The Bronx Museum of the Arts Ball
Thursday, October 3, 2019
About The Bronx Museum of the Arts Ball: 

Spend an evening with friends enjoying special performances, bidding on covetable artworks, and dining on delectable cuisine curated by Ghetto Gastro, all in support of the Museum’s mission to provide free public programs, free admission, internationally recognized exhibitions, and arts education for future generations of Bronx natives.

To reserve your spot at this festive affair, contact BxMABall@bronxmuseum.org or 718-681-6000 x 174

 

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DINNER TABLE/TICKET- 6:30PM 

  • $10,000 Dinner Table ($9,000 is tax deductible)
    • (10) Tickets to the intimate Dinner curated by Ghetto Gastro
    • Honoring artists Mickalene Thomas and Raquel Chevremont
    • Co-chaired by artist and BxMA Trustee Angel Otero and Jerome Lamaar, “The Style Monk”
    • With a special performance by TK Wonder and House of YES
    • Listed as Host Committee on website and related materials
    • Entry to the after party with unlimited drinks from our in-kind sponsors featuring:
      • DJ Set + Installation by Venus X + Special Guests
      • DJ José Parlá and Stefan Ruiz
      • Dancing by B-Girl Rokafella and the Full Circle Souljahs
    • 2 Exhibitions:
      • The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop
      • Henry Chalfant: Art vs. Transit, 1977-1987
    • Entry to The Bronx Brewery x BxMA Beer Garden
    • Two Private Collection tours of your choosing at a later date
    • Complimentary Collector's Circle Membership
  • $1,000 Gold Ticket ($900 is tax deductible)
    • (1) Ticket to the intimate Dinner curated by Ghetto Gastro
    • Honoring artists Mickalene Thomas and Raquel Chevremont
    • Co-chaired by artist and BxMA Trustee Angel Otero and Jerome Lamaar, “The Style Monk”
    • With a special performance by TK Wonder and House of YES
    • Listed as Host Committee on website and related materials
    • Entry to the after party with unlimited drinks from our in-kind sponsors featuring:
      • DJ Set + Installation by Venus X + Special Guests
      • DJ José Parlá and Stefan Ruiz
      • Dancing by B-Girl Rokafella and the Full Circle Souljahs
    • 2 Exhibitions:
      • The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop
      • Henry Chalfant: Art vs. Transit, 1977-1987
    • Entry to The Bronx Brewery x BxMA Beer Garden
    • Two Private Collection tours of your choosing at a later date
    • Complimentary Collector’s Circle Membership

AFTER PARTY - 8:30PM

  • $350 SilverTicket ($300 is tax deductible)
    • Expedited entry to the after party with unlimited drinks from our in-kind sponsors featuring:
      • DJ Set + Installation by Venus X + Special Guests
      • DJ José Parlá and Stefan Ruiz
      • Dancing by B-Girl Rokafella and the Full Circle Souljahs
    • Listing on the Museum’s website
    • 2 Exhibitions:
      • The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop
      • Henry Chalfant: Art vs. Transit, 1977-1987
    • Entry to The Bronx Brewery x BxMA Beer Garden
    • Complimentary Benefactor Membership
  • $150 Bronze Ticket (Artist and Neighbor)  - ($100 is tax deductible)
    • Limited quantity (100)
    • DJ Set + Installation by Venus X + Special Guests
    • Unlimited drinks
    • Complimentary Individual membership

 

THE BXMA BALL PATHMAKERS HONOREES: 
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Photo Credit: Guillermo Cano

THE BXMA BALL PATHMAKERS HONOREES:

Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont - Deux Femmes Noires

Deux Femmes Noires: the dynamic duo that is Mickalene Thomas & Racquel Chevremont. Years in the making and debuting at the Volta New York art fair with a curated show, “The Aesthetics of Matter,” Thomas and Chevremont set out to increase visibility and opportunities for artists of color through two areas of focus: first, by working directly with artists to provide guidance and career opportunities; and second, by curating shows, advising institutions, and securing funding for exhibitions. The goal is to push artists of color—with an emphasis on female artists of color—to greater prominence in the art world.

 

Thomas and Chevremont, respectively, bring different but complimentary expertise to the table in this mission. For Thomas, it is the first-hand experience of negotiating her own path to considerable stature in the art world as a queer artist of color. For Chevremont, it is the experience of seeing the inner workings of how shows are produced, and how institutional structures play a crucial role in what gets seen, how pieces get bought and sold, and by whom. 

 

Thomas (born in Camden, New Jersey, 1971) earned her BFA in painting at Pratt Institute in 2000 and an MFA at the Yale University School of Art in 2002. Her work has been exhibited in countless exhibitions worldwide, including at the AGO in Toronto, the Wexner Art Center, Ohio, Aspen Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; Hara Museum, Tokyo; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Brooklyn Museum. She has upcoming museum exhibitions this fall at the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, Baltimore Museum of Art, and Bass Museum of Art during Art Basel Miami Beach.

