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filling our , said Miss Savage. "The Center now u process of completion, occupies an entire floor, of about 750O square feet," continued Miss Savage." The central gallery will be used to carry out a broad cultural program of concerts, aanca recitals, lectures and demonstrations on art and . exhibitions. Kaaiating irMi th rwntral sailer are a num ber of studios, equipped for painting, sculpture, metal work, pottery and other crafts, and commercial ana km Jii art "Two hundred and fifty Harlemites r.. ; thirtu vnri of are have already registered at the school for daytime and night classes, une or two classes are now filled. Registration continues daily at the Center." The Center was undertaken only .d.r hrmfe rtrtiin that the com munity wants and needs it, Audrey McMahon. New York Director of the WPA Federal Art rrojeci ana Assistant to the National Director, said: "Harlem's response to the art teach - anrirM f the Federal Art Pro - wa ject has been more numerous and more spontaneous wan we rcapooic of any other section of New York," Mid Mrs. McMahon. "First doses ,inrir Federal auioicet were opened in neighborhood schools, settlements and churches in im in mat same year the average weekly attendance tt these Harlem studios was 2800 people. Talent of a high order, which hie rrrivH recotnition bv profes sional artists, has been uncovered among the voung people. "I lnnk to Harlem as a communitr which will undoubtedly play an im portant role in making the art history of America." The sponsors will meet Wednesday veninff. December 8. at which time fficers will be elected and plan nade for the formal opening oi tne tenter. Besides Miss Savage, other members of the sponsoring committee include: Dr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Aiatr f r Bnth Loan Rob erts. Harold Jackman, Mrs. F Simm Campbell Mrs. Eunice Hunton Car - Vet, Miss hransre uixon. rroi. Charles C Seifert, Mrs. Gertrude Robinson and Mrs. Cecelia Cabanist Saunders.