Good news: With your support, our larger-than-life outdoor public art exhibit honoring nine of our 50 honorees to highlight our continuing Harlem is . . . Healing campaign is opening on August 12 on St. Nicholas Avenue between 120th and 121st Streets. It will be up for about four months.
We hope you tell your colleagues, families and friends to stop by to take a look. Please share any images you take with us and on social media. We will be able to offer some free group tours with artist educator Daniel Carlton. If you have ideas or want to participate, please let us know.
The sidewalk exhibit presents compelling five-foot panels with portraits of the nine Harlem is. . . Healing honorees and quotes. It links to profile on the https://www.harlem-is.org, which will now include this exhibition as well as visitor guide prompts by Deirdre Hollman. As you know. the honorees are people from all walks of life who have helped the community weather two years of pandemic and social justice turmoil.
The exhibit was created in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program and is being launched as part of HARLEM WEEK (Aug.12 - 21) and the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.
The exhibit was designed by Clara Alonso and features the photography of Tau Battice, with project management by Connie Lee of Art Lives Here. Support for photography and public programming was provided by Con Edison and Humanities New York.
Barbara Horowitz, Founder & President, Community Works
Voza Rivers, Executive Producer, New Heritage Theatre Group
This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, New York City Council Member Kristin Richardson Jordan, NYS Assemblywoman Inez E. Dickens, NY State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul & New York State Legislature, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Arts & Culture Committee, Community Works, Con Edison, NYSCA ARTS, and NY Community Trust.