I Am Harlem: Past, Present, Future

Featuring Art Direction by Aleathia Brown (2017)
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[Video by Catherine KittyRose Warren.]

The “I Am Harlem” mural celebrates Harlem past, present, and future, and features art direction by Harlem’s own Aleathia Brown. Made possible by the SAFE in Harlem Coalition and Harlem’s teens, special thanks also go out to the Pillars Recovery Center, Infinity Mennonite Church, Felecia Pullen, Rev. Al Taylor, Marissa Molina, Nico Collazo, and Harlem Village Academies High School.

I Am Harlem (2017)

Students from Harlem Village Academies High School explored the concept and developed design ideas during after school workshops the spring. Community volunteers helped execute their vision in the fall.

I Am Harlem Production

The community gathered to celebrate the mural at a ribbon cutting on October 13, 2017.

I Am Harlem Ribbon Cutting (10/13/17)

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Project Details

I Am Harlem: Past, Present, Future
After school & Intensive (Manhattan 2017)

• Art Direction & Teaching Artist: Aleathia Brown
• Collaborating Artists: Marissa Molina and Nico Collazo
• Exterior Church & Community Wall
• 1,000 Square Feet
• Mixed media on brick
• Sponsored by Safe in Harlem, Pillars, Infinity Mennonite Church, Harlem Village Academies High School

  • After School
  • Community Mural
  • Exterior
  • High School
  • Intensive

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