MEDIA ADVISORY:Bronx Museum opens "Bronx Portraits"--Paired Portraits of Teens in Transition

WHAT: Bronx Museum Opening Event for two exhibits by photographer David Katzenstein exploring the impact of the arts (both exhibitions run until Jan. 06, 2013)
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Oct. 25, 2012 - PRLog -- Bronx Portraits: a celebration of students of Jane Addams Vocational High School as they remember their 2003 high school production of the musical Grease. The photographic portraits of the teens from 2003 and then again in 2012 are accompanied by personal narratives that explore the impact of art in public schools. The event features a musical performance by Opening Act, a group of current NYC public high school students.

Valerie Capers: A Portrait: Famed Bronx jazz pianist Dr. Valerie Capers will be on hand for the opening of an exhibit of intimate portraits made over the past 17 years of her musical career.

The Bronx Museum of Art - 1040 Lounge - 1040 Grand Concourse @ 165th Street  
Click here for Google Map directions.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012, 1:00pm to 5:00pm (Performances begin at 2pm)

Photographer David Katzenstein; several of the young people depicted in Bronx Portraits; Jon Adam Ross, the director of the High School production of Grease; teen performers from Opening Act; Bronx native Dr. Valerie Capers.

Large "before and after" photo portraits of the students who were in the transformative high school production of Grease; the director of the production; photographer David Katzenstein; former students next to their portraits, interacting with director and photographer and speaking about the impact of this arts experience in their lives; former NYC high school students watching current NYC high school students perform; Dr. Valerie Capers to talk about her life in music.

Earlier News Releases

Bronx Portraits

Valerie Capers: A Portrait

David Katzenstein website (includes video interviews of several of Bronx Portraits subjects)


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