I recently joined an amazing networking group in Harlem called Uptown Happenings Together which was started by the lovely Alba, who encourages Harlem residents to discover new things, places and people.
Our first meeting found us surrounded by awesome art and artists at the Gadson Gallery, headed by Laura R. Gadson. Her collection features beautiful quilts that can be framed or placed creatively around your home. The pieces are not only aesthetically appealing, they often make powerful conversational pieces as she artistically incorporates social and political issues into her work.
Shimoda, whose colorful jewelry has been featured in Essence Magazine and worn by celebrities such as Jada Pinkett Smith and others was also in attendance. Who knew that so many talented artists reside in the heart of Harlem?
Anderson Pilgrim, President of Diasopora Now, Inc. also made the scene and talked about the lovely Caribbean art he proudly offers on his website and his plans to bring an art show to the gorgeous island of Barbados in the near future. We will keep you posted on this and other happenings going on in the cultural community of Harlem.
To join or learn more about Uptown Happenings Together go to:
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