Three unique Art Interventions, featuring Music Legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, playing a piano tribute to Duke Ellington, and award-winning visual artist Andrea Arroyo drawing and painting live, as part of her site-specific art installation “The Women of Sugar Hill.” Artworks created during the event will become part of her ongoing exhibition featuring works on paper, fabric and mixed media – these ladies know how to do it!
Andrea Arroyo’s artwork honors the contributions, struggles and resilience of New York women and is inspired by the Women of Sugar Hill past and present, from the indigenous women of the Algonquin Nation and the female visionaries of the Harlem Renaissance to the present-day women of all backgrounds who make upper Manhattan such a diverse and vibrant community.
Exhibit on view through August 10, 2014.
Three Saturdays, July 12th, 19th & 26th, 4-6pm.
Free and open to the public.
Images Attached: Art exhibition photo, Live Music Event invitation (jpgs, high-resolution images available upon request.)
Sugar Hill Building, West 155th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan, NYC 10032. Train #1 to 157th, train C to 155th Street.
About the artists:
Ms. Marjorie Eliot is a celebrated musician, actress and playwright, she hosts the acclaimed Parlor Jazz concerts that have attracted artists and audiences from all over the world.
Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist, her women-focused artwork is exhibited widely. www.andreaarroyo.com, Most recent press: The Feminist Observer: http://www.thefeministobserver.com/#!Featured-Feminist-Andrea-Arroyo/cxpt/5F9BA7F8-2B3B-4266-9C1C-6A5760CAD226