Regina M. Tate Holds Gallery Talk at NYPL in Harlem; Returns for DANCING ON PAPER: WITH MARQUITA, 11/16
New York City-based visual artist Regina Marquita Tate's gallery talk for her current exhibit "Dancing On Paper: With Marquita" took place on Saturday, October 26th at the New York Public Library's Harlem branch.
Marquita - a Harlem native - discussed her career path which included early musical training as a vocalist and guitarist and later to the practice of law before finding her true passion in her 40's as a visual artist. Tate, who studied art at Pratt Institute, mentioned the influence of Russian painter Vasiliy Kandinskiy and Romare Bearden on her work and the music of jazz legends including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane as an inspiration for the nine piece exhibition.
Of the show, Marquita who has previously exhibited her work at the Hamilton Landmark Galleries (NYC) and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem explained "the music dictates the color and the shape of the sound that appears on the paper."
Ms. Tate will return to the Harlem branch for the close of "Dancing On Paper: With Marquita" on Saturday, November 16th at 3:00pm. The library is located at 9 W. 124th Street in Manhattan . For library hours and information, call (212) 348-5620.
Pictured: Visual artist Regina Marquita Tate discussed her relationship with art, music and life during a free gallery talk at the New York Public Library's Harlem branch where she displayed several of her works including "Blues In The Night" which are now on display at the library through November 16th.