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Get a Farm Share this Summer!

July 13, 2014 in brook park by brookpark

SOUTH BRONX CSA

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The 2014 South Bronx CSA is going strong!

And better than ever!
Now in its 12th year! 2014!

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You can pay all season, OR week to week!

THE SOUTH BRONX CSA is a community-driven initiative that brings the people of the community together to build the necessary resources and infrastructure to continue to transform the South Bronx into an accessible and affordable food oasis. Our mission is to create affordable access to locally and organically grown vegetables for everyone in the South Bronx and beyond. Join today!

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Summer Program Green Team

July 11, 2014 in brook park by brookpark

Green TEam in the garden, about half our summer team here clearing the mural area.

Green TEam in the garden, about half our summer team here clearing the mural area.

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South Bronx Farmer’s Market Starts Soon, Get Involved.

June 2, 2014 in brook park by brookpark

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“Tropic of Celebrants” an Art Installation in BROOK PARK

June 1, 2014 in brook park by brookpark

 

 

FRIENDS OF BROOK PARK Arts Committee presents:

 

“Tropic of Celebrants”

an Art Installation in BROOK PARK, BRONX

By Amir Bey

 

Exhibition dates June 14 to July 26, 2014

Opening reception June 14, 2pm – 5pm

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Amir Bey, mixed media sculptor and astrologer, will have his installation titled Tropic of Celebrants at Brook Park, a community garden at the corner of 141st Street and Brook Avenue in the Bronx.   The installation consists of the 36 figures from his Equinox Celebration Tarot, each an individual character with a name such as She Brings The Gift of Music, Supreme Juggler, In Defiance of Definition, or La Danseuse. These figures are part of an ongoing project that he began in 1976, when the original Celebrants were sculptures carved out of African Wonderstone.  Those 3D works later provided the images for his tarot deck, The Equinox Celebration Tarot (completed in 1993), which may be the only tarot deck whose images are photographs of sculptures.  Bey exhibited some of the original stone carvings and their bronze casts (completed in 1980) previously, in Tokyo and other venues–he is excited to now exhibit all 36 figures together, in their current format, for Tropic of Celebrants.

 

Tropic‘s figures, most of which were made for this exhibition, are cut from galvanized steel and copper foil, with different patinas from acids and flame and texturing made with ball peen hammers and knives. They will be attached to trees in the park in an adaptation of their usual order, where the locations of the trees contribute to a more organic layout.  The figures are intended to oxidize and weather in a natural process during the six-week installation.

 

Directions to Brook Park: take the 6 local train to Brook Avenue, then walk 3 short blocks north, along Brook Ave.  Park will be on your left (corner of Brook Ave. and 141st St.)

 

OPEN WEEKENDS, OR BY APPOINTMENT

 (High Resolution images available upon request.)

 

Detail of Tropic of Celebrants

At Brook Park

Each is about 19” x 13”

by Amir Bey

 

 

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The Supreme Juggler, copper

19” x 13”

by Amir Bey

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