New York City is definitely well know as a place for up and coming artists and now young artists in Harlem are being given the chance to showcase their original and innovative talent. The City College of New York presents "Joining Forces: Living Art on the Hill" which is a public art installation exhibit and seeks to unite, inspire, and support the revival of public arts in Harlem.
So far, 90 artists throughout New York City have contributed their work and it is being showcased in the open-air North Academic Center (NAC) Plaza through December 12. "Joining Forces: Living Art on the Hill" aims to create a widespread visibility of works by a multitude of artists, in a large and public arena.
As part of the exhibit, contributors Terry Nelson of Hip Hop USA, Taiwo DuVall of the WEUSI Aritist Collective, Zoraida Lopez, Ed Sherman of the National Conference of Artists and Tomo Mori will participate in the first of three artists talks tomorrow (Wednesday, October 9th), at Aaron Davis Hall, from 6-8pm.
They will share how living "the Harlem experience" manifests through their beautiful works of art. The event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212/650-5361.
"Living Art on the Hill" follows the successful exhibition, "Harlem & the City: Over 100 Special Moments," and aims to establish an annual event that will continue to build the foundations for further collaborations between City College and the greater New York art community.