NO LONGER EMPTY – “If You Build It” art exhibitions and programs in Harlem

This Wednesday, June 25th, art organization No Longer Empty is having an Opening Reception for its “If You Build It” exhibition and programs from June 25 – August 10, 2014.  Sponsored by Harlem Brewery, the reception will feature music performances by the Jazz Foundation All Stars, local musicians Joey Morant on trumpet, Michael Max Fleming on bass, Mitch Margold on piano, and Greg Bandy, aka “the mayor of Harlem”, on drums. The opening reception is from 7-9pm at 155th Street and St Nicholas Avenue. RSVP here.

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No Longer Empty, is working closely with community partners, artists, and schools to stage a site-specific exhibition called “If You Build It”

Art organization, No Longer Empty, is working closely with community partners, artists, and schools to stage a site-specific exhibition called “If You Build It” in the future Sugar Hill Apartments: a new Broadway Housing Communities’ building designed by architect David Adjaye.  Opening this summer, the exhibition features 22 local and international artists.  “If You Build It” is also accompanied by a full roster of free cultural events and workshops designed in partnership with several local artist collectives and organizations including:
  • Sugar Hill Culture Club (SHICNYC): an exhibition and glamorous park installation with spaces for public participation.
  • Harlem Needle Arts, Inc.: a cultural arts institute, which preserves and promotes fiber, textile and needle arts and artisans in the African Diaspora. 
  • The Institute for Public Architecture: “Total Reset” presents four innovative research and design proposals for public and affordable housing in New York.
  • Macbeth in a NY minute: Before debuting their full-length collaborative production of Macbeth, the Classical Theatre of Harlem and Dimona Theater/Cultural Lab (based in Israel) will present a special series of preview performances.
  • “WANTED”: a public art project exploring the criminalization of youth.  Led by artist Dread Scott in collaboration with young men and women of color living in Sugar Hill and the surrounding areas. 
  • Artist Nari Ward displays “canned smiles” collected from Sugar Hill residents.
  • Free No Longer Bored Family Day art-making workshops on Saturdays, June 28, July 12 and August 2, 1:00pm – 4pm.

“If You Build It”
June 25 – August 10, 2014
155th & St. Nicholas Avenue
Wed – Fri 1-7pm
Sat – Sun 12pm – 6pm