THE FUTURE OF ART: Haile King-Rubie Celebrates New Art & Another Trip Around the Sun

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, Harlem Besame will unveil a new exhibition featuring the art of Haile King-Rubie - a triumphant young man whose unique perspective, as an artist living with Downs Syndrome, has given him an extraordinary view of the world.  The Opening Reception will also double as the 26th birthday celebration for the artist, whose special day is a robust tradition celebrated by his family and a lifetime community of friends who know him for his loving and creative spirit, and who... [more]
Posted by Omo Misha on 5/7/16

THE FUTURE OF ART: Fabiola Jean-Louis Rewrites History

Recently exhibited at Harlem School of the Arts' freshly renovated Gallery Space, Fabiola Jean-Louis' is an interdisciplinary series that serves up a ride through antiquity and imagination. Modern period dresses, fashioned almost entirely from paper, become actors in a photographic essay that challenges notions of reality, time and space. Visual, sculptural and performative at once, the artist creates a world that embodies an alternate past where people of color might have lived as royalty and... [more]
Posted by Omo Misha on 4/9/16

Art, Love, Rock & Roll: An Interactive Tribute to Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland fans paid tribute to the fallen rock star at an interactive tribute event held at MIST Harlem on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The event revolved around an art exhibition which included a 40"x50" oil portrait of Weiland painted in 2014. It additionally featured music video presentatons, a sing-along, and a live art happening in which guests and fans from around the world contributed their favorite lyrics to another portrait-in-progress. This one, at 4x6 feet, is even more monumental... [more]
Posted by Omo Misha on 1/15/16

Scott Weiland: I Could Paint 100 Pictures....

2014: I woke up one Summer day and realized Scott Weiland was still here. Not just here, amongst the living, but in music; still arguably relevant, writing, performing and most of all, reinventing. For thirty solid years - despite a famously haunting drug addiction, a near fatal overdose (at least one that I know of), innumerable arrests and stints in rehab, prison time, a birthday crash, three marriages, and being fired from his own band - he had never missed a beat. He was the epicenter of... [more]
Posted by Omo Misha on 12/7/15

This is not an ending...

On Saturday, October 31st, when all of New York was abuzz with Halloween fun and fright, the last of 461 Studio & Gallery artists were emptying their contents into U-Haul trucks, donation bins and dumpsters. The building, located at 461 West 126th Street in Harlem’s factory district, is now closed after eight years of service to working artists and the Harlem arts community at-large. At any given time, chashama – which means “to have vision” – operates between 15-25 work and exhibition... [more]
Posted by Omo Misha on 10/31/15