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You are cordially invited to take part in an evening of conversation with Michael Valentine.


Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM

The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation,

Center for Art and Cultures’ Skylight Gallery

1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York



A highly respected and well known authority on book and magazine publishing, Michael Valentine is the founder and owner of Valentine New York, a firm that specializes in publishing fine art books and magazines as well as organizing, planning, and curating art exhibitions.   At the onset, the firm established itself as a unique entity by mounting “The Amistad Collection”, an exhibition that explored key aspects of the rebellion at sea of the African slave ship La Amistad.


As a key communicator and spokesman, in 2003, Valentine published the first issue of Valentine New York, The Magazine, a quarterly fine art publication for artists and art collectors.  Valentine’s success extends well beyond the pages of his magazine.  In January 2004, the historic “Valentine New York Fine Art Award Show” was held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, where artists were awarded $16,000 in cash prizes for their artistic accomplishments.  Sherman Edmiston, the owner of the Elsie Green Galleries in Harlem, New York called the event, “a masterstroke of creativity and execution.”


In 2005, Valentine New York published the first in its series of limited edition fine art books; Between the Raindrops, photographs celebrating the career of photographer Hugh Bell.  In 2007, Valentine answered the call of many living in Brooklyn, New York by creating the Brooklyn Fine Art Magazine, the only quarterly publication dedicated to showcasing the works of artists based in Brooklyn.


Currently, Valentine New York has sixteen limited edition fine art books in various stages of development.  Valentine New York is the custodian of a collection of approximately 1,000 works of art that, by 2014, will be housed in its new Contemporary Fine Art Museums in Central America and the Caribbean.  Additionally, in January 2013, Valentine New York is scheduled to launch Breuckelen Magazine, a by invitation only art and culture magazine named with the beloved borough of Brooklyn, New York in mind.


We look forward to your joining in this conversation

about culture, art, artists,

and their career strategies.

Please RSVP by email or at 718-636-6949

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