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West Harlem Arts Online Exhibition
April 8 - June 5Free
West Harlem Arts is an outgrowth of a collaboration between two of West Harlem Development Corporation’s grantees, Children’s Art Carnival (CAC) and Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano (CCCD).
The West Harlem Arts online exhibition was designed to give local CB9 artists the opportunity to gain the skills, information, advice, and program assistance necessary to navigate the changing landscape resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.
West Harlem Arts: Resilience 2021 is a collaborative, community-based initiative from The Children’s Art Carnival and Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano. In the wake of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the organizations joined forces to organize and present a virtual exhibition series celebrating the resilience of local artists from West Harlem and the surrounding community.
The exhibition features works by Cathleen Campbell, Nicole Goodwin, Wilhelmina Grant Cooper, Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, Julia Justo, Carolina Leiva Ureta, Luis León, Candace Leslie, Michelle Mello, Dionis Ortiz, Daisy Ruiz, Marco Saavedra, Uniqua Simmons, Jonas St. Juste, Yasuyo Tanaka, and Carla Torres.
West Harlem Arts: Resilience 2021 launches Thursday, April 8th and will be accompanied by a series of virtual public programs and events.
Click HERE to register for the opening reception on Saturday, April 10th at 4pm.
Photo credit: Candace Leslie, King (2020)
About West Harlem Development Corporation
West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is a New York City-based nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in 2011 whose mission is to promote increased economic opportunities and quality of life to sustain a vibrant West Harlem community. WHDC’s core program areas are education, workforce and economic development, and affordable housing. With its slogan “Solutions Through Collaborations”, WHDC partially achieves its mission through grantmaking to nonprofit organizations to provide services that benefit the residents of New York City’s Manhattan Community District 9 (MCD9), more commonly referred to as West Harlem. The boundaries of MCD9 are defined as: South to North from 110th Street to 155th Street; East to West from Manhattan, Morningside, St. Nicholas, Bradhurst, Edgecombe Avenues to the Hudson River.