Thursday, July 17, 2008

News from PRDream

The Handball Court Summer Film Series: VOTE FOR ME! (Comedy, 1998)

Saturday at sunset
White Park
106th Street between Lexington and Third Ave.

(106th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues)



For information:

July 19
VOTE FOR ME! (Comedy, 1998)
Director: Nelson Denis, former New York State Assemblyman

Runtime: 1 hr 15 mins
Mad as hell and can't take it anymore? Become a candidate of the people, fighting for better schools, litter-free streets, more jobs, and less crime! Tenement superintendent Leo Rodriguez decides to make a clean sweep of things in Spanish Harlem by throwing his hat in the ring to help his community. A satirical look at New York City politics – funny and unfortunately based on real events. The names have been changed to protect the guilty!

July 26
HEAD OF STATE (Comedy, 2003)
Runtime: 1 hr 35 mins

August 2
BOB ROBERTS (Comedy, 1992)
Runtime: 1 hr 43 mins

August 9
Runtime: 1 hr 52 mins

August 16
AN UNREASONABLE MAN (Documentary, 2007)
Runtime: 2 hrs 3 mins

August 23
SICK AROUND THE WORLD (Documentary, 2008)
Runtime: 60 minutes
THE MEDICATED CHILD (Documentary, 2008)
Runtime: 60 minutes

August 30
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH (Documentary, 2006)
Runtime: 1 hr 40 mins

Whass Poppin Group Show Opens at Heath Gallery Thursday, July 17th

Whass Poppin Group Show Opens at Heath Gallery

Thursday, July 17th 2008

24 West 120th Street
New York, New York 10027

(between Lenox and Fifth Ave)

For more information:


At the MOCCA Independent Comic Fair . . .

artHARLEM artist Stephanie Mulvihill has launched a blog featuring new work as well as news about her participation as a teaching artist at the MOCCA Independent Comic Fair. . . .

" The Heritage School Manga Club published their first comic anthology. Six very committed students wrote and drew their own manga/comic stories. We were then very graciously offered a grant to publish from the Student Press Initiative.
We decided to celebrate by presenting our book at the MOCCA independent comic fair at the Puck Building in NYC. Our students were very proud, signing autographs, shaking hands etc. It was a fun weekend . . . "

Sunday, June 22, 2008

artHARLEM artist Sonia Barnett will be participating in Jazz Portraits in Blue: An Exhibition Exploring the Relationship of Color and Jazz.

Reception: Tuesday, June 24th

St. Mark's Methodist Church
137th Street and Edgecombe Ave.

For more information, contact:
Gwendolyn Black, Curator/Producer


The NoMa Photo (Northern Manhattan Photography) Group
cordially invites you to the opening reception of the exhibit
at the City College Art Gallery.

"Vague Terrain: Manhattanville" presents the discoveries of an eclectic clan of 23 photographers who spent a year chronicling the architecture, artifacts, and people of Manhattanville. The exhibit identiļ¬es this particular urban unit as a viable neighborhood. It is a photographic testimonial of an expedition during a period of ongoing and dramatic changes for the community.

RECEPTION DATE : Wednesday, June 25th 6 - 9pm

EXHIBITION DATES: Wednesday, June 18th - Thursday, July 17th

GALLERY HOURS: Monday - Thursday 12 - 6pm (or by appointment)

City College of New York Art Gallery
Compton Goethals Hall - 1st Floor
140th & Amsterdam Avenue



by train
1 train (137th St @ Broadway) : walk east (uphill) to Amsterdam, turn left, entrance before 140th St
A, B, C, D (145th Street Station @ St. Nicholas Ave) : walk west (uphill) to Convent Ave, turn left, stairs to entrance before 139th St

by bus
M100, 101 (Amsterdam Ave @ 140th)
M4, M5 (Broadway @ 137th) : walk east (uphill) to Amsterdam, turn left, entrance before 140th St
M18 (Convent Avenue @ 138th)
BX19 (145th St @ Convent Ave) : walk south, stairs to entrance before 139th St


PHONE : 646 302 1176

Monday, June 16, 2008

Janice Taylor at Hue-Man Books

Dear All ...

