art of harlem


Philip Maysles’ New Art at Red Rooster

By admin | October 20, 2011

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We all witnessed a bit of history pass through Red Rooster’s doors yesterday, as artist Philip Maysles stopped by to install his new exhibit of his work. This new 5-piece collection on Red Rooster Harlem’s walls was inspired by the great American artist Norman Rockwell’s painting “The Problem We All Live With.” As explained by Philip, he had seen Norman’s painting in 2005 at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and noticed a connection between the painting and the school kids that were touring the museum at that time. He wondered “to what degree have we been able to transcend those same racial issues today?” Read More


Art of Harlem: Karen Kaapcke

By admin | October 5, 2011


By: Dylan Rodgers

What constitutes a portrait?  Judging from the massive collection of portraiture throughout the history of artistic inquiry, a portrait is generally face-specific.  Whether a full body portrait or a bust, the subject’s face and expression have almost always been the main focus.  And why not?  The face is the most recognizable, individual aspect of the human anima, right?

Karen Kaapcke, a New York bred artist/philosopher whose work has been featured in Poets & Artists Magazine and American Artist, may have tapped into the fundamental aspects of her subjects that reveal individual characters extending beyond the face. Read More


Art of Harlem: Maren Hassinger

By admin | September 22, 2011

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By: Dylan Rodgers

I had the pleasure of interviewing Maren Hassinger, a 3D artist and sculptor living right here in Harlem. She uses wire rope, newspaper, and other found materials like plastic bags to create sculptures depicting motion, in a literal sense and also in the fundamental movement necessary for life:  the breath of life.    Read More


Art of Harlem: Belinda Munro

By admin | September 20, 2011

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By: Melaina Gasbarrino

Today for Art of Harlem, we take a look at one of Red Rooster’s own resident singers, Belinda Munro. Belinda is a driven, successful individual who looks to her love for music to inspire women young and old. With her eloquent gospel-like voice, she creates a perfect melody whether she is creating her debut single or taking a stand on allowing women to share their voice. Read More


Art of Harlem: Anthony Djavan Harris

By admin | September 15, 2011

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By: Melaina Gasbarrino

Today in Art of Harlem, we take a look at Harlem born and raised, producer and director Anthony Djavan Harris.  As an acclaimed Emmy Award-winning producer and director he develops stories that empower others in an uplifting and riveting way. Mr. Harris looks to sports where he develops unique mantras that focus on the essence of empowering others and has worked with youth to develop a documentary on the New York Knicks Poetry Slam. Read More


The Art of Harlem: Romer Pedron

By admin | September 1, 2011

Photo: Cyndi Amaya

Photo: Cyndi Amaya

While we featured historic sites on during August to promote Harlem Week, September on our site is dedicated to Food and Fashion in celebration of all of the fashion events in New York City. So what better way to feature both Harlem and fashion then in our Art of Harlem series.

Today for The Art of Harlem, we’ll take a look at an up-and-coming fashion photographer who frequents Red Rooster and recently shot Marcus for his Centric TV Hot 10 interview- Romer Pedron. Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


Streetbird Rotisserie
Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger