Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Photography grabbed hold of Greg Stowell when he was a teenager, opening his eyes to the marvels to be found in the mundane, ordinary, everyday life. Much of the work he commenced to do exploited the potential offered by the aesthetic virtues of black & white images (and yes, he still uses film), allowing viewers to be readily transported to another place in our color world.
Neighborhood defining venues such as small businesses, coffee shops, and the like have been warmly enthusiastic hosts to his indirectly referential style of documentary photography. Through his work, they have enjoyed tantalizing allusions to their own immediate experience that readily draw them to places in their minds they have not regularly been.
Early years of life in the working class, bedroom community of
Afzal Hossain is a longtime resident of Jackson Heights and received his Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and worked as a designer at Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
KUDOS to Ali and Richard who joined me on SUNDAY (remember Sunday? hot and sticky Sunday?!) for the Walking Tour of 37th Avenue Art Gallery where we viewed the 20 works along the avenue of local artists
click GOOGLE MAP HERE for list of stores and artists
and check them out until JUNE 27
and we will feature the remainder of the artists here at Community Communicato too
Thank you! for a great show to all the businesses and artists in this unique and unusual gallery
See you on the Avenue!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
As promised, Jackson Heights did receive the "PLAY ME I'M YOURS" piano - located in front of the post office on 37th Ave between 78th and 79th Street.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
SO MUCH ART; SO LITTLE TIME
Helen Quinn was born in
Thursday, June 17, 2010
SATURDAY_6/19 QUEENS MUSEUM sets up ART for KIDS at Post Office at NOON!
ARTIST of the DAY: ANOWAR HOSSAIN
on display at INNER PEACE 79-24
comes from a family of artists, scholars and supporters of the arts and other cultural events. Early on, his parents discovered that he had a gift for art and encouraged him to explore his talent. As a young man Anowar participated in art shows and competitions; he won many prizes and awards for his work.
Growing up in
The young artist came to the U.S. in the 1980's and became involved with the flourishing New York art community through his art study and training at the School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League of New York. His works have been shown in many galleries and exhibitions both nationally and internationally and have won many awards. Anowar has sold many artworks and is represented in many private collections around the world, including the
Anowar is very philosophically minded. He believes human life is fully intertwined with nature and the universe; “Every thing we do in our life has a result and we have to remember this.”
The "Play me, I'm Yours" exhibit has gone to cities around the world since 2008
Starting Monday, 60 pianos, donated by individuals and painted by local students and artists, will be installed in parks and plazas throughout the city.
Everyone is encouraged to try them out.
"It doesn't matter if you're a world class virtuoso like Beethoven or even a guy who took one year of lessons like Bloomberg. You just sit down and start playing. You gather some friends around just like my senior staff meetings at City Hall. Every piano even comes with a song book in case you need some inspiration," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The pianos will be donated to schools and hospitals when the exhibit ends on July 5th.
For a list of locations, visit streetpianos.com/nyc2010.
Artist, author and curator, Elliot earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from City College of New York and his Master of Fine Arts degree from
Elliot includes an abundant range of themes: innovative still-lifes, landscapes, geometric abstraction, reinventions of the ancient world in a contemporary light, jazz and cityscapes. He enjoyed international success on Sotheby’s website. His studio is a joy to visit and his presentations are entertaining and engaging. For more information, you can contact him at email@example.com or visit www.elliotbassmancom
HERE is your GOOGLE Map to find the art!
Councilman Daniel Dromm and
BABEL brings artists and community together
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Active involvement as an artist began in 1996 with my retirement from college teaching as a professor of art education. I have always made art, but prior to my retirement as Professor Emeritus from