Art Crawl Harlem commemorates the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance, with the “Fire & Soul: 100 Years of Harlem” Art Exhibition. This 4-week long exhibit, features art inspired by the Black American experience over the past 100 years, providing visual commentary and the artistic interpretations of the ever-evolving state of Black people. The content spans the Great Migration to immigration, from music, sexuality, gender identity, politics, religion and beyond. It involves the best and brightest artist in the NY area, with concentrations that vary in creative styles that range from painting and collage to photography, sculpture, digital art, quilting, architecture, portraiture and pop art.
The exhibition is co-curated by Kente Royal gallery owner and art purveyor Dodji Gbedemah, Art Historian cultural commentator Nakia Hicks and Ulysses Williams, ArtCrawl Harlem's Executive Director. The roster of Internationally and Domestically celebrated artists include Mario Joyce Belyusar, Sade Boyewa El, Anthony Boone, Karim Chambers, Magdala Charles, Rudy Collins, Daryl Daniels, William Daniels, Ricky Day, Thomas Heath, Amber Lodman, Demarcus McGaughey, Mark McLeod, Guy Stanley Philoche, Sophisticatedcookie, Sean Patrick Watters, and Dominick Williams. Special programming will also feature the literary works by local writers, poets and spoken word artists who wrote submissions based on the exhibit theme.
The works are on view at the Kente Royal Gallery from Dec. 3, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021.
Visitors are to adhere to all social distancing protocol and guests are encouraged to make reservations in advance by RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artcrawl-harlem-present-fire-soul-100-years-of-harlem-art-exhibition-tickets-130033584953