Category: Art

Maya Azucena and Mo Brown Host Harlem School of the Arts Block Party and Open House

Maya Azucena and Mo Brown Host Harlem School of the Arts Block Party and Open House

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.

September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Rooftop Film: Waste Land at Museo del Barrio in Harlem

Rooftop Film: Waste Land at Museo del Barrio in Harlem

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 [...]

August 11, 2010 | 1 Comment More
ArtCrawl Harlem

ArtCrawl Harlem

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 [...]

August 1, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Harlem’s Essie Green Galleries Emerging Artists Exibition Closing Reception

Harlem’s Essie Green Galleries Emerging Artists Exibition Closing Reception

May 20, 2010 | 0 Comments More
DanceAfrica at Brooklyn Academy of Music

DanceAfrica at Brooklyn Academy of Music

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 [...]

May 19, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Collecting African American Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Collecting African American Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7–8:30 p.m.

April 5, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Film — Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Film — Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

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.

April 4, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Harlem: Our Shared Global Culture — 1st Annual Harlem Arts Alliance International Arts Event

Harlem: Our Shared Global Culture — 1st Annual Harlem Arts Alliance International Arts Event

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 [...]

March 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Marvelous Color at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

Marvelous Color at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

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 [...]

January 5, 2010 | 1 Comment More
La Menta Collective — Friends. Artists. Collaborators.

La Menta Collective — Friends. Artists. Collaborators.

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 [...]

August 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Rock the Block Bk

Rock the Block Bk

August 9, 2009 | 1 Comment More
The Fruitful Wound at Casa Frela Gallery

The Fruitful Wound at Casa Frela Gallery

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 [...]

July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Where’s Mars? — A Tribute to Spike Lee

Where’s Mars? — A Tribute to Spike Lee

THIS IS NOT A SPIKE LEE JOINT! …it’s a tribute… Spike Lee put Brooklyn on the map. Known as one of Hollywood’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 [...]

June 25, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Afro-Punk Festival — Music, Film, Art, Skating and Biking

Afro-Punk Festival — Music, Film, Art, Skating and Biking

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. [...]

June 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More
ArtCrawl Harlem

ArtCrawl Harlem

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.

May 14, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s Portrait Unveiled

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s Portrait Unveiled

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 [...]

March 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Young Artists Overcome Obstacles and Showcase Art at Casa Frela Gallery

Young Artists Overcome Obstacles and Showcase Art at Casa Frela Gallery

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 Alexander’s Angels.  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 [...]

March 14, 2009 | 0 Comments More
A Look Back — Inside Black Culture at the Studio Museum in Harlem

A Look Back — Inside Black Culture at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Editor’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 “I believe I teach and reach the masses through my words and my aura.  I love, live, become and support art. Crystal McCrary Anthony, Nathan Hale Williams and Veronica Webb ****** [...]

March 4, 2009 | 1 Comment More