Bronx Arts: Melrose Mania

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Yesterday marked the kickoff of the “From the Bronx” Pop-Up Shop Museum, and cultural showcase. The four-day event features the work of Bronx photographers, musicians and visual artists.

The showcase, hosted by Mainland Media, is being held in a landmark Melrose home on 614 Cortlandt Ave. and will continue through Sunday May 22.

The showcase features a photography exhibit from the 1970s and 1980s by photojournalists Michael Kamber, Rickly Flores and David Gonzalez. Bronx landscape painter Daniel Hauben, Bronx sculptor Sean Paul Gallegos and graffiti artists TATS Cru are also featured. In addition, an exhibit by the Bronx County Historical Society will highlight the history of the Melrose area.

The showcase also includes musical performances, as well as a food tasting, which will feature food samples from various restaurants in the area. The tasting, called “The Taste of Melrose,” will be held on Saturday, May 21.