Posts Tagged ‘Latino Art’

Choice and Chance | Manhattan Times

Choice and Chance | Manhattan Times

Artist explores themes of resilience and fortune Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Franck de las Mercedes was wandering through Bryant Park with a camera when a homeless man said he could take his picture for five dollars. The Washington Heights artist hesitated.  He never felt comfortable taking photos of homeless people. When the man insisted, de […]


Banksy Remixed To Protest Cops’ Alleged Role In Motorcycle Rampage Assault | Gothamist

Banksy Remixed To Protest Cops' Alleged Role In Motorcycle Rampage Assault | Gothamist

A group of artist activists has jumped on the Banksy bandwagon with a new street art piece at the Washington Heights spot where SUV driver Alexian Lien was attacked by a group of enraged motorcyclists following a collision on the Henry Hudson Parkway that left one biker paralyzed. Among the alleged assailants was off-duty detective […]


Viajero & Borish Presents El Dia Del Los Muertos El Barrio

Viajero & Borish Presents El Dia Del Los Muertos El Barrio

Brooklyn based visual artists of Puerto Rican and Salvadoran descent, Adrian Roman, known in the artistic community as “Viajero,” and Benjamin Rojas, better known as “Borish,” bring to NYC’s El Barrio a Dia De Los Muertos community interactive art installation. In its third year, the community altar will give people from all walks of life and ethnicities a space to honor the life of those […]


Uptown Video: Street Art Exposé – Dasic

Uptown Video: Street Art Exposé - Dasic

Meet Dasic Fernández, an award-winning Chilean-born street artist now based in New York City. His murals can be seen in cities all over the world, including Austin, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Toronto, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Check out the awesome one-on-one interview with the talented artist at the Rebel Diaz Arts […]


Uptown Video: The Candle

Uptown Video: The Candle

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with “The Candle”, a short documentary film about New York City artist Marthalicia Matarrita and her brothers Tomas and Jorge. Through their many challenges growing up, they all shared one common means of escaping the harsh realities of their environment – their love of art. Shot outside at the Tinton Avenue […]


Museo del Barrio’s ‘Bienal 2013’ Explores Self and Origins | NY Times

Museo del Barrio’s ‘Bienal 2013’ Explores Self and Origins | NY Times

By HOLLAND COTTER International art biennials can be lavish affairs, with big budgets, big art and participants flying in from hither and yon. But in the present lean times, even high-profile shows are feeling a pinch, and local ones like “La Bienal 2013,” at El Museo del Barrio, survive simply as labors of love on […]


Marthalicia Matarrita’s For Granted Opening Reception This Saturday

Marthalicia Matarrita's For Granted Opening Reception This Saturday

Check out our Q&A with Marthalicia: Uptown Artist – Marthalicia Matarrita


‘Testimonios,’ Popular Arts at El Museo del Barrio | NY Times

‘Testimonios,’ Popular Arts at El Museo del Barrio | NY Times

By ROBERTA SMITH As permanent collections go, El Museo del Barrio’s is on the modest side. The museum’s Web site puts the tally of objects it owns at just 6,500, a far cry from the Met’s nearly two million. But El Museo del Barrio has something few other New York museums can touch: some 10 […]


Hecho A Mano Opening Reception On Wednesday November 16th

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