The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) Block Party and Open House will take place Saturday, September 11th, 2010 outside the Harlem School of the Arts on Saint Nicholas Avenue between 141st and 143rd Streets. The event will be hosted by Grammy Award winning singer Maya Azucena and Actress Mo Brown.
Lucy Walker’s Sundance award winning documentary Waste Land follows Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, who has pieces in museums worldwide (including El Museo del Barrio), on this daring project. Arriving at a landfill, Muniz discovers that the workers are welcoming, engaging, bright people. One man has opened a library using the discarded books he’s found, while [...]
While the glory days of Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Jacob Lawrence and countless others have come and gone, Harlem is once again experiencing an arts renaissance. With a respectful nod to artists of the original Harlem Renaissance and “props” to contemporary Harlem artists, Jacqueline of Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours and Averlyn of Canvas [...]
DanceAfrica, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) longest running program — and one of America’s largest and most vibrant celebrations of African and African American dance, music, and culture — celebrated its 30th year in 2007. Created in 1977 to heighten awareness of African culture, the festival has evolved into a high-spirited Memorial Day Weekend tradition [...]
Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7–8:30 p.m.
I was checking out the Brooklyn Museum’s website and noticed Conversation and Book Signing with Shepard Fairey. I first learned of Fairey because of the famous Obama Hope poster which inspired many variations.
Featuring: Bodoma Garifuna (Honduras) IMPACT Repertory Theatre (U.S.A.) New York African Chorus (Continental Africa) Pauline Jean Trio (Haiti) Taeko & Gaika Mass Choir (Japan) Yoshi Amao & Samurai Crew (Japan) Keith “The Captain” Gamble (U.S.A.) Visual Artist & Photography video display of Harlem Arts Alliance member’s and member partner’s work MCs: Yoshi Amao & Victor [...]
Somos Arte presents the new exhibit, Marvelous Color, celebrating six of Marvel Comics’ popular and iconographic super hero characters: Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, The Falcon, Blade and James Rhodes (Iron Man/War Machine) at the gallery of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) located at 408 West 58th Street, between 9th and 10th [...]
La Menta Collective is a new initiative providing a platform for new and emerging artists of various art forms. The Collective seeks to provide an avenue for artistic growth. Through regular exhibitions, readings and performances (juntas), an online presence, and involvement in various arts events, they strive to provide themselves and other artists with a [...]
Casa Frela Gallery presents The Fruitful Wound, photographs of Harlem’s gardens and open spaces by Dennis Santella. The exhibition opens with a gala reception from 4PM to 7PM on Saturday, July 18th, 2009. The show runs through August 22nd, 2009. For a full year, Dennis Santella has been searching out and photographing gardens and green [...]
THIS IS NOT A SPIKE LEE JOINT! â€¦itâ€™s a tributeâ€¦ Spike Lee put Brooklyn on the map. Known as one of Hollywoodâ€™s most important and influential filmmakers, he has left an indelible mark in our music, lexicon, fashion and art. BROOKLYN HONORS SPIKE LEE IS A MULTI-FACETED TRIBUTE, orchestrated by PlanIt Brooklyn, that invites the [...]
This summer Afro-Punk, BAMcinematek and Toyota’s/The 5th Door.com will present the 5th annual Afro-Punk Festival in the heart of Brooklyn. The festival is the definitive destination for the global Afro-Punk community. In 2002, Matthew Morgan and James Spooner joined forces to give a voice to thousands of multi-cultural kids fiercely identifying with a lifestyle path-less-traveled. [...]
While the glory days of Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Jacob Lawrence and countless others have come and gone, Harlem is once again experiencing an arts renaissance. With a respectful nod to artists of the original Harlem Renaissance and “props” to contemporary Harlem artists, Harlem Arts Alliance presents ArtCrawl Harlem.
Portrait painted by artist Kadir Nelson (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ***** Recently, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairwoman Barbara Lee, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a portrait unveiling ceremony for the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. In 1968, Chisholm became the first [...]
Today, March 14th at 3:00PM, Casa Frela Gallery (47 West 119th Street) will be the new site of DOWNrightART and Masks — unique exhibits organized by Alexanderâ€™s Angels.Â The exhibit was made possible with the help of public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a division of the Long Island Arts [...]
Editorâ€™s Note: We are pleased to have Tyrus Rochell Townsend from the blog I.Heart.Art and The.Noir.Arts.Gallery write this review for us. His bio states â€œI believe I teach and reach the masses through my words and my aura.Â I love, live, become and support art. Crystal McCrary Anthony, Nathan Hale Williams and Veronica Webb ****** [...]