 

Racquel Chevremont was born and raised in NYC. In 1991, two years into her studies at NYU, she was discovered by photographer and Elite model management scout Steve Landis at the HMV on 86th Street. That chance meeting led to a 20 year career as a model for Elite model management and Wilhelmina models. In 1998 she started Crux Candles, Inc., a high-end candle company carried in stores around the world as well as QVC. She ran Crux Candles until 2003. She is known for her expertise and experience with curating shows and advising institutions, corporations, collectors and artists. 

BXMA BALL CHAIR: ANGEL OTERO 
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Angel Otero (Bronx Museum Trustee)

Angel Otero (b. 1981, Santurce, Puerto Rico; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) is a visual artist best known for his process-based paintings. While much of his works have been influenced by memories based in photographs and other family memorabilia combined with the gestures of 20th century painting, his latest works highlight the artist's unique process as a form of narrative in itself. Through his innovative process of oil paint scraping, Otero venerates historical oil painting while confronting it head on. Otero's 'deformation' approach to painting his works, first across glass and then once dry, flaying the dried paint and reconstructing the composition anew across large canvasses, is representative of how the artist perceives the process of reconfiguring both personal and historical narratives. Otero’s work sometimes uses process as a way of confronting deep, personal memories. Instead of representing his life through art, he archives moments within it by creating opportunities of surprise and discovery. His work is a constant negotiation between the individual and art history.

 

Instagram: @oteroso

BXMA BALL CHAIR: JEROME LAMAAR 
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Jerome LaMaar

Jerome is a lifestyle futurist and has a strong perspective on art, culture, fashion, food,urban development,  and technology. He has worked in the fashion industry since age 15, working directly with russell and kimora lee simmons as a designer & creative director for the baby phat & phat farm lifestyle brands.  Later, he apprenticed for the only official american couturier chado ralph rucci.  At 25 years old, lamaar was recruited by promostyl paris as a design, color and trend forecaster traveling the world for trend inspiration and consulting brands. Brands such as, tommy hilfiger, samsung, swarovski, uniqlo, essie, nike, hanes , columbia, adidas outdoor, champion, maybelline, mattel,givaudan, calvin klein,fisher price, victoria’s secret, microsoft, adidas, hasbro, proctor and gamble vans, converse and many more.  In 2013, jerome lamaar launched 5:31 jerome a playful streetwear collection which fuses jerome’s love for embellishments, maximalism, glamour and south bronx street-style into what he calls “street glam” or “glamorous streetwear.”  The brand received accolades from ny times, elle magazine, vogue, teen vogue, wwd, style.com, fashionista and refinery29 as a brand to watch and “the next big thing.”  Celebrity supporters include: beyonce, hailey baldwin, kelly rowland, tina knowels-lawson, swizz beatz, alicia keys, angela simmons, ingrid burley, iris apfel, rihanna, sza, kim kardashian, serena williams, missy elliot, jay-z and taraji p. Henson and many more.  The brand has now switched to custom only as it requires craftmanship and time. This model is key for sustainablity.

 

Instagram: @JeromeLaMaar

FOOD CURATION: GHETTO GASTRO 
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Ghetto Gastro is a culinary collective and cultural movement that operates at the intersection of food, design and community empowerment through transformative experiences, narrative-driven content, and other tactical techniques.

 

Instagram: @GhettoGastro

AFTER PARTY DJ SET: JosĂ© Parlá 
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José Parlá has emerged in the past decade as one of his generation’s most fervent champions of painting, working for more than twenty years to establish a style of that transforms the language of the street into a hybrid form of abstraction and urban realism. From the outset, Parlá has sought to interpret his experience of cities that have served as crossroads in his life, from Miami to Brooklyn, San Juan to Havana, and internationally as a central theme in his work, while purposefully engaging with the rich history of painting since the rise of abstraction in the 1950s. His work provides markers of time, and is about the accumulation of information that settles like accretions upon the surfaces of walls and streets, and in the lines on the hands and faces of the people who inhabit them.
 
~Michael Rooks, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at High Museum of Art Atlanta, Georgia
 
 
Instagram: @JoseParla
AFTER PARTY DJ SET: STEFAN RUIZ 
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Stefan Ruiz  is based in New York. His work has appeared in magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker , Financial Times Magazine, and Vogue. His photographs have been exhibited at ICP New York, Photographers’ Gallery London, Les Rencontres d’Arles, PhotoEspaña, Havana Biennial and the Contact Photography Festival in Toronto. He was also the creative director at COLORS magazine.  He has published four monographs including “The Factory of Dreams”, a book on Mexican Soap Operas, published by Apeture and “Mexican Crime Photographs” published by GOST Books in 2016.


