February is Black History Month; Berkeley College Celebrates with Artwork of Aleathia Brown



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February is Black History Month


Berkeley College Celebrates with Exhibit of

Artwork of Aleathia Brown


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 1 through 26.  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 Wednesday, February 10, 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 describes her work as, “…a collection of styles, mediums, and experiences, but using my visual voice to overlay,” and adds, “My works right now are paintings on burlap, leather, canvas, wood, and paper – all have the essence of movement and color woven through each varied surface.”


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 and has office space at Chashama Studios in New York City for private viewings or creative sessions for artists.  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 was featured in Upscale magazine’s August 2008 issue with First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover.    


For more information about the artist, visit www.myspace.com/aleathiabrown or www.facebook.com/aleathiabrown.  For details about the exhibit, please e-mail Berkeley Gallery Curator Bob Keiber at rfk@BerkeleyCollege.edu. or call 212-252-2065.




Photo Caption:   Vision, a mixed media piece, from artist Aleathia Brown’s exhibit, is on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City from February 1 through 26.    


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