How artist Allicette Torres looks at the world...

Art Horizons, New York City’s leading not-for-profit educational art program, is set to host the opening reception for 102 : 100 ways of looking at the world… on Friday, November 30 at the Leroy Neiman Art Center in Harlem. Over 40 different artists from around the world contributed their interpretation of “celebrating the unity and universality of the artistic world.”

Each participating artist was given the task of turning a blank 10” x 10” surface into a work of art that is a representation of both the power of the collective and the beauty of the individual. The result was 100 diverse pieces from featured artists including Beth Barry, Doris Neidi, Allicette Torres, and many other visionaries from New York City, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Japan, Africa, and many more locales. Almost every corner of the globe and region of the country will be represented. The exhibition will also house original works from LeRoy Neiman Art Center participants- Shernita Barker, Richard G. Brooks, Ujijji Davis, Valerie Deas, Genevieve Outlaw, Ihsan Samuel, and Michele Thomas.

The opening will be just the first event associated with the exhibit. The respective pieces will be available for sale as a part of the “2nd Annual Gift of Art Holiday Marketplace”, and keeping with the Art Horizons’ mission of developing young people’s potential through art, some of the contributing artists will also provide workshops for local youth and families in the coming year.

Beth Barry; "Compliment II"; acrylic on panel; 2010

Art Horizons was founded in 1978 with the vision to transform children’s lives through the power of the arts, energizing schools to become vibrant, exciting places where children fulfill their need to create, are stimulated through the arts to improve their academic proficiency, and develop the skills essential for success in the 21st century. Art Horizons services over 350,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students every year, particularly focusing on at-risk children and those with special needs.

The LeRoy Neiman Art Center is one of Harlem’s treasures. The uptown gallery/classroom space/community center was launched thanks to the generosity of it’s namesake, Leroy Neiman- the acclaimed artist known for his amazing portrayals of athletic events.

Doris Neidl; "You and Me Ying and Yang II"; Linocut; 2009

102 : 100 ways of looking at the world… will be showing at the LeRoy Neiman Art Center from November 30, 2012 through January 30 2013.

The LeRoy Neiman Art Center is located at 2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd 10039.

For more info about Art Horizons and the 102 exhibition click it.

Check out the video of  an introduction to Art Horizons’ LeRoy Neiman Art Center:

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