Thank you for your support
Thank you for your support in making our programs possible in 2023.
Children’s Art Carnival: Building Community since 1969
CAC exhibitions support and nurture local artists and their work as key to community engagement and development of public programming. Our exhibitions include artist talks and panel discussions by curators, activists, and local artists drawn mainly from West Harlem and surrounding neighborhoods often in partnership with area organizations such as En Foco, Hamilton Landmark Galleries and Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano. In 2023 CAC mounted six exhibitions including shows by illustrator/afro-futurist artists Micheline Hess; local artists Wilhelmina Grant-Cooper and Dionis Ortiz, and a group show featuring the work of CAC resident artists. During the year our exhibitions attracted over 500 audience members from the community of Harlem and beyond.
Press and Pull – Homecoming Series: with EFA/Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
CAC collaborations expand creative opportunities for Harlem artists and audiences alike. The Homecoming Series grows from CAC’s legacy and the bonds formed in the 70’s between Blayton-Taylor and the late master printmaker, Robert Blackburn. Designed as a pilot project, Press and Pull tests the feasibility of establishing a permanent printmaking facility in Harlem in the months to come. Four monthly workshops held from September through December, offered free to the public, were led by well-known master printmakers including Michael Kelly Williams, Michelle Goodwin, and Mei Tei Sing Smith, all of whom partnered with Betty to establish CAC as vital Harlem cultural resource. Together these exciting sessions drew attendance of nearly eighty participants.
Community Participatory Art-Making Workshops
CAC provides an exceptional series of community programs, opportunities for area residents of all ages and backgrounds to engage in a broad range of participatory experiences. In 2023 these offerings included, cartooning/illustration, graffiti lettering, bookmaking, collagraph, photogram and collage workshops. Sessions are designed and led by local artists who have a passion for connecting with area residents and providing expanded cultural activities that helps to enrich and enliven our community.
The Arts Enrich our Community
Your donations help to support stipends for our participating artists, the cost of materials and supplies for our exhibitions and workshops, improvements to our historic townhouse, and help us to keep the lights on. No donation is too small, please join us in in helping arts and culture thrive and grow in our beloved and vibrant Harlem community.
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