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.