Early Encounters

through July 29
Saturdays, Sundays
Colonels Row

The West Harlem Art Fund is hosting a mixed-media exhibition in Colonels Row 404, Early Encounters, which focuses on the early interactions between the Lenape Indians and the first wave of European explorers on Governor’s Island.

WHAF intends to show the natural riches of the island were appreciated at that time with various installations using plant, sculpture, paper, glass and light. Individual spotlights, shown in contemporary art styles, will explore how early inhabitants responded to light, sky, and their earthly surroundings of this New World.

Featured artists
Iliana Garcia, Benjamin Wright, Sai Morikawa, Patrick Singh, Scherezade Garcia, Dianne Smith, Jorge Luis Rodriguez

The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. is a 20-year-old public arts organization that offers exhibition opportunities for artists and creative professionals wishing to share their talent with residents’ uptown and around the city. The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. showcases art and culture in open, public spaces to add aesthetic interest to our part of the city; promote historical and cultural heritage; and support community involvement in local development. Their heritage symbol is the double crocodile from West Africa, which means unity in diversity.


Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Getting There
10 Minutes from Soissons Landing 10 Minutes from Yankee Pier
5 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier