The Amazing Richard Hunt is in HARLEM !! BIO Richard Hunt (born September 12, 1935) is an internationally renowned sculptor. He was born in 1935 on Chicago’s South Side. From an early age he was interested in the arts, […]
The works by artist Saya Woolfalk are breathtaking. Amazing, interactive, colorful (to say the least), digital and ALWAYS inviting. Curator Savona Bailey-McClain will interview Saya Woolfalk about her journey and artistic practice. The interview will be available online starting Friday evening after a live broadcast. ChimaClouds is on view through June 30th in the heart […]
“AND MY CURIOSITY MADE ME MORE AND MORE CURIOUS ” — Radcliffe Bailey Jack Shainman Gallery has represented Radcliffe Bailey since 2002. Solo exhibitions in the gallery have included Maroons (2014), Outer Spaceways (2011),Altered Destiny (2007), and Meet Me by the River (2002). Bailey was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey […]
The West Harlem Art Fund and Pratt Digital Arts are pleased to present the artists Rafia Santana, Charlie Reynoso, Dianne Smith and Debra Swack for the premiere of SYNCED for Under the Viaduct on Saturday, October 3rd. This exciting collaboration involved months of planning with the assistance of professors and students at Pratt. Special thanks […]
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 […]
Above is a recap of the evening last Saturday night. I want to thank all the artists for their time, patience and participation.
Eduardo Difarneco A Papa. 1999 Video, Black and White, Sound, 4’09” Many folks are familiar with the “Burning Man” Festival in Nevada. For years, in Black Rock, a community is created where fire and light is the focal point. People come from thousands of miles to come. Participants think it’s an amazing experience. Well, […]
Artists from Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn are now participating in the lighting intervention Repurpose. All of the interventions will be along 12th Avenue in local restaurants, sidewalks and buttress walls underneath the viaduct. The Riverside Drive Viaduct, also known as the 12th Avenue viaduct, was built in 1900 by the City of New York, […]
Tribal Societies, who still follow the ancient custom of face painting, choose the colors according to the available raw materials. In ancient times, only primary and locally available colors like red, blue, yellow or white were used. Sometimes by sprinkling dust or soft bird feathers, special effects were achieved. Nowadays, most tribesmen choose to use […]
Location: 9A Kitchen & Lounge 2331 12th Avenue @ 133rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10031 (917) 507-0000 Website: www.westharlemartfund.wordpress.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wharlemartfund On Twitter: @wharlemartfund Featured artist: Raul Ayala PERFORMANCE DEMONSTRATION & STREET ART On Sunday, August 4, 2013, Ecuadorian artist Raul Ayala created a site specific street mural on 12th Avenue and 133rd Street in front of the […]
The West Harlem Art Fund will once again produce an event & installations for Armory Arts Week 2013. For Harlem Armory Day, there will be a public art tour of stained glass windows at St. John the Divine at 11 a.m. with special guest stained glass artist Ellen Mandelbaum. Featured above are her […]
Watch how artist Dianne Smith fabricate this new work. Please support this effort, make a donation or buy a limited edition T-shirt designed by the artist.
Everything I do, I intend to make on a large scale… Size itself has its own impact, and physically we can relate more strongly to a big sculpture than to a small one. —Henry Moore Henry Moore, Picasso and Matisse expanded modern art in a powerful new direction with their blend of the human figure […]
The West Harlem Art Fund has worked with French artist Patrick Singh on several occasions. A self-taught painter, Singh has travelled the world to capturing haunting images of native people. Born to an Indian father and a French mother, Patrick was predestined to multicultural encounters. He spent his childhood traveling between […]
According to the artist, working with found objects and connectors allows the viewer to interact with the materials. For instance, the objects will be visible through the rope and string. The installation then becomes more personal to the viewer as he or she can identify things from their everyday life. Sculpting with everyday objects is […]
The West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF) was selected to create a site specific installation for the Affordable Art Fair in October, 2012 at the Tunnel. WHAF will present Brooklyn based artist Iliana Emilia Garcia to create the installation “Story Piles”. Story Piles is a sculpture built up using antique wooden chairs and life stories. The […]