IMMIGRANTS IN THE BRONX OPENING RECEPTION AT LONGWOOD ART GALLERY
The Longwood Art Gallery hosted an opening reception for ‘Foreign/Familiar: Immigrants in the Bronx’ exhibit on Wednesday, January 9. Foreign/Familiar explores displacement and
belonging through the work of seven Bronx visual and media artists. Their works are infl uenced, inspired, respond to, or revolve around issues of voluntary and involuntary exile, migration,
diaspora and statelessness.
(l-r) Julia Pimes Mata, Longwood Gallery manager; artists Nicky Enright, Ahmed Tijay Mohammed,
Musah Swallah, Luis Stephenberg Alers and Kara Lynch with Viviana Bianchi, Bronx
Council on the Arts executive director. Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
COUNCILMAN GJONAJ PROVIDES HOLIDAY CHEER TO JACOBI CHILDREN
Councilman Mark Gjonaj met with children at the Jacobi Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, hospital staff and CEO Christopher Mastromano to present them with toys donated
at his Christmas Party.
FALLEN EMT’S FAMILY CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS WITH PATIENTS
BRONX TIMES REPORTER, J 30 ANUARY 18-24, 2019 BTR
Musah Swallah with his paintings which seek
to refl ect Ghana’s cultural values and everyday
life. Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
Featured artist Luis Stephenberg Alers
proudly displayed his piece representing his
transition to life in the Bronx.
Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
Councilman Gjonaj (3rd from l) presented donated gifts to Jacobi staff members. Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s Offi ce
On Christmas Day, the family of fallen EMT Yadira Arroyo visited Joacobi Hospital and provided gifts to patients who were receiving care that day.
Yadira Arroyo’s family provided some much needed holiday cheer to Jacobi patients. Photo courtesy of Jacobi Medical Center