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 Charles Esperanza,

Love, Play, Relax, Boogie 

Art on the Concourse, acrylic (2023)

Art Night: Love, Play, Relax, Boogie


Join us for our annual Benefit Reception and Art Night on Thursday, September 28, 2023, 5PM-8PM at Concourse House, 2751 Grand Concourse, Bronx.

Guests will enjoy delicious local cuisine and beverages, entertaining performances, and our Art Night exhibition, LOVE, PLAY, RELAX, BOOGIE by Bronx artists from the Fordham Bedford community.

We wish to recognize Author, Illustrator, and Art Teacher Charles G. Esperanza for years of meaningful partnership with the Fordham Bedford Community. Love, Play, Relax, Boogie is a multi-disciplinary celebration of visual and literary arts created by Charles in close collaboration with Concourse House families and Fordham Bedford youth, seniors, and community.

Charles George Esperanza

a.k.a C.G.Esperanza 

a.k.a. ChalaRanza


Born the second of six cool kids. The South Bronx is where he first opened his eyelids. A land shrouded in bright colored decay, the birthplace of graffiti and the hip-hop DJ! He paints fantasy worlds of elephants, and castles too! Accompanying this wonder is some whimsical truth. Charles has a voice that is seldom heard. A fusion of jazz, distorted guitars, and chirping birds.

Pura Belprè and Coretta Scott King honor award winner, Charles is the Author and Illustrator of "Red, Yellow,Blue and a dash of White too!"(Skypony Press), “Boogie Boogie, Y’all”(Harper Collins) and upcoming “Kicks in the Sky'' (Harper Collins). He is also a Fordham Bedford artist resident at 2323 Walton Avenue in collaboration with ChaShama Space to Connect and teaches art to Concourse House and Fordham Bedford families, youth and seniors.

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Listen out for program updates on our social media accounts @concourse_house and @fbcommunityservices #artontheconcourse

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Generous Underwriting provided by

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