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 […]
“Big Bling” is made from scrappy materials and is totemic in feeling and style, as if created by an ancient civilization, possibly not human. It also reads animal, but nothing really specific. Horse? Trojan horse? Elephant? Giant sloth? If you stumbled across this (or lots of his other […]
Nicola Lucchi, courtesy of the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) was the featured speaker at the West Harlem Art Fund benefit dinner. The Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) is a 501c3 nonprofit exhibition and research center established in 2013 in New York City to promote public appreciation and advance the study of modern […]
The Executive Director of the West Harlem Art Fund is now the Host & Producer for the new radio show State of the Arts NYC. We have been using as our musical theme Lovely Day by Bill Withers. And now, we will look to include original music from NYC artists. Please submit to our […]
The Executive Director of the West Harlem Art Fund in collaboration with WBAI FM Radio will host a community screening of the short film Ellis directed by the artist JR and starring Robert DeNiro on Friday, November 13th in Brooklyn. The evening will begin with the permanent launch of the show, “State of the Arts” hosted by […]
The West Harlem Art Fund was inspired this year with poetry from former US poet laureate Rita Dove. Her poem, Under the Viaduct, 1932 focused on the sounds and movements underneath these structures. The Design Trust of NY recently published a study called Under the Elevated which shares the history of NYC’s el trains. And […]
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 […]
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, […]
And when we say, GEAR UP, we really mean it. The West Harlem Art Fund is planning some lifestyle interventions for Under the Viaduct. With support from the NYC Department of Transportation, WHAF hopes to create temporary lanes for new and experienced riders on 12th Avenue. Signage will be created by street artists and then […]
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.
On Friday, January 23rd 2015, residents and fellow New Yorkers can view digital art & film at the multi-media venue MIST. This white carpet event is meant to make Harlem glow with technology. Participants would be able to join in our Google Hangout to share their thoughts and give vote on their favorite works. Spirited […]
The third installment of the successful intervention series Under the Viaduct, will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 and coincide with the Paris-based Festival of Lights. Nuit Blanche (which literally means White Night in French) was originated in 1984 by Jean Blaise, founder of the Centre de recherche pour le développement culturel (Research Center […]
The H in Harlem is the largest public art installation in the community’s history. It will be lit on June 25th through September 25th, 2014. Many thanks goes to the artist, his team at Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging and Theta Consulting. Thanks are to be given to the NYC Department of Transportation & […]
Above is a recap of the evening last Saturday night. I want to thank all the artists for their time, patience and participation.
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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 […]
For the fourth year, the West Harlem Art Fund will participate in Armory Week. The organization will produce two events uptown in partnership with Studio Museum and El Museo del Barrio. Harlem Armory Uptown at Studio Museum Tour + Wine Tasting The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W 125th St near 7th Avenue/Adam Clayton Powell […]
We have three interviews with artists and curators participating in our FUƧION NYC show. You will hear from Badder Israel, Richard Beavers and Yasmin Hernandez. Savona Bailey-McClain conducted the interviews which were co-produced by Yves Marie Vilain and Ms. McClain.
FUƧION NEW YORK is an engaged, curator-driven art show. The organizers will produce up to 16 curatorial experiences for the public at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center. Our show will explore what it takes to live and express oneself as a full human being. Technology has not only changed our lives forever […]