HARLEM’S BEST KEPT SECRET PRIVATE GALLERY @ La Maison d’Art
OPENS NEW ART EXHIBIT – FILM AND MUSIC PLATFORM
Open from Sept. 7 through Sept. 30, 2012
Visual Art – Short Films – Jazz – World Music Showcase
La Maison d’Art celebrates its 2nd year in the forefront of Harlem’s cultural revolution with the opening of the exhibition ONIRISM, and a vibrant film and music showcase. Harlem has long started its New Renaissance and in the world of visual art, an increasing number of new galleries have set a new dawn for professional artists as much as for undiscovered talents.
Honoring the historic tradition of the 132nd street speakeasy corridor of the swing era, La Maison d’Art (French for house of art) is located in the heart of Harlem, one block from the original “Swing Street” of the Harlem Renaissance, 133rd between Lenox and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, where speakeasies fostered many legends of Jazz music in the 1920s.
Founded 2 years ago by Stephanie Calla, La Maison d’Art is a private art gallery within La Maison d’Art guesthouse where art is an overarching feature. This concept is reflected in a dynamic program of exhibitions, music and cultural events throughout the year.
ONIRISM examines the creative process in painting and sculpture from the perspective of the artist and his/her subject matter as accessed through the subconscious rather than conscious level – Featuring artists are Sculptor Leah Poller, fine art painters Brian Branch, Gloria Adams, Izumi Tokuno, Karen Fitzgerald, Kazuo Ooka, Mira Gandy, and Tara Parsons.
Five filmmakers and seven musicians & performers will be joining the show throughout September. The youngest among them, Jeremy Joffee, winner of the AMPAS’36th Student Academy Awards is presenting “The Bronx Balletomane”, a story about a surrealist idea of a cop dancer. Jazz flutist Elise Wood-Hicks is giving a performance announcing a tribute to her late husband, the legendary John Hicks. Earlier this month 139th street at Frederick Douglass Boulevard was renamed “John Hicks Way”. Charenée Wade, (first runner-up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, and the Jazz Mobile Vocal Competition) will present Charenée Wade & Friends.
Opening reception is on Friday, September 7, 2012, 6:30pm at 259 W 132nd Street, New York, NY 10030. La Maison d’Art invites you to celebrate the power of the creative mind, the power of music to transport and unite, the power of the moving image to share the inner life of dreamers.
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If you need any additional information about this event, please contact Hugues Asdrubal (curator), Stephanie Calla (manager), Thomas Beaudouin (intern), 718-593-4108, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lamaisondartny.com