The Harlem Fine Arts Show will celebrate its 5th Annual Event, showcasing artists and authors on Tuesday, March 29 at the White Plains Library, 6 – 9 p.m. The event showcases African American artists and authors from the New York metropolitan area. This year’s special recognition honorees will include the acclaimed R&B and pop singing group Atlantic Starr and youth phenom Julius Rodriguez.
Featured authors include: Flo Anthony, David Banks, Dr. Martia Goodson, Monica Michelle and Carol Hill Mackey.
Over 200 Children enrolled in the White Plains Youth Bureau’s After School Connection program have been busy creating beautiful pieces of jewelry. Each piece is a one of a kind creation inspired by similar pieces created by youth at the Guga S’Thebe Ideas for Progress Community Center in Cape Town South Africa. The Youth Bureau children were able to see, hold and dissect original pieces of jewelry purchased at the center in South Africa. The children studied how the jewelry was made and created their own masterpieces adding their own personal stamps on them. On display will be a large array of necklaces, bracelets and other colorful pieces.
Music will be provided by Cliff Lee Plus Three. Cliff Lee Plus Three compose sounds ranging from the introspective blues tradition of Miles Davis and the tonal expression of Harry “Sweets” Edison. The music is emotional, intelligent, and lyrical. A contributor to feature film scores “The Best Man” and the comedy hit “Undercover Brother,” Cliff Lee can be heard on recordings with Billy Higgins, William Hardman and his brother, noted bassist Bill Lee, as well as various CD’s of his own quartet. His nephew Spike Lee is the well-known film director and Cliff Lee’s son, Malcolm, is an accomplished filmmaker.
Rodney J. Reynolds, President of RJR Communications, Inc., is the Founder and Publisher of American Legacy magazine and Executive Producer of American Legacy Television. The board game, Know Your Black History, will be available for purchase.
The White Plains Harlem Fine Arts Show grew out of the Harlem Fine Arts Show. The Harlem Fine Arts Show is the largest traveling African diaspora art show in the United States. Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, HFAS provides a platform for African diaspora artists and African American visual artists to exhibit and sell their work.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Youth Bureau
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
For more information contact the White Plains Youth Bureau, 914-422-1378.