August 3rd, 2016 by INtoHarlem

The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Heath Gallery Present
Inside ~ Outside
A Group Exhibition Curated by Lady K Fever
August 6 – 24, 2016

Inside ~ Outside explores the works of 7 local artists. The artists show their work on gallery walls and inside museums while embracing a practice of street art and public installations. The influence of their outside practices is apparent in their interior sculptures and canvases. 

Featured artists:
Bio, Glendalys Medina, Jenevieve, Lady K Fever, Marthalicia, Natalie Colette Wood and Shame 125

24 West 120th Street
Opening Reception
Saturday August 6, 2016
7 pm – 10 pm

Inside ~ Outside coincides with All Along the Watchtower a public art installation by Artist Lady K Fever on the Acropolis  in Marcus Garvey Park. 

All Along the Watchtower
Artist guided walk through
8 pm
Leaving from Heath Gallery @ 7:45
The installation is best viewed as the sun begins to set and dusk approaches. All Along the Watchtower is made almost entirely of light reflective materials, the flash of the viewers camera will cause the materials to illuminate creating a soft glow all along the Acropolis.
Meet up with the artist and Marcus Garvey Park Alliance President Connie Lee at Heath Gallery at 7:45 pm and join us on a walk through of the Acropolis. Bring a camera with a flash or just your cell phone. The installation is sponsored by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Public Art Initiative with funding provided by the Harlem Community Development Corporation.
All parks groups, cultural organizations, artists and curators are welcome to participate.
For more information contact Connie Lee President, Marcus Garvey Park Alliance
E presidentmgpa@gmail.com P 917-797-9938

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April 29th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Juliana

Juliana Poroye who is an ensemble member in Urban Words and Hi-ARTS’ Journal to Journey Program has been selected as one of the poets to be a part of the 2016 Urban Word NYC Poetry Slam Team! Congratulations Juliana!

Tracer

Tracer DePass who is also an ensemble member in Urban Words and Hi-ARTS’ Journal to Journey Programwho received the first ever Phife Dawg Award from Urban Word. Last year, he was selected to be the 2016 Teen Poet Laureate for the Borough of Queens and was published in Scholastic’s Best Teen Writing of 2015. Congratulations Trace!

David

David Bermudez is currently a student intern with Hi-ARTS and last year he was a former student in The Black Book Master Class. Most recently David was accepted into the Architecture Program at Cooper Union on a full tuition scholarship. Congratulations David!

Congratulations Juliana, Tracer &  David from all of us at HarlemCondoLife!

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April 12th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Flux

April 12 – VOLUNTEER INFO EVENING for FLUX Public Art Projects
May 3 – 6-8PM OPENING DAY: FLUX Public Art Projects
May 38-10PM OPENING CELEBRATION: FLUX Public Art Projects
May 3-31 – FLUX Public Art Projects Special Events and FREE Programs

FLUX Public Art Projects embodies Harlem’s creative spirit and cultural significance by presenting public art installations by over 40 innovative artists in various locations throughout Harlem’s parks and boulevards. FLUX Public Art Projects is presented in collaboration with NYC Parks, NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program and Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.

For info about FLUX Special Events and FREE Programs, click here
Brunches, Discussions, Tours, Artists Talks and more

To Attend FLUX Volunteer Info Evening, click here 
April 12, 6:30-8:30pm at ALOFT lobby, 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd, between 123 and 124th St.

INFO: info@fluxfair.com / www.fluxfair.nyc

IMAGES:  Above: Passage: Monolith, Jon Gomez / Below: The Defiant Shadow, BOLO (Qinza Najm & Saks Afrida)

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Caught

“CAUGHT IN AN UPWARD SPIRAL”
FEATURED ARTISTS: Suprina, Jeffrey Allen Price, Gabriel Shuldiner and Victoria Udondian
CO-CURATED BY: Akeem Duncan, Editor Quiet Lunch Magazine and Leanne Stella, Director Art In FLUX
WHERE: Heath Gallery, 24 W. 120th Street (between Lenox and 5th Avenue), NYC
WHEN: April 9 through May 22, OPEN Wednesdays 6-8PM, Saturdays and Sundays Noon to 6PM
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, APRIL 9, 6-9PM RSVP  

Suprina

Suprina started her career as a prop-maker and reflected on this juncture, “I always felt conflicted fabricating objects that were mainly used to sell retail objects (a.k.a landfill)…My artwork is made with these very objects once they are cast away and not deemed the ‘next best thing’ anymore.”   This progressive group exhibition features 4 artists who work with found materials, redefining the realm of “trash art.”  Suprina upcycles materials into figurative pieces that address social injustices inflicted on marginalized groups. Jeffrey focuses on the reuse of materials involved in the process of creating. Gabriel combines elements of minimalism and punk attitude, remixing, slashing and transmuting unmatchable elements. Victoria investigates how fundamental changes in fabric can affect one’s perception of self-identity and the psyche of an entire society.

