Cuban Born Illustrator Edel Rodriguez Shows Work at BCC


Edel Rodriguez's work

Edel Rodriguez's work

The Vibrant Magazine Covers, Posters and graphics of Edel Rodriguez a Highlight of the College’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 

September 11, 2015 — His work has graced the cover of Time and Newsweek magazines, the pages of children’s books and even a United States postage stamp. Now the compelling and provocative illustrations of Edel Rodriguez are coming to Bronx Community College.
As part of BCC’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hall of Fame Gallery in BCC’s Bliss Hall will feature a selection of the Cuban-born Rodriguez’s magazine covers, posters and graphics, in an exhibit entitled Here and Now from October 6 to October 30. 

Rodriguez’s artwork is in the collections of major institutions, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. He has illustrated the children's books "Mama does the Mambo", "Oye Celia", a biography of Celia Cruz and "Float Like a Butterfly", a story about boxer Muhammad Ali. A stamp he created for the United States Postal Service, depicting dancers doing the “Cha-cha”, was released in the summer of 2005.

The recipient of both a Gold and Silver Medal for editorial illustration from the Society of Illustrators, Rodriguez will be the guest of honor at a reception and artist’s talk to be held on Thursday, October 8, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the gallery. 

Events at the Hall of Fame Art Gallery are sponsored in part by the Art and Music Department, the Music and Art Fund of BCC Association Inc. and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Professor Mary Jo Ben-Nun, Gallery Director, at 718.289.5343 and or Dr. Andrea Ortuno at 718.289.3206 and