10/24/15 O&A NYC ART: Black Art In America- Fine Arts Show at the Faison Firehouse

By Walter Rutledge

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Black Art In America: Fine Arts Show presented the second New York City art show at the Faison Firehouse Theater, 6 Hancock Place (124 Street between Amsterdam and Morningside. The October 23 opening night exhibition held for selected dealers and collectors featured approximately 150 works from over forty artists in medium ranging from oil paintings from Reginald Gammon, to contemporary sculpture by Woodrow Nash. The fine art show runs until Sunday October 25.

The Firehouse had placed art on three levels, which transformed the first floor theater stage and second floor rehearsal space into a maze of partition walls covered in paintings, photography, limited edition prints, mixed media and works on paper and sculpture. The converted space retained a level of intimacy, reminiscent of eastside townhouse gallery. This meant art was hung in living spaces such as staircases, hallways and lounge areas.

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There is a $20 weekend exhibition pass for exhibitions and programming, children free when accompanied by an adult. There is a separate admission price of $20 per show for the two Saturday music performances at 7pm and 9pm by Grammy Award nominated saxophonist, flautist, clarinetist, film, composer, producer and arranger Jay Rodriguez, and songwriter and vocalist Derin Young. For general information call: (347) 948- 7308.

Black Art In America: Fine Arts Show events include:

Saturday, October 24– exhibition hours 10am – 8pm

9:30am- Art and Social Activism
Special Guests, Danny Simmons and Kheli Willetts 
Hosted by the Houston Museum of African-American Culture (HMAAC)

1pm- Art as an Asset
Important lessons form the Estates of the Barnes Foundation, 
Reginald Gammon and Mildred Thompson — with Don Roman and special guests

5pm Black Art in America Poetry Showcase
Performance by poets Ngoma and Tantra-zawadi

7pm and 9pm Music Performances   
Grammy Award nominated  Jay Rodriguez, and songwriter and vocalist Derin Young    (Requires a separate $20 admission fee light refreshments included)

Sunday, October 25- exhibition hours 12noon – 7pm

11:00 AM BAIA Member Workshop



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