We will also be celebrating the installation of DNA Totem by Suprina in Marcus Garvey Park
from 4:30 to 6PM, Enter at 120th and 5th and walk up the steps.

MORE INFO

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March 15th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

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L. “Facelift” Oil on Canvas, Michael Delaney – R. “Painted Shoes”, Will Roberson

The two artists featured in “Beauty” at Cheri, Micheal Delaney and Will Roberson, create a unique pairing.  They work in disparate materials but each with a chic sophistication. Michael’s compositions reference the painters of the Italian Renaissance and honestly present beauty in its most raw form while Will’s creations are a throw back to a much more recent time when street art and high fashion merged in New York City.

Reception: Wednesday, March 16, 6-9pm
Exhibition: February 26 – March 31, 2016
Location: Cheri, 231 Lenox Avenue, New York
Featured Artists: Michael Delaney and Will Roberson
RSVP

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March 15th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Dreamers

“Dreamer” Gregory St. Armand, Mixed media, acrylics, inks, alkyd 58”x63″ 2013

“Dreamers”, the first in an ongoing series of quarterly exhibitions produced in collaboration with Harlem Properties, is dedicated to celebrating the artistic spirit of Harlem.

“Dreamers” explores the dichotomy between harmony and cacphony, joy and sadness, love and loss. In curating this particular exhibition Art in FLUX founder, Leanne Stella, has chosen works that demonstrate a creative tension in their themes,  narratives, and materials. Featuring paintings, photography and sculpture the exhibition epitomizes Harlem’s creative multi-media art scene.

Opening ReceptionWednesday, March 16, 6-9pm
Exhibition: March 16 – May 31, 2016
Location: Harlem Properties, 163 Lenox Avenue, New York
Featured Artists: Gregory Saint Amand, Jordan Baker-Caldwell, Michael Kelly Williams, Ming Smith, Roddy Wildeman, Stan Squirewell, and Stefano Di Cicco
RSVP

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Artists

Ming Smith is known for her informal, in-action portraits of black cultural figures, from Alvin Ailey to Nina Simone and a wide range of jazz musicians. Her work was included in the Museum of Modern Art’s 2010 groundbreaking exhibition, “Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography”. She produces complicated and elaborate images in the developing and post-printing processes. Through experimentation with paint and hand-tinting, Ming continues to expand the role of photography. Her photography is held in collections in the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York; the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History and Culture, Washington, DC and the AT&T Corporation.

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Gregory Saint Amand was born in New York, but raised in Haiti from age one to his early teens when he returned to the US to live again with his mother. While in Haiti he lived with his grandparents who affectionately called him GOGO which has also become his brand.
Gregory works in multiple mediums, including inks, acrylics, charcoal, pen and markers, painting on canvas, wood and even cardboard. Hr juxtaposes figurative and abstract imagery, infusing meaning through complex layering with a diverse assortment of cultural icons. Gregory is a graduate of Cooper Union. His work has been exhibited in Scope Miami 2015 with Castle Fitzjohns Gallery and is held in private and corporate collections including the Red Alder Hedge Fund.

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Stan Squirewell, a Washington, D.C. native, currently lives and works in New York City. A graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and an MFA recipient at the Hoffberger School of Painting, he has studied with Michael Platt, Lou Stovall and Grace Hartigan. A painter, photographer, installation and performance artist, Stan is the first winner of the Rush Philanthropic and Bombay Sapphire Artisan series. He has performed with Nick Cave (“Sound Suits”) at the National Portrait Gallery and with Jefferson Pinder with G-Fine Arts. Privately and publicly collected, Stan’s works are in the Reginald Lewis Museum and the Robert Steel Collection, and have recently been acquired by the Smithsonian for the African American Museum (2015).  This May Stan will present a  “The Odyssey” in Marcus Garvey Park for the May 2016 FLUX Art Fair Public Art Projects.

