Over centuries, artistic communities have fostered a camaraderie where an exchange of ideas and networking takes place. The Art Students League, a community established in 1875, is recognizing Cinque Gallery, an African American run space founded in 1969 to exhibit African American artists, with the exhibition, "Creating Community: Cinque Gallery Artists."
“The Origins of Creating Community: Cinque Gallery Artists” panel covers how this exhibition came to life. It will touch on the origins of the Cinque Gallery, founded by three artists (Norman Lewis, Ernie Crichlow, and Romare Bearden) and the origins of the Art Students League.
Panelists include Diedra Harris-Kelly (the Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation), Genevieve Martin (the former Director of External Affairs at the Art Students League), Susan Stedman (the Curator for "Creating Community: Cinque Gallery Artists"), and Nanette Carter (artist and Program Curator for this exhibition).