The Bahamian American Cultural Society introduces its first exhibition of Bahamian art in New York at the Art Gallery in the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building. The exhibit will be on view through Dec 12. The show features the unique expressions of several Bahamian artists in original paintings, original
prints, three-dimensional work, woodcuts and ceramics.
Located at Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza 163 West 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard.
“Weusi Revisited: 2010 showcases the historically seminal work of the Weusi Collective. Founded in 1965, the Harlem-based Weusi (”way-oo-see,” which means Blackness in Swahili) are considered progenitors of the Black Arts Movement and were among the first artists to make African imagery a central part of their work.” – Dwyer Cultural Center Website (www.dwyercc.org)
If you haven’t seen it yet and you have a free afternoon this summer, go visit this amazing exhibit. I have been several times and find it to be both beautiful and powerful. Aside from the afrocentric colorful works, there is also an accompanying video featuring interviews with the individual artists who explain why and how they create their paintings. Also, it’s free! – just a suggested donation from those that can.
“Weusi Revisited: 2010″
Exhibit ends September 3rd
Free ($5 suggested donation)
at the Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St. Nicholas Avenue (123rd Street)
For more information: 212-360-3255