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Work by Alfred University’s art school dean featured in ‘Refashioning: Moda’

Joseph S. Lewis III

Joseph S. Lewis III

Work by Joseph S. Lewis III, dean of the School of Art & Design at Alfred University, will be featured in “Refashioning Moda (A Tribute)” that opens Friday in the Bronx.

Lewis was among the three artists who were partners in the original Fashion Moda, an art space/cultural concept in the South Bronx that opened in 1978. Through 1993, Fashion Moda presented ongoing exhibitions and projects. “During its 15-year life span, Fashion Moda held iconic group shows and events, helping propel the careers of many artists. It was where graffiti met canvas and the rest is history.”

The exhibition opening Friday is part of Artist Hatuey Ramos Fermin’s collective art exhibition that aims to “mix past and present history of space.” It will be located in a building at 2803 Third Ave. in the Bronx, the original Fashion Moda site that now houses the On Time Security Guard Training School.

In addition to Lewis, artists featured in the reprise of Fashion Moda include founder Stefan Eins, as well as John Ahearn, Lisa Kahane, Lady K Fever, Ivan Velez Jr., Laura Napier, Pablo Guardiola, Miryana Todorova, Libertad Guerra, Fannieka Dawkins, Calder Zwicky + Aaron Wojack, Ali Irizarry, Haden Nicholl, Miguelangel (Miky) Ruiz, Edwin Gonzalez, Carmen Hernandez, Jose Vargas and Katherine Casado.

An opening reception for “Reashioning: Moda” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday. The exhibition continues through Sept. 27 with hours from 10 am -6 pm Monday-Sunday.

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