Celebrating Heroes of the Pandemic And the Spirit of Community
In response to coronavirus, Community Works in association with New Heritage Theatre Group has launched a digital celebration called Harlem is . . . HEALING: Celebrating Heroes of the Pandemic in the spirit of its 20-year effort to spotlight local heroes, famous or not, who make a difference. The disease has prompted Harlem’s activist people and institutions from every field to stand up to help keep our community healthy.
Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group are partnering with the hospital to present a free, permanent physical exhibit in the famed Mural Pavilion and on the hospital’s second floor with more than 100 multimedia exhibits drawing from portraits, photographs, films, and archives from previous installations around Harlem and the city over many years. The partners also have commissioned an interactive mural by noted artist Paul Deo which will be displayed on the website as well as outside the Mural Pavilion, home to WPA-era murals that were the first to depict people of color in professional roles, and a 30-foot timeline reflecting a century of Harlem cultural history.
Through all of these exhibits, Community Works has maintained a common mission to use the arts, performance and workshops to unite communities across differences and to share the legacy of local heroes in the blossoming of a unique neighborhood we see in Harlem.
A SPECIAL PROJECT OF COMMUNITY WORKS' HISTORIC "HARLEM IS ..." SERIES