All together now, mural by Lady K Fever and Concourse House Children
Met Foodmarket, 198th St & Bainbridge Ave Photo: Jess Rolls, 2020.
Exhibition & Public Art Walk
November 12 2020-Spring 2021
Look at this, I'm healing, is an exhibition created by Fordham Bedford neighbors in their homes during lockdown and shared with the community via a neighborhood art walk.
On route you will find billboard photography, crochet, mural paintings and sneaker art located on the exterior of our buildings, local bodegas, subway stations, sidewalks and more.
The artworks are created by residents of Concourse House, Home for Women and Their Children, Fordham Bedford Community Services and Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation in collaboration with Bronx-based artists C. G. Esperanza, Melanie Gonzalez, Lady K Fever, New York-based artist Naomi Lawrence and curator Jess Rolls.
To design your own walk, follow the virtual map listing all artworks or the printable map below.
About the Exhibition
The project was conceived in lockdown and inspired by the senior residents of Serviam Heights, Towers and Gardens' arts and crafts group. In the face of the pandemic, the seniors continued to make, exchange and care for each other with art.
We supported the seniors with arts materials drops, activity packs and mail art. Then expanded this approach to neighborhood families and youth with virtual art classes and outdoor programming.
The exhibition reveals the friendships of neighbors and gives space to young people's hopes for a secure and empowering future beyond the pandemic.
Look at this, I'm healing, launched on November 12, 2020 as part of our annual fundraiser event Art on the Concourse: A Virtual Block Party celebrating 40 years of Fordham Bedford in 2020.
Listen out for program updates on our social media accounts @concourse_house and @fbcommunityservices #artontheconcourse including new art this Valentine's Day.
Photos: Zaid Islam and Jess Rolls, 2020.
FEATURED Locations & Artists
West Farms Children with C. G. Esperanza
Walton Avenue &
New Walton Children with C. G. Esperanza
Naomi Lawrence and Serviam Senior Gloria Murray
Concourse House Children with Lady K Fever
BAinbridge Avenue & Valentine Avenue
Serviam Seniors with Melanie Gonzalez
Serviam Seniors with Naomi Lawrence
Serviam Seniors and Concourse House Children with Lady K Fever
Refuge House Children with C. G. Esperanza
Concourse House Mom Dayanara Savinon and Serviam Senior Gloria Murray
On November 12, 2020, Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation, Concourse House, Home for Women and Their Children, and Fordham Bedford Community Services hosted ART ON THE CONCOURSE: A Virtual Block Party Celebrating 40 Years of Service — our first-ever live stream event!
The evening featured special poetry and musical performances; TONS of gorgeous art by Fordham Bedford youth, mothers, and seniors; and films about the history of Fordham Bedford as well as the work it does today to strengthen our Bronx Community one family at a time.
We hope you will
to enjoy this program!