The Gloster Arts Projects

The Gloster Arts Projects

This spring the Harlem Arts Salon is partnering with The Gloster Arts Projects to bring free arts education to Mississippi.  Seventy-five percent of the admission to our fantastic series of talks will go directly to bring the arts to the rural South.

As you know, in addition to a terrific program, admission includes a delicious home cooked meal and wine, and a copy of a newly published book, when appropriate.  All that, plus an informal environment in a historic setting to connect and socialize with a sophisticated group of like-minded people. Over the years, many of you have met life-long friends at our events, as well as other artists and writers. Our salon is one of the best kept secrets in New York City, because we keep it small and focused on quality over quantity.

Chester Higgins Jr (c) 2011 Sanviki Chapman_AWE P1080109

Chester Higgins Jr
(c) 2011 Sanviki Chapman

April 17, 2016 @ 2:30pm

A phenomenal photographer, Chester Higgins, Jr. is an equally ferocious wit and riveting storyteller. Join the conversation about his photography and travels around the globe with news anchor, Randall Pinkston. Limited seating. Food & wine. Harlem Arts Salon Sunday, April 17th, 2:30pm. Benefit. $75. 1925 Seventh Ave Apt 7L. between 116 & 117th Streets, Harlem, New York, NY 10026. Call (212) 749-7771 or Email:

A staff photographer for The New York Times for over 30 years, before retiring in 2014, Chester Higgins Jr. has traveled to Africa every year since 1971, as a way to meditate, disconnect and examine his life. Through the experience of photographing new people and places, his art both shapes and reflects his narrative. Read more…

RandallPinkstonBorn in Yazoo, Mississippi, Randall Pinkston is a correspondent for Al Jazeera America. Previously he was with CBS News. After a stint as a White House Correspondent in CBS’s Washington Bureau, Pinkston became a general assignment reporter, contributing to CBS broadcasts, including CBS Evening News, CBS News Sunday Morning and 48 Hours. Pinkston also contributed to the CBS Reports documentary, Legacy of Shame with Correspondent Dan Rather. Pinkston has filled in as anchor on the CBS Evening News, Up to the Minute and CBS Morning News.

March 20, 2016 @ 2:30pm
MEL EDWARDS, sculptor, in conversation with Lydie Diakhaté  
$75 Limited seating. Please RSVP
Mel_EdwardsBorn in 1937, Mel Edwards is a pioneer in the history of contemporary African-American art and sculpture and the first African-American Lydiesculptor to have works presented in a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum. Read more…
Lydie Diakhaté is a filmmaker, producer/director, art curator and critic specializing in the arts and culture of Africa and the African Diaspora. She has just completed the documentary film, One Bright Morning: The Art of Melvin Edwards; Negritude: A Dialogue between Wole Soyinka and Senghor; and Edouard Glissant One World in Relation, both directed by Manthia Diawara.  Read more..
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Margaret Porter Troupe Arts Projects is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501c3 nonprofit art services organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Margaret Porter Troupe Arts Projects (The Gloster Arts Project) must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.