June 17: Harlem Arts Stroll

Harlem Arts Stroll on June 17 will feature:

  • Chief Nike Okundaye: An Odyssey Through the Years, organized by Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center and Harlem Needle Arts and showing Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (at 148th Street) New York, NY 10039, (212) 862-2787, info@neimancenter.org 

  • Sanu Da Zuwa by Musah Swallah, A Solo Exhibition at Calabar Gallery. 2504 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (@134th Street), New York, NY 10030, (646) 964-5062, info@calabargallery.comAlso in the gallery, the work of sculptor Nakazzi Hutchinson, Wilhelmina Obatala Grant and photographer Marcia Wilson can be seen in the gallery.
  • Deborah Singletary, Harlem Artist at Neighorhood Women’s Collective, 2494 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030, (914) 257-3635,  neighborhoodwomenscollective@gmail.com
  • Creations by Laura Gadson and Wearable Designs by Ife Felix of Ife Closet showcasing the Guinea Collection at The Gadson Gallery, 225 West 134th Street, Between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and  Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030, 212-694-0262. gadsongallery@aol.com
  • Styles & Storytellers: Vol 1 at La Maison d’Art, 259 West 132nd Street, New York, NY 10027, (718) 593-4108 info@lamaisondartny.com
  • Opulence Personified: Mixed Media Images by Christopher Q. Crenshaw at Strivers Garden Gallery, 300 West 135th Street, New York, NY 10030. NOTE: From 1pm-4pm only
  • Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), presents Liminal Space, an exhibition on the realities of migratory life in the 21st century. NOTE: OPENING RECEPTION IS FROM 3-5PM. The exhibition features work by Kwesi Abbensetts, Damali Abrams, Khadija Benn, Victor Davson, Stanley Greaves, Carl Hazlewood, Dominque Hunter, Donald Locke, Andrew Lyght, Suchitra Mattai, Christie Neptune, Mason Richards, Karran Sahadeo, Keisha Scarville, and Arlington Weithers. NOTE: THERE IS AN SUGGESTED DONATION FEE, CCADI, 120 East 125th Street, New York, NY 10035
  • Glimpses of Grace in the City at Walls-Ortiz Gallery and Center, 2204 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 100 (212) 749-2717, wogc@cityseminaryny.org
  • Shrine World Music, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030, (212) 690-7807 – End the evening here: 6-7pm: David Kardas – Jazz7-8pm: Mel Muñiz & Lucho Pellegrini- Folk8-9pm: Calamity Janes – Country / Folk and 10pm-12am: Oxygen Box – Reggae
  • REVIVAL: A Celebration and Renewal of Great 20th Century Dance at Grant’s Tomb, 122nd and Riverside Drive, (#1 train; M5 bus; or M4 or M104 bus to 122nd St, walk 2 blocks west)  6pm and 7:30pm

OPEN STUDIOS

Visit artists studios, each month the number of studios will increase and vary in participation.

  • TAFA, 176 East 106 St. NY, NY 10029, 917 518-9970. www.tafagallery.com.
  • 2pm-6pm
  • Jamel Robinson, Harlem Royalty Studios, 460 W 149th Street between Convent & Amsterdam, 347-702-0256

The event begins the evening of the 16th with an outdoor film festival by Harlem Pride and on the day of the event, the 17th from 1pm to 6pm, art exhibitions can be seen at Art Horizons, Gadson Gallery, La Maison d’Art, Calabar Gallery, Neighborhood Women’s Collective. During the day, other exhibitions can be seen at the Schomburg, Harlem School of the Arts, Curtis Jacob Gallery, Long Gallery, The Wallace Art Gallery with Uptown Arts Stroll and other stroll. The evening will end at 6pm and The Shrine has a long list of performances to cap cap the night from 7pm.

July 15: Harlem Arts Stroll

Beginning at Arts Horizon this July at 12 noon, Harlem Arts Stroll on July 15 will feature:

Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (at 148th Street) New York, NY 10039, (212) 862-2787, info@neimancenter.org

  • 12 Noon – 3pm: Rug-Making Techniques – Yarn Hooking by Sahara Briscoe – Creativity using yarns to make the most basic of textiles. Students will learn to plan, draw and then create a small rug sample using time-honored traditions of hooking, both used in the Diaspora to produce useful articles while honoring our form of creativity. Register here. ***FEE REQUIRED TO TAKE CLASS***, FREE TO OBSERVE BRIEFLY.
  • 12-6pm: Donovan Nelson: Artist in Residence. Donovan Nelson was born in Manchester, Jamaica, WI and in 1982, he relocated to the U.S.  In 1995, Nelson received a B.F.A in illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.  Additionally, he studied portraiture and figure painting at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Nelson received an M.F.A. from the New York Academy where he studied with Martha Erlebacher, Vincent Desiderio, Jack Beal, Alfred Lesley, and Juan Cardenas.

