wed, may 14 - thurs, may 15 PERU ART SHOW
May 14-18 // 12-6pm Reception May 14 // 8pm PERU ART SHOW is proud to exhibit the artwork of Peruvian artists Jose Luis Carranza, Toto Fernandez Ampuero, Flavia Melendez & Jairo Robinson, four leading artists of their generation, sponsored by the Peruvian Business Council, the International Economic Alliance and PromPeru. The opening reception will include Peruvian music, dance, food and drinks. Evandro Tech Motors 10-01 45th Ave (entrance on Vernon Blvd) 718.389.0430 evandrotechmotors.com/
LICARTISTS, INC @PaintCan
Reception May 14 // May 14-18 // 12-6pm Not only will many artist studios be open for Open Studios, the hallways of PaintCan Studios will be transformed into a pop-up studio for some of the LICArtist members whose studios are not suitable for public visits. PaintCan Studios 10-10 10th St email@example.com
THE OPEN’S OPENING @ The Local
May 14 // 7-10pm Our Opening Party kicks off on Wednesday evening with music, drinks, and food. Vince Johnson & Friends playing the blues, Luba Lukova’s dynamic artwork setting the scene, Jason Lalor rapping, Allison Jones Dance + A // V club dancing, a keg of craft beer from LIC nano-brewers Rockaway Brewery Co, Manducatis Rustica feeding the body, plus ……….. Not to be missed!! Catch a pre-party special showing of “Best of QWFF 2014” screening at 6:30.
THURSDAY, MAY 15 EXHIBITIONS
happening throughout festival [see Wednesday for list] _
COURT SQ NABE NIGHT
Get an early start to catch all of the fabulous openings! The Falchi Building, behind La Guardia College, would be a great place to start your art crawl. Only 2 blocks from the 7 train’s 33rd St station, or a 10 min walk from Court Sq, there are 3 large group shows of exciting work, as well as checking out the new “Chelsea Market” of LIC! On your way back to Court Sq, educate your wine pallet see what LICArtists have done to the storage spaces, then educate your wine palate as you take in the multi-media event at SquareWine & Spirits. At the Citigroup Building, LICArtist members are at it again, with works filling the hallway showcases. Cross 23rd St to the historic block of 45th Ave, where InSite Design Studio hosts a colorful, powerful photography show not to be missed! Take a left down 44th Rd to the newly relocated Local Project and their special exhibition of Queens artists. Back up on 23rd St, you can’t miss the huge paintings at The Big Secret Gallery behind the loading dock of the LIC Art Center, and ZOMBIES at The Little Secret Gallery [entrance on 23rd]. From there, you can grab a drink and view more art down towards the river at the Z Hotel, or sit with a beer and watch the best of the Queens World Film Festival in The Local. Check out the art talks at Reis Studios and Jeffrey Leder Gallery.
THROUGH OUR EYES
Vince Johnson, one of the greatest harmonica players working today, will take us on a blues journey at the opening party of the festival. With his gritty vocal style and entrancing harp playing, this Long Island City/ Memphis based musician combines the raw drive of the South-Side Chicago blues with the warm, rhythmic textures of Memphis soul music and blends them into a unique blues explosion. facebook.com/VinceJohnsonPlantationAllstars
Curated by Tiffany S. Pierce May 14-18 // 9am-6pm Reception May 15 // 5-7pm The Art Table Studio, a mobile community arts education studio, is proud to sponsor the “Through Our Eyes” Art Exhibition & Fundraiser in the historic Falchi Building. The studio supports artists who are leaving their creative footprint within the community. Exhibiting artists include: A. Williams, A. Matsuoka, A. Klein, C. Jackson, D. Boroumand, D. Scott, D. Fischer, G. Jones, G. Gagucas, H. Crawford, J. Mins, J. Vega, J. Zisel, J. Rubio, M. Liu, & S. Trammel. The Art Table Studio is collaborating with Photo Voice, an international organization based in London, which is committed to promoting and supporting the use of participatory photography as a tool for social change in Costa Rica. Falchi Building 31-00 47th Ave 443.695.1418 (Tiffany) thearttablestudio.com
DRAMA ON PAPER: Posters for the Stage
LICARTISTS, INC @Falchi
NIGHT OF BLUES: VINCE JOHNSON & FRIENDS
Luba Lukova May 14-18 // 8am-12am Internationally renowned, Long Island City-based Luba Lukova creates some of the most iconic posters of our time. Her mastery of turning a few lines into the complex and sublime will be shown in a compelling collection of theatre inspired posters. Lukova’s award winning work is exhibited around the globe and is currently on view at MoMA, New York. “One of the 15 most important women in design …” Huffington Post 2014. facebook.com/luba.lukova.studio
Multimedia Rap Performance A multimedia rap performance that utilizes projected visuals, controlled by the volume of the performer’s voice, to tell a story about how hip hop (specifically rap) can empower individuals.
ALLISON JONES DANCE + A // V CLUB
present excerpts from their works ab initio (2012) and dyad (2013). These primarily contemporary dance pieces utilize projection, live sound and paper installation, creating a unique world for performers and audience to live in. Concepts and phrasework from these past works, previously performed on theater stages, will be reimagined for a gallery environment. THE LOCAL 13-02 44th Ave 347.738.5251 thelocalnyc.com
May 14-18 // 9am-6pm Reception May 15// 5-7PM Works by Member Artists of LICArtists, Inc Falchi Building 31-00 47th Ave firstname.lastname@example.org falchibuilding.com
IN MY BOROUGH
May 14-18 // 9am-6pm Reception May 15 // 5-7pm Local Project is happy to present 8 different installations by artists living in NYC. All of the artists showing are presenting site-specific projects around the idea of collaboration in different settings, such as a public vitrine. From April 17 through June 17th, these collaborations will evolve and flux according to the artist interactions, coexisting in a 10’ x4’ glass vitrine. Some of these vitrines will incorporate performance, working hours, talks, walks, and inviting the public from all 5 boroughs to participate, add, observe, criticize, document, interact. Collaborators: Rego Park Green Alliance; Etty Yaniv, Chaw ei Thein and Fanny Allié; Priscilla P. Stadler and Richard Alomar; Rachel Kremidas, Paul Lambermont and Mayuko Fujino; Kate Sharkey and Jordan Baber; Mary Giancoli and Jorge Ivan Posada; Matti Havens, Leili Huzaibah, Shawn Chua, Ayana Evans, Whitney Hunter, Tomaz Capobianco and Joanna Fittipaldi; Vanessa Rueda and Daniel Arenas. Falchi Building 31-00 47th Ave falchibuilding.com localproject.org
Published on May 4, 2014