NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- AJ Calloway, Extra New York correspondent, is Master of Ceremonies for the Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) Opening Night Gala 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2013. The charismatic former B.E.T. 106 & Park co-host will helm the event that will commemorate Black History Month while honoring the late Honorable Percy E. Sutton, one of Harlem's most prominent political, civil rights, and business leaders. The Harlem Fine Arts Show is the nation's largest and most prestigious collection of contemporary African American art that has contributed to the global fine arts landscape with a wide array of artistic mastery. The artistic works will be on view and on sale February 7-10 at New York's historic Riverside Church in Harlem.
"It's truly an honor to have been asked to be Master of Ceremonies of the Harlem Fine Arts Show's Opening Reception," said AJ Calloway. "With February being Black History Month, HFAS is a timely cultural celebration of our brother and sisters in the Black Diaspora who creatively and positively express themselves through artistic work. It's also wonderful that the event benefits the Mama Foundation, a foundation for the arts dedicated to present, preserve, and promote gospel, jazz, and R&B."
"We are honored that AJ Calloway, a talented member of the world of performing arts, will host the Opening Night Gala of the 4th Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show at Riverside Church," said Dion Clarke, HFAS founder.
The tribute to the late Honorable Percy E. Sutton, a consummate enthusiast for the performing and visual arts, will commemorate his notable accomplishments as an influential African American. The event will feature performances by the cast of "Mama, I Want to Sing" and "Motown The Musical."
Sponsors of the 2013 Harlem Fine Arts Show include BMW, PepsiCo, Amtrak, Wells Fargo, Aetna, America's Navy, WBLS-FM, The Root, Motown: The Musical, Chambord Flavored Vodka and UPTOWN Media Group.
Tickets to the event cost $20 each day for four days or $50 for a weekend pass. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://hfas.org or call (914) 980-4427.
SOURCE Harlem Fine Arts Show