Saturday, April 12, 2014

Performing at May Day/Todo Bajo Control at La Galería, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston

                "Making Feathers" by Johann Hamza 1902 — at LA GALERÍA at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts.

MAY DAY | TODO BAJO CONTROL is an evening of multi-media and performance art featuring recent works by regional artists.

Join TODO BAJO CONTROL at LA GALERÍA as we commemorate International Workers' Day through the exploration of art as a "labour of love" ("por amor al arte") and the reframing of cultural production as a site of labour, struggle, wages and organization.

Benjamin Lundberg
Dey Hernández
Ian Deleón
Ethan Kiermaier
Katherine Toukhy
Panoply Lab (EstheR Neff + Brian McCorkle)
Vela Phelan
ISLANDS (Shey Riv + Jason Curzake)
Sussy Santana
+ more TBA

4-7$ Sliding Scale Donation will benefit the upcoming
Exhibition | Villa Victoria History Matters

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

For more information on this and the upcoming events and exhibitions at
LA GALERÍA please contact
Curator, Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez |
Arts Director, Elizabeth Pabon |

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
a program of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción

A collaboration between
TODO BAJO CONTROL Artist Collective
and IBA Arts Program



Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Gunshot generation

The Gunshot generation

Tira tira
Make a dream disappear
Life is a video game
Warfare on a plate
Breakfast is served

Tira tira
Walk in fear
The Gunshot Generation's here
Away from rage
"Together we stand"

Tira tira
Cry another family's tear,
Children living in fear,
Stay strong my dear,

Tira tira
There's still good here.
We can kill them with words,
Put away your guns.
This is a plea my son!

Tira tira
Create the life you didn't have,
Stop dwelling on the past.
Don't be afraid to change,
We all make mistakes.
We can start today,
Let our voices be heard!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Student Story Contest

Student Story Contest

As part of the Story in the Public Square initiative, the Pell Center and The Providence Journal challenge high school and undergraduate college students to produce a short video, film or animation that would enlighten viewers about childhood poverty - and move people to take action individually, collectively or through public policymakers.
Using U.S. Census Bureau data, national advocacy group Kids Count estimates that 23 percent of American children live in poverty today.
The grand prize winner will receive $1,000, and two others will be selected for honorable mention. Winning productions will be published online by the Pell Center and winners will be honored at the Story Day conference April 11, 2014. This year's theme is "Moving Images: Storytelling on Screen." The guest of honor will be Emmy award-winning screenwriter, producer and actor Danny Strong, whose screenwriting credits include "Recount," "Game Change," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Mockingjay," the two-part "Hunger Games" finale set for release later this year and in 2015.
Contest Rules
  • All entries must be uploaded to YouTube no later than 11:59:59 p.m. March 30, 2014. Early entries are strongly encouraged.
  • After successful upload, send your YouTube URL/link, along with your name(s), your university's name(s) and a valid email address, to with "2014 contest" in the subject field.
  • All productions must be the original work of the maker(s). If a team wins, members will divide prize proceeds. By submitting your entry, you agree to have your film published by the Pell Center.
  • Productions must be no longer than 3 minutes.
  • Productions may be either fiction or nonfiction, but they must address childhood poverty.
  • All contestants must be enrolled as a high school or undergraduate student at an accredited school, college or university at the time of the contest and provide proof of enrollment prior to award.
  • All awards will be decided by a committee of judges. The committee reserves the right in its sole discretion to make no award if judging criteria have not been met. The decisions of the committee are final.
Criteria for Judging
  • Does the production address childhood poverty?
  • Could it inspire action?
  • Is it well done?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Zapatos nuevos

Adobo tierra para la cena
Sirvo la tierra que me saco de los dedos
La tierra que me saco de los ojos
La tierra que me tapa el ombligo
La tierra de mis amigos
Me entierro con las hormigas

La tierra de los arrastrados que se ponen zapatos para ir a la Embajada
Tierra de desayuno
Tierra con cachú
Tierra sobre los zapatos prestados que se puso para ir a la Embajada
Tierra sobre los ojos de los que trabajan en la Embajada
Tierra que adoba la tierra que nunca es tierra porque no es nada

Sunday, March 2, 2014

You're invited to BUILDING AS220: PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE. on Monday, March 24th, 5:30pm at Trinity Repertory Company!

"Founded in a one-room rental above the Providence Performing Arts Center in 1985 with a budget of $800, AS220 now owns three buildings in downtown Providence, representing an investment of $25 million. We now employ a staff of 60+, and are looked upon internationally as a model of sustainability in the non-profit arts sector. As impressive as all that sounds, what counts is that we've stayed true to our original mission as Rhode Island's unjuried, uncensored, and all-ages forum and home for the arts, serving thousands of artists and reaching an audience of more than 40,000 each year.

It didn't just happen. We could not have done it alone.

You performed on our stage.
You volunteered to work the door.
You hauled tons of rubble out of 115 Empire Street.
You hung posters and flyers around the city.
You contributed - sweat, time, ideas, and more.

You built AS220.

Now, we're asking for your participation as we continue BUILDING AS220. Building AS220 to serve our community for the next 30 years, and beyond. More art. Expanded access. Greater equity. Learn how AS220 and the City of Providence have come so far from such humble beginnings! Discover the innermost workings of AS220, revealed to you live on stage, and find out how you can become involved! Behold our vision for the future: BUILDING AS220 and how we can all co-create it!

After, please join us at AS220 for a casual talkback and meet / greet with food and drink available."