The Romare Bearden Foundation presents
“A Conversation about Uptown Galleries”
Tuesday November 7, 2017
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.
With many more established galleries moving uptown, new galleries cropping up, and non-commercial spaces branching out, a thriving scene has developed. A Conversation about Uptown Galleries presents a panel discussion on New York’s commercial art spaces. We will be joined by a sampling of galleries big and small, old and new- Sherman Edmiston, of the Essie Green Galleries, one of the oldest, Elizabeth Dee, one of the newest, and Lewis Long, whose gallery is among the smallest to arrive in central Harlem. There are many more challenges to space and audience. It will be an engaging discussion about the changes, the audience, and what the particular challenges are to exhibiting in Harlem. We will ask the question “What it’s like to present art outside of the traditional areas like Chelsea and Soho?”
In the spirit and legacy of the Cinque Gallery founded by artists Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis and Ernest Crichlow, the Cinque Artist Program of the Romare Bearden Foundation aims to continue the ideal of artists gathering to exchange information, advice and resources from their experiences.