Step Up: Bronx in Motion

About

In August, ArtBridge, working in partnership with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, launched an RFP to Bronx artists that resulted in over 50 proposals. A curatorial panel of Bronx arts dignitaries narrowed the submissions to six finalists. At a public event at New Settlement Community Center, Bronx residents voted to select the winners.

After an extensive, community-based selection process, Bronx-based artists Laura Alvarez and Clark Fly ID have been chosen to install step street murals at two sites in the West Bronx.

Participating Artists

Artist Statements

I want to beautify the neighborhood by creating a cross-stitch pattern along the stairs remembering the old traditions, the hand-made artisanal design in an era of technology and plastic

--Laura Alvarez

This mural is a colorful reminder of our devotion to the Bronx. I find inspiration from the city.

--Clark

Partners & Sponsors

All paint materials for this project have been generously donated by Liquitex Artist Materials, the first in its field to develop water-based acrylic paints.

A panel consisting of Bill Aguado, Leenda Bonilla, Jodi Moise, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene chose Bronx-based artists Laura Alvarez and Clark Fly ID to create the murals.

NYC HealthLiquitex, ArtBridge exhibition sponsor

Media/Press

Artists Like Their Work Getting Stepped On, News 12
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Exhibition Curators

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New York City