New Harlem Fine Art Event For Black History Month

Historic Gathering of Black Art at Harlem's Famed Armory

Jan 28, 2010, 09:08 ET from Harlem Fine Art Show

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the world's most celebrated African-American artists and the prominent galleries that specialize in Afro-centric works will exhibit their work at the 1st Annual Harlem Fine Art Show, Feb. 20 and 21, 2010.  Bringing a major fine art show to Harlem and destined to become a highlight of Manhattan's annual Black History Month celebrations, the event will be held at Harlem's historic 369th Armory, 2366 Fifth Ave., between 142nd and 143rd Streets.  It will be one of the largest collections of Black art ever assembled, representing more than 60 Black artists -- a potent reminder during Black History Month of the tremendous contribution of Black artists to the global fine arts landscape.

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Among the accomplished artists whose work will be displayed are:

Frank Frazier, Houston, renowned for his colorful, lively, Romare Bearden-like paintings depicting Black life and leaders. The likes of the U.S. Congress have commissioned his work, which is showcased at some of the world's most prestigious art exhibitions.

Robert Carter, Long Island, a distinguished professor of art at Nassau Community College, creates  life scene drawings and illustrations. His work is privately collected as well as on permanent display at several museums in the U.S.

Andrew Nichols, Brooklyn, the curator of the show, celebrated for his realistic portraits and life scenes in pencil and paints on canvas.

Designed to be an inclusive, accessible event, exhibitors at the Harlem Fine Art Show are required to present works with a broad range of prices, starting as low as $100.  Admission to the Harlem Fine Arts Show at the 369th Armory, 2366 Fifth Avenue, between 142nd and 143rd on Saturday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 21 will be $20 (the first 500 attendees receive complimentary show posters), $10 for children 12 and under.  Hours:  Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To launch the Harlem Fine Art Show, The New York Times, the event's media sponsor, will host a preview party at their new headquarters on Feb. 19 as part of the publication's salute to Black History Month.

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SOURCE Harlem Fine Art Show