LIC Arts Open is proud to present LIC Gallery Nights, free monthly events where Long Island
City’s galleries and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art
and culture. Taking place from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
The first Gallery Night will take place on September 22nd, and for this initiative some of the
fascinating spaces from our neighborhood will open their doors for this special evening.
This is an opportunity to see arts, see artists and see LIC.
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1ST GALLERY NIGHT PARTICIPANTS:
BRICKHOUSE CERAMIC ART CENTER / 10-34 44th Drive / (718) 784-4907 / www.brickhouseny.com
BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center is a sanctuary in NYC where adults can relax and create art. BrickHouse offers year-round pottery classes to adults at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Shelf space is also available in the Associate Artist Studio to ceramic artists and advanced students for a monthly fee. Handmade pottery is for sale in our retail space. The 4,000 sq. ft. ceramic studio is fully equipped with slab rollers, potter’s wheels, extruders, glazes, and kilns.
BROOKLYN BOULDERS /23-10 41st Ave. / (917)696-9062 / http://brooklynboulders.com/queensbridge/
Brooklyn is where it all began in 2009, when Brooklyn Boulders opened their doors in the old Daily News Garage. It’s more than just a city; it’s a state of mind. It’s about the creative clash of cultures that creates a diverse community, filled with passion and drive to make things happen.
Brooklyn Boulders is proud to be part of LIC Art Project's Third Thursday Gallery Tour nights. On Thursday, September 22, they spotlight talent within their community showing the works of Hedda Films. Guest need to fill out a waiver online HERE
DOUGHERTY GALLERY AT CRESCENT GRILL / 38-40 Crescent St. @39th Avenue. / 718-729-4040 / http://www.crescentgrill.com/
At Crescent Grill they are so passionate and committed to the culture of LIC that they've created a dedicated space in their restaurant to show artists. The Dougherty Gallery is the owners, brothers Dan and Shaun's, initiative to showcase, promote and sell primarily Long Island City art.
ELEVENTH STREET ARTS / 46-06 11th St. / (917) 574-9950 / http://www.eleventhstreetarts.com
Eleventh Street Arts is an exhibition space for contemporary drawings, paintings and sculptures. Adjacent to the collaborative artist studios of Grand Central Atelier, Eleventh Street Arts presents new work that invokes, challenges, and celebrates the classical tradition. Eleventh Street Arts will feature three main gallery exhibitions along with several pop-up shows presenting work by emerging and established artists working in the classical tradition. With the group show, “New Arrivals” on view beginning September 22nd, Eleventh Street Arts welcomes Grand Central Atelier’s five new Resident Artists: Jessica Artman, Jonathan Brogie, Rodrigo Mateo, Charlie Mostow and Grant Perry to exhibit recent works alongside returning artists: Anthony Baus, Devin Cecil-Wishing, Brendan Johnston, and Justin Wood. ESA is thrilled to also highlight one of GCA principle instructor Edward Minoff’s acclaimed seascapes.
With subjects ranging from figurative, portraiture, landscape and still life, the collected works showcase the many layers of representational art alive today.
The adjacent collaborative artist studios of Grand Central Atelier will also be open for guided tours. Select student and resident works will be on display. Refreshments will be served.
LOCAL PROJECT / 11-27 44th Rd. / (646) 298-0969 / http://localproject.org
Since it’s beginning in 2003, Local Project has served as a gallery for art exhibitions, organizing multidisciplinary shows, music events, workshops and performance where artist and community can collaborate towards a richer and fuller development of both.
On view Sept 22: A Growing Storage Problem, NYC based sculptor, J McDonald solo show. Through absurdity and abstraction, McDonald explores the current state of our anthropocentric dystopia.
September 8 – September 30, 2016 (Opening reception September 8, 6 - 8pm)
MFTA / 33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor / (718) 729-2165 / www.mfta.org
Materials for the Arts is New York’s premiere reuse center, providing a way for companies and individuals to donate unneeded supplies to thousands of nonprofit organizations with arts programming and public schools. Offering a wide variety of events, workshops, and classes to help people see and experience creative reuse up close.