 

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Jordan Baker-Caldwell was born and raised in New York. He attended Alfred University, where he received his BFA in 2005. A sculptor, working in metals such as steel, bronze and found materials, Jordan’s work explores the usage of shapes, symbols and iconography, bringing together contemporary cultural references and classical ideals of form and balance. His current works are a mixture of figurative and organic forms juxtaposed with modern, neo-cubic abstraction. This year his 9-ft tall steel sculpture, “Ascension” will become a permanent installation in Midtown Manhattan’s new development, Hudson Yards. In May he will present a public work, “Golem” on the East Side of Marcus Garvey Park near 123rd Street as part of the FLUX Art Fair Public Art Projects.

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Artist and art educator Michael Kelly Williams works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed-media. Born in France, he grew up in Detroit, MI and later came to New York to study and live. He has been Artist-in-Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, obtained an MFA in Sculpture from Brooklyn College, and has been, for many years, an educator with the NYC Department of Education. Michael has been commissioned for various permanent installations, including two mosaic murals located at the Intervale Subway Station (2/5) in the Bronx as well as several glass murals in P.S. 82 Hammond School in Queens. Michael will present a public work, “Liturgy for Lenox Lounge” on Lenox Avenue and 124th Street for the May 2016 FLUX Art Fair Public Art Projects.

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Stefano Di Cicco was born in Italy and moved to New York in 1998. He studied and worked at the Academy of Rome and obtained an apprenticeship with one of his professors who encouraged Stefano’s interest in classical art and leaning towards abstraction. In 1990 he joined a residency at the Academy “Casa mia, casa tua,” that had a profound impact on his art career. Stefano’s proclivities lean towards primitive art, cave paintings, African art and masters like Dubuffet, Burri and Twombly. These influences are seen in his abstract paintings, where he explores the subtle realms of territorial confusion and human contact through simple gestures. In 1990 Stefano earned 1st place in the “The Book of Signs” competition at the International School of Rotterdam, and in 1998 he earned his first solo show at the Puck Building, New York City.

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Roddy Wildeman honed his unique wood-working style from his years supporting himself and his daughter as a carpenter. His “Composite Memory” pieces are created from pieces of discarded wood that he assembles into starburst and pyramid shaped compositions. Roddy’s work hangs on the walls of the Rockefeller family private offices and has been donated to support numerous charities, including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The Sarcoma Foundation of America and the Kawangware Children’s Center, Kenya. Roddy is an entrepreneur and owns several businesses including Torché Galerie (Belmar, NJ), Torché Galerié at Senses (New York, NY), and Sculpture on the Water (WHERE); he is also director and officer of US+U (Urban Studio Unbound) a non-profit organization based out of New York.

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September 30th, 2015 by INtoHarlem

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The above event  has been rescheduled, due to the expected storm this weekend.  Please adjust your schedules accordingly.

West Harlem/Brooklyn, NYC… The West Harlem Art Fund, under the direction of Savona Bailey-McClain in collaboration with Pratt’s Digital Media Arts and with cooperation from the New York City Department Of Transportation (NYCDOT) Weekend Walks program presents – SYNCED for one night only on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 10 pm along 12th Avenue, starting at 125th Street to 135th Street. This Harlem/Brooklyn collaboration is for the intervention series Under the Viaduct.

Four NorCAT19Ethern Manhattan artists, Rafia Santana, Charlie Reynoso, Dianne Smith and Debra Swack are participating in the group installation, which is a mix of interactive digital and performance art. The artists were assisted by students from the Pratt’s Digital Arts Program, allowing them to participate in real art projects with working artists as they create new works.

UNDER THE VIADUCT is an interactive art & lifestyle series where folks can meet, bike, skate or dine in an open-air plaza. New Yorkers can enjoy passive recreation in the daytime and when the sun starts going down, engage in dance, digital and reflective art under the 12th Avenue Viaduct.

Our last night celebrates Nuit Blanche, which is celebrated in cities around the world,” says, Bailey-McClain, Executive Director for the West Harlem Art Fund and Artistic Director for Under the Viaduct. “We use digital technology to light up Harlem with innovative and original art installations.”

Contact: Savona Bailey-McClain

westharlemartfund12@gmail.com

347-365-0132

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