ArtCrawl Harlem is pleased to announce Fire & Soul 2022: “We’re Still Harlem” Art Exhibit, at Heath Gallery, New York from March 12 – April 2, 2022.
Harlem’s vibrant history and influence stretch far beyond the five boroughs. The music, art, culture, social life, food, fashion, politics, and businesses that have originated in Harlem have had a profound impact on the world stage for generations.
This is the magic of Harlem –it’s Fire & Soul. Even when the world is dim, bleak and uncertain, the hearts, souls, and resilience of Harlemites burn bright. Our Fire & Soul 2022 exhibition exemplifies this very statement.
The exhibit features 10 multi-generational artists whose work embodies the notions of beauty, joy, and connection.
Let this exhibit provide you strength, optimism, connection, and hope during these remarkably challenging times wherever you find yourself.
Curated by Saundra Alexis Heath and Fable Jones Studios, the 3 -week-long exhibit will feature various media including paintings, sculpture, collage, abstract, and mixed media art.
The roster of featured artists includes Bianca Allen, Jazzmine Bustamante, Jonte Drew, Yvonne Lamar-Rogers, Demarcus McGaughey, Kenwyn Murray, MarkAnthony McLeod, Erica Morales, Cj Priester, and Heather Williams.
Co-curated by Saundra A. Heath, Heath Gallery director, and co-owner, and Fable Jones Studios, the 3-week long exhibit, will feature art inspired by the search for joy, beauty, and connection in the midst of uncertainty and change.
“This collaboration with Art Crawl Harlem and Fable Jones Studio is a full circle moment and exactly the vision that the original founders had. Bringing established and emerging artists and art professionals together to impact our community. I’m very happy to still be here 20 years in and carrying forth our shared vision and intention,” shared Saundra Heath.
Fire & Soul 2022 is made possible in part with funds from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), New York City Dept of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts.
Opening day beverages will be provided by Sephina Spirits, an unforgettable spirit delivering both warmth and richness for a luxurious taste conceived around the inspirational life of the legendary entertainer Josephine Baker and the Roaring Twenties.
Heath Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in the historic Marcus Garvey Park District. The gallery was founded in 2002 by the husband, and wife team, artist Thomas Heath and curator and director Saundra A. Heath.
The gallery’s mission is to provide high-quality exhibition opportunities for artists and an exceptional experience for art lovers, buyers, and collectors.
Saundra provides strategic career guidance for artists through one-to-one mentor coaching, workshops and SOLD™️, a marketing training program for creatives.
ArtCrawl Harlem promotes the exposure of professional and emerging artists, Harlem art galleries and cultural institutions.
The aim is to elevate Harlem on the greater metropolitan cultural map, while providing both education and quality experiences to visitors, tourists and members of the community.
Fable Jones Studio
Harlem-based artist and curator Michael Watson (also known as Fable Jones) graduated with a BFA in Commercial Illustration from FIT in 2013, and furthered his studies in book illustration, printmaking, graphic design and anatomical drawing at the Art Students League, SVA, and Cooper Union.
In 2020, Fable and his brother Ciriaco opened Fable Jones Studios to provide a platform, creative safe-heaven and community for local NYC visual artists and performers.
Fable loves to create watercolor paintings depicting people of color from around the world. Fable continues to expand his skill set through his unwavering interest in learning and personal growth.
Also, join Saundra Heath and Fable Jones, the Curators of ArtCrawl Harlem’s Fire & Soul 2022 Art Exhibit as they chat with the featured Artists on Saturday, March 19, 2022, Heath Gallery, 5 PM., and the Open Mic Night on March 26th, 2022, Heath Gallery 6 PM – 8 PM.
COVID-19 Policy Visitors are asked to wear masks.
Heath Gallery, 24 West 120th Street, New York, NY, https://artcrawlharlem.org/
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