HARLEM & BEYOND ART MAKING WORKSHOPS 2016 In the new year, the West Harlem Art Fund will introduce a new series of art making workshops for the public. Participants will work with professional artists, dancers, chefs & designers to create land art that will pop-up outdoors, […]
Tonight, we close our interventions series Under the Viaduct for 2015. Emotions are high. Artists worked very hard for this final installment and we had to deal with change of dates and other considerations but we pushed through. I would like to thank everyone who made these interventions from June to October possible. Lady K […]
The West Harlem Art and Pratt Digital Media Arts have formed an important partnership that will create original digital works with Northern Manhattan artists and teams of Pratt students and professors. Learn about this great department and institution. PRATT DEPARTMENT OF DIGITAL ARTS (DDA) Enjoying a history of artistic accomplishment since its founding as the […]
Professor Ed Darino from Pratt’s Digital Art, has created an animated video of our logo SYNCED. The various teams are getting excited. We will present original artwork that will use technology to embed in these original works by Northern Manhattan artists.
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 […]
“Performance that is improper can shift the air.” by Thomas DeFranz Move over Marina Abramovic! Black artists have been creating performance art for decades. An often misunderstood art form. Performance art disrupts conventional thinking and the presentation of art. The West Harlem Art Fund has invited Harlem-based artist Dianne Smith to present her 1st performance […]
The West Harlem Art Fund is so pleased to bring improvisation to Under the Viaduct. The organization has selected Movement Playdates. This team will show how we can all live life more artfully. The lineup for Under the Viaduct is growing for Saturday, July 18th. Time for this intervention is 4 p.m. About Playdates Playdates is […]
NYC Light 2015 chose “Shuffled Light” for projection at their Opening Ceremony Press Event in January 2015. This was an official event of the United Nations “International Year of Light & Light-based Technologies”. ”Shuffling” various segments from five (5) pieces shown in 2014 created the piece. New light was also added and, of course, the […]
SHORELINE Choreographed by Louise Ebersole for Under the Viaduct 2015, an art & lifestyle series where folks can meet, bike, skate or dine in an open-air plaza. Situated in West Harlem on 12th Avenue and near the Hudson River, residents and fellow New Yorkers can enjoy passive recreation in the daytime and when the sun starts going down, […]
The Curator for the West Harlem Art Fund was just asked about her process behind their new location-based tours in Harlem. Just doing the tours was not enough. Using technology was not enough. There must be another reason. Quite annoyed, the curator slept on it and realized that the tours symbolized the spirit of jazz. […]
Still image from Cloud Mapping by Debra Swack Still Image from What We Were, What We Are, What We Will Be by Bryan Christie Public Art Curator Savona Bailey-McClain is presenting FRESH EYES, an exclusive, site-specific Harlem Digi-Tour for FRIEZE WEEK. The tour will spotlight points in the Mt. Morris Historic District where she’s […]
Kathleena Howie aka Lady K Fever and the Curator Savona have been on a journey developing reflective fashion and tabletops. And now this journey includes On the Edge of Fusion, Armory Arts Week and the UN International Year of Light. Incorporating street art, poetry and design.
In 2012, the West Harlem Art Fund produced an installation with French artist Patrick Singh at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan. As we prepared this digital installation, the Questionbridge exhibition was being installed at the Brooklyn Museum. Their project deals with Black male identity. I asked several members of the team to review […]
ARTISTS FUSE WITH TECHNOLOGY Panel moderated by Savona & the West Harlem Art Fund; Location: Silicon Harlem Technology Conference at MIST Harlem located at 46 W 116th St, NY, NY 10026; Thursday, October 16, 2014; Panel time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. The rapid pace of technology has opened doors for creating 21st century art. White […]
In honor of Michael Jackson, the King of Pops! the Street Artist Lady K Fever and the Curator Savona produced a graffitti tribute in West Harlem on 12th Avenue, Under the Viaduct. Enjoy the imagery and Video.
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 […]
Lawn moaning 1:48 min 2012 After the rain drifted away and the sun comes out they come one by one, in harmony with the moans and groans from neighbors who just wanted a quiet moment. EVA OLSSON is a Swedish artist who works with contemporary art where moving image is her major way […]
The West Harlem Art Fund is spearheading a public art initiative for the communities of West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. Communities along the Hudson River, want to enhance their open public spaces and attract artist locally, regionally and beyond. Northern Manhattan neighborhoods understand the benefits of the “arts” and that it can improve […]
The West Harlem Art Fund is so pleased to have regional artists Dennis Hlynsky and Dr. Henry Gwiazda joining our lighting intervention series as well as husband and wife team Jonas Nilsson and Eva Olsson from Sweden. Their participation is showing that West Harlem is budding a real art scene that is both contemporary and […]
REPURPOSE Public Art Intervention A North River Arts! Production/Curated By Savona Bailey-McClain Public Display on May 10, 2014 North Rivers Arts is a public art initiative for the communities of West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. Communities along the Hudson River, want to enhance their open public spaces and attract artist locally, regionally and […]