It's the beginning of Fall: Join us this week for Harlem Arts Stroll
HARLEM: 2504 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030. 646-964-5062
Calabar Gallery represents underserved artists locally and globally: African, African American and Caribbean artists, with the mission of providing a place for community, exhibition, creative initiatives and projects. It provides a venue for them to innovate, sustain, grow and expand ideas, concepts, projects and leverage opportunities by the use of our space, networks and relationships, and a distinctive location in Harlem New York City Calabar Gallery and Instagram page (please follow us here to
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Several years ago, I showed artist Paul Deo's work in an exhibition at OkaySpace and I am delighted he reminded me that he has a mural in Harlem - so I asked him to spend just 2 hours of September 11 (Saturday) at his mural - PLANET HARLEM. September 11 for most New Yorkers is still a day of mourning - remembrance - so I am grateful - he will take the time to talk with people who stop by at the mural on this Saturday. Art heals - Art is Remembrance.
This week, we made 3 announcements on Instagram about our artists:
Pamella Allen will be heading to Ma’s House Residency Program @mashousestudio in October in Long Island just after her exhibition at Calabar opens on September 18. Jamaican-born artist and Brooklyn-based artist Pamella Allen is descendent of a long line of mystic storytellers. Through her work, she investigates the intersections of memory and nature, body and soul.
Donchellee Fulwood will be showing in Jersey City this week: Her "The Object Living Traits" will be displayed at Project Greenville's "A Family Affair" Group Exhibition for JC Friday on September 10 and Saturday September 11 from 4-7pm and again on the weekend of Jersey City Arts and Studio Tour (JCAST)
In London, P. WAMAITHA NG'ANG'A will be one of the 17 artists participating in IFE NKILI 2021. IFE NKILI is an annual Black women's arts festival celebrating the beauty of Black culture, identity and heritage, supported and funded by Arts Council England. FREE tickets are on eventbrite.
New York this week is all about ART FAIRS - so, we are bringing the rest of New York that does not attend the fairs into Harlem. If you do - and want to see other types of art - join us for the stroll. We welcome you.
Atim Annette Oton
Join us for:
THE RELAUNCH OF
HARLEM ARTS STROLL
ART, FOOD, AND CULTURE.
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It's 2 days....
Thursday After Work Edition
SEPTEMBER 9TH: 5PM TO 8PM
Saturday Weekend Edition
SEPTEMBER 11TH: 1PM TO 6PM
It's about Harlem from 110th to 155th Streets with its galleries and businesses welcoming you.
CALABAR GALLERY COMMUNITY ART COLLECTION INITIATIVE
It's simple. We would like to introduce the community to Harlem Based Artists.
Please send us 3 -5 images of your work, a bio and a website or social media page. You must be based in Harlem, no exceptions.
Please note: we are interested in African, African American and Caribbean artists who are based in Harlem, New York City.
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
HARLEM AND NEW YORK ARTISTS
ROCKY MOUNT AND NORTH CAROLINA ARTISTS
Exhibition Theme: Black Empowerment and Community: Migration from the North to South
With the launch of Harlem Brew South, Celeste Beatty expanded Harlem Brewing Company (Harlem Brew) from Harlem to Rocky Mount, North Carolina and in some ways participating in the reverse of the great migration of Black Americans who once came from the south to the north. Since the 1970s, the migration from the north to south had been the norm and has reversed a 55 year trend of Black migration and both have been about opportunity. This is a return to a heartland of heritage, economic opportunities and cultural connections. It marks the celebration of craft, community and equity.
Curator Atim Annette Oton of Calabar Gallery in Harlem is seeking work from Artists in New York and North Carolina for the inaugural exhibition at Harlem Brew South Gallery Space (HBS Gallery Space) to honor and celebrate the transition and movement of Black people from the North to South while exploring the significance of Black Empowerment and Community in the United States. The 2022 Spring Exhibition deals with Black Empowerment through collective work and collaboration, from family and friends bonding to create and participate in economic development. It celebrates possibilities and opportunities in community development, dynamic change and progress.
To be considered, please send 3-5 images of work with details: title, year, medium, size and price responding to the call, a short bio,
Website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: October 31, 2021
OUR FALL EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
More details every newsletter.
WALKING TO A DIFFERENT BEAT
September 18 to October 14, 2021
An exhibition of two female artists making art both personal and creating a new distinctive visual language. Artists Pamella Allen and Donchellee Fulwood represent Black woman artists using art to explore identity and process. The making of work for each is a long experimentation process with ideas and mediums that result in pieces that have a defined character.
Pamella Allen is a descendent of a long line of mystic storytellers. Through her work, she investigates the intersections of memory and nature, body and soul. A Jamaica born, Brooklyn based artist, she uses artifacts from her life experiences pulled from memory and observation, her work is layered in process: mixed media paintings, printmaking, sculpture, paper making, Installation, photography/video essay & prose combine to create her own archetype
Donchellee Fulwood is a Visual Artist born in Secaucus, NJ, and raised in Jersey City. In the course of her work, she creates by using acrylic paints on both canvas and basswood surfaces. She also uses ink on paper to create compositions. By using both mediums, Fulwood came up with a unique trademark of pattern designs within a full shape and in compositions, both in black-and-white and in color.
Calabar Gallery will be showing at The TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR now in its 6th edition and organized by MACA DMCC (also known as the Global Art Agency/GAA)
TIAF 2021 is held on Friday 8th of October and Saturday 9th of October 2021. The sixth edition of the fair in Tokyo will be a festival for international exchange through art introducing contemporary and modern art by 100 participating artists from over 40 countries under one fabulous roof.
Calabar Gallery will be showing at Art Fair 14C in November.
Art Fair 14C is an annual fair that provides a showcase for hundreds of artists from New Jersey, New York and around the world, giving area art lovers exposure to a wide variety of visual arts, of all kinds and for all budgets. It's NEW JERSEY'S ART FAIR and is from November 12-14, 2021.