Calabar Gallery. 2504 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (@134th Street), New York, NY 10030, (646) 964-5062, info@calabargallery.com.

  • All Day: Conversations in Patterns, Textiles, Figures and Portraits: IFY CHIEJINA AND JAMILLA OKUBO, An exhibition that speaks to the process of art by Kenyan American artist Jamilla Okubo and Nigerian American artist Ify Chiejina. Also in the gallery, the work of sculptor Nakazzi Hutchinson, multimedia artist Musah Swallah and photographer Marcia Wilson can be seen.
  • 2pm – 4pm: THE TREE, A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM BY MINNETTE COLEMAN, A Book Signing, Register here
  • 5pm-7pm: HARLEM WORLD MAGAZINE presents HARLEM WORLD TALKS a Harlem Review of Poets and Writers with Eartha Watts Hicks, Judy C. Andrews, Marc C. Polite, and Dara Marsh. Register here.

Neighborhood Women’s Collective2494 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030, (914) 257-3635, neighborhoodwomenscollective@gmail.com

  • 1pm – 6pm: Artist – A Woman in her Sacred Space: Assemblages by Sophisticated Cookie (Taeesha Muhammad)

The Gadson Gallery, 225 West 134th street (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. & Frederick Douglass Blvd), New York NY 10030, 212-694-0262. gadsongallery@aol.com

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  • 1pm – 6pm: A Piece-full Life: The Artist at Work and Play.
    Quilt artist Laura R Gadson will bring her studio into her gallery space this Saturday so visitors can get a glimpse of the basic beginnings of a quilt. A variety of quilt work will be on display as well as small reproductions for sale in the form of prints, note cards and pillows.
  • Strivers Garden Gallery, 300 West 135th Street, New York, NY 10030. NOTE: From 1pm-4pm only
    • Opulence Personified: Mixed Media Images by Christopher Q. Crenshaw

I, Too Arts Collective 20 East 127th Street [between Fifth and Madison Avenues]

 Walls-Ortiz Gallery and Center, 2204 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 100 (212) 749-2717, wogc@cityseminaryny.org

  • 12-2pm: Glimpses of Grace in the City

La Maison d’Art: 259 West 132nd Street, New York, NY 10027, (718) 593-4108,     info@lamaisondartny.com

  • NO EXHIBITION THIS EDITION BECAUSE OF AN EVENT.

MEDIA PARTNERS:

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•       Press Conference Production
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The Young Brown Collective Inc. (The YBC) acts as an ambassador, advisor, advocate and benefactor to small businesses and communities of color. As a collective, we seek to build a platform that connects and unifies various industries that add value and equity to our communities and small businesses within in the New York Tri-state area.”Communities Supporting Communities”, YBC’s  Mission is accomplished through our four goals: Serve, Connect, Create and Build. SERVE within our communities; CONNECT with one another in a meaningful and impactful way; CREATE opportunities to invest in our communities; BUILD partnerships and relationships that will add value and equity to our communities. Email: theyoungbrowncollective@gmail.com. Website: www.theyoungbrowncollective.org. IG @theyoungbrowncollective

August 19: Harlem Arts Stroll

The last stroll of the summer. REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE.

Beginning at Calabar Gallery  this August at 12 noon, Harlem Arts Stroll on August 19 will feature:

Calabar Gallery. 2504 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (@134th Street), New York, NY 10030, (646) 964-5062, info@calabargallery.com.

  • All Day: Conversations in Patterns, Textiles, Figures and Portraits: IFY CHIEJINA AND JAMILLA OKUBO, An exhibition that speaks to the process of art by Kenyan American artist Jamilla Okubo and Nigerian American artist Ify Chiejina. Also in the gallery, the work of sculptor Nakazzi Hutchinson, multimedia artist Musah Swallah and photographer Marcia Wilson can be seen.
  • 1:30pm-3pm: JAMILLA OKUBO & IFY CHIEJINA: ARTIST TALK moderated by ARIEL JACKSON. Conversations in Patterns, Textiles, Figures and Portraits: JAMILLA OKUBO AND IFY CHIEJINA is an exhibition that speaks to the process of art by Kenyan American artist Jamilla Okubo and Nigerian American artist Ify Chiejina. Artist Ariel Jackson will moderate the talk with these two artists about their work.
  • 3pm – 4:45pm: Living Beyond the Precipice with Taneeka L. Wilder and Angela Williamson. Taneeka L. Wilder will discuss her book, “On the Precipice of Love Illuminated,” and share some pieces from the book itself, her journey, as an author. Angela Williamson will be speaking and reading from her upcoming poetry book.These two authors will be showcasing our work, and books will be available for purchase. REGISTER HERE.
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  • 5pm-6:30pm: Art of African Textiles by Atim Annette Oton with State of the Arts NYC. REGISTER HERE.
  • H Week special Black LH Mattes
  • 7pm-8:30pm: Revisiting & Re-Energizing Harlem’s Exciting Cultural Landscape for the Future. As Harlem seems to be losing more and more of its cultural imagery Barbara Jones of The Harlem Swing Dance Society  will lead a exciting review of Harlem’s most famed dance and discuss the need to restore stronger its significance and legacy in the community. Includes Film Clips w/ Q & A Talk Back DiscussionREGISTER HERE.

