Thursday, June 17, 2010

ART...and FOOD too??!!

SATURDAY_6/19 QUEENS MUSEUM sets up ART for KIDS at Post Office at NOON!


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 Bangladesh, Anowar was strongly influenced by the vibrant Bengali creative community, which included the writer Ravindrath Tagore, film maker Satyajit Ray and musician Ravi Shankar. He currently resides in Jackson Heights and has a studio in Long Island City, Queens.

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 theUnited States, England, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany.

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.”

we have only 10 days left in the "37th Avenue Art gallery"

CLICK Here for detailed Google Map:

SUNDAY JUNE 20 from 5-7pm

Councilmember Daniel Dromm will LEAD the way as we sample art and food delicacies along 37th avenue kicking off FOOD FESTIVAL WEEK! JUNE 20- JUNE 26

visit for more details about restaurant and bistro $pecial deals and discounts- $ave money while you savor the flavor!

Jackson Height Beautification Group and Make Music NY will launch the "PLAY ME I'M YOURS" Piano in front of the Post Office on MONDAY June 21 evening

The "Play me, I'm Yours" exhibit has gone to cities around the world since 2008

The city is taking street music to a new whole new level this summer.

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


37th AVE & BABEL Come ALIVE!

ARTIST of the DAY from 37th Avenue ART Gallery:
Eliot Bassman:

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 Columbia University. Elliot, who also studied at the New York Studio School, mentored by Philip Guston and Jack Tworkov, studied as well at the Skowhegan School, mentored by Brice Marden and Gabriel Laderman. Elliot is a versatile painter who works in a variety of scales with artwork in numerous private and public collections, including David Brown Enterprises, Health & Hospitals Corporation, The Library of Congress, The Robert Cohen Library at City College NY, Bergdorf Goodman.

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 or visit www.elliotbassmancom

HERE is your GOOGLE Map to find the art!

Councilman Daniel Dromm and

BABEL brings artists and community together

Over 200 people attended the opening of an incredible community event:BABEL
curated by Hector Canonge with works from 31 artists and performers

and a very unique and FUN! performance by Derick Melander

Viva La Arte in Jackson Heights!

for upcoming events visit