Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The 306 Group-Feb 1st
Artist Charles Alston founded the "306 Group". Artist Henry Bannarn came on little later and became a co-director. It was a club that provided support and apprenticeship for African-American artists during the 1940s. It served as a studio space for prominent African-American artists such as poet Langston Hughes; sculptor Augusta Savage; and mixed-media artist Romare Bearden.Located at 306 West 141st street in Harlem the shows were attended by people from all over. Including the northeast, west and even Europe. It became a place where our talent was on display and could be appreciated.
(I'm a little behind in the dates for posting, don't judge me)