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Corner Social Mural Art Finalists Announced ‘Vote October 19 – 26′

 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. 

Charles Dey

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.

 

Nikolina Kovalenko

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.

 

UPDATE: Early Morning Filming in Harlem Today

Early this morning on my way to work (7:30am) I walked by a film crew on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 114th Street.  Right across from Melba’s where something else was just filming a month ago, yet another film crew was setting up getting ready to film something today.  Does  anybody know what???

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UPDATE:  (At 4:30pm Thursday.)  Thanks for writing in to us with the information of what is being filmed.  Apparently they are filming an episode of Person Of Interest a TV series on Thursday nights at 9pm. (CBS)

A couple of our HCL readers said they saw the actor Jim Caviezel filming today also known for many other different roles such as My Private Idaho, Pay It Forward, The Passion of the Christ and Transit just to name a few.

Thank you for sending these photos to us at Harlem Condo Life.  We really appreciate it!  See more pics below of 113th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in front of Harlem Food Bar.  Looking forward to seeing Harlem as the background on season 2 of Person Of Interest.

Uptown Fridays At The Studio Museum In Harlem

Check out Uptown Fridays at the Studio Museum in Harlem featuring DJ1NEn2WO.  July 27, 2012  7:00 – 10:00 PM

It’s a party and you’re invited!  Spend your hot summer nights at The Studio Museum in Harlem during Uptown Fridays.  It’s more than a DJ and dancing – it’s an opportunity to connect with artists, curators, collectors and critics at the center of black art and culture.  Admission includes a guided gallery tour of one of their current exhibitions, dancing in the courtyard and cocktails!

Tickets to Uptown Fridays:
Studio Museum Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $20.00

I’m looking forward to checking it out this week.

For more information and to RSVP, contact UptownFridays@studiomuseum.org.

The Studio Museum Harlem
144 W. 125th Street
New York, New York 10027

Complimentary food and beverage
provided by the Barbados Tourism Authority
and Mount Gay Rum

Cooling Down When Harlem Is Heating Up

By tharealharlemista                                                                                                                    The oppressive heat in Harlem this week is no joke. Go into the 125th st subway station and it feels like you’re bathing in Hell. Bring a fan. And lots of water.

Hopefully some folks are spending the day at community pools, watching multiple features at the Magic Johnson Theatre or enjoying the many air conditioned restaurants and drinking establishments uptown.

Or maybe if you’re lucky, you can find an open fire hydrant like this one on 122nd St off Frederick Douglass Blvd and cool down like a kid (or a kid at heart).

If all else fails and you want to find a cooling center near you, call 311 or use the OEM’s online Cooling Center Finder.