I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at Hue-Man Books
(Frederick Douglas Blvd. between 124 & 125 Streets)
on Wednesday, June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Although my book - All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's
101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville - looks and tastes
like a weight loss book, it is NOT.

At its heart, it is about transformation, reinvention, forgiveness,
happiness and loving oneself.

Pat Farnack, WCBS 880 radio said that I was "profound."
O, The Oprah magazine proclaimed me a "kooky genius."
And the Chicago Herald said that I may seem "one French fry short of a Happy Meal, but when you think about what she's saying it begins to make sense."

There you have it. One fry short, kooky and profound.

Hope you are able to come and support me and Hue-Man Books,
the only African-American bookstore in the city, which ONLY
invites African-American authors to speak.


Spread the word (NOT the icing!).

Deliciously yours,

Janice Taylor
Life Coach/Hypnotist, Author
"Kooky Genius" . . . O: The Oprah Magazine
Home of the Kick in the Tush Club

High praise from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun Times and more ...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

To celebrate Pride 2008 Casa Frela gallery presents

Rainbows Over Harlem III

A group show of gay female artists exploring the idea of woman

Artists include Kelly Beeman, D.C. Gable and Allicette Torres

Through painting, illustration and photography these three women
will uncover the female form as seen through they eyes of gay
women. The idea of the female is presented in a way that is unique
to gay women as both the embodiment of the feminine and as
the observer of the feminine.

Opening reception: Saturday, June 28 at 5pm

Exhibition will be on view June 28th - July 5th

An impressive, renovated Stanford White brownstone centered
in the Mount Morris Historic Dist
rict in Harlem, Casa Frela is a
welcome addition to the growing uptown art scene! This gallery
presents energy and a keen insight into Historical Harlem. It is a
vibrant magnet for the art enthusiast.

Frela Gallery

47 W
est 119th Street
New York NY 10026 (between 5th and Lenox Ave)
artHARLEM artist Si Jae Byun is participating in AIM 28: How Soon Is Now?

How Soon Is Now? features an array of work by 36 artists from Artist in the Marketplace (AIM), one of the most celebrated and competitive programs for emerging artists in the country. Organized by Erin Riley-Lopez, Assistant Curator

On View: June 1- August 18, 2008

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10456
tel/ 718.681.6000 fax/ 718.681.6181
D or B to the 167 St./Grand Concourse station.
Exit at rear of station, walk south along
Grand Concourse two blocks.

Visit for more information.

Friday, May 30, 2008

On May 30 & 31, artHARLEM artist LuLu LoLo is performing with a group of artists
in a series of short performances in:

two multidisciplinary evenings of performance

How do you define uptown or downtown work? Is the idea grounded in geography? Community? Aesthetics? Are there uptown and downtown audiences? For eight weeks this spring we brought together a group of artists, five from 'uptown,' five from 'downtown,' to explore these questions while developing short works for performance.

Friday, May 30, 7:30pm
The Gatehouse at Harlem Stage
150 Convent Avenue (at West 135th Street)

Saturday, May 31, 7:30pm
Dance New Amsterdam (DNA)
280 Boadway (entrance on Chambers Street)
Tickets $10 at the box office, night of performance
Performances will be followed by a discussion with the artists

For information about the artists, visit:

Uptown/Downtown is presented by The Field, Harlem Arts Alliance, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. For more information please visit

Friday, May 23, 2008

artHARLEM artist Suejin Jo is the First Winner
of the New York Artists Equity Association (NYAEA)
2008 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Solo Exhibition Award

Suejin Jo: Paintings, a solo exhibition of her work, will be on view June 10 - 22.

