Harlem Fine Arts Show Chicago

Beyond Color Exhibit at the HARLEM FINE ARTS SHOW in Chicago

The Beyond Color Exhibit & Soulful Artistry will be at the HARLEM FINE ARTS SHOW in Chicago

Beyond Color
October 29 – November 1
The Harlem Fine Arts Show – Chicago
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago IL 60654

“I never had an occasion to question color.  Therefore, I only saw myself as what I was – a human being.” ~ Sidney Portier

Chicago is a beautifully diverse city, and possibly the most segregated in the United States.  Galleryna19 invited artists of AllUsWe + Collaborative Mavericks, Inc. – Art Collectives to create works of art looking beyond race and color to tell stories in bold black, white, and grey tones.  The Beyond Color exhibit displays a figurative, literal, and thematic inspiration of transcending color.  Beyond Color is beyond NOW, ushering in an era of artists who challenge everything!

The message is clear, contemporary and fresh.  This presentation features original expressive artistic interpretations of 27 artists living and working in a city of neighborhoods.  The artists reveal light, shadows, and changing tones.  Beyond Color tells the story of common ground, culture and heritage.  It is a visual representation of the wonder and complexity of the ­human experience.

Can you see beyond color?

Featured Artists
Brian Dovie Golden
Dana Todd Pope
Darren Pollard
David Anthony Geary
Dayo Laoye
Fanta Celah
Fred Bridges
Janice Bond
James Nelson
Jen Furlong
Kudzai B. Mutasa
Martha A. Wade
Max Sansing
Minnie Watkins
Oscar Lester
Preston Thomas
Pearlie Taylor
Paul Branton
Phillip Scott
Reynaldo Ferdinand
Rhonda Grey
Robert Lewis Clark
Roger Carter
Tia Etu
Walter Lobyn Hamilton
Yemonja Smalls

Exhibit Curators
David Anthony Geary
Martha A. Wade
Reisha Williams

Artist Outreach
Dana Todd Pope


Thursday, October 29th
6PM – 10PM Opening Night Cocktail Reception benefiting North Shore (IL) Chapter, The Links Incorporated
Live Jazz will be provided

Friday October 29th
9AM – Art Exhibition Opens
9AM – 3PM Youth Empowerment Day (Closed to the Public)
6PM – 10PM HFAS Salutes African American Business Leaders
Live Jazz will be provided

Saturday 10AM – 10PM
10AM – Until Close Art Exhibition Opens
1PM – 4PM Author’s Pavilion
2PM – 4PM Art Lecture Series
4PM – 6PM Discussion on the “Lake” – Panel discussion on Social Justice and Race in America
7p – Until Close Masquerade Ball Steppin’ Show competition

Sunday 12PM – 6PM
12PM – 6PM HFAS Sale and Exhibition with A Gospel and JazzBrunch

TICKETS: http://www.hfas.org/new-page | #HFASCHI

To create a platform for artists of all genres as well as non-artists to empower themselves through culture, ideas, and the arts around the world.

A future where the arts and sciences are equally valued and professionals in both fields are given the necessary resources to succeed.

The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) is the largest traveling African Diasporic art show in the United States. Since its inception in 2009, HFAS has had over 60,000+ visitors, traveled to 10+ cities as well as showcased 100+ artists and galleries.

As the largest traveling African Diasporic art show in the United States, HFAS prides itself on its uncanny ability to bring people of all different backgrounds together to celebrate fine arts of the African Diaspora. Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, HFAS provides a platform for African Diasporic visionaries as well as American visual artists to exhibit and sell their artwork. The Harlem Fine Arts Show has also created economic empowerment, educational opportunities, and professional recognition within the multicultural community.

As the Harlem Fine Arts Show honors its past and embraces the history of now, HFAS will continue to impact communities and shape the future of the fine art world.

TICKETS: http://www.hfas.org/new-page | #HFASCHI