” Photo credit: David Kopstein
**MEDIA ALERT**NO LONGER EMPTY AND HOSTOS CENTER FOR BRONX NONPROFITS ADDRESS REDLINING, GENTRIFICATION, AND ART AT JUNE 18 EVENT AT OLD BRONX BOROUGH COURTHOUSE

Also On View: Designing the WE’s Undesign the Redline Mini Exhibition In Conjunction with Current No Longer Empty Project, When You Cut Into the Present the Future Leaks Out
*FREE and open to the public*

WHEN
Panel: Thursday, June 18, 11:30am–1pm
Opening Reception for Mini ExhibitionUndesign the RedlineThursday, June 18, 5:30–7pm
WHERE
The Old Bronx Borough Courthouse
878 Brook Avenue / Bronx, NY 10451
(at East 161 St & Third Ave)
WHO
Featured panelists for “Shifting Sands: New Dynamics in the Bronx Art Scene” include:
Arthur Aviles, Founder and Creative Director of Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance; Alicia Grullon, Artist; Carey Clark, Artist and Visual Arts Director at the POINT; Eddie Torres, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; Bill Aguado, former Director of Bronx Council on the Arts; Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Artist; Michael Kamber, Founder and Director of Bronx Documentary Center.
In conjunction with the panel discussion, Undesign the Redline, organized in tandem with Designing the We, is a mini exhibit that explores the history of Redlining (PDF FILE); maps its effects into the present day; and prompts, collects, and showcases the experiences and knowledge of visitors.INFO:  http://bit.ly/shiftingsandspanel / www.nolongerempty.org
Featured programming is presented as part of No Longer Empty’s exhibition When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. Once boasting granite floors, lavish stairways, and bronze doors, the Beaux Arts-style building has been shuttered for 37 years and remains adorned by a statue of Lady Justice. Taken as both site and theme—a time capsule, witness, and symbol—the title references a quote by Beat generation poet, William S. Burroughs, that echoes approaches attributed to cut-up poetry, early Hip-Hop and Spoken Word. Curated by Regine Basha, the exhibition includes the work of 27 artists and site-specific projects.April 23–July 19, 2015
Thursday–Sunday, 1–7pm

Address: 878 Brook Ave (at East 161 St and Third Ave) / Bronx, NY 10451
Directions: 2 or 5 train to 3 Ave-149 St

For more information, visit www.nolongerempty.org
#oldbxcourthouse  #nolongerempty
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