Art In FLUX Harlem is expanding it’s pop-up gallery concept at the Morellino building which is owned and managed by GAIA Real Estate and located at 118th Street and 7th Avenue. FLUX and GAIA are working together to provide opportunity for artists by creatively utilizing a prime piece of Harlem real estate. In four retail spaces (each 800 square feet or more) at the Morellino you’ll soon see two Pop-Up Art Galleries, an Emerging Fashion Designer Pop-Up Shop and a Pop-Up Artisanal Food Shop. The Morellino takes up half a block on 7th Avenue and filling these spaces with artistic ventures benefits the community in a multitude of ways. The Pop-Up galleries and shops offer a way for emerging artists and creative professionals to test the market; to be seen by a large audience by presenting in a ground floor retail space; and to take advantage of the FLUX marketing and quickly-expanding audience. Additionally the community is welcomed into the space to enjoy and interact with the art, fulfilling Art In FLUX Harlem’s mission to bring art into the center of the community and make it part of our daily lives.
The soft re-launch of Art In FLUX Harlem after a short summer respite starts on August 8th with “SMALL” and features – just as the name implies – small artworks by 17 artists with the intent to introduce a large number of Harlem artists to the Art In FLUX audience and provide a fun and accessible exhibit in the summer months.
Artists showing in “SMALL” include: Ai Campbell, Al Johnson, Anya Roz, Bayete Ross Smith, Beatrice Lebreton, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Ibou Ndoye, Jay Miriam, James Rauchman, Mariano Cinat, Michele Brody, Montserrat Daubon, Noreen Dean Dresser, Norma Orozco Marquez, Phillipe Avignant, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Susan Stair and Tara Mhella.
“SMALL” opening reception will be held on August 8, 6-9pm. Gallery Hours through September 13: Wed thru Sat: noon to 7pm and Sun: noon to 5pm. Art In FLUX Harlem’s current Pop-Ups are located at 1961 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. at the corner of 118th Street.
- Harlem Banners Displayed By 125th St. BID (harlemworldmag.com)