Armory Arts Week: Day 1: Harlem Biennale Armory VIP Preview

This evening we got an amazing exclusive preview of the Harlem Biennale brought to us by the Harlem Biennale team.

Harlem historian Michael Henry Adams led us on a tour of the historic Mount Morris Park neighborhood with stops at three of the local galleries.

Now for the art!!:

Our first gallery stop on the tour was the Renaissance Fine Art gallery (RFA), 2075 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.:

Charles M. Brown "Each One Teach One"

Stunning artist Misha McGlown shows at RFA and also makes amazing jewelry:

Misha McGlown

The second stop on our tour was The Heath Gallery at 24 West 120th Street.

Lawrence Joyner

Patrick-Earl Barnes

The last stop on our tour was Casa Frela Gallery, 47 West 119th St, located in a renovated Stanford White brownstone.

The floor mosaic located in the entryway is typical of a Stanford White designed building.

Lynne Lieberman of AFineLyne, Map of Harlem

Handmade Goatskin Leather Bags by Suzy Cameleon of On the Road to Marrakech

The tour ended at the renowned Ristorante Settapani for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a sumptous prix-fixe dinner. The dining experience was amazing! I will definitely go back.

I also recommend:

Harlem Travel Guide by Carolyn D. Johnson and Valerie Jo Bradley

ArtCRAWL Harlem a guided trolley tour of local galleries. Next tour date, August 7th, 2011.

Canvas Paper and Stone, Fine Art Gallery, 2611 Frederick Douglass Blvd, Studio 2N.

Edward Hillel