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Governor’s Island … Are you looking for something to do that is fun, free, and entertaining? Do you want to go somewhere that is easy to get to? If so, take a trip to Governors Island to see West Harlem Art Fund’s exhibition “Loosely Coupled.”

The West Harlem Art Fund is presenting a summer long art exhibition in historic Nolan Park. Our exhibition “Loosely Coupled” features nine artists from all walks of life including Dianne Smith from Harlem, sisters Iliana and Scherezade Garcia from the Dominican Republic, Wayne Liu originally from Taiwan and Luke Schumacher from South Dakota. “Loosely Coupled” officially open to the public on June 25th from 12-4pm.  It is sure to have something for everyone. There will be ceramic works, photography, assemblage, sculpture, installation and abstract paintings.

Nolan Park is the oldest residential “neighborhood” on the island. The French yellow houses around the park were built between 1854 and 1902 as single or double family officers’ quarters. The houses are in a standard vernacular style as specified by U.S. Army Quartermaster plans, with spacious interiors and open porches.

The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. is a thirteen year old public arts organization. WHAF offers exhibition opportunities for artists and creative professionals wishing to share their talents with residents uptown and around the City of New York. According to Executive Director, Savona Bailey-McClain, “this has been an exciting year for the organization. We presented in Times Square during Armory Week with Counting Sheep and now we are on Governor’s Island. It’s important that our organization connects with the broader arts community and with the people of New York. We wish to thank great partners like Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center, Bodum, The Little Pie Company, West Side Market and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce for supporting our efforts”.

Loosely Coupled: Group Exhibition

“Loosely Coupled” features Dianne Smith, Scherezade Garcia, Wayne Liu, Allen Anthony Hansen, Luke Schumacher, Colin Chase, Kurt Goodrich, Iliana Emilia Garcia and Peter Goldwater.

Throughout the summer there will be special programming for children, artist talks and performances. For more information visit www.myharlem.net

Dates and Times

Public Hours: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 12-4 PM thru September 25, 2011

Location: 17 Nolan Park

Ferry service: from Manhattan and Brooklyn: for full schedules visit govisland.com

Free to the public

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