MAKING CONNECTIONS: ARTISTS WORKING IN QUEENS
AT THE PLAXALL GALLERY: August 31st - October 1st
CLOSING RECEPTION OCTOBER 1 SUNDAY, 11-5: LIVE MUSIC & LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
CHILDREN WELCOME, OPEN AND FREE TO THE PUBLIC
enjoy musician and composer Jonny Myers Live at Plaxall 3-4:30 pm SUNDAY OCTOBER 1 at closing celebration of MAKING CONNECTIONS:
Little is known about why Forest Hills, Queens is such a breeding ground for genuine songwriters - Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, The Ramones. Listeners and musicians alike feel that Jonny Meyers is the next in line. Born and bred in FH, Jonny's music, a transparency of soul, Americana, ska and blues song styles, has traveled the globe. Between New York and a 9-year stint in Austin, Texas, Jonny has recorded six albums and has toured extensively in Europe, South America and the United States. In his latest release Somewhere You've Been, Jonny's tunes have nothing to hide, and as a listener, you always feel like a welcome and invited guest. Perhaps this is the neighborhood secret.
OCTOBER 26, 2017-JANUARY 30, 2018, selections from the original exhibition, scaled for a smaller venue, entitled MAKING CONNECTIONS II will be installed at the Henry DeFord III Gallery, Citigroup Bldg, 44th Drive at Court Square, LIC ; reception October 26, 5:30-7:30
All work must remain in the galleries for the duration of the exhibitions. The galleries will record and forward all inquiries about purchase directly to the artist. Work not for sale must be marked "N.F.S."
LIC-A CHARGES NO COMMISSION ON SALES
LIC-A’s space at Plaxall: it is unique. Since the 12,000-square foot gallery opened last Fall, 2016, we have installed an array of different curated exhibitions each month, presenting the work of both LIC-A members and invited guests. Our evening programming, in conjunction with our exhibitions, has included workshops, music, theater performance and dance. On weekends, because of its proximity to the LIC FLEA, hundreds of people per day come in specifically to see the work and meet the artists, resulting in numerous sales. Press coverage is widespread, and our staff of caring and talented LIC-A volunteers are an active and essential part of our growing success in connecting with the growing local community of young professionals and families.
Long Island City has received publicity in recent years as a rich arts community and has, in some ways, exemplified the changes taking place in the city as a whole. Long Island City Artists, inc., LIC-A, a non-profit arts advocacy organization now in its 32nd year of promoting the arts in Queens, is in a unique position to lead the way in reaching out to artists from other parts of the borough. Our goal is to increase awareness and appreciation of the richly diverse art produced in Queens, the most diverse borough of New York City.
Citi DeFord Gallery, Citigroup tower lobby, One Court Square, LIC: is perfectly positioned at the commercial core of LIC. The DeFord Gallery has hosted many distinguished exhibitions over more than two decades, and a selection from MAKING CONNECTIONS: ARTISTS WORKING IN QUEENS will be exhibited there for three months.
Elizabeth Hoy, Director, Godwin-Trenbach Museum of Queens College, CUNY
Elizabeth Hoy is a curator, visual artist, and the Exhibitions Director at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, CUNY.. Hoy is also a practicing artist who has received fellowships from A.I.R. Gallery; Wave Hill; the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists; Le CouveNt artist residency; AIM program at the Bronx Museum; the Maine Farmland Trust; Vermont Studio Center; and the Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been exhibited internationally and in the northeast; including A.I.R. Gallery, Wave Hill, and The Painting Center in NY, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Hoy has received degrees from Wesleyan University and the University of Pennsylvania. Hoy is a strong believer in the importance of artist-run spaces that celebrate the diversity of art making in New York City.
The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College presents contemporary and historical exhibitions and programs and is the only comprehensive collection of art and artifacts in the borough, housing over 6,000 objects that date from ancient to modern times,
This exhibition is made possible (in part) by a grant from the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the N Y City Council.