Tuesday, March 29, 2011

LUCKY 7- Laura Schiavina

Back in January, I wrote about an amazing painter I met in our neighborhood: Laura Schiavina.

I am ecstatic in March, because she has now agreed to be share her outstanding paintings with us at
NOVO Lounge:

37th avenue between 78th street and 79th street in jackson heights.

st -
from 6 to 9pm

come meet Laura and enjoy her inspiring and colorful creations...

we will be featuring only 7!
pieces from her vast body of work, which w
e could not begin to count, although she keeps excellent records.!

Laura M. Schiavina has lived in Jackson Heights since 1951. Included in the Who’s Who of American Art, her award winning work has been collected and exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Islip Art Museum, NY; Sumner Museum, Washington D.C.; DuPont Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Citicorp Gallery, LIC; Eleftherias Park Art Center, Athens, Greece; National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, NY; New York City College of Technology, CUNY; and Ringel Gallery at Purdue University, IN. One of the first female members of the Salmagundi Club, Laura was chosen by Cynthia Maris Dantzic for her book “100 New York Painters,” published in 2006.

Laura is member of N.A.W.A, National League of American Pen Women, National Art League, Jackson Heights Art Club, Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, and Audubon Artists. Laura came to New York in 1944 from Springfield, MA to become a fashion illustrator, completing evening courses at the Traphagen School of Fashion, while working in business. Deciding to continue in business, she studied fine art weekends, evenings and vacations from the late 1950's through 1980 with artists including Will Barnet, Carl Molno, Joseph Caine and Paul Puzinas.

Monday, March 7, 2011

the arts just keep on comin' - @PS 69 this weekend


A young woman arriving from Ecuador accidentally switches suitcases with a mysterious stranger. Her quest to recover the missing suitcase will lead her to encounter lovers, dreamers, fighters, a magical cell phone, books that come to life, and the best guitar player in the world.
Picking up where last year’s 167 Tongues left off, You Are Now The Owner Of This Suitcase is the
second part of a trilogy exploring the emotional geog
raphy of Jackson Heights, Queens, the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the world.
Conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith

Written by Mando Alvarado, Jenny Lyn Bader, Barbara Cassidy, Les, Hunter, Joy Tomasko, Gary Winter, Stefanie Zadravec
Starring Patricia Becker, Rajesh Bose*, Kim Carlson*, Arlene Chico-Lugo, Kathleen Choe*, Bernardo Cubria*, Ross DeGraw*, Oscar Fabela, Samuel T. Gaines*, John P. Keller*, Stephanie LaVardera, Waldo Mayo*, Emma Ramos

Dramaturgy by Angie Balsamo
Production Design by Michael Wilson MorganLighting Design by Nicole Pearce
Line Producer: Antonia Fairchild
Stage Manager: Sean McCain

$18 gen, $16 stu/sen (use discount code SUITCASE 1)
$9 12 and under (use discount code SUITCASE2)

or call (800) 838 3006

March 11th: 8pm
March 12th: 2pm & 8pm
March 13th: 2pm
March 18th: 8pm
March 19th: 2pm & 8pm
March 20th: 2pm
March 25th: 8pm
March 26th: 2pm, 8pm
March 27th: 2pm

PS 69
77-02 37th Ave.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
F/E/7/G/R/V @ Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave

Press for You Are Now The Owner Of This Suitcase


Press for 167 Tongues

New York Times:
I had the feeling I was seamlessly dropping in and out of all these different cultures just by walking down the street...

American Theatre Magazine:
The rich diversity of the neighborhood provides ample material for works inspired by and about the various cultures in flux…

PICK OF THE WEEK: (A) tight collaboration of 11 talented playwrights and 29 actors, assembled by [Artistic Director] Ari Laura Kreith

I just returned from seeing something truly wonderful!

This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts

*Performing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. AEA approved Showcase.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

JH Filmmakers Kim & Jack at QWFF - March 5th

You may have seen us in the Daily News, or the local news or on the street!

On Saturday March 5th , Jackson Heights' own KIM CUMMINGS will be showing her short - FLOWER OF A GIRL -
at the Queens World Film Fest.

Kim will be featured in the ABOUT WOMEN Short Stack. These films are made by women and relay a unique perspective and film style too. Great films for everyone.

Saturday, March
11:30am - 1:00pm

Come out and see Jackson Heights resident Diane DiCroce in a film based on the poem "Flower of a Girl" by another JH resident, Rebecca Gopoian!

In the very next block of shorts at 1:30 in the same location - the next block BEAUTIFUL TWISTED Short Stack will feature Jack Feldstein a new implant from Australia to Jackson Heights.

His film: The Ecstacy of Gary Green...is a stream of consciousness
story...done in Jack's "Neon Animation" unique style
Jackson Heights Cinema
40-31 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY

Check out the website - order tickets - come to the OPENING EVENT


6:30 doors open at the newly refurnished Jackson Heights Cinema.

Program will include special guest, Q&A and premiere:
The Love Permit and Sillage by 2 queens filmmakers...
and fro Oregon

portion of proceed from openingnight to benefit Honored American Veterans Afield.

See you at the movies! or on the avenue! or at the after parties! or at the QWFF restaurants!