West Harlem Art Fund announces partnership w/Socially Relevant Film Fest

The West Harlem Art Fund has secured several partnerships both domestically and internationally that will make 2015 one of its most progressive years. Meet our new film partner the Socially Relevant Film Festival… Continue reading

Thank You NYC for supporting Under the Viaduct

   

WHAF will celebrate the UN International Year of Light in 2015

  About the Year of Light – On 20 December 2013, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). This… Continue reading

QUESTIONBRIDGE ORGANIZERS SPEAK

In 2012, the West Harlem Art Fund produced an installation with French artist Patrick Singh at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan. As we prepared this digital installation, the Questionbridge exhibition was… Continue reading

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE

                    In honor of Michael Jackson, the King of Pops! the Street Artist Lady K Fever and the Curator Savona produced a graffitti tribute… Continue reading

East River Flows in the UES

This past Saturday evening along the East River Esplanade, Vicki DaSilva created several light graffiti works. Commissioned by the Friends of the East River Esplanade and curated by Savona, the goal of the… Continue reading

Installation photos of The “H” in Harlem

  The H in Harlem is the largest public art installation in the community’s history. It will be lit on June 25th through September 25th, 2014.  Many thanks goes to the artist, his… Continue reading

The H in Harlem

The West Harlem Art Fund is pleased that The H in Harlem by artist Bentley Meeker will finally be installed in June. It was a tough approval process and I am very proud… Continue reading

Lawn Moaning Digital Still by Swedish Artist Eva Olsson

  Lawn moaning 1:48 min 2012   After the rain drifted away and the sun comes out they come one by one, in harmony with the moans and groans from neighbors who just… Continue reading

Recap on Repurpose lighting intervention

  Above is a recap of the evening last Saturday night. I want to thank all the artists for their time, patience and participation.

HARLEM IS CREATING IT’S OWN URBAN “BURNING MAN” — BUT WITH LIGHTS

  Eduardo Difarneco A Papa. 1999 Video, Black and White, Sound, 4’09” Many folks are familiar with the “Burning Man” Festival in Nevada. For years, in Black Rock, a community is created where… Continue reading

Regional & International Artists are joining Repurpose

The West Harlem Art Fund is so pleased to have regional artists Dennis Hlynsky and Dr. Henry Gwiazda joining our lighting intervention series as well as husband and wife team Jonas Nilsson and… Continue reading

Cross-borough collaboration for Repurpose under the 12th Avenue viaduct

  Artists from Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn are now participating in the lighting intervention Repurpose.  All of the interventions will be along 12th Avenue in local restaurants, sidewalks and buttress walls underneath the… Continue reading

VICKI DaSILVA LIGHTS UP WEST HARLEM

  REPURPOSE Public Art Intervention A  North River Arts! Production/Curated By Savona Bailey-McClain Public Display on May 10, 2014 North Rivers Arts is a public art initiative for the communities of West Harlem,… Continue reading

Digital Art Clips

Images from FUSION NY 2014

FUSION NY 2014 Artists and curators of color made a powerful statement during Armory Week. They propelled themselves in the midst of Armory and the results were amazing. The best is yet to… Continue reading

Art & Technology Panel on October 16th

ARTISTS FUSE WITH TECHNOLOGY Panel moderated by Savona & the West Harlem Art Fund; Location: Silicon Harlem Technology Conference at MIST Harlem located at 46 W 116th St, NY, NY 10026; Thursday, October 16,… Continue reading

LUMINATA: IT IS OUR LIGHT

The third installment of the successful intervention series Under the Viaduct, will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 and coincide with the Paris-based Festival of Lights. Nuit Blanche (which literally means White… Continue reading

We broke new ground in Harlem

  Michael Abbatiello/Gabriel Barcia-Colombo/D. Carlton Bright/Dante Brown/Alon Chitayat/Eileen Cohen/Theresa Elwell/Victoria Estok/Lady K-Fever/Linda Griggs/Henry Gwiazda/Dennis Hlynsky/Dylan Kario/Nolan Lem/Jess Malcolm/Rupert Nesbitt/Jonas Nilsson/Eva Olsson/Jeff Ong/Steve Pavlovsky/Douglas Repetto/Pete Rogina/Cynthia Beth Rudin/Autumn Scoggan/Chafin Seymour/Dianne Smith/Kiki Williams Under the… Continue reading

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING UNDER THE VIADUCT

The West Harlem Art Fund wish to thank everyone including artists, curators, dancers and projectionists for making this intervention series successful. Please join us on Saturday at 6 pm to meet our elected… Continue reading

Sound Art Lineup with Columbia University

SOUND ARTS/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS has been at the helm of sound innovation for over fifty years with faculty specializing in composition, improvisation, music theory, musicology, installation, sculpture, instrument building, acoustics,… Continue reading