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The "H" in Harlem: Public Art Installation by Bentley Meeker

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The "H" in Harlem, June 25 - September 25
The "H" in Harlem: Public Art Installation by Bentley Meeker

12th Avenue at 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
June 25th, 2014 - September 25th, 2014
Opening: June 25th, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://thehinharlem.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
harlem
OPEN HOURS:  
24/7
TAGS:  
modern, sculpture, installation
COST:  
0

DESCRIPTION

The "H" in Harlem, a public art installation, by Harlem resident and artist Bentley Meeker will be on view from June 25 to September 25 at 12th Avenue and 125th Street.

The project celebrates the Harlem community and consists of a giant letter "H," surrounded by an oval aluminum truss, which is suspended from the viaduct. In keeping with Meeker's past work exploring the properties of light, two different types of light—LED and white full spectrum plasma—will be juxtaposed next to one another, drawing attention to the characteristics of both types of light.

 A public launch and ceremonial lighting of The "H" in Harlem with Don Lemon, CNN Newsroom Anchor and Correspondent, will be held on June 25 at 6:30pm. The event will feature a performance by Bobbi Humphrey, music by DJ Stormin' Norman of Harlem's Sundae Sermon, and refreshments from Dinosaur BBQ, Harlem Shake, and Carvin's Mini Donuts. Remarks will also be made by Margaret Forgione, Department of Transportation Manhattan Borough Commissioner, and the Reverend Georgiette Morgan-Thomas, Chair of Manhattan Community Board 9 (MCB9).