Cinque Artists Program at the Harlem School of Arts: A Celebration of the Nonprofit founded by Artists

The Romare Bearden Foundation presents

“The Legacy of Cinque Gallery”

Tuesday February 26, 2019  
6:00 pm-8:00 pm  
Harlem School of the Arts- 645 St. Nicholas Avenue @141 st Street, New York, NY 10030

Free and open to the public.

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The Legacy of Cinque Gallery

In the spirit of “Cinque Gallery”, founded by artists Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis and Ernest Crichlow, the Cinque Artist Program of the Bearden Foundation aims to continue the ideal of artists gathering to exchange information, advice and resources from their experiences. The Romare Bearden Foundation partners with the Harlem School of the Arts to present the Cinque Artists Program.

It’s the 50 anniversary of Cinque Gallery’s inaugural exhibition in 1969. In celebration we will present the first in a series of talks with artists, board members, and others who participated or were part of its existence.  We are joined by artists Ademola Olugebefola, Nanette Carter, former board member Michael Kenny, and arts administrator, Susan Stedman.

About the participants:

Nanette Carter presently teaches art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her paintings and drawings can be found in the collections of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; The Newark Museum; The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and many others. She exhibited at Cinque Gallery in 1989.

Ademola Olugebefola is a renowned contemporary artist born in the US Virgin Islands and raised in New York City. He is widely collected and published in hundreds of books, catalogs, magazines and newspapers, his paintings and designs have also been featured in major museums, universities, galleries and on television. Ademola is one of the founders of the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem.

Michael Kenny is a lawyer with Citigroup, and former board member of Cinque Gallery. He has been involved in the arts for over 30 years. Michael was on the Cinque Gallery board in the later years of operation and worked with the long time director Ruth Jett.

Susan Stedman is an arts administrator; grant maker and advisor to museums, arts, social justice and other nonprofit organizations. Susan is also an independent curator and manager for artists estates, artists and their collections. She contributed to the catalog for the 2015 exhibition “Progression: The Art of Norman Lewis” at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Susan will present her recent research on the history of Cinque Gallery.

Free and open to the public, please rsvp: 

“The Legacy of Cinque Gallery”  is part of the “Harlem Renaissance 100”- A cultural collaborative, city wide centennial celebration #HarlemRen100

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