The Harlem Fine Arts Show comes to Oak Bluffs

The premiere showcase for exhibiting modern and contemporary African Diasporic Art comes to Martha's Vineyard for four days

The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) has become a premiere showcase exhibiting modern and contemporary art that reflects the breadth of the African Diaspora artist community. The show will feature the work of over 30 established and emerging artists from multicultural backgrounds. The HFAS will be hosting special events such as local photography and local hot sauce tasting to name a few.

This exciting exhibit will bring together a diverse group of collectors, power brokers and art enthusiasts to celebrate the imagination and spirit of the visual community. The show will be held at and Island Inn in Oak Bluffs from August 9th  – August 12th. The Grand Opening takes place on August 9th  from 6 pm - 9:30 pm at Hooked Restaurant and is open to the public. Exhibit hours for other days are from noon to 8 pm. Admission for grand opening is $30 at the door with voluntary donations for remaining days.

Featured Artists

Glenn Tunstull’s career began as a fashion illustrator after several years at Parsons School of Design in New York. He worked with high-end fashion designers and retailers for “Women’s Wear Daily” and other well-known design publications. After a period of global travel, his paintings started to represent landscapes and as his work developed, a sense of abstraction emerged while the desire to represent reality remained strongly present.

Paul Goodnight’s work is very unique and aesthetically pleasing, typically incorporating African symbols and themes. His artwork currently resides in many homes, institutions and private collections including the Smithsonian and Hampton Institute.

Woodrow Nash’s intriguing ceramic sculptures present an innovative marriage of 15th century Benin and 18th century French Nouveau, creating what he has coined “African Nouveau.”

Jeanine Primm Jones is an up-and-coming watercolor portrait artist. As a therapist who believes that all "art is therapeutic," Jones paints for the viewer, not only to recognize her subjects, but also to experience an immediate connection to them.

Herold Alvares is a Haitian artist born without arms who began painting at the age of eight who paints using his mouth and feet.

For more information about the Harlem Fine Arts Show, please visit www.hfas.org.



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