Opening reception: June 12th, 6-8pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday Noon - 6pm

Broome Street Gallery
498 Broome Street @ West Broadway
For more information, call 212-941-0130

Announcing new book releases from artHarlem artists
Misha McGlown & Janice Taylor

Misha McGlown's Manifesting Things


Janice Taylor's All Is Forgiven, Move On


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Comfortable Paintings: Works on Silk

Artist PJ Cobbs presents:
“Comfortable Paintings”, Works on Silk

May 3-May 31, 2008

Gallery Space
New York Public Library, Countee Cullen Branch
104 West 136th Street, Harlem, New York

Opening reception and silk-painting demo:
Saturday, May 3, 2008
2-4 p.m.

About the artist:
PJ Cobbs, is a former fashion columnist (New York Post) who gave up the Prada for a paintbrush.

The British-born Cobbs creates paintings on silk considering both form and function, whether it's a graphic scarf that can be mounted as a wall-hanging or pillow (as featured in the August 16, 2007 New York Times Home & Garden section), or her “Comfortable Paintings” series.

For this group of paintings, Cobbs explores the idea of comfort and function, integrating the tactility of the medium (silk has a reputation as being delicate, but is actually a strong fiber) with its usability. For instance, in “Tourists”, the napping visitors can either relax on a wall, or be strewn across couch. A self-portrait of Cobbs vacationing in St-Tropez makes the scene comfortable by being executed on a curtain. Her latest works include portraits-of people and the spaces they occupy. Her focus is on New York City, where buildings claim as much personality as the citizens they're built for.

PJ has exhibited worldwide, notably at the American Gallery in New York and was included in the Liverpool Biennial in 2006. She teaches silk painting at the JCC Manhattan and the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries, and has taught in Hawaii at the Art School at Kapalua and the famed Hui No'eau in Maui. Her event companies, PJ's Painting Party and ART+BEAUTY bring silk painting to corporate and private parties. Most recently, she was an invited guest speaker (along with Ted Danson and Ed Begley, Jr.) at the recent Global Green 2008 Expo in April, 2008.

Cobbs has also created art-to-wear, spotted on Queen Latifah, Heidi Klum, Daisy Fuentes, and best-selling author Harriette Cole. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Essence, Continental Airlines, Uptown, New York Post, New York Daily News, Cigar Aficionado, House & Garden, Black Enterprise, Look, Fashion Wire Daily and Fiberarts.

“For me, painting on silk for fashion and function is a passion. In a time of fleeting, throwaway art, it transcends trends and it provides beauty to both the observer in its perfect, colorful form.”

Note: Use of library space by PJ Cobbs for this exhibit does not indicate endorsement by The New York Public Library. Groups by appointment.

PJ Cobbs/Patricia Jacobs

Thursday, April 17, 2008

eARTH: near and far. Opening Reception Tonight at Casa Frela

To celebrate Earth Day and Spring 2008, Casa Frela Gallery presents the group installation eARTh; near and far.

eARTh features quilts, paintings, photographs, and art-to-wear by Nadine M. Cuffy, Noreen Deen Dresser and Kenneth R.S.T. Vick. Each artist has been inspired by natural and scientific phenomenon: biology, topography, and the process of erosion. Their creations capture our imagination and portray the world from a vantage point that allows us to see beauty through science.

eARTh; near and far runs from April 17 - July 17

For more information about eARTh; near and far and these individual artists, please visit the Casa Frela website,

Artist Reception:
Thursday, April 17
5PM to 8PM

Casa Frela Gallery
47 West 119th Street
New York, New York 10026
212 722 8577.

MFA Open Studios Tonight at City College

Visit Shani Peters and other HOAST2007 artists tonight at:
1619 Amsterdam Ave. at 140th

News from Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery:

Click on the link below to read about Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery's successful Art Crawl last weekend:

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Look to this space, for more info on calls for proposals, show opportunities, and more for ArtHarlem artists.