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CLASSICS & CONTEMPORARIES: The Canvas Paper & Stone Collection
Curated by: Omo Misha

2785 F.rederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10039
September 5th, 2013 - October 30th, 2013
Opening: September 5th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.neimancenter.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
harlem
EMAIL:  
neimancenter@artshorizons.org
PHONE:  
212-862-2787
OPEN HOURS:  
M & W 12-6; t & Th 10-7:30; Sat 10-4; Closed Sun & Fri
TAGS:  
Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery, Averlyn Archer, painting, figurative, surrealism, traditional, drawing, mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

CLASSICS & CONTEMPORARIES opens at The LeRoy Neiman Art Center on Thursday, September 5, 2013. The exhibition includes rarely seen works from Averlyn Archer’s Canvas Paper & Stone Collection and features some of the most timeless and distinguished African-American artists in modern history. This presentation gives testimony to the breadth of Averlyn’s collection, which has continued to unfold in her absence.

CEO and founder of Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery and co-founder and curator of ArtCrawl Harlem, Averlyn was perhaps one of Harlem’s fiercest collectors and devotees of the arts. A lawyer by training, Averlyn opened Canvas Paper and Stone in 2006. The gallery provided an outlet for the graceful attorney to promote the talents of emerging and mid-career artists in all media,  inform and educate buyers and collectors about contemporary visual art, and provide consultation for artists and arts organizations. Her work with rising local artists was so robust that we rarely got to enjoy the vast collection she and her husband, Donald Clayton, had been personally building over the years: It includes art from Bali, Haiti and other points of travel; work purchased from resident artists – many of whom Averlyn represented, and; memorable images by artists well-known for documenting the African and Caribbean-American experience. Clayton, who holds the collection, is still archiving it and estimates that it encompasses more than one-hundred works of art. He even describes a body of Outsider art that he and Averlyn salvaged more than a decade ago, as “nothing like anyone has seen before.” This work, like much of the collection, has yet to be shared with the public.

CLASSICS & CONTEMPORARIES features a very special Diego Rivera held by CPS, along with original art by Nathaniel Barnes, Nancy Brandon, Creighton Berry, Carolyn Cole, Adger Cowans, Shubert Denis, Reginald K. Gee, Herbert Gentry, AC Hollingsworth, Otto Neals, Charly Palmer, Willie Torbert, Emmett Wigglesworth and Walter Williams.  The exhibit will remain on view at The LeRoy Neiman Art Center through October 15th and also serves as the starting point for the 6th Annual Striver’s Art Circuit Tour – which is dedicated this year to Averlyn, who was a founding member of the event. Striver’s Art Circuit (SAC) is a free, self-guided walking tour taking place the weekend of October 5th & 6th and is part of Harlem Arts Alliance’s annual Arts Advocacy Week festivities. The tour highlights several art venues in and around Strivers Row, including the Gadson Gallery, Strivers Gardens Gallery, Gallery M, and more. Click HERE for the printable SAC map and additional details.

The LeRoy Neiman Art Center is located at 2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ 148th, New York, NY 10039. General hours: M&W 12-6, T&Th 10-7:30, Sat 10-4. Closed Fridays and Sundays (except during SAC) | www.neimancenter.org

CLASSICS & CONTEMPORARIES opens at The LeRoy Neiman Art Center on Thursday, September 5, 2013. The exhibition includes rarely seen works from Averlyn Archer’s Canvas Paper & Stone Collection and features some of the most timeless and distinguished African-American artists in modern history. This presentation gives testimony to the breadth of Averlyn’s collection, which has continued to unfold in her absence.

