Berkeley College Celebrates Black History Month with Work of New York Artist Aleathia Brown

Berkeley College


Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 5122


In celebration of Black History Month, Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of artist Aleathia Brown at its New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. The exhibit by this New York City artist will be on display from February 3 through 27, 2009.  The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday. An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, February 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.   


A native of Harlem and the Bronx, Ms. Brown is an art educator who conducts fine art sessions, demonstrations, slide presentations, and lectures. A visual storyteller who developed a deep appreciation for the arts at an early age, Ms. Brown creates life experiences on canvas. She works in acrylic, watercolor, pastels, and different mediums including glass and metal.   


Ms. Brown graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the School for Visual Arts in advertising and art education. She completed a certificate program for commercial art at Parsons School of Design and is listed with the National Museum of Women in the Arts Archives. 


An active member of the Harlem Arts Alliance, Ms. Brown conducts art presentations at  monthly meetings.  She coordinated “Kwanzaa Spirit” in 2006 and 2007 at the American Museum of Natural History.  She has participated in the Harlem Arts Alliance’s Artz Rootz & Rhythm festivals, including events at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, Harlem State Office Building Plaza, Harlem Week, and Mount Vernon’s “Arts on Third.”


Ms. Brown’s artwork has been collected and commissioned nationally and internationally.  Her works are in permanent collection at the Abyssinian Development Corporation, Harlem, NY; Great Neck Library, Long Island, NY; Young People’s Library, Las Vegas, NV; North General Hospital’s National Conference for Palliative Care, New York, NY; and Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY. 


The artist is featured in Upscale magazine’s August 2008 issue with First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover.   


For more information about the exhibit, please e-mail Berkeley Gallery Curator Bob Keiber at or call 212-252-2065.


 Photo Caption:  "Mystery," watercolor and acrylic by artist Aleathia Brown

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