HERITAGE: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity in Queens as reflected in the creative work of artists working in the borough. It is supported in part by an ARTS ACCESS GRANT from the Queens Council on the Arts, funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund.
HERITAGE will be presented initially as an online exhibition with two online panel discussions and selected virtual artist interviews presented on our website and shared with our extensive mailing list and partner organizations. In-person exhibition venues for participating artists will be included in 2021 as the public health situation allows. We plan to create a catalog of participants and their work; each artist participating will have a brief biography included.
Long Island City Artists (LIC-A) has worked for over three decades to draw together Queens artists and the many distinct communities in our borough through our exhibitions and events. Among dozens of gallery shows prior to 2020, LIC-A's exhibition Creative Mosaic in fall 2019 represented 85 artists from throughout Queens. LIC-A has launched multiple online shows during the pandemic including Drawings in a Time of Social Distancing which showed the work of 136 New York City artists in June, 2020. LIC-A has also been collaborating with the Queens Library to document the work of Queens artists for the Queens Memory Project.