CEO and founder of Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery and co-founder and curator of ArtCrawl Harlem, Averlyn was perhaps one of Harlem’s fiercest collectors and devotees of the arts. A lawyer by training, Averlyn opened Canvas Paper and Stone in 2006. The gallery provided an outlet for the graceful attorney to promote the talents of emerging and mid-career artists in all media,  inform and educate buyers and collectors about contemporary visual art, and provide consultation for artists and arts organizations. Her work with rising local artists was so robust that we rarely got to enjoy the vast collection she and her husband, Donald Clayton, had been personally building over the years: It includes art from Bali, Haiti and other points of travel; work purchased from resident artists – many of whom Averlyn represented, and; memorable images by artists well-known for documenting the African and Caribbean-American experience. Clayton, who holds the collection, is still archiving it and estimates that it encompasses more than one-hundred works of art. He even describes a body of Outsider art that he and Averlyn salvaged more than a decade ago, as “nothing like anyone has seen before.” This work, like much of the collection, has yet to be shared with the public.

CLASSICS & CONTEMPORARIES features a very special Diego Rivera held by CPS, along with original art by Nathaniel Barnes, Nancy Brandon, Creighton Berry, Carolyn Cole, Adger Cowans, Shubert Denis, Reginald K. Gee, Herbert Gentry, AC Hollingsworth, Otto Neals, Charly Palmer, Willie Torbert, Emmett Wigglesworth and Walter Williams.  The exhibit will remain on view at The LeRoy Neiman Art Center through October 15th and also serves as the starting point for the 6th Annual Striver’s Art Circuit Tour – which is dedicated this year to Averlyn, who was a founding member of the event. Striver’s Art Circuit (SAC) is a free, self-guided walking tour taking place the weekend of October 5th & 6th and is part of Harlem Arts Alliance’s annual Arts Advocacy Week festivities. The tour highlights several art venues in and around Strivers Row, including the Gadson Gallery, Strivers Gardens Gallery, Gallery M, and more. Click HERE for the printable SAC map and additional details.

The LeRoy Neiman Art Center is located at 2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ 148th, New York, NY 10039. General hours: M&W 12-6, T&Th 10-7:30, Sat 10-4. Closed Fridays and Sundays (except during SAC) | www.neimancenter.org

- See more at: http://morningsider.com/classics-contemporaries-the-canvas-paper-stone-collection-leroy-neiman-art-center/#sthash.qK0msfJJ.dpuf

CLASSICS & CONTEMPORARIES opens at The LeRoy Neiman Art Center on Thursday, September 5, 2013. The exhibition includes rarely seen works from Averlyn Archer’s Canvas Paper & Stone Collection and features some of the most timeless and distinguished African-American artists in modern history. This presentation gives testimony to the breadth of Averlyn’s collection, which has continued to unfold in her absence.

CEO and founder of Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery and co-founder and curator of ArtCrawl Harlem, Averlyn was perhaps one of Harlem’s fiercest collectors and devotees of the arts. A lawyer by training, Averlyn opened Canvas Paper and Stone in 2006. The gallery provided an outlet for the graceful attorney to promote the talents of emerging and mid-career artists in all media,  inform and educate buyers and collectors about contemporary visual art, and provide consultation for artists and arts organizations. Her work with rising local artists was so robust that we rarely got to enjoy the vast collection she and her husband, Donald Clayton, had been personally building over the years: It includes art from Bali, Haiti and other points of travel; work purchased from resident artists – many of whom Averlyn represented, and; memorable images by artists well-known for documenting the African and Caribbean-American experience. Clayton, who holds the collection, is still archiving it and estimates that it encompasses more than one-hundred works of art. He even describes a body of Outsider art that he and Averlyn salvaged more than a decade ago, as “nothing like anyone has seen before.” This work, like much of the collection, has yet to be shared with the public.

