Thursday, May 16, 2013

The LIC Arts Open is off and running

"LIC Manhole Cover Pillow
Cotton patchwork

One of the LIC-themed pillows I'll have on view at my studio.

The fun has begun here in Long Island City, Queens, New York! Last evening I attended the preview reception for the 10 x 10 exhibition at Juvenal Reis Studios. This is the second year artists have contributed work for this fundraiser, and I submitted a painting this time around. The word to best describe the show is - DIVERSE. There will be an auction of the work on Sunday, May 19th, for more info here's a link.

Also checked out the "Gimme Shelter" photography exhibit at InSite Design Studio, curated by Oretes Gonzalez. Some very fine black and white photography.

Headed over to the Diego Salazar Gallery to see another DIVERSE group exhibition and was delighted to find that both of my LIC-themed paintings were hanging next to the work of Dennis D'Amelio, a long time LIC artist whose work I always enjoy seeing. The show was elegantly installed by another one of my favorite LIC artist's, Elinore Schnurr.

The fun continues and this evening I'm heading over to the Queens Plaza area. There is so much to see during this 4 day event. Check out the brochure for a complete listing of events.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

2013 LIC Arts Open

It's that time of year again. The LIC Arts Open will be kicking off next week and there are many events planned for this annual arts fest.

I will have 2 paintings on view in the group exhibition at the Diego Salazar Gallery. It is a VERY diverse show, with many styles, mediums and ideas on view. A very nice gallery space!

Speaking of open studios, I will open my studio space on Saturday, May 18th, from 12-5. If you'd like to stop by and need directions, just send me an email and let me know.

Just want to give a plug to one of my favorite collectors, Dan Dougherty, who with his brother Shaun is opening a new restaurant, Crescent Grill in Long Island City. They will be having an open house May 17-19, gearing up for their grand opening in a few more weeks time. In addition to what I expect will be great food by chef Shaun, Dan is managing a gallery in the restaurant where he will be showing and selling the works of local artists. Of course, some of my work will be on view as well.

For a listing of all that is happening, when and where, here is a link to the online LIC Arts Open Brochure. Here's hoping the weather is nice and the trains are running.