Rompe Puesto: Highlighting & Deconstructing Piñatas Created by 23 NYC Artists

Rompe Puesto: Highlighting & Deconstructing Piñatas Created by 23 NYC Artists

BRAC celebrated the New Year with ROMPE PUESTO, a one-night, celebratory performance event highlighting and deconstructing piñatas created by 23 NYC artists and artist groups. Participants were invited to take a swing, in hopes of collecting the artistic contents inside each piñata.

Organized by Blanka Amezkua and Ronny Quevedo
With Sounds by DJ Juan Mapu

Friday, January 8, 2010 (7 - 10pm) - FREE

damali abrams, Fanny Allie & Jun Aizaki, Gabriela Alva Cal y Mayor, Daniel Bejar, Melissa A. Calderón, Alex Campaz, Brendan Carroll, Abigail Deville, Oasa Duverney, Michelle Frick, Front Unifié de Libération Nationale d'Haïti (FULNH), Irvin Morazan, Ivan Monforte, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Laura Napier, Wanda Ortiz, Olek & Blanka Amezkua, Risa Puno, Kenya (Robinson), Jorge Rojas, Jessica Rosen, Ronny Quevedo, Mary Valverde

ROMPE PUESTO loosely translates into "breaking ground". In this scenario, the artists and the organizers use the cathartic act of celebration to foster new alternatives to exhibit, perform, congregate, and collaborate.

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Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
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Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, and private donors.

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