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Harlem Arts Advocacy Week 2012
Harlem Arts Advocacy Week 2012

10/1/2012 to 10/7/2012

When: 10/1/2012
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6:00 PM

OPEN HOUSE: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

Welcome: Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad "Living Culture: Reconnecting our Young People”

The Next Generation of Voices: Discussion and Open Forum- Moderator, Esther Armah, International Journalist/ Playwright and special guests, including jazz journalist and producer Greg Thomas

Harlem Arts Showcase—Participating Organizations:

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Harlem School for the Arts

Apollo Theater Foundation (Stars of Tomorrow)

Harlem KW Project

Movement Theatre Company

Impact Repertory Theatre

Free admission

Wednesday, October 3

Harlem’s Film and Media Network: Cultivating New Voices, Telling Our Stories 

Luncheon and Panel Discussion 

12:30–3:00 PM

Manhattan Neighborhood Network El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center

175 East 104th Street

A networking luncheon and panel discussion focused on Harlem-based film and media organizations that offer a new take on Harlem as a creative center. How do these organizations interact within the ecology of independent film/media development and distribution? Conversation will highlight efforts to provide access and resources for our community’s filmmakers, to offer training and mentoring opportunities for young people, and to give voice to fresh perspectives on issues that affect us all. Screening will include selected excerpts from the work of emerging filmmakers.

Host: Iris Morales, Director MNN’s El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center

Guest Speaker: Alyce Myatt, Director, Media Program, National Endowment for the Arts

Panelists: Marcia Smith, Producer, Firelight Media; Taneshia Nash Laird, Chief Marketing Officer, My Image Studios Harlem (MIST); Leslie Fields-Cruz, Vice President of Operations and Programming, National Black Programming Consortium; Moikgantsi Kgama, Founder/Director, ImageNation

Moderator, Jacqueline Glover, Vice President, Documentary Films, Home Box Office

Free admission



Thursday, October 4

7:00 PM

Studio Museum in Harlem

144 West 125th Street

Conversation with two exceptional leaders of Harlem world renowned arts institutions come together to discuss the issues that frame today’s environment for arts and culture in Harlem. Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem


Friday, October 5

1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Harlem Site Visit- Imagining America

"Harlem: At the Crossroads”

This is a guided trolley tour focusing on three outstanding Harlem Arts Institutions: The Studio Museum in Harlem has been a catalyst for promoting the work of artists of artists of African descent; The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a leading institution that has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life; and Harlem Stage/The Gatehouse, a vibrant center for the performing arts celebrating and supporting artists of color from Harlem and around the world.

Presentations will focus on the new and unique partnerships between the arts, business, and educational institutions that fuel Harlem’s current resurgence and lay the foundation for new models to sustain Harlem’s artistic preeminence into the future.

1:00 PM Studio Museum in Harlem Museum Visit and Gallery Tour Exhibition: Caribbean Crossroads

 

2:00 PM The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Visit to Exhibitions and Presentations

3:00 PM Harlem Stage/The Gatehouse Harlem Stage Visit and tour of the Gatehouse

 

Presentations: BID ON CULTURE Annual Banner Competition

Barbara Askins, President and CEO, 125th Street BID
Wayne Benjamin, Director, Residential Development, Harlem Community Development Corporation

 

Panel discussion: Jazz Shrines: Model for Collaboration and "landmarking” Harlem’s legendary role in emergence of Jazz

Patricia Cruz, Executive Director, Harlem Stage/The Gatehouse
Laura Greer, Director of Programming, Apollo Theater Foundation
Robin Bell-Stevens, President & CEO, Jazzmobile
Marcia Sells, Associate Dean, Columbia University
Free admission

 

6:00–8:00 PM

Strivers Art Circuit Annual Art Tour Opening Reception

Aaron Davis Hall, 135th Street & Convent Avenue

This is the fifth year of this self-guided art/gallery tour exhibiting the work of a wide diversity of artists drawn from throughout the Harlem community in galleries, studios and alternative spaces in and around the Strivers Row area. Sponsored by the HARLEM Arts Alliance, the tour takes place over Saturday and Sunday October 6 & 7th, 2012

Host: City College of New York

Free admission

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Art & Activism: Using Art for Social Change

RAW SPACE, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (between 121st & 122nd Street)

Join ImageNation for a panel discussion and sneak peek at scenes from the new film Middle of Nowhere, directed by Ava DuVernay. Middle of Nowhere opens October 12th in select cities nationwide.

RSVP to 212-340-1874.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

12:00 PM–6:00 PM

Strivers Art Circuit Annual Art Tour

Various venues, Strivers’ Row

See artists at work at their studios and visit galleries in this self-guided, walking tour of art venues in the Harlem’s Strivers’ Row corridor. Designed to increase exposure for Harlem artists, the event affords participants the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.

To RSVP, call (347) 735-4280 or visit http://www.harlemaa.org/?page=SAC.

4:00 PM

Concert: In the Spirit: What’s Your Groove? Hip-Hop, R&B and Blues

Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue Concert featuring Legacy, Impact Repertory Theatre, Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown

Presented by New Heritage Theatre Group in Association with HAA and City College of New York

Free admission (RSVP 212-926-2550)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

12:00 PM–6:00 PM

Strivers Art Circuit Annual Art Tour

Various venues, Strivers’ Row

See artists at work at their studios and visit galleries in this self-guided, walking tour of art venues in the Harlem’s Strivers’ Row corridor. Designed to increase exposure for Harlem artists, the event affords participants the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.

To RSVP, call (347) 735-4280 or visit http://www.harlemaa.org/?page=SAC.

3:00 PM

New Heritage Theatre Group in association with New Federal Theatre and the HARLEM Arts Alliance

Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue

The Summit concludes with a blues and jazz concert drawn from the plays, poems and narrative writings of jazz artist and poet Bill Harris.

Free admission (RSVP 212-926-2550)

Harlem Arts Summit 2012 is presented by HARLEM Arts Alliance in collaboration with the following Partner Organizations:

Aaron Davis Hall

Columbia University

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

125th Street Business Improvement District

Studio Museum in Harlem

The City College of New York

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Harlem Business Alliance

Harlem Stage/The Gatehouse

Caribbean Cultural Center

Harlem Community Development Corporation

Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation

New Heritage Theatre Group

MIST Cinemas

MNN - El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center


 
 
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Humanitarian Award Honoree: Danny Glover, Actor/Activist
 

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