The Harambee Great Neighborhoods Initiative Arts and Culture Committee, in partnership with LISC Milwaukee, Northcott Neighborhood House and the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation is hosting another Gallery Night on Friday, July 23 at the King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio, located at 2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive (Corner of West Hadley Street and King Drive). The event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
This event will feature inspirational artwork created by four local artists.
The special featured artist is sculptor and portrait artist Therese Dawson whose diversity had led her into both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork.
She works with mediums involving bronze, wood, granite and clays. Impressed by her ability to work with porcelain, the Daniel’s family commissioned her to design a sculpture of Mother Kathryn Daniels.
She is an alumnus of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD).
Works by Master artist Sylvester Sims, one of Milwaukee’s finest treasures and one of Wisconsin’s most prolific artists will also be featured.
His work has been exhibited and collected both nationwide and internationally. He is a self-taught master artist specializing in oil painting.
Also included in the exhibit are painters Gwen Lee and Glenda Lee of GLArt Collectables. Inspired by Sims, the Lee sisters are self-taught artists who create works in pastels, oils and graphite.
Their intergenerational paintings cover adults and children and entertainers from Billy Holiday to the Rolling Stones.
Their images are warm and familiar, capturing moments in life that bring a smile to faces of all ages signifying the spirit of youth that is or once was in all of us.
Entertainment will include live music by Larry Moore Jazz Saxophonist, a step show by Strong Hearts-Sons of Honor, spoken word, Artist Essence and Jammion.
B.R. Smiths LLC Catering will provide refreshments along with tasty appetizers.
This event is free and open to the public. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Past Gallery Night events have brought hundreds of people together to view dynamic and emerging artists with particular emphasis on African American Artwork. For more information please contact Marquita Edwards at 573-1295.