MUD/BONE Launches Holiday Exhibition – New York


Michael Martinez
Press Representative
212-712-7362

Curated by Alejandra Delfin

New York, NY-( November 7, 2007) Launching a new winter tradition, MUD/BONE (artistic producer Michael Wiggins; curator Alejandra Delfin) announces MUD/BONE’s first annual Holiday Print Show and Cabaret in Hunts Point starting on December 1st. With two free cabaret performances by singer Marni Rice and prints by urban artists, MUD/BONE’s artists invite the community to celebrate the season by sharing the gift of art in the South Bronx.Occupying a 500 square foot storefront on Hunts Point Avenue, MUD/ BONE is in the vanguard of the burgeoning South Bronx arts revival. The group of socially conscious theater artists and printmakers recently won a prestigious 2006 Union Square Arts Award for their grassroots arts programming which includes live theater, music and exhibitions of handmade prints.

Curated and produced by Alejandra Delfin and Amy DiGi, The Holiday Show is an exhibition of hand-pulled prints by urban printmakers. The show opens on Saturday, December 1 and runs through Saturday, December 22 at MUDBONE Studio 889 located at 889 Hunts Point Avenue—just 2 blocks from the 6 train. The exhibition features artwork by resident artists Jodi Connelly, Alejandra Delfin, Amy DiGi and Laura Cantor as well as prints contributed by community artists and selected artists who responded to an open call for urban printmakers. Top price is $150.

Alejandra Delfin, is curator of MUD/BONE’s Studio 889, a cooperative printmaking workshop for individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience. She is a professional graphic designer and web master of THE POINT CDC, a framer at Q-Art-Co, and recently curated an exhibition of Studio 889 collagraphs hosted by El Nuevo San Juan Health Center in the Bronx. Alejandra Delfin has worked with BAAD! co-curating the BAAD! Ass Women Festival, with Pepatian and Rhina Valentin as a set designer. She has taught printmaking at The Morris High School Campus and done workshops for The Bronx Botanical Garden.

In New York, Ms. Delfin studied at the Bob Blackburn Printmakers Workshop and at the Art Student League of New York. In Paris, she trained at Atelier 17 with renowned printmaker W. S. Hayter, La Grande Chaumiere and at Ecole des Beaux Arts. She is the recipient of a BRIO award from the Bronx Council on the Arts in 2005, Action Lab – Bronx Museum @ The Point in 2005, Longwood Arts Project/BCA Fellowship in 1993 and The Merit Scholarship from The Arts Students League in 1990. Her work has been exhibited internationally, regionally and here in New York City at various galleries and institutions including BAAD!, The Bronx River Art Center, Longwood Gallery, The Beacon Artist Union Gallery, The Broom Gallery, Cinque Gallery, Smith College, The Brecht Forum, Convento de San Francisco Museo De La Nation and the Aliansa Francesa in LimaPeru. Publication; Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Catalog – feature art, Cicada Magazine – feature art, Long Shot Productions Literary Magazine – feature Art, and New York Times – Review, EL GRABADO EN EL PERÚ REPUBLICANO : DICCIONARIO HISTÓRICO by Nanda Leonardini.

Please note: Alejandra Delfin is available for interview. Press are also invited to all events.

MUD/BONE will use the printmaking exhibition as the backdrop for the launch of its new South Bronx Cabaret Theater, which will present small works of theater and music throughout the year. Two FREE performances of Songs of An Immigrant: Tales From Paris; a solo-cabaret show by chanteuse Marni Rice; will be offered on Sunday December 2nd and 9th at 2:00 P.M Directed by Sandie Luna; one of the rising stars of Platanos & Collard Greens; this sharply funny autobiographical piece weaves story into song to tell the tale of a woman who leaves the U.S. with only her accordion and a heart full of songs to take on the city of lights. A special benefit performance for MUD/BONE will be held on Monday December 3rd from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

MUD/BONE was founded in 2002 by a multicultural group of young theater artists at the New York University Graduate Acting Program; an elite conservatory training program whose most famous alumni include Billy Crudup, Debra Messing and Daniel Sunjata. MUD/BONE was one of only two Bronx-based companies invited to take part in 365 Plays/Days by Suzan-Lori Parks the largest theater collaboration in American history. With a growing reputation as a haven for innovative artists in a variety of disciplines the company has had a hand in the development of several daring new plays by women of color including In the Continuum by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter which addressed HIV/AIDS among women of color and Tough Titty by Helen Hayes Award winner Oni Faida Lampley—a breast cancer survivor.

MUD/BONE is multi-arts organization that supports a creative community of professional artists working in various disciplines. We produce emotionally powerful works of art for a diverse urban audience, nurture professional artists of color and invite people of all colors, ages, backgrounds and levels of experience to come together to learn, practice and create artwork that they can share with others. We are a people of color-led organization based in the South Bronx.


Press reservations or interview inquiries with Alejandra Delfin ( Curator and Dir. of Community Projects) or Michael Wiggins ( Artistic Producer of MUD/BONE): Please call Michael Martinez, 212-712-7362.
For more information on MUD/BONE, please go to
www.mudbone.org

Details:

Location: MUD/BONE @ Studio 889
889 Hunts Point Avenue ( Between Garrison Avenue and Lafayette Street)

Holiday Print Show Gallery Hours – December 1 – December 22
Monday & Tuesday – 4pm to 7pm
Friday 6pm – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm

Songs of An Immigrant: Tales From Paris Free Performances
Sunday December 2 and Sunday December 9 @ 2pm

Special Benefit Performance
Monday December 3, 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
$75.00 Donation
R.S.V.P. – 718-620-2824 or by email: rsvp@mudbone.org

Subway Info: 6 Train to Hunts Point Avenue Station
West Side: 2 Train to Simpson Street Station
For further subway and travel information, please go to the MUD/BONE website.

