HART: The Harlem Art Collective is the creative force behind The Guerrilla Gallery, located on 116th Street in El Barrio. In a community with a history of welcoming immigrants, local artists use the wall, located between second and Third Avenues, to address pressing issues of our times ~ local, national and international. This month, they had a lot to say.
Join us as we visit the Harlem Art Collective’s Summer Wall Exhibition.
In an age where words and images matter, HART distills its colorful visual messages into a few panels, confronting viewers with serious subjects, and creating discussion on social and political issues close to the heart of its community.
If you had something to say, you were invited to join the Paint Jam held in June, 2019.. Artist’s as young as age 5 helped to created the summer Wall. Portrait in the image above was painted by Tomer Linaje aka @tomerlinaje, an artist visiting from Mexico City.
Images of Harlem’s revolutionary past (above) with Malcolm X and Young Lords Party, Denise Oliver by artists @nailsbyshani, @rashida, and @dgaleart. To the right of Denise Oliver and the #6 train, find a piece created by visiting artist @freeorlando, hailing from San Jose, California.
HART goes beyond the Gallery Wall, extending their creativity to visiting tourists by way of The HART House ~ an Airbnb renting two rooms in an art-filled, five-bedroom apartment, and using the proceeds to fund free art workshops for local artists. It’s a chance for tourists to see El Barrio ‘not like a tourist.’
The Guerrilla Wall is located on 116th Street between Second and Third Avenues in East Harlem. Stop by ~ you may find an artist at work.