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"Styles & Storytellers: Volume 1" - Group Exhibit
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"Styles & Storytellers: Volume 1" - Group Exhibit

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Styles & Storytellers is the first installment of a series of exhibits and artist talks created by artist J.T. Liss. 4 unique artists, 4 unique styles, 4 completely different stories about their lives and work. Featuring Marthalicia Matarrita (muralist, painter), Jeff Henriquez (Photorealist painter & muralist), Misha Tyutyunik (muralist, painter) & J.T. Liss (Photographic Artist), “Styles & Storytellers” focuses on the power that storytelling in art can have in changing our worldviews. Each artist is intentional in their work and in the message they want to convey. In this exhibit you will not hear any artist respond with “What do you think this piece is about?” In “Styles & Storytellers” you will be drawn in by the beauty of the work and sparked by a conversation that may change the way you see the world. For if a new thought can enter the mind, even for the briefest of moments, then change has a chance. Come join us and be part the conversation.

“Styles & Storytellers: Volume 1”
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11th 6-9pm

Exhibit through June 30, 2017
Location: La Maison d’Art (259 West 132nd Street, Harlem)

Featured Artists

J.T. Lis (@JTLissPhotoArt)
J.T. Liss is an East Harlem based photographic artist, poet and educator. His work combines multiple layers, sometimes up to 31 different photographs merged together, to create hidden imagery and symbolism that reflect society, religion, love and the universe around and within us.

Jeff Henriquez (@jartista)

As a portrait artist of the mundane, I get my inspiration from the pedestrian icons you see every day walking around Brooklyn, Chinatown, Bronx or the lower east side of Manhattan, but which are often ignored by most people. Mail boxes, abandoned call boxes, and old pay phones are some of my favorites. I find the beauty in the “vandalism“, and bring these objects into focus to slow down time and make the viewer stop and exist quietly in the chaos of the marks left on them.

Marthalicia Matarrit (@marthalicia)
Matarrita Born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Marthalicia has many art disciplines such as drawing, sculpting, painting and creating large murals and is always expanding in new mediums. Current area of art dialogue is based on educating the harmony between animals and humans, in many unique presentations.

Misha Tyutyuni (@mdot_season)
Misha Tyutyunik aka Mdot is a Ukrainian born, prolific, painter, muralist, street artist and illustrator living and working out of Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Pratt Institute, he has been making art his whole life. His murals shine on walls throughout the five boroughs, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Miami and Mexico, while his paintings and illustrations are in collections all over the world.


SMART Bee (@smartbeer)
Corner Social Restaurant & Ba (@cornersocial) 

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to May 23


Opening Reception: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm

Harlem Arts Festival (HAF) is pleased to announce Who’s Harlem? / Whose Harlem?, a 4-week-long contemporary art exhibition at La Maison d’Art (LMDA) featuring works by visual and multidisciplinary artists from its recently selected 2016 cohort, including Shannon Berry, Gary Conger , D. Myntia Daniels, Lisa DuBois, Vickie Fremont , Élan HiArt, Ayo Janeen Jackson, Jarrett Key, and DC Productions .



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POTO MITAN - A Solo Exhibit by May Clemente
6:30 PM18:30

POTO MITAN - A Solo Exhibit by May Clemente

Join us on Tuesday March 8th, 6:30-9PM to celebrate the Kick-off Event of Women's History Month @ La Maison d'Art with a Vibrant Exhibit of May Clémenté's Paintings celebrating women and our role in society. 

Opening Reception

The Courageous Mother, Central Pillar of her family and community in a matriarchal society.

As part of Women's History Month, we are exploring the intriguing history of POTO MITAN and its roots in The French West Indies.

POTO MITAN, a Pride or a Pain from the past? 

Exhibit is showing from March 8th through April 13, 2016
Born in 1987 in Martinique, May Clémenté is an emerging artist favoring two different mediums alternatively, reflecting either her need for cheerful acrylic colors in an abstract style, or her quiet, more subdued mood for softness and veiled mystery with the delicate palette of the coffee-painting medium.
A self-taught artist, she exhibited in her native island, then in New York during work-related events and one solo exhibition. 
She explores the exhilarating freedom of working on large canvasses where shapes and vivid colors emerge from a deep quest for her inner soul.

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