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New Beginnings - Abriendo Caminos

 

Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center Puerto Rican Heritage Gallery Presents

Artist: Evelyn Ray New Beginnings - Abriendo Caminos

"New Beginnings - Abriendo Caminos is a collection that resonate inspiration, renewal, and resilience."

Opening Tour:   Thursday, January 11, 2018   6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tour/Reception:  Thursday,   January 25th, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This exhibit will be on view from January 5 - 25, 2018. 

Please visit Reference desk for access, tours and group visits. Location: 4th floor

 

Evelyn Ray Biography

Evelyn Ray is an artist painter.  Born and raised in Spanish Harlem.  Her parents are from Ponce, Puerto Rico.  She received her art training from the Art Students League of New York, School of Visual Arts, and the Art Studio of New York.  She has exhibited her work in gallery exhibitions and art fairs. Evelyn enjoys working with oils, acrylic, mixed media, drawings, and collage mediums.  Her artwork derives from creative expression, the model, still life, and also creates pieces in honor of her Puerto Rican heritage.  Currently, Evelyn is an art instructor at local senior centers in the Bronx and also conducts monthly art workshops.

Evelyn Ray es una artista pintora.  Nacida y criada en Spanish Harlem en Nueva York.  Sus padres nacieron en Ponce, Puerto Rico.  Evelyn estudió arte en La Liga de Arte de Nueva York, Colegio de Artes Visuales, y el Estudio de Arte de Nueva York.  Evelyn ha participado en exhibiciones y ferias de arte.  Sus pinturas son creadas en óleo, acrílico, medios mixtos,

Evelyn Ray  /  Artist Statement

New Beginnings - Abriendo Caminos is a collection that resonate inspiration, renewal, and resilience.  The visual images are comprised of the beauty of nature, expressionism, the love of my Puerto Rican heritage, and life. We all face challenges but we also look to a new beginning. This body of work is very diverse in my artistic approach. I celebrate visually many forms in my artwork and deeply show the reality of adversity. As you view the exhibition, I welcome you to embrace the journey and feel a newfound hope through the visual artistic expression.

New Beginnings – Abriendo Caminos es una colección que resuena inspiración, renovación, y resistencia. Los imágenes visuales consisten de la naturaleza, expresionismo, mi herencia Puertorriqueña, y la vida. Todos pasamos por tiempos difíciles pero también buscamos un nuevo comienzo.  Estas piezas de arte son de varios métodos de mi enfoque artístico.  Celebro visualmente diferentes formas que profundamente muestran la realidad de la adversidad.  Al ver la exposición, lo invito abrazar la experiencia y el descubierto de la esperanza por la expresión artística visual.

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Tax assistance is available January 29 through April 17 at the following locations:

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Visit nyc.gov/taxprep or call 311 to find other assistance programs that might meet your needs.

The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) provides access to CCH Omnitax Library, which includes all the information from more than a dozen of its well-known tax resources. Foremost are the Standard Federal Tax Reporter, the Estate and Gift Tax Reporter, the Internal Revenue Manual and the New York Tax Reporter. But the library also includes the Tax Cases, including memoranda, revenue rulings, Treasury decisions, comprehensive presentations of the tax treaties and a range of the IRS Publications. There are also several current awareness news sources and tax guides.

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AARP volunteers, who are certified by the IRS, will prepare both federal and state returns for people of all ages within the limits of their skill and training. Virtually all tax returns will be prepared using computers and will be filed online. Plan to stay a while—tax filers must stay through the entire preparation process.

This free program is for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention for those age 50 and older. Tax filers will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Service cannot be guaranteed on any given day.

Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) | Tues & Wed, Feb 1–Apr 18, 10 AM–2PM
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Taxes & Accessibility

Hundreds of the most popular federal tax forms and publications are available for download from irs.gov for sight impaired individuals. These products range from talking tax forms to Braille formats, and are accessible using screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays and voice recognition software. Accessible Forms and Publications.

The IRS also offers customer service assistance for persons who are deaf or who have hearing disabilities. People with TTY equipment may call 800-829-4059, which is a toll-free number, for assistance.

People who are unable to complete their tax return because of a physical disability may get assistance from an IRS office, or through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by IRS. Taxpayers can find a nearby location by calling 800-906-9887.

Publication 907, Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities, explains the tax implications of certain disability benefits and other issues, and is available at irs.gov.

To learn more, visit irs.gov and click on the word "accessibility."

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Dance Rewind

January 2, 2018 (All day)
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The second issue of the Library Zine! is here! Explore a few selections from the second issue.

Puzzled?

Exhibit featuring a puzzle that adults are invited to solve.

December 19th, 2017 - January 8th, 2018

New Beginnings - Abriendo Caminos Artist: Evelyn Ray

New Beginnings - Abriendo Caminos Artist: Evelyn Ray

Evelyn Ray
Artist Statement
 

New Beginnings - Abriendo Caminos is a collection that resonates inspiration, renewal, and resilience. The visual images comprise of the beauty of nature, expressionism, the love of my Puertoriquen heritage, and life. We all face challenges but we also look to a new beginning. This body of work is very diverse in my artistic approach. I celebrate visually many forms in my artwork and deeply show the reality of adversity. As you view the exhibition, I welcome you to embrace the journey and feel a newfound hope through the visual artistic expression.

New Beginnings – Abriendo Caminos es una colección que resuena inspiración, renovación, y resistencia. Los imágenes visuales consisten de la naturaleza, expresionismo, mi herencia Puertorriqueña, y la vida. Todos pasamos por tiempos difíciles pero también buscamos un nuevo comienzo. Estas piezas de arte son de varios métodos de mi enfoque artístico. Celebro visualmente diferentes formas que profundamente mostran la realidad de la adversidad. Al ver la exposición, lo invito abrazar la experiencia y el descubierto de la esperanza por la expresión artístic

Evelyn Ray is an artist painter. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem. Her parents are from Ponce, Puerto Rico. She received her art training from the Art Students League of New York, School of Visual Arts, and the Art Studio of New York. She has exhibited her work in gallery exhibitions and art fairs. Evelyn enjoys working with oils, acrylic, mixed media, drawings, and collage mediums. Her artwork derives from creative expression, the model, still life, and also creates pieces in honor of her Puertoriquen heritage. Currently, Evelyn is an art instructor at local senior centers in the Bronx and also conducts monthly art workshops.

Evelyn Ray es una artista pintora. Nacida y criada en Spanish Harlem en Nueva York. Sus padres nacieron en Ponce, Puerto Rico. Evelyn estudio arte en La Liga de Arte de Nueva York, Colegio de Artes Visuales, y el Estudio de Arte de Nueva York. Evelyn ha participado en exhibiciones y ferias de arte. Sus pinturas son creadas en óleo, acrílico, medios mixtos, debujos, y collage medios. Sus piezas de arte consiste de expresión creativa, el modelo, naturaleza, y piezas en honor de su herencia Puertorriqueña. Actualmente, Evelyn es una instructora de arte en centros para personas mayores y lleva a cabo talleres mensuales.

Email: evelynray59@gmail.com

Website: www.evelynrayartist.com

Bronx Library Center

January 4th, 2018 - January 27th, 2018

Open now. Ends January 27th, 2018.

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