Bronx Latino congratulates Alejandra C. Delfin for leading, teaching and empowering Bronxites.
Alejandra C. Delfin, founder of Studio 889, has been named a Hometown Hero by 7Online.com and the IntrepidSea, Air & SpaceMuseum for her contribution to the community with her printmaking workshop, Studio 889. She will be honored at the Intrepid in a ceremony where the President of the United States will be the keynote speaker on November 11.
Founded and led by printmaker and BRIO Award winning artist Alejandra C. Delfin. Studio 889 introduces printmaking to people throughout the community, encourages individuals of all ages and levels of experience to explore, get involved, and support the arts.
Studio 889 began with one community printmaking workshop through a grant from The Bronx Museum, ACTION LAB - Bronx Museum at The Point in 2004. Now Studio 889 is a nonprofit visual arts gallery, workshop and classroom whose mission is to cultivate an artistic environment that encourages creative development, technical experimentation, and the exchanhge of ideas. They do so by providing arts in education, community and professional printmaking workshops. The studio occupies a 500 square foot storefront at 889 Hunts Point Avenue. The space allows for one large press and one small press on premises, as well as gallery exhibit space.
source: Studio 889 press release
(photo by Clarisel Gonzalez of Alejandra Delfin, a visual artist, talking about the art of printmaking during a Bronx Culture trolley tour in Hunts Point in 2006.)