2009 AUDELCO RISING STAR
HARLEM ARTS ADVOCACY WEEK 2009
organizations panel at HARLEM Arts Alliance Advocacy Week Opening
Day included, (L to R): Ramon Rodriguez (Harbor Conservatory for the Performing
Arts), Shirley Faison (National Black Theatre), Laura Gadson (Strivers Art
Circuit), Robin Williams (Uptown Dance Academy), Moikgantsi Kgama, (Imagenation
Cinema Foundation), Gertrude Jeannette (H.A.D.L.E.Y. Players), and panel
moderator Flo Wiley (WHCR-FM).
Representing other boroughs
at HARLEM Arts Alliance Advocacy Week Opening Day, were (L to R):
Laurie A. Cumbo (MoCADA/Brooklyn), Deidre Scott (Bronx Council on the Arts),
and Pritha Singh (Rajkamari Cultural Center/Queens).
Participants at the opening
day of HARLEM Arts Alliance Advocacy Week at the Riverside Theatre
included Heather Hitchens (Executive Director, New York State Council on the
Arts), Voza Rivers (Chairman HARLEM Arts Alliance), Jewel Kinch
(Executive Director, Riverside Theatre), Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Founder &
President/Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, and Michael
Unthank (Executive Director, HARLEM Arts Alliance).
Pictured are members of
the HARLEM Arts Alliance attending opening day of 2009 Harlem Arts
Advocacy Week at the Riverside Theatre.
Attending the opening night
reception hosted at Maysles Cinema were Senator Bill Perkins, Voza Rivers (Chairman,HARLEM
Arts Alliance), documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, Joe Wemple,
(Chair, Maysles Institute) and Michael Unthank (HAA Executive Director).
Barbara Askins, President and CEO of the 125th
Street Business Improvement District (BID) makes her BID on Culture
presentation at Day 2 of HARLEM Arts Alliance Advocacy Week at the Dwyer
Audience gathered at the Dwyer Cultural Center listening to arts and
business partnerships panel on Day 2 of HARLEM Arts Alliance
Panelists on the Building Arts and Business Partnerships panel on Day 2
of HARLEM Arts Alliance Advocacy Week (pictured L to R) Pat Cruz
(Harlem Stage), Loren Schoenburg (Jazz Museum in Harlem, Regina Smith (Harlem
Business Alliance), Tren'ness Woods-Black, (Sylvia's), Thelma Golden (Studio
Museum in Harlem), Winston Majette (Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce), and
moderator Marcia Sells (Columbia University)