The Harlem School of the Arts' Gathering Space (G-Space)
645 Saint Nicholas Avenue, 212.926.4100
December 3, 2009 - January 12, 2010
Reception: Thursday, December 3, 6 - 8 PM
The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) and its Visual Arts Department graciously invites the New York City community to experience the work of HSA’s faculty and staff through its first ever juried faculty and staff exhibition. Homemade begins with an Opening Reception, Thursday, December 3rd from 6pm to 8pm in The G-Space at 645 Saint Nicholas Avenue near West 141st Street. The exhibition highlights the work of HSA’s teaching artists and those behind the scenes. The jury will present Merit and Recognition awards during the opening reception. The exhibition runs from December 3rd through January 12th. Please note HSA will be closed from Wednesday, December 23rd through Monday, January 4th.
Not only has The HSA Visual Arts department contributed pieces but also HSA’s Community and Corporate Outreach, Music and Information Technology Departments. Adarsh Alphons, Director of Visual Arts says, “the works in the exhibition, though diverse, show a high level of skill, maturity and artistic purpose that is sure to captivate our audience, much like Harlem has been a Mecca of cultural diversity where differences in artistic styles thrive.” Diverse styles are aplenty with mediums ranging from oil painting and watercolor to India ink, color photography and marble and metal sculpture.
The jurors consist of Ms. Diedra Harris-Kelley, Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation; Ms. Ayeshah Wiltshire, Assistant Director of Education and Public Programs at The Studio Museum in Harlem; and Mr. John Pinderhughes, Documentary Photographer, HSA faculty member and recipient of the Katrina Media Fellowship for his work documenting the aftermath in New Orleans. Mr. Alphons says, “the exhibition intends to present to our community the visual expression and artistic merit of the artists who are here at HSA and to establish that creativity and artistic vision are at the core of everything we do as teachers and administrators.” Join us and have a look at the talented artists behind HSA’s talented kids. For more information about the exhibition, please contact Adarsh Alphons at 212.926.4100 ext. 319 or [email protected]