Weekly Calendar June 17-23
International Stone Collections and Street Art NYC present a reception for MURAL by Joshua Gabriel
Please join us for a celebration of local art and viewing party of 2 large outdoor murals by Brooklyn artist Joshua Gabriel. All are welcome. This is a free event.
Thursday June 20, 5-8pm — DATE CHANGED TO JUNE 27
International Stone Collections
703 Myrtle Ave. (corner of Spencer St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Governors Island Art Fair Call for Artists
Governors Island Art Fair is seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines (painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound, performance art, and more) to apply for the Governors Island Art Fair–New York’s largest independent exhibition. Every year, more than 100 artists of exceptional talent will be chosen to show their art every full weekend in September amongst the sprawling the landmark architecture of New York’s Governors Island, one of city’s most popular attractions for tourists and locals alike. Founded by 4heads, a group of working artists based in New York City, this event champions a new model for art fairs by putting the artists and the visitors first. The artists’ exhibition space is free. Admission to the fair is free. Even the ferry ride to the island is free. This frees up artists, both unknown and well-known, to present their work their way at no cost in a unique, world-class venue. Entering its 6th year, we invite you apply to the Governors Island Art Fair–sure to be our biggest and best yet.
Deadline for Submission: June 24, 2013
Fair Dates: Every Full Weekend in September 2013
Application: Online submission form at www.4heads.org
QCA invites you to the QAX Block Party
Queens Council on the Arts is the newest kid on the block in the Kaufman Astoria Studio complex. Come join us as we cut the ribbon on our new space at our block party on June 22nd. The QAX Block Party will include family friendly interactive arts activity, live performances, Henna tattoo artist, live music and food carts.
Family friendly arts activities
local food vendors
Check out more QAX info
Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 1pm-6pm
Rain or Shine
on 37th Street between 34th & 35th Avenues
Astoria, NY 11101
SPARC Artist-in-Residence Rukhshan Haque presents the Collective Memory Project
On 6/21/13, SPARC Artist-in-Residence Rukhshan Haque will present the Collective Memory Project at 12:15-3pm at CCNS Bayside Senior Center.
In this visual arts program, participating seniors had the opportunity to reconnect with personal memories through the medium of embroidery. Please join us for a collective showing of their work. If you are interested in learning some embroidery, there will be embroidery workshops from 12:30-1:15 & 1:30-2:15. Please call the Bayside Senior Center at (718) 225-1144 for more information and to sign up for workshops.
Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC) is a community arts engagement program that places artists‐in‐residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. Through the program, 50 artists will provide creative programming for seniors at 48 centers in 2013, presenting free public events displaying a diverse array of projects this spring and summer. SPARC is a collaboration among the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department for the Aging and five of the City’s local arts councils. The program was developed in 2009 as part of the Mayor’s Age‐Friendly NYC initiative, and is supported, in part, by funding from the Department for the Aging.
For more information about SPARC, visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/sparc/sparc.shtml