FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of artist Aleathia Brown at the Brooklyn location gallery, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY. In celebration of black history, this exhibit will be on display from January 9 through February 29, 2012. It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, January 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
“One Way Journey” is an exhibition composed of acrylic and found objects on burlap. Ms. Brown’s art reveals the one-way journey of African enslaved people escaping from the South to the North and finally to Canada.
The art comes alive as Ms. Brown is a visual storyteller who developed a deep appreciation for the arts at an early age. She describes her work as “a visual language expressing my power and my strength. I am a scientist weighing the scales, mixing the mediums, provoking open dialogue. In my journey, texture, color and bold shapes are the elements. Alluring, meditative and spirit-filled movement are just a few ways to describe the feeling conveyed in the body of my work. Music, dance and poetry are my muses. I translate these emotions into visual experiences.”
A native of Harlem and the Bronx, NY, 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 media arts 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.
The artist’s solo exhibitions include Chashama 461 Gallery, Harlem, NY; Stroock & Stroock Law Firm, New York, NY; Cactus Corporation Corridor Gallery, Danbury, CT; Left of Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV; and Columbia University Reality House, Harlem, NY.
At Chashama Studios, Ms. Brown produces artwork through an artist-in-residency program, Open Studio Tours, where private and public viewings are presented annually. Some of her group exhibitions are: the African-American Museum, Nassau County, NY; American Museum of Natural History, Kwanzaa Spirit Festival, NY; Hord Foundation Scholarship Benefit, Danbury, CT; Jewish Culture Center, Schenectady, NY; and Palace Theater, Stamford, CT.
For more information about the artist or exhibit, e-mail Robert Keiber, Berkeley Gallery Curator, at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu or call 212-252-2065.
Photo Caption: Artwork from Aleathia Brown’s “One Way Journey” exhibit will be on display at the Berkeley College Brooklyn location gallery, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, from January 9 through February 29, 2012.
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