Incorporation of Artists on the Move, Inc. in its continued recognition and celebration of visual artists presents "Portraits in Blue," 8th Annual JVC Jazz Festival Event and Visual Expressions on Jazz Series from June 24th-August 31st 2008, at
- Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery, 2611 Frederick Douglas Blvd., Studio 2N (bet 139th & 140th Streets);
- St. Marks United Methodist Church, 49-55 Edgecombe Avenue (@137th Street);
- Citi Bank Financial Center, 2481 A.C.P., Jr. Blvd @144th Street in Harlem; and
- Clinton Hill Art Gallery, 154A Vanderbilt Avenue (near Myrtle Avenue) in Brooklyn.
This year's theme, "Portraits in Blue" explores the relationship of color and jazz music and will feature the works of emerging and established artists, some of whom have for over a decade created works of art dedicated to jazz music. "Jazz music and visual arts have many similarities" states Gwendolyn Black, event creator and curator, who recognized the lack of support for visual artists and their works on jazz and was inspired to create this annual event. "Harmony, rhythm, tone, and space are a few of the many descriptions used to describe both jazz music and visual arts. Many visual artists listen to jazz music while working and have been at the forefront of creating works of art dedicated to jazz.