Yolande’s Yard: West Harlem Art Fund and City of Water Day

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Savona Bailey was the kid who just wanted to go to museums and art galleries when all her friends didn’t feel they belonged there.  Continue Reading →

HW Pick: NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs Announce Tania Bruguera As Artist-in-Residence

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NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Nisha Agarwal announced that internationally acclaimed artist Tania Bruguera will serve as an artist-in-residence for one year at MOIA. Continue Reading →

Former New York State Gov. David Paterson Greets Chinese Artists and Cultural Representative

Gov David Paterson at Bonhams Opening1Harlem fave Former New York Governor David Paterson met Chinese artists and art officials at the New York City opening of the 12th China National Exhibition of Fine Arts on display at Bonhams during its first and only USA exhibition.

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Live Art And Jazz with Marjorie Eliot and Andrea Arroyo In Harlem

Arroyo-Eliot -A Rose in Harlem- 1 Photo by Felipe GalindoThe Rio III Gallery at Sugar Hill is pleased to present a special a Live Art and Music Experience, featuring the musical talents of jazz legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, and the inspired paintings of award-winning visual artist Andrea Arroyo. Continue Reading →

A Conversation With Arva R. Rice And Dr. Khalil G. Muhammad

ArvaPhotoJoin us for a special conversation with President and CEO of the NY Urban League’s Arva R. Rice  and Schomburg Center’s Dr. Khalil Muhammad Chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to discuss the intersection of Jacob Lawrence’s work with civil rights organizations and cultural institutions. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: MoCADA Inaugural Masquerade Ball

Jesse Williams and James E. Bartlett

Jesse Williams and James E. Bartlett

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) held its inaugural Masquerade Ball on Thursday, May 14th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Leperca Space. Continue Reading →

Invisible Life: The Close of A Chapter

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Proteus Spann

Published in 1994, E. Lynn Harris’s Invisible Life was listed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the top 20 “classic works of gay literature.” The book’s success launched a prolific writing career for Harris, which garnered numerous awards and pushed 10 of his novels onto the New York Times Bestseller’s List. Harris died in July 2009; he’s considered one of the most successful African American or gay authors of his time.

By:Dontré Conerly

When the cast of Invisible Life takes its final bow tonight, the largest bow will be one of gratitude from the show’s co-writer and director, Proteus Spann, who has had to overcome Herculean odds to bring the work to the stage. Continue Reading →