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Friday, March 12, 2010

Bronx Events, Through Next Wednesday

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The Lehman College Art Gallery, located at 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. E., presents two free exhibits: State of the Dao: Chinese Contemporary Art - and Nature, Once Removed: Flora and Fauna in Contemporary Drawing, featuring work of 20 artists of animals, plants, and landscapes. Both exhibits run through May 4, and a reception will be held on March 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information and a schedule, call (718) 960-8731.

The Bronx Council on the Arts, located at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street), hosts three exhibitions through May 7: In the City: Memory, Places and Spaces, which includes works on migration and urban planning; Transmit-Transit: Hatuey Ramos-Fermin @ The Project Room, featuring traveling in the city and ethnic diversity; and Impractical Hats: Indie Crafts Reinvent Everyday Gear, featuring construction of hats in unorthodox ways. The March 3 opening reception will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (718) 931-9500.

The Bronx: Then and Now & Authors Night will be held at the Museum of Bronx History, 3266 Bainbridge Ave. (at 208th Street), through April 15, 2010. The opening reception on Oct. 15 will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Come meet the Bronx authors to discuss their latest books. For more info or to RSVP, call the Bronx County Historical Society at (718) 881-8900.

Edgar Allan Poe – A Bicentennial Celebration will take place at the Museum of Bronx History, 3266 Bainbridge Ave. (at 208th Street), through April 15, 2010. Learn about Poe, his life and his time spent in the Bronx. For more info, call the Bronx County Historical Society at (718) 881-8900.

The Bronx River Art Center, together with the NYC Department of Transportation, present an abstract wooden art sculpture, Aurora, 14 feet tall, 11 feet wide and 11 feet deep, to be on view for 11 months at the center of West Farms Square Plaza located at the base of the West Farms Square/East Tremont Avenue subway station on the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Boston Road, one block away from BRAC which is located at 1087 E. Tremont Ave. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/urbanart .


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