Art Exhibition and Lecture: Caribbean Diasporas—Harlem Migration and Identity

diaspora.upload_885029Strivers Gardens Gallery has had an ongoing exhibition entitled Caribbean Diasporas: Harlem Migration and Identity, running from December 13, 2012 until January 31, 2013. On Sunday, January 13, at 3:00pm, the gallery will host a related panel discussion—”Caribbean Diaspora Artists: Impact and Market Values.”

The panel will include Harlem-based artists Diógenes Ballester (Puerto Rico) and Ademola Olugebefola (USVI), both born and raised in the Caribbean, and gallerist and founder of Art Off The Main Art Fair, Loris Crawford (Jamaica). Exhibit curator Anderson Pilgrim (Diaspora Now) and Lisa D.Hayes Esq., curator of Strivers Gardens Gallery will moderate.

Exhibit Description (by Lisa D. Hayes, Esq.): The history of Harlem remains intertwined with that of its immigrant residents who continue to make their contribution to various aspects of American culture including visual art, sports, culinary arts, literature, and academia. It has been an inspiration to countless generations across the Diasporas. Curated by Anderson M. Pilgrim, Caribbean Diasporas: Harlem Migration and Identity seeks to explore the influence of Caribbean artists on contemporary art and the interconnection between their Caribbean heritage and Harlem identity and experience.

Participating artists are: Diogenes Ballester, Sonia Barnett, Nicolle Blackwood, Anthony Bonair, Aisha Cousins, Norma Lithgow, Ademola Olugebefola, and Ras Akyem I Ramsay.

Strivers Gardens Gallery is located at 300 West 135th Street, in New York.

For information contact: Anderson M. Pilgrim, Curator, DiasporANoW, Inc. at (646) 267-8831 Email: ampilgrim@hotmail.com

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