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Mira Gandy is one of the artists featured in the new exhibition entitled “Spirit of Community-Part 2” opening Tuesday, October 18th at the Dwyer Cultural Center located in Harlem at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue at West 123rd Street 6:00 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. The show will run through February 1, 2012.
Presented by Community Works at the Dwyer Cultural Center and curated by Paula Coleman, the exhibition will also offer artists talkbacks, Children art workshops and special events throughout the run.
Other artists include Adarsh Alphons – Painting ;Eric Alugas – Painting; Laylah Barrayn – Photography ;Paul Carluccio – Painting; Sean Gilligan – Photography ; Myrah Green and her CUNY freshmen class – Quilt-Mural -Ingrid Hertfelder – Photography and Marivel Mejia - Painting
Mira Gandy is a New York based artist whose textured paintings are a mixture of figuration and abstraction. She incorporates collaged media imagery into her work to explore ideas related to female identity, beauty, race and popular culture. Gandy got her start in the art scene in the early nineties. After studying Art History at the American University in Paris, a subsequent introduction to Russell Simmons and his brother, artist Danny Simmons, led to her inclusion in a series of group shows in Soho and Brooklyn curated by Simmons. Gandy received a BFA from the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts, where she has a scholarship named in her honor bestowed annually by USC Black Alumni Association. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Miami and Los Angeles galleries and collectors include Anna Marie Horsford, B. Smith, Valerie Simpson, Sam and LaTanya Jackson, Freddie Jackson, and “Google” executive Chef Helene Kennan among others. She is currently the art columnist for the New York Beacon newspaper.
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