Neighborhood Women’s Collective2494 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030, (914) 257-3635, neighborhoodwomenscollective@gmail.com

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  • 12pm – 7pm: Artist – Jessica Dixon. Opening – ~Refreshments Served~Exhibit on view through September 9th, 2017. Open Wednesday- Friday 12:00-6:00pm, Saturday, 12:00- 7:00pm and Sunday 12:00-6:00pm
  • Jessica attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After years focused on designing clothes for people, she realized her strength was in drawing and painting art inspired by fashion and her creator, God. When her parents, artists themselves, opened a new church Jessica painted a picture of an angel to be hung in the sanctuary.  One angel inspired her entire new collection, a series of paintings inspired by Jesus and angels. Her goal is to bring people closer to God through her art, to uplift and for God to speak through her art. She resides in Brooklyn with her son Peace and loving husband.

The Gadson Gallery, 225 West 134th street (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. & Frederick Douglass Blvd), New York NY 10030, 212-694-0262. gadsongallery@aol.com

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  • 1pm – 6pm: Art in the Garden featuring Laura R Gadson – Wearable Fiber Fabulosity, Quilts & more. Shimoda Accessories- Beaded Elegance & Adornments and More

Strivers Garden Gallery, 300 West 135 Street, New York, NY 10027

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  • 2pm-5pm: Strivers Gardens Gallery and Diaspora Now Inc. present

    “Color and Texture Explored” featuring wall sculptures by multi-media artists Jorge A. Valdes (JAVA) and Alfred Weekes curated by Anderson Pilgrim of Diaspora Now.  Meet the Artists: Saturday, August 19, 2-5 pm. Closing Reception: Saturday, September 16, 12 –4 pm. Viewing Hours: Sunday, August 20, 12-4 pm and by appointment – Curator: Anderson M. Pilgrim – Executive Director, CaFA Fair Barbados. Contact Info: 646-267-8831 or ampilgrim@hotmail.com

I, Too Arts Collective 20 East 127th Street [between Fifth and Madison Avenues]

La Maison d’Art: 259 West 132nd Street, New York, NY 10027, (718) 593-4108,     info@lamaisondartny.com, website: lamaisondartny.comfaces

  • FACES, an exhibition by Like Minded People

Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (at 148th Street) New York, NY 10039, (212) 862-2787, info@neimancenter.org

  • WILL BE CLOSED FOR VACATION

MEDIA PARTNERS:

Shabazz Communications Inc., P.O. Box 3631, New York, NY 10027; Telephone: 646. 396. 3800; Website: www.shabazzcommunications.com

Overview: Event Production • Media Relations • Public Relations • E•Blasts
Services:
•       Award Ceremony / Gala Production
•       E Blast marketing
•       Media consultancy
•       Sponsor management
•       Panel / Talkback Production
•       Red Carpet Production
•       Conference Production On-Site Conference Management
•       Press Conference Production
•       Viral Press Conferences
•       Registration Coordination
•       Script/ Rundown writing
•       Pre – registration logistics
•       Vendor purchasing & management

The Young Brown Collective Inc. (The YBC) acts as an ambassador, advisor, advocate and benefactor to small businesses and communities of color. As a collective, we seek to build a platform that connects and unifies various industries that add value and equity to our communities and small businesses within in the New York Tri-state area.”Communities Supporting Communities”, YBC’s  Mission is accomplished through our four goals: Serve, Connect, Create and Build. SERVE within our communities; CONNECT with one another in a meaningful and impactful way; CREATE opportunities to invest in our communities; BUILD partnerships and relationships that will add value and equity to our communities. Email: theyoungbrowncollective@gmail.com. Website: www.theyoungbrowncollective.org. IG @theyoungbrowncollective

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TART ARTIST COLLECTIVE is an intersectional feminist and anti-racist art collective in NYC. Website: http://tartnyc.org Email: 

 

September 16: Harlem Arts Stroll

Fall begins with a celebration of Harlem as a mecca for all people.We are happy to add  The Total West Harlem Immersion, tickets are here for this event – TICKETS HERE.  The Total West Harlem Immersion by Brooklyn Based and Brooklyn Brewery. On Sept. 16, explore West Harlem’s best bars, cafes and creative spaces during the Total West Harlem Immersion, a neighborhood-wide, pop-up party–which happens to coincide with the Harlem Art Stroll!