 

Instagram @stefanruizphoto

Website: http://www.stefanruiz.com

 
B-Girl Performance By: Rokafella & Full Circle Souljahs 
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Photo credit: Yu Wadee

Ana "Rokafella" Garcia is a NYC native who has represented women in Hip-hop dance professionally over the past two decades. She co founded Full Circle Prod Inc- NYC's only non profit Break Dance Theater company with her husband veteran Bboy Kwikstep generating theater pieces, original poetry and NYC based dance related events. She directed a documentary highlighting the Bgirl lifestyle entitled "All The Ladies Say" with support from the Ford foundation and performs music based on her experiences growing up in Hip-hop's Mecca. She is hired internationally to judge Break dance competitions based on her mastery of the classic Hip-hop dance style and she teaches unique workshops aimed at evolving and preserving its technical aspects. She has worked within the NYC public school system exposing young students to the possibility of a career in dance. Presently she is a co director at Pepatian Inc, an adjunct professor at The New School and a DANCE NYC Annual Symposium planning committee member. In May of 2017 she launched Shiroka-- a t shirt fashion line with Shiro a Japanese grafitti writer. She has been featured in pivotal Rap music videos, tours, film and commercials as well as choreographed for diverse festivals/ concerts such as Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Momma's Hip-hop Kitchen and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Rokafella is a multi faceted Hip-hop artist who references street and Latino culture as her foundation.

 

Instagram: @bgirlrokafella

www.larokasoul.com

 

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: TK WONDER 
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TK Quann is a rapper, singer, writer and model under the moniker TK Wonder and has opened for Sting, Justice, The Prodigy, Erykah Badu, Nas, Lauryn Hill, N.E.R.D., Queens of the Stone Age, Elliphant and Franz Ferdinand to name a few. Very much like her lyrics her social media presence is a reflection of not just fashion and music but of activism pertaining to social and political issues as well. A staunch believer in diversity and inclusivity within the fashion and beauty industry, along with her twin sister Cipriana Quann, her advocacy work is reflected within her platforms as well as a TED Talks speaker. She has been featured in commercials and campaigns for Fendi, Valentino, Tiffany Co., L’Oréal, Sephora, Kenneth Cole, Gap, Saks Fifth Avenue and Target. Her work in fashion includes the cover of Harper’s Bazaar NL along with her sister as well as editorial spreads for Vogue US, NY Mag, Cosmopolitan, Elle Brazil, dubbed "Style Stars" by W Magazine, described as the "greatest hope for our civilization" in the New York Times by the legendary Bill Cunningham, best dressed by Vogue Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and WWD as well as named one of the '50 Most Interesting People on the Internet’ by Cosmopolitan.

 

Instagram: @TK_Wonder

 

HOST COMMITTEE 
Jessica Alazraki Sacha Jenkins Amar'e Stoudemire
Peter Amato** Natalie Kates Richard Torres
Danny Baez Vajra Kingsley Tariq “Black Thought" Trotter
Arlene Bascom & Harry Weil Molly Krause Johannes Vogt
Victoria Benitez Joan Krevlin Melinda Wang
Ellen Berkenblit Jerome LaMaar Tiana Webb-Evans
Eric Blair-Joannou** Debbie Landau** Madeline Weinrib
Damian Brown Joseph Mizzi** Martin Weinstein & Tereza Liszka
Dario Calmese Brigitte Mulholland Gerald Weinstein, General Hardware
Gonzolo Casals Nathan Newman** Josh Weissman
Henry & Kathleen Chalfant Larry Ossei-Mensah Joseph R. & Cathy Zicherman**
Lori Chemla Melissa Osterwind  
Pippa Cohen Angel Otero**  
Elizabeth Cooke-Levy** Ellen Polan **Board of Trustees
Ruth  Corn Roth** & Gordon Roth RXR REALTY  
Lucilla D'Agostino Yancey Richardson  
Lilian de Jesus Terence Riley  
Susan Delvalle Victoria Ritz  
Kimberly Drew Karen Robinovitz** & Darren Fields  
Olivia Douglas** & David DiDomenico Ben Rodriguez-Cubenas  
Patrice Farameh Olivia Rose  
Eric Firestone Don Savelson & Jane Wesman  
Jeanne Greenberg Abigail Scheuer**  
Marilyn & Stephen Greene Carole Server** & Oliver Frankel  
Daria Britt Greene Alan Siegel  
Barbara Harris Manon Slome  
Susan Hinkson** Kristen Smoragiewicz  
Joyce Hogi** Julia Stein & Alex Greenberg  
Charlie Howe Joshua Stein**  

 

BxMA BALL COMMITTEE

 

Adam Abdalla
Eric Blair-Joannou**
John Clark
Amy Globus
Alex Gonzalez
Joyce Hogi**
Charlie Howe
Andrew Jacobson
Samantha Kassay
Natalie Kates
Larry Ossei-Mensah
Melissa Osterwind
Job Piston
Carole Server**
Marcella Zimmermann
BXMA BALL SPONSORS: 
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