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April 22nd, 2024

Carole Eisner at Harlem Sculpture Gardens featured in “City Life Org”

We are pleased to share more press for Carole Eisner! SEFA invites you to check out this article for Carole Eisner’s current exhibition, published by “City Life Org.” The full text is available online here.

One of Eisner’s iconic metal outdoor sculptures is currently featured in the exhibition Harlem Sculpture Gardens at St. Nicholas Park. Konnected is on view from May 2nd to October 30th. We encourage you to explore Eisner’s vast practice on her SEFA artist page, and of course to view the sculpture in person at St. Nicholas Park!




Harlem Sculpture Gardens is honored to announce the launch of its debut art project, curated to foster joy and beauty within our local community. Harlem will host its first large-scale sculpture exhibition on May 02, 2024, and run through October 30, 2024. A plethora of local public parks will feature permanent and temporary sculpture installations.

Eight venues have been selected to serve as the featured sites for this public art exhibition, and include the following locations:

Morning Side Park 

Featuring sculptures by Margaret Roleke, Miguel Otero Fuentes, Jaleeca Yancy, Peter Miller, Zura Bushurishvili, the team of Carol Diamond and Ben LaRocco, and Reuben Sinha

St. Nicholas Park 

Featuring sculptures by Luke Schumacher, the team of Felipe Jacome and Svetlana Onipko, Carole Eisner, Dianne Smith, the team of Dario Mohr and Cody Umans, Heather Williams

Jackie Robinson Park 

Featuring sculptures by Zura Bushurishvili, Vera Tineo, ByeongDon Moon, Iliana Emilia Garcia, Kraig Blue, and Michael Poast

Additional smaller Harlem–neighborhood park sites will also be part of this landmark public art presentation, and include:

Montefiore Park 

Sculpture by Sherwin Banfield

Roosevelt Triangle 

Sculpture by Richard Hunt

Harriet Tubman Triangle 

Sculpture by Alison Saar

Frederick Douglass Circle 

Sculpture by the team of Gabriel Koren and Algernon Miller

City College of New York Campus 

Sculpture by Enrique Sebastian Carabajal, Fletcher Benton, and Chaim Gross

Harlem Sculpture Gardens is led by the West Harlem Art Fund and New York Artist Equity Association. They worked collaboratively with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, local community boards and neighborhood groups.

The team is partnering with the online app STQRY (formerly OnCell) to realize online tours and sound walks. STQRY is a storytelling platform that helps visitors explore further, engage deeper, and discover more. Users can choose from a range of amazing features to create location-based tours, virtual tours, mobile, and web apps, audio guides, games, and online collections.



Opening Day is May 2nd with an official walk led by Brooklyn-based artist Coby Kennedy and Deputy Borough President Keisha Sutton-James. The official walk begins inside Morningside Park at 111th Street, noon.

Coby Kennedy is known for his powerful depictions of life in America that focus on challenging cultural realities. Born in 1977, his work upends popular stereotypes and archetypical imagery in service of a bold, speculative, Afrofuturist vision.

Keisha Sutton-James is Deputy Borough President under Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, where she is focusing on community affairs, constituent services, appointments, public safety, and criminal justice.  Prior to serving in the Levine administration, Keisha served as campaign manager for Alvin Bragg for Manhattan District Attorney.  In his successful and historic run, Bragg became the first Black District Attorney for New York County in 2022.  The founder of Sutton Button Productions, Keisha served a consultant who works with clients in the political, media, activist, and corporate diversity spaces, working with clients ranging from the National Action Network, to BET, to the Council of Urban Professionals. Prior to starting her consulting business, Keisha served as Vice President of Inner City Broadcasting Corp. and ICBC Broadcast Holdings, where she built the company’s digital platform and led the latter company through an arduous bankruptcy proceeding. She has served on several nonprofit boards, including as chair of the Alliance for Women in Media and a member of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and the Harlem Community Development Corp.  Keisha resides in her hometown of Harlem with her husband, Michael, and daughters, Nola and Shelby.

Several works will be flower-bombed by the floral design firms — la Fleur d’Harlem. by Louis Gagliano, Nia Mozee by Simply Nia Design and Marc Wilson, The Style Marc Inc.