Live Art And Jazz with Marjorie Eliot and Andrea Arroyo In Harlem

July 10, 2015

Arroyo-Eliot -A Rose in Harlem- 1 Photo by Felipe GalindoThe Rio III Gallery at Sugar Hill is pleased to present a special a Live Art and Music Experience, featuring the musical talents of jazz legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, and the inspired paintings of award-winning visual artist Andrea Arroyo.This event is presented in conjunction with Ms. Arroyo’s current art exhibition “A Rose in Harlem,” which honors the diverse beauty of historic and contemporary women of the area, on view through August 20th at the recently inaugurated Rio III Gallery in the iconic Sugar Hill building designed by acclaimed architect David Adjaye.

Featured in the exhibition are two pieces, titled “Ms. Marjorie” and “Take the A Train”, which were created during Eliot and Arroyo’s previous live artistic collaborations. These long, flowing scrolls feature Arroyo’s large-scale, free hand drawings, which were inspired by Ms. Eliot’s entrancing selection of jazz on the piano. The pieces hang suspended from the ceiling, forming long wave-like shapes that evoke music and movement, and bring to mind the history and community around the Harlem River.

About the artists: MS. MARJORIE ELIOT s a celebrated musician, actress and playwright, she hosts the acclaimed Parlor Jazz concerts every Sunday since 1993, keeping the jazz tradition alive by featuring veteran performers and up and coming musicians, and attracting audiences from all over the world.

ANDREA ARROYO is an award-winning artist with an extensive trajectory. She is an honoree of the 2015 Uptown Art Stroll and has received numerous recognitions, including Global Citizen Award Artist by the Clinton Global Initiative, Outstanding Woman of New York, 21 Leaders for the 21st Century and Official Artist of the Latin Grammys. Ms. Arroyo’s work has been published in numerous journals, including The New Yorker (cover art), and The New York Times. It has also been the subject of over 150 features in the international media.

The exhibition and the jazz event are free and open to the public.

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Live Art and Music Experience with Andrea Arroyo and Marjorie Eliot.

Presented in conjunction with Andrea Arroyo “A Rose in Harlem”, on view through August 20, 2015. Featuring the legendary Ms. Marjorie Eliot and guest musicians, in a live collaboration with visual artist Andrea Arroyo.
Friday, July 17, 6-8pm. ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Free and open to the public.
Rio III Gallery at the Sugar Hill Building.
898 St Nicholas Avenue, 9th fl. (@ 155th St.) New York NY 10032 (Subways: C to 155th St., 1 to 157th St.)

Andrea Arroyo “A Rose in Harlem”, on view through August 20, 2015.
Rio III Gallery at the Sugar Hill Building.
898 St Nicholas Avenue, 9th fl. (@ 155th St.) New York NY 10032.
Subways: C to 155th St., 1 to 157th St.

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