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									                                                                               Press Release
                                                                                          For Immediate Release




Contact: Alexandra K. Mann
         Director of Communications & Marketing
         (212) 926-4100, ext. 314
         amann@harlemschoolofthearts.org


Inaugural Exhibition of Work by Harlem School of the Arts Teaching Artists
           Opens to the Public in School’s New G-Space Gallery
                              Prolepsis: Anticipations in Line & Form on view
                                  November 1, 2007-January 12, 2008
                         Opening Reception November 8, 2007, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

New York, NY, October 11, 2007 — On Thursday, November 8, The Harlem School of the Arts
unveils Prolepsis, the first group exhibition of works by HSA Teaching Artists, and introduces The G-
Space Gallery, the newest contemporary gallery space in Harlem. In what promises to be an innovative
and dynamic influence in both the Harlem arts community and the school, the G-Space Gallery at HSA
(located in the main “gathering space” of the school) will celebrate HSA’s role as both an institution of
arts education, as well as an arts incubator.


Prolepsis features the work of HSA faculty across several media, including painting, sculpture,
photography and mixed media. The exhibition title Prolepsis draws from one possible definition meaning
“the representation of something in the future as if it already existed or had occurred.”


“The title of this inaugural exhibition is so appropriate because there has never been an event like this
at HSA,” said Imo Imeh, Director of the Visual Arts program and one of the artists in the show. “This
show launches a new tradition of showing the work of our talented teaching artists and students, in a
venue that is accessible to both the HSA and the Harlem communities.”


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In addition to student work, the G-Space Gallery at HSA plans to showcase the work of professional
artists from the community and beyond on an ongoing basis. These artists will also hold Master Classes
for HSA students while their work is being exhibited.


HSA Teaching Artists Participating in Prolepsis

Karina Perez Aragon | drawing, painting, mixed media

Jill Austen | beginner’s art courses, pastels

Christopher Bailey | cartooning, digital art

Ana Ruiz Castillo | sculpture

Michelle Cheikin | photography

Kate Eschelbach | drawing, painting, printmaking

Imo N. Imeh | director, curator, instructor of drawing & painting

George Madarasz | web-design & computer graphics instructor

Jean-Etson R. Paul | cartooning, web design, digital art

Nicholas Rispoli | mixed media

Duhirwe Rushemeza | HSA 2006 Artist in Residence


About The Harlem School of the Arts
The Harlem School of the Arts offers multidisciplinary arts education in dance, music, theatre and the
visual arts to more than 3,000 students annually. Its mission is to promote and provide exposure to the
arts to enrich the lives of children in the Harlem community and beyond. HSA is committed to meeting
the challenges of the 21st century by expanding its programs to ensure that HSA students have access
to new arts education methodologies and cutting edge technology in today's information-driven global
society.

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645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030▪(phone) 212 926-4100▪(fax) 212 491-6913▪ www.HarlemSchooloftheArts.org

								
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