HFAS 2015 - Artist Spotlight - Verna Hart


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Verna Hart is native New Yorker, born in Harlem and now a resident of Brooklyn. She was exposed to jazz at an early age and has painted in a way that demonstrates a melding of her artistic ability with her love of music. Hart's images are always expressive. The incorporation of Jazz rhythms and textures of the paint create movement, overlapping colors like sound that float through infinite space. She has and an emotional energy with shown at the Studio Museum of Harlem, The Dorsey Gallery, New York, and Eubie Blake National Museum, Baltimore. Hart has her work in collections like the Transit Commission, Hanes

Hosiery/Sara Lee, and the Absolut Vodka Commission. Individual collectors include Bill Cosby, Ellis & Branford Marsalis, Malcolm Jamal Warner, and Lionel Hampton.

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