Bronx: Africa Opening Reception

Bronx artist Natasha Johnson stands next to her work, ‘The Cutting: 1 of 4’ from the ‘Operation Intersection’ series.
Photo by Robert Benimoff

A new art exhibit is exploring African culture’s impact on the Bronx and its many residents.

Presented by Bronx Council on the Arts and Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos, ‘Bronx: Africa’ is a four month celebration of Africa and the Diaspora featuring contemporary art across all disciplines.

A multi-disciplinary exploration of the art, expressions and influences of African cultures, Bronx: Africa’s exhibition and programs opened on Wednesday, February 3 with an open reception and will continue through Wednesday, May 4.

The opening reception featured works by artists Seyi Adebanjo, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Howard Cash, Elvira Clayton, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Lisa DuBois, Nicky Enright, Janet Goldner, Ijeoma Iheanacho, Imo Imeh, Hakim Inniss, Natasha Johnson, Ahmed Tijay Mohammed, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Ibou Ndoye, Eric Orr, Eto Otitigbe, Thurston Randall, Ibrahima Thiam, Osaretin Ugiagbe. Misra Walker and Tammy Wofsey displayed in the gallery.

In addition, online displays by Olaniyi Akindiya, Kenneth Anderson and Ray Felix will exhibited during Bronx: Africa’s duration.

This exhibit explores and celebrates the influence of contemporary African cultures in the Bronx and reinforces connections among the borough’s many residents of African descent, mixed heritage and migration dispersion.

Located at 450 Grand Concourse, the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Admission for Bronx: Africa is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Bronx Council on the Arts at (718) 931-9500 or visit www.bronxarts.org/bronxafrica.asp and www.bronxarts.org/lag.asp.

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