Corner Social Mural Art Finalists Announced
||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.
||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
||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
||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.
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On May 17th, Corner Social will open its doors, its sidewalk cafe and its arms to this vibrant community, offering an effortlessly inviting place to dine and drink while absorbing the area’s pulsing future and storied past. The bar and restaurant had a soft open this Spring with modified hours and a modified menu. The Corner Social, which wraps the entire northwest corner of 126th Street and Lenox Avenue, is the vision of social-life entrepreneur and local owner Anahi Angelone. It’s exactly the kind of place she’d dream up: part local tavern, part after-party, part exclusive club where everyone is a welcomed member. It’s where old friends meet up for dinner and new ones are made around the communal table. It’s exactly where you want to start the evening for dinner and drinks, or spend an entire prime time gabbing over great food, or end up after for a midnight snack.
Running the length of its interior space is a 20-foot bar that feels like home, if home had 40+ brands of bottled beer, an 18-tap brass beer box, an enticing specialty cocktail list and a beat. It’s hard not to feel like you are celebrating something here- even if that something is just a Tuesday night in New York City. The history is here in the reclaimed subway tiles, punched tin ceilings and century-old wood, but today’s Harlem lets this bar’s style and vibe shine through. It’s a cool that knows better than to try too hard, yet manages to get it oh so right.
Behind the voices hums what could be New York’s best background music, punctuated by the celebratory ping of glasses clinking together and a chorus of variations on “yum,” and “aaah,” as they tuck into plates that taste even better than they look.
Think pork belly practically melting in your mouth, or semolina crusted branzino – first the crunch, then the sweet soft center, then share. Or think bar favorites with a twist like Cheeseburger Spring Rolls and local “Hot Bread Kitchen” Nachos sourced from La Marqueta in East Harlem. Come back for brunch and you’ll find Cornflake crusted French toast stuffed with banana and mascarpone, topped with maple crème fraiche. Executive Chef, Jonathan Romans has already spread his own particular Pixie dust around some of New York City’s most exciting restaurant audiences and projects, from Tribeca Grill and the Essex House’s Southgate, to the creation and building of Ze Café. Of course it’s all fresh, seasonal and is even sourced from local partners that serve the community.
All this among stylish tweed banquette seating and earthy interior that practically begs you to relax and have fun. Accents of soft amber light flicker from sconces and pendants, framing diners to the outside world through gorgeous glass and wood expansive doors. On cooler days, the steel wrapped fireplace – the centerpiece of the interior space – offers an extra layer of warmth while groups of friends perch at long communal tables facing flat screen TVs. In warmer weather, the sidewalk cafe is a sublime people-watching venue with full kitchen and bar menus.
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