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May 18
Vernon Blvd and Queens Plaza South,

Outdoor art installation for the NYC, DOT on Vernon Blvd. and Queens Plaza South. May 17- the end of 2017 Cristian Pietrapiana www.pietrapiana.net Special thanks to DOT and Local Project

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BRICKHOUSE UNDERGROUND – Forming Order

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center, 10-34 44th Dr
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Forming Order - Ceramic Multiples And The Space Between Brickhouse Underground returns with new work by artists associated with Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center This exhibition examines the ways in which contemporary artists engage with and challenge the deeply ingrained legacy of the the multiple in ceramic practice. These artists acknowledge, and take inspiration from, the

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INHERITED TRAUMA

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Local Project Art Space, 11-27 44th Rd
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Inherited Trauma immerses and challenges audiences with cross-cultural, multi-media meditations on the meaning of memory, the inheritance of loss, and concepts of time. It creates a participatory space, where viewers encounter the performativity of memory through each artist’s emotional and aesthetic understanding of their past. Works by Zain Alam, Vikrant Sunderlal Chandel, Hanna Edizel, Tenaya

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STEP YOUR PUSSY UP!

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HOMOCATS STUDIO, 11-36 44th Dr, #15
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

HOMOCATS STUDIO, LIC is proud to present STEP YOUR PUSSY UP! Created J. Morrison in 2010, HOMOCATS is a visual art project appropriating the modern popularity of the feline. STEP YOUR PUSSY UP! is a new site-specific installation featuring wallpaper, artwork, and related multiples that explore both the abundance of cat culture on the Internet

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SUPERME

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Local NY, 13-02 44th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

SuperMe. Look. Doing Unstoppable good transforming ordinary into extraordinary. SuperMe is a collective of LIC & NYC based artists. Show will consist of twenty+ artworks in all mediums. Curated by Bernard Stote and June Kosloff

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THEO SAHOS SOLO EXHIBITION

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Astoria Bank, 26-26 Jackson Ave
Lon Island City, NY 11101 United States

Theo Sahos is a photographer from Astoria, and his 20-year career in Queens has served as a tremendous source of inspiration for his artistic work. In this spirit, he has composed a portfolio of photographs from the borough, using his background in art and architecture as a foundation. In every image Sahos brings together multiple

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LOCAL NATIVISM

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Space A/ALOFT Hotel, 27-45 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Space A at ALOFT Hotel presents Local Nativism. Local Nativism highlights the works of  seven painters who’s evolving perspectives seamlessly walk the line between objective and non objective painting. As established inhabitants of multifaceted mediums, the simultaneous construction and deconstruction of imagery becomes an inherent byproduct of each artist and their process. During these tumultuous

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KRISTY GORDON: JOURNEY OF DREAMS

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Factory LIC #414, 30-30 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Kristy Gordon is a figurative oil painter who lives and works in Manhattan. Her paintings exhibit in more than 500 public and private collections worldwide, including the Government of Ontario Art Collection. Awards include three Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, and an Exceptional Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America. She has featured in The

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AWAKE! ENGAGE! TRANSFORM!

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Factory LIC #414, 30-30 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Art has the power to reach across divides, reach beyond words, and move us enough to act. “Awake! Engage! Transform!” brings together 5 unique exhibitions that focus on different social and global concerns, with the aim of inspiring action that will lead to enlightened solutions. See Sat/Sun Events for related talks, tours, dance and Family

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DISRUPTION

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Factory LIC #414, 30-30 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Curator/Photographer Orestes Gonzalez has selected five distinguished photo artists dealing with the political,social and economic tumult we are experiencing at this moment. With a varied interpretation of the theme of 'Disruption',each artist touches on the connective topics of separation,identity,violence,traditions,and personal sacrifice. Featured artist: Veronica Cardenas-Vento Orestes Gonzalez Kris Graves George McClintock Griselda San Martin

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GLOBAL AWARENESS

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Factory LIC #414, 30-30 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Nature has been inspiring artists for centuries, and its beauty has been captured in paintings, sculptures, photographs and a variety of other medium. But some artists take the relationship between art and the environment a step further, creating works from nature itself or producing artworks that make bold statements about the natural world and the

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PERFORMANCE BY THE PHYSICAL PLANT

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Factory LIC #414, 30-30 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

