Corner Social Mural Art Finalists Announced
|WHAT:||The public vote is open! Have a say in the design and execution of a mural on the exterior wall at Corner Social Restaurant, 321 Lenox Avenue, on the corner of 126th and Lenox. Local artists have submitted their visions for Harlem’s great legacy of arts and culture as seen through their eyes. Corner Social and the Harlem Arts Alliance invite the public to have one of 9 votes to select the final winner whose painting will be featured on the iconic corner. Enter your vote here.|
|WHEN:||Voting begins October 19th on Facebook and final voting day is October 26th October 29 Winner Announced
November TBD Mural painting begins
November TBD Completed Mural Unveiled
|WHO:||Panel of 8 Esteemed Judges will each have one vote and the public will have one vote:- Bevy Smith, author of Dinner with Bevy blog - Michael Feeney, Daily News
- Sherri Shepherd, The View
- Vy Higginsen, founder of Mama foundation for the Arts
- Alexander Smalls, Chef
- Willie Walker, General Manager of The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
- Anahi Angelone, Co-owner Corner Social Restaurant
- Kim George, Harlem Arts Alliance
|ARTIST FINALISTS:||Paul DeoInspired by ancestral oral tradition and modern mythology, DEO is an artistic story teller.
Hailing from Ghana, Dey learned to draw and paint by studying alongside his grandfather’s apprentices. By day he is an illustrator and graphic designer at CAD advertising.
Vaimoana Niumeitolu – http://www.moanalove.com/
Capturing the human spirit IN life’s challenges, poet, painter, and actor born in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, Moana has traveled and shared her poetry and painting all over the world. A graduate of NYU in painting and performance, she earned the Ellen Stoekel Fellowship/full scholarship in painting & drawing from Yale University.
Gianna Gutierrez – http://www.artbygia.com/
An East Harlem native, this Columbian self-taught artist has a style that exudes metamorphis and that is sexually charged. Gutierrez studied at Art Students League and Pratt Institute for 2 years with a focus of Fine Arts.
Evan Bishop and Malika Hadaib
Depicting social and spiritual truths as well as the beauty of black people and culture, Malika is a Morocco-born artist and studied at Saint Luc Superior Institute of Art (Liege, Belgium). Evan brings his passion for art through love of Hip Hop and its visual platform, graffiti art.
Garry Grant – www.garryfgrant.com
Known for his guilding (use of gold, silver and copper leaf), Grant began his career as a figurative artist but in the last decade has turned to abstract painting. He attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit studying graphic communication and the American College of Applied Arts in Atlanta.
She describes her art as “sharp, uncompromising, merciless, contradictory and bold, just like life”. Won 2nd place in International online Art Competition 2012. She holds a Masters in Fine Art & History of Art from State Art Institute.
ABOUT CORNER SOCIAL
Celebrities, locals and those who take eating and drinking seriously know that perched at the northwest corner of 126th and Lenox is a dining and drinking destination that embraces the very best of Harlem; a warm, inviting, vibrant, pulsing scene. Corner Social offers late night dining, outdoor seating, special DJ nights, in addition to daily lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, a 18-brass tap bar and year round custom catering for events large and small. A proud member of the Harlem community, Corner Social sources ingredients from local vendors that serve the community and partners with local organizations that further the interests of the Harlem neighborhoods it serves. For more information visit our website, like us on Facebook or check out our menus.