Judith Carlson-DeAngelo

Judith Carlson-DeAngelo, Artist JUDITH CARLSON-DEANGELO (July 17, 1944 – Feb. 2, 2015) Is a professional artist whose representational style captures the inner spirit as well as the outer form of her subjects. A skilled portrait painter, she has produced numerous works for theatrical personalities, including pieces in the collections of the mother and daughter of comedian Lenny Bruce and featured in the New York Times. Combining stylistic elements of both abstraction and surrealism, Ms.Judith Carlsen DeAngelo’s paintings have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art of Miami, Florida, and the Redding Museum of Art and History in California and have received awards at the Redding Museum and the SoHo International Competition in New York City.

The provacative, innovative paintings of Judith Carlson-DeAngelo are rooted in an amalgamation of fantasy and reality. Augmented by symbolism, the work is simultaneously weighty and whimsical.

Inspired by the surrealistic work of Salvador Dali, each of Carlson-DeAngelo’s richly-hued multi-chromatic concept paintings tell a story and impart a meaningful message of social values and lifestyles.

Fascinated by the quixotic entertainment work, many of Judith’s paintings pay home to celebrities. In The Bruce Act Carlson-DeAngelo features a performing Lenny Bruce, holding on to his first amendment right while gazing at the scales of justice from behind a white picket fence. In Danny’s Room she depicts all that was important to Danny Thomas, from his family to his career to his unselfish need to help children through an unflagging dedication to the St. Jude organization.

Judith’s talent has been favorably recognized by the art-critic’s community, and she was featured as one of the Artists of the 1990s in Manhattan Arts International magazine. She has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and is currently represented by Spectrum Fine Art, Westhampton Beach, New York and the Hargis Unique Gallery in Pomona, California.

The unique and exhilarating work of this award-winning artist hangs in many prominent private collections including those of Sally Marr and Kitty Bruce (the mother and daughter respectively of Lenny Bruce), Hollywood producer John Cestare and international journalist Ed Zwirn.

Judith (July 17, 1944 – Feb. 2, 2015) is included in the Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who published by Marquis.

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Soweto to Harlem: The Cafe Melo Experience

Cafe Melo is bringing contemporary Black artists to the forefront this summer, starting with an exhibition of artwork inspired by the Soweto experience.

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NEW YORK, NY, USA, May 19, 2023 — Soweto became an epicenter of political campaigns aimed at overthrowing the apartheid state, and in 1955 it was the location where 3,000 people came together to adopt the Freedom Charter – the basis of today’s South African Constitution.

“Soweto Home At Last,” is a touching tribute to the cultural movement that took place in Soweto. This installation features the works of contemporary artists who have been inspired by the vibrant and diverse culture of Soweto and its people.

The installation, a joint effort of the Harlem Fine Arts Show and Cafe Melo Harlem, offers visitors a unique and immersive experience, inviting them to explore the cultural landscape of Soweto and gain a deeper appreciation for its impact on South African history and identity.

The summer program will feature four impressive art installations, each offering a unique and dynamic perspective on the cultural heritage of Harlem, starting on Sunday, May 21, 2023, during NYCxDesign Festival Week, 2nd Annual Design and Cultural Harlem Sunday hosted by Richard E. Pelzer II, Founder of HarlemCLX.

“Harlem boasts a rich cultural history that deserves to be celebrated and honored, and art in all its encompassing forms provides the perfect avenue to do so,” said Dwight A. Smith, owner of Cafe Melo Harlem. “We are thrilled to fully embrace this opportunity to contribute to the neighborhood’s vast cultural landscape.”

 Sharing Cafe Melo’s Lenox avenue space is Dr. Green, Smith’s other venture, a cannabis-product dispensary which offers members a safe, welcoming and inclusive space in which they can celebrate Nature’s bounty. “We believe that art and cannabis make the perfect pairing,” says Smith.

 The art installations will be available for viewing during Cafe Melo Harlem’s regular business hours. Visit the Harlem Fine Arts Show, hfas.org or Cafe Melo Harlem, cafemelo-harlem.com.

About Cafe Melo Harlem

 Located on Lenox Avenue, not far from cultural destinations like the Apollo Theater and a literal stone’s throw away  from eateries like Sylvia’s and Red Rooster, Cafe Melo is rapidly becoming an iconic stop on any Harlem tour and a welcoming and rich event venue. Perfect for birthday celebrations, intimate wedding receptions, meetings, and more.

 About Dr. Green

At Dr. Green, we are committed to providing our members with a safe, comfortable, and inclusive space where they can be themselves and enjoy the benefits of cannabis and art. We believe that our club is more than just a dispensary – it is a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for creativity, relaxation, and self-discovery. Join us today and experience the best of what Harlem has to offer.

 For more information contact:

 Dwight A. Smith

(646) 682–9093





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