New York, NY (WiredPRNews.com) — The Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center (The Center) is proud to present an exhibition entitled Learning from Neiman, celebrating the 90th Birthday of LeRoy Neiman, the most popular living American artist in the world today. The exhibit opens to the public on Thursday, June 16, and runs for three weeks, through Thursday, July 7. Exhibit hours are 11am – 4pm daily. Admission is free.
Learning from Neiman is an exhibition exploring the artistic style of the artist, who is best known for his brilliantly colored paintings and prints. The exhibition will highlight selected works by Mr. Neiman; works created by students of The Center that were inspired by him; and the works of five established and emerging artists of the Harlem community including Ademola Olugebefola, James De La Vega, Sir Shadow, Emmett Wiggleworth and Misha McGlown.
Mr. Neiman’s career has spanned many successful decades. Throughout his career as a professional artist, he has earned highly-regarded awards, accolades, and commissions. His unique talents have made his work so admired and recognizable, that he has brought art into the lives of millions of Americans. Mr. Neiman, who turned 90-years old on June 8th, has sponsored and supported several organizations from coast to coast that foster art activities for underprivileged children and families, including the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center in Harlem.
“The LeRoy Neiman Art Center provides an opportunity to work with the current generation of children and adults in an atmosphere of discovery through art,” said Mr. Neiman. “The Center was designed to allow the students to learn about themselves and the culture in which we all live, giving the artists a chance to express themselves individually.”
In addition to celebrating LeRoy Neiman’s 90th Birthday, the Learning from Neiman exhibition will also honor this remarkable American artist for his artistry, civic engagement and philanthropy. The exhibition opens with a private reception on Thursday, June 16 at The Center. During the reception, representatives from the LeRoy Neiman Foundation will speak about the artist’s works, his interest in the Harlem community, and his long-standing career, spanning almost 80 years.
“We are honored and excited to mount this important exhibition in celebration of LeRoy Neiman’s 90th Birthday,” said Marline A. Martin, Director of the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center. “Having the opportunity to display some of Mr. Neiman’s works alongside the works of our students and professional, community artists, is our way of expressing our tremendous appreciation for his generosity, and his positive vision for the Central Harlem community.”
For a complete biography of the artist, visit: http://www.leroyneiman.com/leroy-neiman-biography.asp.
About the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center
Through a generous gift and ongoing support from the LeRoy Neiman Foundation, Inc., Arts Horizons established the LeRoy Neiman Art Center which opened its doors to the public in June, 2008, serving over 200 young people and families in the Central Harlem community. The Center’s facility, with street-level art studios, classrooms and a 900+ square foot gallery, has grown into a neighborhood arts space providing quality arts programs during the day, after school and on Saturdays to students of all ages. Located at 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 148th Street, within blocks of the A, B, C, D, & #3 subway stops, The Center hosts exhibitions, school visits, special events and community workshops. To find out more about the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center and its year-round programs, contact [email protected], and visit www.neimancenter.org. Become a fan on FaceBook at: http://tinyurl.com/FBLNAC or call (212) 862-2787.
About Arts Horizons
Arts Horizons, located in Englewood, NJ, is a premier arts-in-education, non-profit organization that reaches more than 250,000 children, teachers and parents a year throughout the New York/Metropolitan region with vibrant school and community-based programs where children gain appreciation for the visual arts, music, dance, poetry and theater. Founded in 1978, Arts Horizons is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York and New Jersey State Councils on the Arts as well as numerous foundations, corporations and generous individuals. To learn more about Arts Horizons, or to schedule a program, please call (201) 567-1766 Ext. 106, and visit: www.artshorizons.org.
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