NEW YORK- Yvette L. Campbell, the new executive director of Harlem School of the Arts gathered with its new and growing board, led by Charles J. Hamilton Jr., a senior counsel at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP last night to celebrate the school’s recent revival.

Bloomberg reports that the school, founded in 1964, was in dire financial straits a year ago and shut its doors. The hiatus lasted only three weeks. Private and government donors stepped in and took over, to clean up and relaunch.

The event gathered about 50 people at the home of private-equity executive Willie E. Woods, president of ICV Partners LLC, and art dealer Lana Woods. Their guests included comedian Bill Cosby and Peter Kraus, chairman and chief executive of AllianceBernstein LP.