Long Island City, NY –September 19, 2013—The artistic world of the borough of Queens is alive and well, and to prove it LaGuardia Community College is hosting an exhibition comprising the diverse and rich works of 24 Queens artists. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, is running through November 20.
“The show, Bridging the Gap, illustrates that there is life outside of Manhattan, well beyond the frontier of Long Island City,” said Amy Winter, the curator of the exhibit. “Here we redraw the map and extend the boundaries beyond Manhattan Island, to celebrate the fact that on the other bank of the East River, a community of artists has regrouped and thrived.”
The 36 eclectic works represent both figurative and abstract traditions—painted, drawn, fabricated, constructed, photographed, conceptualized—with portraits, landscapes, narratives and formal studies in all media.
The exhibition is hanging in the E-building’s President’s Gallery (fifth floor) at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please contact Nancy Rakoczy at (917) 683-0587.
The show is curated by Long Island City Artists, Inc., and Amy Winter, director of the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College. Partnering with the LIC Artists project was Professor Cris Cristoforo of LaGuardia’s fine arts program. It is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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