My Blog: Lyric Fire: The Art of Networking in Harlem

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:

Uptown Happenings Together (NYC)

New York, NY
36 Uptown Culture Lovers

While Uptown Happenings Together (NYC) is currently on a sabbatical,Stay Connected, Uptown at Alba’s other Uptown groups!Check ’em out here:Click here>> http://www.meetup.c…

Check out this Meetup Group →

For more information about the artists that were featured at the event please click on their links below:


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Mar 9, 2010 | Posted by in Art, Blog | 2 comments

Comments (2 Responses)

  1. Alba says:

    Thanks Tameka!!!! It was a great event, wasn’t it? Our next event will be 4/25 at Anderson Pilgrim’s place and it should be fun. Glad to know about your blog and will be checking back often 🙂
    xo Alba

  2. Hi Alba! Yes it was! Can’t wait to see the gang at the next event.

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