Swizz Beatz Donates His Inspirational Art to HHC Henry J. Carter

swizz beatz art donationNew York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Global Ambassador Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean today unveiled a piece of art he created called Victory to the residents and staff of HHC Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility.  Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Draped Down’ At Studio Museum In Harlem

draped down at studio museum in harlemIn 1942, cultural anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston listed the term “draped down” as one of several terms meaning “well-dressed” in a glossary of Harlem Renaissance -era slang. Continue Reading →

Ernesto Pujol’s Palm Sunday At St. Philip’s Church In Harlem

Pujol_Monk_12St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is pleased to present the work of Internationally exhibited and collected American artist, Ernesto Pujol from Palm Sunday, April 13th-Tuesday April 29th, 2014. Continue Reading →

Artist Vicki DaSilva Repurposes West Harlem (video)

VickiDaSilva_Repurpose_2014_smLast Saturday night,  the West Harlem Art Fund collaborated with artist Vicki DaSilva who won Art Takes Times Square (2012) to create a beautiful light graffiti underneath the 12 Avenue (Riverside Drive) viaduct in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

2014 Uptown Arts Stroll: How to Participate

jpegNoMAA (The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) announces a call for artists for the 11th annual Uptown Arts Stroll in Washington Heights-Inwood from West 155th to 220th St. in June. Continue Reading →

Harlem Becomes A Destination For African Tribal Art Week

african art in harlem photoBy Mel Brown with additional contributions from Tricia Fraser

For almost a century, Harlem has been known as a destination for contemporary art, culture and fashion. With emerging revitalization, Harlem has experienced yet another cultural metamorphosis. Continue Reading →

George Mingo at Essie Green Galleries In Harlem

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A Conversation With George Mingo

Interviewing George Mingo about his work is very stimulating indeed. The closer one gets to this artist, the more disconcerting and surprising he becomes. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: NYC Affordable Art Fair 2014

downloadOkay, all you new art and wanna be art collectors, the Affordable Art Fair is here, offering original artwork priced from $100 – $10,000.

‘Digital Art Clips’ By The West Harlem Art Fund (video)

west harlem art fund project 2014 videoA still from the Digital Art Clips video by Ina Archer for the West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF) who partnered with the Studio Museum in Harlem and El Museo del Barrio. Continue Reading →

“When the Stars Begin to Fall” At The Studio Museum In Harlem

carol_print2rlemon_2013__0598When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South queries the category of “outsider” art in relation to contemporary art and black life. Continue Reading →

Rep. Charles B. Rangel’s Annual Congressional Art Competition

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Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Continue Reading →

Harlem Celebrates Women’s History Month 2014

Linda_Walton_Executive_Director_HAABy Lil Nickelson

On the evening of Monday, March 3rd, 2014 the Harlem Arts Alliance (“HAA”), the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (“GHCC”) and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hosted “Twelve Women of Distinction” Twelve Women of Distinction program to kick off Women’s History Month.  Continue Reading →