A NEW DECADE

The West Harlem Art Fund will turn 22 years old on January 1, 2020. A double digit year like 2020. Number 4 resonates with the vibrations and energies of practicality, organization and exactitude, service, patience, devotion, application, pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production and hard work.  Number […]

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WE ARE SYNCED

Today, the West Harlem Art Fund begins its photo campaign for SYNCED.  We will meet neighbors and friends and talk about how we can be more in SYNCED with each other. This engagement campaign is brought to the public by the team for this group installation that will occur on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at […]

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East River Flows in the UES

This past Saturday evening along the East River Esplanade, Vicki DaSilva created several light graffiti works. Commissioned by the Friends of the East River Esplanade and curated by Savona, the goal of the intervention was to bring attention to esplanade and the need for repairs that are necessary for the local residents. Most attention is […]

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“Art in the Open: A community forum on the value of public art”

Work by Dancer/Choreographer Gentry Isaiah George Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director & Chief Curator for the West Harlem Art Fund will lead a panel on Sunday, June 29th at 4:30 p.m. on public art at the Harlem Arts Festival. The lineup of the panel includes Painter/Teacher/Street Artist Alice Mizrachi, Dancer/Choreographer Gentry Isaiah George and Actress Celeste […]

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Art Takes Times Square Artist Vicki DaSilva will create 2 lighting interventions

  Vicki DaSilva is a light graffiti and painting pioneer. Since 1980, she has been making single frame time exposure photographs, at night. Vicki is credited with the term “light graffiti” as well as being the first artist to make deliberate text light graffiti photographs. Vicki was influenced by video and performance artist Joan Jonas […]

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BROOKLYN’S ART KARTEL COMES TO HARLEM

BROOKLYN’S ART KARTEL WILL JOIN HARLEM CURATOR FOR INTERACTIVE PUBLIC ART SERIES THIS FALL Photo Credit: Lev Radin Independent curator Savona Bailey-McClain will join artists from around the City to create installations in gardens throughout East Harlem, beginning this fall. According to McClain, “I am very excited about the new art scene that’s developing uptown. […]

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