For three days in early February, New York's historic Riverside Church will feature artwork from over 100 artists.
The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) takes place February 10 through the 12th in Manhattan, and features work by a number of artists, including Herold Alvares, a Haitian artist born without arms. Alvares, who paints with his mouth and toes, often teaches art to disabled children at St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince.
Artist George Nock will also exhibit at the show. Nock was a former NFL running back (see: New York Jets, Washington Redskins) and is known for his bronze sculptures. Harlem native and veteran artist Frank Frazier is also listed among HFAS' participants. (A gallery of HFAS artists is included at the bottom of this article.)
The show will be opened by a reception and preview hosted by restauranteur and author B. Smith and Dan Gasby, the chairman of B. Smith Enterprises. According to a press release by the HFAS, filmmaker Spike Lee and jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey are also expected. Donna Van Der Zee, the curator of works by her late husband, artist James Van Der Zee, will also attend.
Columbia University is also hosting a lecture series in coordination with HFAS.
The reception will take place at the Riverside Church on February 10, and HFAS hopes to draw over 10,000 revelers. For more information about the show, please visit their website.