Musician and creative reuse pioneer Skip La Plante will have his Symphony of Chimes on display at MFTA Gallery from September 2nd through the month of October. Created using an array of found objects, Symphony of Chimes features wind chimes made out objects such as bicycle pedals, bed springs, crushed, lobster pots and coat racks. And don’t miss his one of a kind performance Thursday, September 22 at 6:30pm!
RADIATOR GALLERY / 10-61 Jackson Ave. / (347) 677-3418 / www.radiatorarts.com
Radiator Gallery provides local and international emerging and mid-career curators and artist curators an excellent opportunity to work with and learn about the operations of a multidisciplinary organization. Radiator will regularly present contemporary art exhibitions, performances and video programs.
Radiator Gallery is pleased to present Works: Reflections on Failure, a group exhibition featuring works by Daniel A. Bruce, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Ahmet Civelek, Jennifer Grimyser, Tim Etchells, Dana Stirling, Juliette Dumas, Shannon Finnegan, Kay Rosen, Christina Massey and George Spencer. Curated by Osman Can Yerebakan, the exhibition brings together eleven contemporary artists working in a wide variety of mediums, investigates the notion of failure in contemporary art.
Reflections on Failure. September 16 - November 12, 2016 (Opening reception September 16, 6 - 9 pm)
RESOBOX / 41-26 27th St. / (718) 784-3680 / http://resobox.com/
RESOBOX is a Japanese cultural center in Queens, New York that is dedicated to sharing and celebrating Japanese influence in the arts. Offering a broad range of authentic Japanese activities, events, classes, art exhibitions and even cuisines to spread to diverse audiences every day.
RESOBOX Gallery is proud to present its fifth annual exhibition of hand-painted ninetieth century Japanese photographs from the Burns Collection & Archive. The exhibit includes images of the two major religions of Japan, Buddhism and Shintoism. These photographs portray the spiritualism and religious sites of Japan in the Meiji Era.
Worship in Meiji Era Japan. September 22 - October 11, 2016 (reception September 23, 7 - 9 pm)
SCULPTURECENTER / 44-19 Purves St. / (718)361-1750 / http://sculpture-center.org/
Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is New York City’s only contemporary art museum dedicated to sculpture. SculptureCenter explores experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture by commissioning new work and presenting exhibits by emerging and established, national and international artists. Since relocating to a former trolley repair shop in Long Island City in 2002, SculptureCenter has emerged as one of New York’s most adventurous contemporary art spaces. Exhibitions on view this fall: Cosima von Bonin: Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?, the influential German artist’s first solo museum exhibition in New York City, examining her fascination with the sea; and Aki Sasamoto: Delicate Cycle, the Japanese-American artist’s first solo museum exhibition, featuring a new body of work created in relation to SculptureCenter’s lower level galleries.
THE LOCAL NYC / 13-02 44th Ave./ (347) 738-5251 / http://thelocalny.com
Since its opening in 2013 The Local NYC has been a huge supporter of the cultural scene of LIC providing permanent showing space on their walls to showcase mainly local artist. They also contribute to the LIC Arts Open Festival every year and put musical, dance and video shows on regular basis. The Local is open 24/7 and people can walk in and look at art for free any time of the day. The Local is a perfect spot to enjoy the vibe of our neighborhood.
THE EXPERIMENTAL GALLERY / 43-01 22nd St. / (718) 784-5577 / www.reisstudios.com
During September Reis Studios is launching The Experimental Gallery, a new space dedicated to contemporary art, and curated by artist Julian Calderon. Located on the 3rd floor of LIC’s landmark Reis Studios, it is an ideal space for artists and independent curators to present specific projects and exhibitions before reaching out to a major art audience. The space is also equipped to show a variety of work including video, sound and three dimensional artworks. It is our goal to make this space a destination to all artists and art lovers looking for a unique experience with showing and looking at artwork.
On September 22th we will present the work of the HS2AS Alumni that we have coordinated with the Queens Council of Arts.
Sketch: authenticity in art . It will display a various forms of sketches and sketch books by artists. Usually an sketch brings forward the emotions without filter. Often regarded as just preliminary work or past time, often times these small pieces contains itself amazing masterworks. he show will run Thursday and Friday 6 to 9 PM and Saturday from Noon to 6 pm.
We will run the show Thursday and Friday 6 to 9 PM and Saturday from Noon to 6 pm