January 12th, 2013 by tharealharlemista

Screen shot 2013-01-12 at 4.18.39 PMIf you get the chance, don’t miss the exhibition celebrating legendary photographer, filmmaker, musician and writer Gordon Park’s centenary year (he would have turned 100 on November 30th , 2012) at The Studio Museum of Harlem.

Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Assistant Curator Lauren Haynes’ Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, features black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay. It’s an intimate history, capturing the gritty essence of another time in Harlem.

The show runs through March 10th.

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Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W 125th St, (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (Seventh Ave) and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave)), New York Show map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 14th, 2012 by HarlemGuy

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ArtCrawl Harlem takes place this Saturday.

The Art and Wine tour will hit venues like the Studio Museum in Harlem, Art in Flux Harlem, Harlem Wine Gallery, and the Arts Horizon LeRoy Neiman Art Center. Transportation will be provided by ArtCrawl Harlem’s Trolley, a fun way to get from place to place. If you want to join in and get on board, tickets are $25.

The ArtCrawl Harlem Holiday Tour
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Trolley tour 1:00PM to 4PM;

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August 6th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal

Don’t forget this weekend (August 7th and 8th)  is Harlem’s ArtCrawl Harlem! The tour will introduce local and tri-state residents to the rich visual arts offerings of  Harlem by taking participants through a varied selection of galleries and public spaces to view work by an eclectic array of artists at all stages of professional development.

Visitors will be escorted by a tour guide to each gallery venue where they will participate in a 30 minute visit. ArtCrawl HarlemTM culminates in a catered reception that will include food, wine and music at a Harlem cultural institution.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 7th
Trolley tour 12:00PM  to 4PM;  Reception following until 5:30PM

Sunday, August 8th
Trolley tour 1:00PM  to 5PM;  Reception following until 6:30PM

TICKETS
$55 at (212) 866-7427, artcrawlharlem.com; the code “artcol” can be used to order $40 tickets online.

Read more about ArtCrawl Harlem in The New York Times.

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April 11th, 2010 by

by HarlemOnaBudget

Last week I had the pleasure of stopping by the Studio Museum in Harlem to see their spring 2010 project titled Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection. This collection of eight distinct exhibits features a mix of media materials and artwork given to the museum and explores how art is produced and presented.

Abstract by Julie Meheretu (from SMH website)

Of the eight exhibits, my favorite was “Catalogue: Systems of Dis/Order”, an exhibit displaying artwork that challenges normal perceptions of order with various creative patterns and shapes. I was also drawn to a collage entitled “Panthera” by Mickalene Thomas.

While “Catalogue: Systems of Dis/Order” and “Panthera” were some personal highlights, all eight exhibits have interesting and beautiful artwork. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. The exhibits will be on display through June 27th (Admission $7, free on Sundays) at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street (between Powell and Malcom X Blvds).  I definitely recommend stopping by!

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February 24th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

Watercolors by Lynn Lieberman

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLIfe

Since our inception well over a year ago, HarlemCondoLife (HCL) has been introduced to several interesting people living and working in Harlem-particularly local artists who have a positive link to Harlem. HCL would like to introduce  some of these individuals to you, along with their work, in hope that you will be moved and amazed by the wealth of talent that lives right here in our Harlem community. We certainly are impressed and excited to have you meet some of these talented individuals on our blog site. To help us kick off our first HCL Artist Profile, first up is a local watercolorist. In a Q&A (questions and answers) format, meet Lynn Lieberman in her own words on Harlem in watercolor.

Watercolors by Lynn Lieberman

What is your area of specialty? And why do you feature Harlem in your art work?
My primary area is watercolor. I live, work and create right here in Harlem.  Most of my work is small format-note cards of everything from the famous Lenox Lounge to Apollo Theater to Lee Lee’s Bakery, where Mr. Lee displays my painting of his bakery. In an effort to capture more of Harlem, last year I created a watercolor map of Harlem, which was updated this year and can be viewed on my website.

As for why Harlem, we have street after street of graceful prewar buildings, each with their own unmistakable curves and lines. Many have been home to the people who reside there for decades, and signs of love and longevity protrude from window boxes, along with flower pots and signs in the windows.

Watercolors by Lynn Lieberman

Does Harlem move and inspire your art work?
Inspiration here in Harlem is endless for a watercolorist.  No matter how many times I walk the streets of Harlem, I always see something different and new to paint, from the Harlem Meer in the Fall to Fields Court at Christmas to the colorful Minton’s Jazz Club, Mike’s Newsstand on 122nd Street and Lenox Avenue, and to Tonnie’s Minis, where they also display my note card painting of the place.

Watercolors by Lynn Lieberman

Is it challenging to use Harlem in your work?
The only challenge to painting Harlem is what to leave out.

Aside from watercoloring Harlem, HCL has to ask what are some of your favorite things about it?
Harlem Seasons. At the first sign of Spring and all through the Summer, window sills are abound with color right up until Halloween pumpkins and Christmas trees with lights. No Holiday is forgotten here.

Watercolor by Lynn Lieberman

Harlem people. Where else in this City can you find people sitting on the sidewalk in their beach chairs enjoying a beautiful Summer evening or barbecuing in front of their building?

Harlem has a plethora of green space from our major Parks to our local Green Thumb gardens-giving us easy access to hours of walking or bike riding from the minute we walk out our front door.

Watercolors by Lynn Lieberman

Our diversity is great. I was born here in the City and have lived in a variety of places over the years, always returning home. Harlem is a place where I feel most comfortable and the place where I live with my family.

And Harlem has s vibrant art community with plenty of ongoing events at the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Harlem Arts Alliance and Casa Frela Gallery, which represents my work.

Watercolor by Lynn Lieberman

In full disclosure, I have purchased notecards from Lynn as gifts. They were a hit on the receiving end with friends and family. Don’t miss out on seeing Lynn’s work in person. Her work is currently hanging, with framed pieces for sale , at Native Restaurant and Il Caffe Latte-both on Lenox Avenue and for sale unframed at www.afinelyne.com

Watercolor by Lynn Lieberman

And if you know of a local artist we should spotlight on HCL, who resides in Harlem and their work is linked to all things positive about Harlem, please send your recommendations to feedback@harlemcondolife.com.

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