The ninth annual Harlem Art Walk Tour (HAWT™) will happen once again in October. The event kicks off with an Artist Reception on Friday, October 11 from 7:30-9:30 PM at Artist & Craftsman Supply, 2108 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. The actual walking tour, which is free, takes place the following day Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 from noon to 6pm at more than forty venues throughout Central Harlem.
Casa Frela Gallery, located at 47 West 119th Street, is the cornerstone of the event, and the starting point where Guidebooks and information will be distributed to tour participants. The tour will feature the work of more than 60 artists living and working in Harlem, as well as environmental tours and workshops, and educational outreach.
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After I posted about the Harlem Focus event by Cooper-Hewitt, another design event happening in Harlem was sent in to share. On May 11, Harlem’s Breadbox Studio will be providing “a demonstration of Maker Bots and 3D Printing machines, and a talk by young TOY designers.” The event is free to the public and it starts at 6 pm. BreadBox Studio is located at 1844 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
To learn more about the event, click here.
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According to Dexigner, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum will launch a programming series this Spring called the Harlem Focus. The first installment is May 8 from 6:30 to 8 pm at their new Harlem location, 111 Central Park North and Lenox Avenue. Harlem Focus will highlight “designers, architects and artists whose work engages and affects the local Harlem community.”
The museum will feature a series of talks curated and led by architectural consultant and Harlem historian John Reddick at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center.
Interested in attending? Tickets are $10 for non-members and free to members and students. Click here to purchase tickets.
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In celebration of Black History Month, AARP New York is launching its first-ever art exhibition, Lasting Legacy: The Journey of YOU on February 27 in Harlem. To inspire people 50-plus to discover their unique talents, explore new possibilities, and create lasting legacies, AARP will feature the works of celebrated and emerging artists along with a full roster of special events through April 2013. The artists represent New York City’s rich diversity, with African-American, Latino, and Asian artists displaying their works. The exhibition will be held at the LeRoy Neiman Center, which was launched by a generous gift from the renowned painter LeRoy Neiman, and has become an integral arts-based resource in the Central Harlem community.
Opening February 27 through April 10, the show will feature Willie Cole; Betty Blayton; graffiti artist, Nic 707; along with over ten emerging, mid-career and established visual artists presenting works that capture the journey of life while on the path to creating a lasting legacy.
The LeRoy Neiman Center is located at 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard near 148th Street. The opening event is February 27 from 6 pm to 9 pm. More information about the artists and the event can be found at www.aarp.org/ny. The hashtag for the event is #lastinglegacyart.
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This is for all the comic book fans out there in Harlem! Today from 10 AM to 4 PM, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located at 515 Lenox Ave at 135th Street, is hosting The Black Comic Book Festival today, Jan 12.
The Black Comic Book Festival is a gathering for young people who enjoy reading about the rich tradition of black superheroes. The festival will feature a screening of the film “White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books”; a pop-up art exhibition of “Black Kirby”- a visual homage to the legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby by artists John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo) and Stacey Robinson; panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and exhibit tables with premiere black comic book artists from across the country. This event is free. Registration is required. All ages welcome. Go here to learn more.
And a big thanks to the reader who sent in this information! Much appreciated!
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There is so much happening in the month of October in Harlem. Love it! In addition to the Harlem Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 6, there is the annual Harlem Art Walk Tour. This weekend event provides an opportunity to walk around Central Harlem Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, from 12 pm to 6 pm. The tour features the work of more than 80 artists living and working in Harlem.
Casa Frela Gallery, located at 47 West 119th Street, is the starting point where maps will be distributed to tour participants. The maps highlight 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.
For further information about the tour please visit the Casa Frela Gallery website or call the information hotline at 212-722-8577.
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West Coast mixed media artist Karl Karni-Bain (BAI) will be featured in a solo exhibition for the monthly art exhibition series at the Aloft Harlem Hotel, June 21-July 18. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public with a cash bar in the hotel lounge.
The exhibition will feature recent painting by the neo-primitive inspired artist that includes work from his mask series and semi-abstract nudes. The exhibition series at Aloft Harlem features an exhibition by a solo artist each month and is located at 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd, between 123rd and 124th Street in Harlem.
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After opening a little more than a month ago, Art in FLUX is ready to present its next pop-up gallery in EXPOSURE, art work by teenagers from Artistic Noise. The exhibition EXPOSURE will open on Thursday, June 14th at 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 121st and 122nd Street from 5:00-8:00p.m.
Artistic Noise is a program designed for youth, ages 13-18, involved in the juvenile justice system. It provides them with the opportunity to develop and document their lives through visual arts, to be heard, to collaborate, and to be part of a group.
Art in FLUX Harlem is a series of pop-up galleries located in Harlem.
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Alton Weekes, the talented designer and Harlem native, will be holding a special workshop…for FREE…May 6 at the Studio Museum Harlem, located at 144 West 125th Street, “offering participants the opportunity to create unique, hand-crafted greeting cards for Mother’s Day.” Weekes will offer tips and methods for designing stationery and hands-on assistance to participants of all skill levels.
If you are interested in attending this event, click here to RSVP!
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