Time: Thursday November 8, 2007 at 12:01 am
IP Address: 67.83.195.230

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2 Responses to “MUD/BONE Launches Holiday Exhibition – New York”

  1. STUDIO 889 ANNOUNCES ITS SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY PRINT SHOW

    Launching a winter tradition, Studio 889’s Second Annual Holiday Print Show will take place in its gallery starting on December 6 with an Opening Reception from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Studio 889’s artists invite everyone to celebrate the season by sharing the gift of art.

    The Holiday Show is an exhibition of hand-pulled prints by resident artists, as well as prints contributed by community artists and selected artists who responded to an open call for printmakers (from California to Canada, from Scotland to the South Bronx, from Seattle to France, from Westchester to Peru)! The show runs from Saturday, December 6 through Saturday January 10 at Studio 889’s own gallery. Top price is $125.

    Holiday Print Show Gallery Hours are:

    December 6, 2008 through January 10, 2009
    Thursday-Friday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Or call for an appointment.

    Founded and led by well-respected printmaker and BRIO Award winning artist Alejandra C. Delfin. Studio 889 introduces printmaking to people throughout the community, encourages individuals of all ages and levels of experience to explore, get involved, and support the arts.

    According to Alejandra C. Delfin, Studio 889’s Executive Director, “art always makes a great gift and there is something for everyone in this exhibition. What we are doing here with the Holiday Show and with the gallery in Hunts Point is trying to create a space where printmakers can work and exhibit their prints”.

    Studio 889 began with just one community printmaking workshop through a grant from The Bronx Museum, ACTION LAB – Bronx Museum @ The Point in 2004. Now Studio 889 is a nonprofit visual arts gallery, workshop and classroom whose mission is to cultivate an artistic environment that encourages creative development, technical experimentation, and the exchanhge of ideas. They do so by providing arts in education, community and professional printmaking workshops. The studio occupies a 500 square foot storefront at 889 Hunts Point Avenue, in the vanguard of the burgeoning South Bronx area. The space allows for one large press and one small press on premises, as well as gallery exhibit space.

    If interested in submitting a print, guidelines are as follows:

    Original fine art prints are eligible. Digital prints, photocopies, etc will not be accepted.
    All prints must adhere to the 6″x9″, 10″x10″, 5″x7″ or 8″x10″ paper size
    Work is non-juried but Studio 889 reserves the right to reject unsuitable work
    Price of artwork can not exceed $125.00
    $5.00 entry fee for up to 3 prints/pieces
    Studio 889 receives 25% commission
    Deadline is November 22
    Download applications at Studio889.org

  2. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: Alejandra Delfin
    Telephone: (718) 620-2824
    Fax: (718) 620-2810
    Email: Studio889info@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.studio889.org

    STUDIO 889 LAUNCHES 2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXHIBITION
    (The Bronx, NY, September 2008) Launching a winter tradition, Studio 889 announces Studio 889’s second annual Holiday Print Show in Hunts Point starting on December 6th, with an opening reception from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Studio 889’s artists invite the community to celebrate the season by sharing the gift of art in the South Bronx. Occupying a 500 square foot storefront on Hunts Point Avenue, Studio 889 is in the vanguard of the burgeoning South Bronx arts revival.
    The Holiday Show opens on Saturday, December 6th and runs through Saturday, January 10th at Studio 889 is located at 889 Hunts Point Avenue—just 2 blocks from the #6 train. The exhibition features artwork by resident artists, as well as prints contributed by community artists and selected artists who responded to an open call for printmakers. Price of artwork won’t exceed $125.00.
    According to Alejandra Delfin, Studio 889 Executive Director, “art always makes a great gift and there is something for everyone in this exhibition. What we are doing here with the Holiday Show and with the gallery in Hunts Point is trying to create a space where printmakers can work and exhibit their prints”.
    Holiday Print Show Gallery Hours are:
    Monday – Friday 5 pm to 7 pm 

    Saturday 10 am to 6 pm 

    Sunday 2 pm – 6 pm

    Or by appointment.

    We will be close the 25, 26, 27, 28, 31of December, 2008 and the 1, 2, 3 , 4 of January, 2009.

    Studio 889 began with just one community printmaking workshop through a grant from The Bronx Museum, ACTION LAB – Bronx Museum @ The Point in 2004. Now Studio 889 provides arts in education, community and professional printmaking workshops. Founded and led by well-respected printmaker and BRIO Award-winning artist Alejandra Delfin. As part of Studio 889 mission, Studio introduces printmaking to people throughout our community, encourages individuals of all ages and levels of experience to explore, get involved, and support the arts.

    OUR MISSION: Studio 889 is a nonprofit visual arts gallery, workshop and classroom, specializing in printmaking, located in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx. Our mission is to cultivate an artistic environment that encourages creative development, technical experimentation, and the exchange of ideas. We provide instruction, resources and opportunities for artists of all ages and levels of experience. We believe Studio 889 empowers the individual artist and inspires positive collaborations within our community. Studio 889 is in the process of becoming a 501 (c-3) non-profit organization.
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