CLASSICS & CONTEMPORARIES features a very special Diego Rivera held by CPS, along with original art by Nathaniel Barnes, Nancy Brandon, Creighton Berry, Carolyn Cole, Adger Cowans, Shubert Denis, Reginald K. Gee, Herbert Gentry, AC Hollingsworth, Otto Neals, Charly Palmer, Willie Torbert, Emmett Wigglesworth and Walter Williams.  The exhibit will remain on view at The LeRoy Neiman Art Center through October 15th and also serves as the starting point for the 6th Annual Striver’s Art Circuit Tour – which is dedicated this year to Averlyn, who was a founding member of the event. Striver’s Art Circuit (SAC) is a free, self-guided walking tour taking place the weekend of October 5th & 6th and is part of Harlem Arts Alliance’s annual Arts Advocacy Week festivities. The tour highlights several art venues in and around Strivers Row, including the Gadson Gallery, Strivers Gardens Gallery, Gallery M, and more. Click HERE for the printable SAC map and additional details.

The LeRoy Neiman Art Center is located at 2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ 148th, New York, NY 10039. General hours: M&W 12-6, T&Th 10-7:30, Sat 10-4. Closed Fridays and Sundays (except during SAC) | www.neimancenter.org

- See more at: http://morningsider.com/classics-contemporaries-the-canvas-paper-stone-collection-leroy-neiman-art-center/#sthash.qK0msfJJ.dpuf

CLASSICS & CONTEMPORARIES opens at The LeRoy Neiman Art Center on Thursday, September 5, 2013. The exhibition includes rarely seen works from Averlyn Archer’s Canvas Paper & Stone Collection and features some of the most timeless and distinguished African-American artists in modern history. This presentation gives testimony to the breadth of Averlyn’s collection, which has continued to unfold in her absence.

CEO and founder of Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery and co-founder and curator of ArtCrawl Harlem, Averlyn was perhaps one of Harlem’s fiercest collectors and devotees of the arts. A lawyer by training, Averlyn opened Canvas Paper and Stone in 2006. The gallery provided an outlet for the graceful attorney to promote the talents of emerging and mid-career artists in all media,  inform and educate buyers and collectors about contemporary visual art, and provide consultation for artists and arts organizations. Her work with rising local artists was so robust that we rarely got to enjoy the vast collection she and her husband, Donald Clayton, had been personally building over the years: It includes art from Bali, Haiti and other points of travel; work purchased from resident artists – many of whom Averlyn represented, and; memorable images by artists well-known for documenting the African and Caribbean-American experience. Clayton, who holds the collection, is still archiving it and estimates that it encompasses more than one-hundred works of art. He even describes a body of Outsider art that he and Averlyn salvaged more than a decade ago, as “nothing like anyone has seen before.” This work, like much of the collection, has yet to be shared with the public.

CLASSICS & CONTEMPORARIES features a very special Diego Rivera held by CPS, along with original art by Nathaniel Barnes, Nancy Brandon, Creighton Berry, Carolyn Cole, Adger Cowans, Shubert Denis, Reginald K. Gee, Herbert Gentry, AC Hollingsworth, Otto Neals, Charly Palmer, Willie Torbert, Emmett Wigglesworth and Walter Williams.  The exhibit will remain on view at The LeRoy Neiman Art Center through October 15th and also serves as the starting point for the 6th Annual Striver’s Art Circuit Tour – which is dedicated this year to Averlyn, who was a founding member of the event. Striver’s Art Circuit (SAC) is a free, self-guided walking tour taking place the weekend of October 5th & 6th and is part of Harlem Arts Alliance’s annual Arts Advocacy Week festivities. The tour highlights several art venues in and around Strivers Row, including the Gadson Gallery, Strivers Gardens Gallery, Gallery M, and more. Click HERE for the printable SAC map and additional details.

The LeRoy Neiman Art Center is located at 2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ 148th, New York, NY 10039. General hours: M&W 12-6, T&Th 10-7:30, Sat 10-4. Closed Fridays and Sundays (except during SAC) | www.neimancenter.org

- See more at: http://morningsider.com/classics-contemporaries-the-canvas-paper-stone-collection-leroy-neiman-art-center/#sthash.qK0msfJJ.dpuf
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