HARLEM ARTS STROLL

Beginning at Calabar Gallery  at 12 noon, Harlem Arts Stroll will feature:

Calabar Gallery. 2504 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (@134th Street), New York, NY 10030, (646) 964-5062, info@calabargallery.com.

  • All Day: Conversations in Patterns, Textiles, Figures and Portraits: IFY CHIEJINA AND JAMILLA OKUBO, An exhibition that speaks to the process of art by Kenyan American artist Jamilla Okubo and Nigerian American artist Ify Chiejina. Also in the gallery, the work of sculptor Nakazzi Hutchinson.
  • TEA PHILOSOPY: Join us for a TEA TASTING AND LIVING WITH TEA with Verna L. Hamilton.Based in Harlem, Verna L. Hamilton is a prolific writer, a clear communicator, an engaging speaker, and an unapologetic tea aficionado. Fueled by a passion for everything tea, she combines grace and wit while educating others about tea history, its customs and the cultures around the world tea represents. Ms. Hamilton is an alumna of Florida A&M University (FAMU)’s School of Business & Industry and earned her Master of Marketing Research at The University of Georgia’s Coca-Cola Center for Marketing Studies. She lives in New York.
  • Neighborhood Women’s Collective2494 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030, (914) 257-3635, neighborhoodwomenscollective@gmail.com
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  • 12pm – 7pm: Artist – Jessica Dixon. Opening – ~Refreshments Served~Exhibit on view. Open Wednesday- Friday 12:00-6:00pm, Saturday, 12:00- 7:00pm and Sunday 12:00-6:00pm
  • Jessica attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After years focused on designing clothes for people, she realized her strength was in drawing and painting art inspired by fashion and her creator, God. When her parents, artists themselves, opened a new church Jessica painted a picture of an angel to be hung in the sanctuary.  One angel inspired her entire new collection, a series of paintings inspired by Jesus and angels. Her goal is to bring people closer to God through her art, to uplift and for God to speak through her art. She resides in Brooklyn with her son Peace and loving husband.

The Gadson Gallery, 225 West 134th street (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. & Frederick Douglass Blvd), New York NY 10030, 212-694-0262. gadsongallery@aol.com

  • 1pm – 6pm: Art in the Garden featuring Laura R Gadson – Wearable Fiber Fabulosity, Quilts & more. Shimoda Accessories- Beaded Elegance & Adornments and More

Strivers Garden Gallery, 300 West 135 Street, New York, NY 10027

Color and Texture flyer

  • 12pm-4PM: Strivers Gardens Gallery and Diaspora Now Inc. present
    Artists Talk and Closing Reception: Saturday, September 16, 12 –4 pm
    Artists JAVA and Alfred Weekes will discuss their work and process with curator Anderson M. Pilgrim
     

    Contact Info: 646-267-8831 or ampilgrim@hotmail.com

I, Too Arts Collective 20 East 127th Street [between Fifth and Madison Avenues]

La Maison d’Art: 259 West 132nd Street, New York, NY 10027, (718) 593-4108,     info@lamaisondartny.com, website: lamaisondartny.com

Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (at 148th Street) New York, NY 10039, (212) 862-2787, info@neimancenter.org

MEDIA PARTNERS:

Shabazz Communications Inc., P.O. Box 3631, New York, NY 10027; Telephone: 646. 396. 3800; Website: www.shabazzcommunications.com

Overview: Event Production • Media Relations • Public Relations • E•Blasts
Services:
•       Award Ceremony / Gala Production
•       E Blast marketing
•       Media consultancy
•       Sponsor management
•       Panel / Talkback Production
•       Red Carpet Production
•       Conference Production On-Site Conference Management
•       Press Conference Production
•       Viral Press Conferences
•       Registration Coordination
•       Script/ Rundown writing
•       Pre – registration logistics
•       Vendor purchasing & management

The Young Brown Collective Inc. (The YBC) acts as an ambassador, advisor, advocate and benefactor to small businesses and communities of color. As a collective, we seek to build a platform that connects and unifies various industries that add value and equity to our communities and small businesses within in the New York Tri-state area.”Communities Supporting Communities”, YBC’s  Mission is accomplished through our four goals: Serve, Connect, Create and Build. SERVE within our communities; CONNECT with one another in a meaningful and impactful way; CREATE opportunities to invest in our communities; BUILD partnerships and relationships that will add value and equity to our communities. Email: theyoungbrowncollective@gmail.com. Website: www.theyoungbrowncollective.org. IG @theyoungbrowncollective

tart

TART ARTIST COLLECTIVE is an intersectional feminist and anti-racist art collective in NYC. Website: http://tartnyc.org Email: