187th. Street Gallery Project presents:
Michael L. Johnson, A Mini-Retrospective:Paintings from 1980 to 2011
Artists Unite has been meeting the challenge of Upper Manhattan’s lack of gallery space by developing it’s “Creative Venues” program to increase artists opportunity to exhibit and to increase the public’s ability to experience art in their lives.
We started with the MTA Subway Elevator Poster Project (placing original art in the subway elevators) and then projections onto building walls. Now (with due respect to the name and aim of OWS) we want to Occupy 187th Street, turning this short strip into a cohesive gallery.
This coming Thursday, December 8, 2011, Artists Unite will present the work of Michael L. Johnson, an Artists Unite Network member, at the Berkshire Bank. Berkshire with it’s wonderful open space and light provides an excellent venue not met by many galleries. It’s management and staff have been supportive of the arts in our community since they moved here in May of 2007 and Berkshire Bank is listed as one of the trusted community banks to invest in.
Michael studied at The Rhode Island School of Design (BFA ) and then Teachers College, Columbia University (MFA). Born Dec. 1, 1949, he in effect celebrates his sixty-second birthday with this Mini-Retrospective collection of paintings from the 1980's through 2011. Please join us for this opening and inauguration of our pilot project. It's a beautiful show.
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 15, 6-8 PM.
210 Pinehurst Ave (Corner 187th. St. & PInehurst)
Works on view December- March 15, 2012.
I will post a call for future shows (open to Artists Unite Network members from Washington Heights/Inwood) in our "opportunities" section.