For the 3rd year in a row, the Site Moves Series is a combination of thematic dance installations and pop-up performances curated by Karesia Batan/The Physical Plant.  The series is intended to enhance the gallery experience and encourage a dialogue between visual art and dance.  Catch performances 5/18, 5/20, and 5/21! About the curator:  Karesia

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SAVING JAMAICA BAY – FILM SCREENING

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Factory LIC #414, 30-30 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

"Saving Jamaica Bay" tells the story of how one community – led by a family with roots in the area stretching back more than 100 years – fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City. Dan Hendrick's documentary, narrated by actress Susan Sarandon,

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THE DESERT WALK

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Factory LIC #414, 30-30 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

The Desert Walk. This video and photographic series in Yoon Cho's solo exhibition explores the connection with our environments by featuring America’s diverse desert landscapes with superimposed digital drawings of various biological forms over the artist’s walk performance. The Desert Walk encapsulates beauty, destruction, and preservation of the earth. Funding for The Desert Walk Series

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UPSTANDERS!!!!

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Factory LIC #414, 30-30 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

UPSTANDERS!!!! is a show of extraordinary artists who have channeled their social activism into their work. In this tightly curated show, the artists express their thought-provoking views in complex and original ways, touching our hearts, and awakening our shared humanity. Highly skilled painters, sculptors, ceramicists, mixed media artists, photographers, and film-makers tackle a wide range

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ALL OR NOTHING

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Falchi Building – 1st Fl #1180, 31-00 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

ALL OR NOTHING: The psyche of sincerity We all carry around a burden of belief. Or our absolute rejection of belief turns fanatical . So as makers we make things in this context; either within our personal belief systems or in critique of others. But does it matter what we believe if the message must

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BALANCE

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Falchi- Store Front, 31-00 47th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Chilean artists Paula Garrido & Ignacio Perez Kenchington (Saire Studio) present BALANCE, an art exhibition combining analogue and digital techniques, such as screen printing, digital collage, photography, 3D chromadepth, RGB lightng, sound landscape and audiovisual elements, transporting spectators to different corners of South America. Using photographs, videos, new knowledge and elements collected during different trips

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MET SLIDES

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MFTA Gallery, 33-00 Northern Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

While advances in technology have made physical photographic slides obsolete, this exhibition, created entirely from the recently digitized slide collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, reinvents the archaic format as a new artistic medium. Materials for the Arts, the creative re-use center of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Metropolitan Museum of

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NOTORIOUS LIC

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New York Stage of Mind, 37-34 29th St
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Notorious LIC is a multi-faceted art exhibition by Kyle Radzyminski, co-owner & operator of THE BARONESS bar + kitchen in LIC. Multiple Medias take shape, utilizing hand drawing & graffiti to computer manipulation & even the use of Alcoholic Substances to Wash Canvas. Notorious LIC is a reflection of a creative yet scattered thought process

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ECLECTIC TASTES

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dougherty Gallery, 38-40 Crescent Street
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Opening reception for the "Eclectic Tastes" Group Exhibition featuring artists Susan Levine (Still Life Oil Paintings), Chuck Baker (Photography), Jessica Doh (Fabric Design), Conrad Stojak (Parking Meters), Paul Zepeda (Oil Paintings & Mixed Media), Mike Serafino (Oil Paintings), and Brandon Sines (Mixed Media). The gallery, restaurant and bar is dedicated to supporting and celebrating the

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INTEREXIST

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

InterExist : works by Gezi Muennig Cao Flux Artist-in-Resident Gezi Muennig Cao presents paintings and photographs of Queens residents, representative of the world's population. Who is a stranger to whom? Who is seen as Other? We are all viewing each other through our subjectivities, and connected through our difference as well as our sameness.

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THE ARTIST’S BODY

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio Duo, 40-08 22nd St, 2nd Fl
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

The Artist's Body is an exhibition of works by lens-based artists curated by Justine Kurland

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GROUP EXHIBITION AT C SPACE

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Space C, 43-01 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Group show featuring the works of Alice Lipping, Amy Geller, Courtney Kates, Elena Berriolo, Evynne Duckman, Indrajeet Chandrachud, Jay Kim, Michelle Kaufman, Olga Alexander, Peter Rosenthal, Pinkney Herbert, Rachel Kremidas, Steven Palermo, Tina Kostadinova

