Head on over to the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building in Harlem this coming weekend to see “125 Franco’s Blvd.” “125 Franco’s Blvd.” is an exhibition of Franco The Great’s timeless artwork. The exhibition is from 4-6:00 PM February 10-11th and there will be artwork for sale. The details are below, along with a brief description on Franco The Great.
Where: Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building
163 west 1125th Street, 2nd Floor
Harlem, NY 10027
Date: Friday and Saturday, February 10-11, 2012
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Who is Franco The Great:
Over a period of 25 plus years, Franco has changed the image of Harlem by painting the security gates of storefronts on 125th Street. His work in Harlem has brought him world renown; below are some excerpts from the many news articles from around the world, written to explain the work and origin of this great artist.
The name Franco the Great came about as a result of his talent in the field of magic. Franco became so proficient in his magic skills that his teachers and peers encouraged Franco to show and teach his magic. He gained his confidence in school day by day as he connected with other people and gained new friends.
Posted in 125th Street, art and culture, Community, Events, Free!, Harlem, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged 125 Franco's Blvd., 125th street, adam clayton powell, art, artists, Franco the Great, Harlem
Don’t forget the annual ArtCrawl Harlem is happening this weekend, August 6. This year’s tour will focus on Romare Bearden’s life and work in Harlem. To learn more about the artist, visit his website. To see the Bearden’s art in human form, purchase tickets from ArtCrawl Harlem. The tour is from noon to 4 PM with dinner starting soon after until 6 PM.
Posted in art and culture, Community, education, Events, Harlem, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged art, ArtCrawl Harlem, artists, Casa Frela, Culture, Harlem, Harlem Renaissance, Harlem tours, Romare Bearden, Studio Museum in Harlem
Oct 11, 2010 @ 7:30
Saturday and Sunday (October 9th and 10th) were absolutely gorgeous days to be out and about in Harlem. I took advantage of the wonderful weather with an art walk around Harlem…for free! The Harlem Art Walk was a delightful experience filled with a gold mine of art, artists and interesting galleries. (See slide show)
Some of you may or may not know this, most of the galleries for the Harlem Art Walk are in Harlem brownstones where it is turned into make shift galleries-or some are permanent-in the basement of the brownstone or the artist’s workspace on the first floor. Some artists had big spaces to work with and others had small space to work with. The gallery at 64 West 119th showcased wonderful black and white photos from the Drinking Ink Exhibit. At 181 Lenox Avenue right on the corner of 119th Street there was this awesome drawing of faces made with dollar signs, along with other creative art work. I also adored the Alex Adam Gallery at 78 West 120th Street. At this gallery, I was blown away by how the art was presented not to mention the actual brownstone itself. Inside it was gorgeous! I stopped by Casa Frela Gallery, the sponsor of Harlem Art Walk, where it showcased a variety of artists. I could have stayed in Casa Frela for days seeing all the various art.
I started at Billie’s Black where I met and viewed the art work of Harlem Girl, the artist (and no relation to HarlemGal) and I ended my art walk at the H&M Gallery, where they had this interesting painting of President Obama. Overall, I had the best time. I hope you were able to experience the Harlem Art Walk as well. If you were not able to, I recommend you put it on your calendar next year so that you can see and learn what I did, which is there is an abundance of talented and seasoned artists right here in Harlem. No need to go far for art and culture. Harlemites can appreciate art right here in their own community!
Posted in art and culture, Events, Harlem
Tagged 10026, 17 East 125th Street, 181 Lenox Avenue, 271 West 119th Street, 47 West 119th Street, 78 West 120th Street, art, artists, Billie's Black, Casa Frela, Central Harlem, H&M Gallery, Harlem Art Walk, Harlem Girl, Photos by HarlemGal
Sep 14, 2010 @ 7:00
Don’t miss the Harlem Art Walk 2010 on October 9th (Saturday) and 10th (Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Harlem Art Walk will feature the work of more than 60 artists living and working in Harlem. Casa Frela Gallery, located at 47 West 119th Street, is the starting point where maps will be distributed (or see map below) to all tour participants highlighting the various stops on the walking tour, including open artist studios, museums, and cultural and historic venues. All forms of art will be featured, including sculptures, ceramics, painting, photographs, etchings and prints, and textiles. And if you like what you see during the walk, participants will have the opportunity to buy original artwork from emerging to established artists.
For further information about the tour, visit the Casa Frela Gallery website at www.casafrela.com or call the information hotline at 212-722-8577.
Aug 6, 2010 @ 7:54
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.
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
$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.
Sep 6, 2009 @ 11:25
HarlemCondoLife received a nice shout out from the wonderful done and informative HarlemOneStop about NYC Fashions’s Night Out, the global initiative spearheaded by Vogue magazine. The event is Thursday, September 10th from 6pm-9pm at The Dwyer Cultural Center located at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue at 123rd Street.
HCL is attending this event because its presenting the work of eight distinguished artists, such as crochet artist Xenobia Bailey and textile expert Jerry Grant, the hosts are Harlem Arts Alliance, HarlemOneStop and The Dwyer, and we want to support blogs dedicated to all things postive about Harlem. Oh, did we mention the event is…..FREE? Yes, it is FREE so come on out this Thursday and let’s support this initiative! Hope to see you there!
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Tagged 123rd Street, art, artisans, artists, fashion, global initiative, Harlem, Harlem Arts Alliance, HarlemOneStop, St. Nicholas, uptown, Vogue Magazine