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Los Muros Hablan (The Walls Speak)

August 20, 2013 - August 23, 2013

| Free
South Bronx Unite, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Los Muros Hablan, La Respuesta, Museo del Bar­rio and Coun­cil Mem­ber Melissa Mark-Viverito, wel­comes inter­na­tional mural­ists to Mott Haven from August 19–25, as part of a world famous inter­na­tional urban art fes­ti­val bridg­ing Mott Haven, El Bar­rio and Puerto Rico.
Rein­forc­ing Mott Haven’s sta­tus as a cul­tural des­ti­na­tion, the mural­ists will spend a week in the neigh­bor­hood paint­ing two murals under­neath the over­pass at 138th Street and Grand Con­course and attend­ing a series of events spon­sored by local busi­nesses, Bronx Arts Space, Cee­tay, The Clock Bar and NYG Studio.
“From the caves of the pre­his­toric age to the aban­doned walls of mod­ern urban cen­ters, his­tory has always been told through walls,” said Celso González, the founder of Los Muros Hablan in Puerto Rico. “This is where leg­ends, cus­toms and social real­i­ties have always been documented.”
“The Mott Haven mural will focus on themes of our water­front and envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice,” said Lib­er­tad Guerra, founder of Bronx-based arts orga­ni­za­tion Spanic Attack and mem­ber of South Bronx Unite. “For decades, our cul­tur­ally– and artistically-rich com­mu­nity has been fight­ing against short-sighted poli­cies that per­pet­u­ate use of our nine miles of water­front as a dump­ing ground for waste trans­fer sta­tions, power plants and truck­ing centers.”
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High­lights of the Mott Haven sched­ule of activ­i­ties for Los Muros Hablan is as follows:
Tues, Aug 20:
9am-5pm: Mural­ists paint­ing at 138th Street and Grand Concourse
8:00pm: “Meet the Artists” evening at Cee­tay, 129 Alexan­der Avenue
Wed, Aug 21:
9am-5pm: Mural­ists paint­ing at 138th Street and Grand Concourse
Thurs, Aug 22:
9am-5pm: Mural­ists paint­ing at 138th Street and Grand Concourse
Fri, Aug 23:
9am-5pm: Mural­ists paint­ing at 138th Street and Grand Concourse
7:00–8:30pm: Panel Dis­cus­sion at Bronx Arts Space, 305 East 140th St.
* Graf­fiti leg­ends Lee Quiñones & Sharp
* Mural­ists Elian & Pas­tel
* Art his­to­rian Yazmin Ramirez
* South Bronx Unite mem­ber Mychal John­son
* Poet Urayoan Noel
9:00pm: Post-Panel Recep­tion at NYG Stu­dio, 127 Lin­coln Avenue
9:30pm: Post-Panel Party at The Clock Bar

The full sched­ule of Los Muros Hablan is avail­able here.

Details

Start:
August 20, 2013
End:
August 23, 2013
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Unnamed Venue
138th St and Grand Concourse, New York,

Organizer

El Museo del Barrio
Phone:
2128317272
Email:
Website:
http://www.elmuseo.org/