A series of "Hood Paintings" that aim to convey the essence of the community of Harlem, New York using the common interests of dance, music, food, and fun as fuel for exciting compositions. With the aid of friends from the New York community and the Rhode Island School of Design I hope to organize a block festival on a street deep in the heart of the Village of Harlem where the celebration of Harlem's cultural arts can flourish. A group of photographers and I will be capturing images of exciting compositions that several artistic companions and I will turn into large scale works of art. We will bring the lively nature of our Harlem community to canvases that we will then push to exhibit in NY galleries as the works of the Neo- Harlem Renaissance.
A little about myself...
Ever since I began going to institutions for the arts, I always had to travel away from my neighborhood to do so. It seemed like the rich immersion into art that I was getting at places like The High School of Art and Design, The Arts Students League of New York, and the The Metropolitan Museum of Art were always secluded from my community. After I was awarded a scholarship to attend the Rhode Island School of Design I made it my goal to make use of the opportunity and find a way to bring more artistic influence back home with me to Harlem. By igniting the Neo-Harlem Renaissance my hope is to bring the people in my community closer and allow us to have the chance to immerse ourselves in the world of art like our ancestors did in the first Harlem Renaissance.
Works from a few of the Artist...
What’s in it for you...?
This Neo-Harlem Renaissance movement will help build on the empire that was left to us by our predecessors from the original Harlem Renaissance. It will serve as a chance to observe the changes that have occurred since the previous renaissance of the 1920's, changes both for better and worse. As thanks to those who contribute to help us achieve our goal, we will be sending out rewards that vary from signed post card copies of the works from the event to the actual pieces themselves.
Will go towards....
A variety of permits that are necessary prior to having a block event; Payment for entertainment, food, security and other things of that nature.
We hope to have performances from New York based talent (preferably Harlem) that display a rich diversity of dance, music, public art, and so forth.
We will need yards upon yards of painting surfaces including Masonite, wood, canvas, and linen; oil paints/Acrylic paints; Paintbrushes and Palettes; as well as the rental of a studio space for one month to work on the large scale pieces.
consist of--yards upon yards of painting surfaces including masonite
wood ,canvas and, linen--Oil paints/Acrylic paint-- Paintbrushes and
Palettes-- And the renting out of a studio space for one month to work
on all of these Grand Sized Works.
Renting a studio space for a period of 20 days where the artist and myself can work on these grand sized paintings and works.
Post productions rewards...
The making of postcards and posters that will be awarded to those who so kindly contributed to our efforts as a community in attempting to revive our artistic rebirth. The Neo-Harlem Renaissance.
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Two 30x20 sized original paintings from the event along with 10 postcard-sized copies and 5 poster sized copies all signed and dated by the artist.
Along with a custom painting based on the event that portrays the contributor as an executive of the Neo-Harlem Renaissance.