Free Art-making For All Ages

Family Day With AIM Artists
Christina Freeman & Katherine Miranda
At The Bronx Museum (2nd Floor)
Saturday, April 20  •  1–3PM
Free! Optional Registration

All ages are welcome at The Bronx Museum for a FREE fun-filled afternoon of art-making and exploration with artists Christina Freeman & Katherine Miranda, whose work is on view in Part Two of The Sixth AIM Biennial! Bronx Museum Educators will also be offering additional creative activities for everyone to enjoy.

This event is free and all are welcome. You can let us know you plan to attend with an optional RSVP.

Family Day
Apr 20, 2024      1pm - 3pm

Family Days at The Bronx Museum

Join us for an afternoon of artmaking and exploration inspired by The Bronx Museum's current exhibition. Recommended for all ages!

Acompáñanos para una tarde de crear arte y explorar la exhibición en nuestras galerías. Recomendado para todas las edades

About the Artist-Led Activities

Climate Resilient Edible Garden

With Christina Freeman

The ‘Climate Resilient Edible Garden’ workshop is geared toward beginners with all ages and experience levels welcome to participate. Workshop participants will plant starter seeds to take home and receive instruction on how to keep them growing.

This workshop focuses on edible gardening and will also cover tips on how to select plants that are more climate-resilient, how to fend off pests, and creating a garden that supports pollinators like bees and butterflies by replacing grass with plants.

The relationship between gardeners and plants is a symbiotic one, and sustainable gardening allows humans to support urban ecosystems, especially as these green spaces face harsher conditions due to the climate crisis. Decades of research show that the practice of caring for plants decreases anxiety and depression, positively affecting mental health.

Wishing Elements

With Katherine Miranda

This workshop with artist Katherine Miranda is titled “Wishing Elements: Seeding Our Futures.”

In their own artistic practice, Miranda makes “Wish Jars” out of dandelion seeds, beads, flower petals, and other materials—using them as a tool for gathering and transforming energy to communicate hopes to the universe and ancestors.

Miranda will guide workshop participants in creating their own “Wish Jars.” The materials will celebrate the spring season and the occasion of Earth Day on April 22, 2024. Individuals are encouraged to carefully select the plants, beads and seeds they want to use to make their wishes come true. The artist will also give participants a zine they can take home with more information about the various plants used during the workshop.

In summarizing the workshop, Miranda writes: “Reflecting on the themes of imagining and wishing found in both my work and [‘The Sixth AIM Biennial’] exhibition itself, “Wishing Elements” creates a space for individuals and families to contemplate their connection to the Earth, their own ancestry, legacy and collective futures.”

About the AIM Artists

Christina Freeman

Christina Freeman (she/her) is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn. Her participatory installation, 'UltraViolet Archive' was exhibited in 'The Queens International 2018: Volumes' at Queens Museum, with mentions in 'Artforum' and 'Vulture.' 'UltraViolet Archive' was also on view for Creative Time Summit X (2019) and has received support from Culture Push, National Coalition Against Censorship, and Danish Arts Foundation.

Residencies include: ARoS Public, Aarhus, Denmark; Flux Factory, Queens, NY; and SOMA, Mexico City.

As a current member of ABC No Rio’s Visual Arts Collective, Christina organizes exhibitions in noncommercial spaces in New York.

Katherine Miranda

Katherine Miranda is a non-binary, Latinx artist born, raised and based in the Bronx. In 2021, they were a New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow at Wave Hill Gardens where they held their first solo show, 'I Answer Back.' Miranda’s work has also been exhibited in places such as The Yard: Williamsburg, The Point CDC, Bronx River Art Center and Brooklyn College. They have also been featured on 'BronxNet,' 'NBC New York,' 'Pix 11 News' and 'The New York Times.' Miranda received their BFA from Macaulay Honors at Brooklyn College.


The Bronx Museum invited artists who completed our flagship AIM (Artist in Marketplace) professional development program in 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023 and have work on view in Part One or Part Two of Bronx Calling: The Sixth AIM Biennial to further engage the public in the exhibition and their respective artistic practices by curating events or activities.

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