3rd Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show
The Riverside Church 490 Riverside DriveNew York, NY
The 3rd annual Harlem Fine Arts Show, a fine arts fair featuring an impressive selection of original artwork by African, African American and Caribbean artists, will take place February 10 – 12, 2012 at the historic Riverside Church in Harlem, a New York City landmark. The art show focuses on African American culture, history and economic development and will include artists from varied backgrounds presenting their works. While the event is recognized for bringing art aficionados together within the African American community, the HFAS prides itself on having become a destination for major collectors of fine art from around the country. The show consists of premier exhibitors who display the best art pieces of both emerging and established artists. All artwork will be for sale. In celebration of Black History Month, producers will kick off the Harlem Fine Arts Show with an invite only event at the New York Times building on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Additional supporting events will include the Harlem Fine Art Show's Educational Lecture Series, in conjunction with Columbia University; along with pre-show events in nearby Stanford, CT and White Plains, NY. Here, select artists participating in the 2012 HFAS will preview some of their works. The three day HFAS experience will kick off on Friday, February 10, 2012 with the Diversity Prep Day, where students throughout the tri-state area will be given complimentary admission to attend the HFAS to gain a better understanding of fine art and culture. Later that evening, guests will be invited to attend the HFAS Charity Gala where they will learn about the establishment of the Harlem Fine Arts Hall of Fame. The weekend will continue with exhibitions that include paintings, sculptors, photography, artist meet and greets and much more. Highlights of this year’s outstanding lineup of participating artists include: Woodrow Nash, one of America’s great sculpture artists whose works are collected and recognized internationally; Frank Frazier, the self-taught artist and native of Harlem who has pioneered the way for many minority artists; and Alonzo Adams, one of today’s most collected African American artists whose paintings portray contemporary black lifestyles, inspired by everyday sights and sounds. Over the years guests of the HFAS have included Oprah Winfrey, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Mayor Michael Bloomberg among others. The Riverside Church is located at 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY. The entrance is on Claremont Ave. between 120th and 122nd. For additional information about the Pre-Show Events and the Educational Lecture Series, visit: www.HFAS.org (website will be live in mid-November). Dates & Hours: Friday, February 10th: 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, February, 11th: 11:00am – 8:00pm Sunday, February, 12th: 12:00pm – 7:00pm Admission: Daily admission: $20 Free for children 10 yrs. and under Free for secondary students under the supervision of their school on Friday 2/10/12 Tickets are available online at www.HFAS.org or at the door.
ABOUT THE HARLEM FINE ARTS SHOW: The annual Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) is a fine art exposition showcasing contemporary works created by artists to reflect African-American ancestry and the global influences that impact artists working today. The HFAS was conceived as an African American show and has expanded to what is now an integrated and multicultural event. The HFAS has become the premiere show for exhibiting modern and contemporary art and highlights the best of culture, history and economic development. Launched in February 2010 at the 369th Armory in New York City, the 2011 show attracted over 10,000 visitors for a three-day event. Now in its third year, the HFAS will be held at the historic New York City landmark, The Riverside Church from February 10 – 12, 2012. The Harlem Fine Arts Show was founded in 2009 by Dion Clarke, CEO of JWD Enterprises, Inc. In addition to the Harlem Fine Arts Show, JWD Enterprises, Inc. produces African American Theatre Night and publishes Diversity Prep, a teen lifestyle magazine promoting multiculturalism.
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