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PANDÆMONIUM

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43-01 21st St, Rm 1, 43-01 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Pandæmonium, Curated by Seth Larson and Abigail Entsminger Featuring the work of: Tony Loftman, Miwa Neishi, Damian Rivera, Ariadni Vezyroglou, Tamika Rivera, Cindy Leung, Ana Wieder-Blank, Kyoko Takei, Erigels Vogli, G.M. Coffey, J. Morrison, Jean Foos, Rita Varian, Paula Elliot, Yeon Ji Yoo, Maria Liebana, Gezi Muennig Cao, Razan AlSalah, Scott Ries, KT Pe Benito

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PERSIAN TALES

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Experimental Space, 43-01 22nd St
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

The tradition of storytelling in painting. Iranian descendant artist Nicholas Nazmi works brings legendary fantasy and stories to city life.

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A MATTER OF SCALE

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hakimian 2nd FL, 44-16 23rd St
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Peter Goldwater and Eric Lawrence approach ceramic sculpture from opposite ends.

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BARK FRAMEWORKS

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hakimian 2nd FL, 44-16 23rd St
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

The staff of Bark Frameworks is excited to be participating in LIC Arts Open for our third consecutive year. Founded in 1969 Bark Frameworks designs and produces frames for contemporary and modern art, and has been based in Long Island City for the last 18 years. Now an employee-owned business, our team is comprised of

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SECRETO

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hakimian 2nd FL, 44-16 23rd St
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Secreto is an invitation to free ourselves collectively from the un-told. Based on the premise that secrets can generate shadowy places in our unconscious mind, is creating this project, inviting people to receive the secrets of others and release their own. The premise supposes that if you read a secret, you leave a secret. In

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Sam Anderson: The Park / Teresa Burga: Mano Mal Dibujada / Charlotte Prodger: Subtotal

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

SculptureCenter is pleased to present three solo exhibitions by Sam Anderson, Teresa Burga, and Charlotte Prodger. This is the first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum for each artist. On view May 1 – July 31, 2017 Sam Anderson: The Park, Teresa Burga: Mano Mal Dibujada, and Charlotte Prodger: Subtotal. SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution

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SELF-PORTRAIT

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11th St
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Eleventh Street Arts is thrilled to announce its next show SELF-PORTRAIT. Curated by artist Colleen Barry, SELF-PORTRAIT celebrates the unique visions of 27 contemporary realist artists from around the world. These self-portraits represent the perspective of an emerging generation of artists and their pursuit of identity in a world of shifting artistic values. Also open

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THE 2017 SALON

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grand Central Atelier, 46-06 11th St
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

The 2017 Salon is a group exhibition of the core artists training in the classical tradition of drawing, painting and sculpting from life at Grand Central Atelier. Featuring portraits, figure, cast, still life and landscapes of over 45 artists and highlighting works by the graduates: Alexandro Berrios, Kevin Müller Cisneros, Sandra Sanchez, Tsultrim Tenzin and

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A WOMAN’S VIEW

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matted LIC, 46-36 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

"A Woman's View" See the world thru the lens of 14 professional female photographers. Each with their own perspective on the world around them, from the Women's March to a Woman's Motorcycle ride, architecture, and Rock 'n Roll!

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JACK SUNDQUIST SOLO EXHIBITION

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alobar, 46-42 Vernon Blvd
Long island City, NY 11101 United States

Alobar presents the artwork of Jack Sundquist with live music and drink specials on Thursday, May 18th starting at 6pm.

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HIP HOP PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAFFITI WORK

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Modern Spaces, 47-42 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Presented by the Queens Hip Hop Festival, the exhibit features hip hop photography and graffiti work.

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MEMBERS AND GUESTS: WALK WITH LIGHT

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The PLAXALL Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

LIC-A’s unique group show, “Members and Guests: Walk with Light” will be on display from May 18th - June 10th and features the diverse artwork of 32 LIC-A members, alongside internationally acclaimed neon-light artist Kenny Greenberg. Stay to enjoy the Life-Drawing Workshop with a live-nude model and materials provided by Artist & Craftsman Supply. Featuring

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MICRO-SOLO EXHIBITIONS

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The PLAXALL Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Carlos Rodriguez, Carmen Martinez, Chuck Baker, Claire Munday, Cristian Pietrapiana, Cristina Ferrigno, Ellen Kantro, Ivana Ng, Leticia Valle, Mary Pinto, Yen Yen-Jui Lai, and Zakaria Ahmed.

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