Baxter St at CCNY and the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival present a Mexican Tertulia. An event of 7-minute lightning talks featuring lens-based artists of Mexican heritage. The evening will feature a series of short talks by the artists presenting their work. Presenters : Irma Bohórquez-Geisler, Karla Carballar, Gabriel Garcia Roman, Alan Ruiz, Cinthya Santos Briones.
14th MORELIA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL SHORT WINNERS / School of Visual Arts
Mexican Gastronomy: Sample creativity and inspiration in contemporary Mexican cooking at the best Mexican restaurants in New York. Celebrated chefs have designed menus for their restaurants that will tempt, thrill, and seduce your palate. Participating restaurants include: Bar Bruno, Café Frida, Hecho en Dumbo, La Palapa, El Mitote, Papatzul, X y Z Pintox y Botanas, La Palapa Taco Bar @ UrbanSpace Vanderbilt.
Closing Night: Celebrate Mexico Now Festival pays tribute to Terraza 7 and the independent music community in New York.Located in the heart of Jackson Heights, Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the US, Terraza 7 has served audiences and the artistic scene for over 15 years. In particular it has nourished the music community, as an incubator of new bands and collaborations.For our Closing Night, and as an homage to Terraza 7’s visionary leader Freddy Castiblanco, we invite you to come and enjoy a night of creativity and lots of music. Don’t miss experiencing this wonderful cultural oasis which will close its doors at the end of 2016.
6:00- 6:20pm: TWTM – Giovanni Escalera
6:30 – 6:50pm: Ulalume y Carlo Nicolau
7:30- 7:50pm: Trio los Tres de Oros
8:00 -8:20pm: Jarana Beat
8:30 -9:00pm: Radio Jarocho + Zenen Seferino
Pop Up Gallery: “What you see is what you get” /“Lo que ves es lo que hay”. An Erick Montes/Danceable Projects, M.O.H., S&S Production. Pop Up Gallery follows the concept that the hospitality businesses has been using since the early 2000’s to expose their products to a wide range of customers. In the case of Pop Up Gallery is basically the same but inverse: audiences will encounter a wide range of art disciplines in one space, encouraging for the no “overthinking” of art as a whole but instead the pleasure of just experiencing it at once like a tasty scoop of ice cream or a well-prepared chicken chorizo “torta” down the street.On this occasion, Pop Up Gallery will feature works by Karla Carballar, Erick Montes and improvisational works by musician Zeb Gould, among other surprises.
Mexico/Staten Island: Photographs of a Community: Irma Bohórquez-Geisler, Photographer, Edward J. Sullivan, Curator”The work in this exhibition open our eyes to the everyday customs and individuals who comprise the Mexican community on Staten Island, New York.”Irma Bohórquez-Geisler is a photographer, educator, biologist, and a cultural leader for Mexican-Americans on Staten Island. Irma immigrated to New York in 1991 from Mexico City. Irma’s photographs are part of her ongoing social-documentary series “Simple Moments of an Emerging Presence” of Mexican-Americans in New York. Currently she is exhibiting at Alice Austen House Museum, and exhibited at Museum of the City of New York; Governors Island Art Fair; Hodges Gallery; Umbrella Gallery; Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Featured on The NY Times/Lens Blog 6/15/2016, “Mexicans in New York: Traditions and Turning points”, finalist in the International 5th Julia Margaret Cameron Award and 2011 and NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists. In 2011, City Councilwoman Debi Rose conferred on Irma the “Staten Island Women Who Preserve History”.She is Founder, Artistic and Program Director of the annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Staten Island, established in 1992, and 2016 commemorates the 24th anniversary of this festival. Publishes credits include, The New York Times, Staten Island Advance, La Jornada, El Diario/La Prensa, El Diario de México Edición USA and Staten Island Arts. She holds a Ph.D. in Ecological Entomology from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Autonomous University of Mexico City (UNAM).Presented by : The Consulate General of Mexico in New York, Celebrate Mexico Now Festival and The Mexican Cultural Institute New York, 2016
Visual artist Andrea Arroyo created an installation that will intervene the reproduction of the pyramid from Frida’s house in Coyoacán, Mexico, which is currently on view at the exhibition FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory of The New York Botanical Garden.