QAX 2010

Join us for the QAX 2010 Kick Off Party
Featuring DJ Velvet & set visuals by multimedia artist Renzo Ortega of Local Project

When: Wed, June 9th, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: L haus, 11-02 49th Avenue, LIC
Directions:Take 7 train to Vernon Jackson, Follow 50th Ave East to 11th St.

Click Here to RSVP
for more information visit us at:
www.queensartexpress.com or www.queenscouncilarts.org

QAX Boot Camp/Pro Development

Find your inner PITCH. In 2011, the QAX Marketing Boot Camps are led by renowned experts in the fields of E-Marketing, Video Production, PR, Grantwriting and more. You don’t have to be a sellout to make money with your art.

QAX Mixers

QAX mixers are “mini-festivals” for the greater Queens community where one can network in a casual atmosphere. But the mixers are not solely for building camaraderie, they also serve to create buzz in the months leading up to the QAX festival in the spring. Each mixer features a different neighborhood host. Who attends the mixers? Friends of QCA. Individual artists. Community leaders. Politicians. Art organizations. YOU!

2011 Schedule:

2011 Schedule (all events will take place on Thursdays at 6:00-8:30pm):

Thu, Jan 20 – LIC – Grantwriting Pitch Party

Thu, Feb 17 — LIC–Poetry Fair & Mixer

Thu, Feb 24 – Flushing – Storyselling

Thu, Mar 24 – Astoria – Building an Online Presence: Social Media/Blogging

Thu, Apr 21 – Jackson Heights – Community Partnerships

Thu, May 19 – LIC –How to get a grant?

Queens Art Express 2010 from Queens Council on Vimeo.

June 12 @ QAX2010 from Queens Council on Vimeo.

Great kick off party last night at L-Haus. Driving rain can’t stop this Queens Art Express crew!!

Thanks to LP for spinning music;  Hoong Yee, Lynn Lobell, Jessica Smith and the rest of QCA for making the party a smashing success. We can hardly wait for tonight.

Here is a list of articles that have came out thus far (listed by date published). With so much going on at Queens Art Express it is good to have a couple top-things-to-do-articles for the festival. Click on the links below:

Thur, May 27, Take the 7 train: Queens Art Express returns for a second year of showcasing Queens’ corridor of creativity. QUEENS TIMES LEDGER

Wed, June 2,  QAX preview: TRANSITBLOGGER.com

Fri, June 4, Queens Art Express is Back. WE HEART ASTORIA.com

Mon, June 7, Long Island City weekly event round up; it’s an artsy summer in LIC! LIQCITY.com

Mon, June 7, New Weekend is QAX: QUEENSBUZZ.com

Mon, June 7, Queens Art Express to LIC. JOEY IN ASTORIA.com

Tue, June 8: The Quickie: Top 10 Reasons to Head to the Queens Art Express Q-NOTE.com

Wed, June 9, Queens Artists Come To The 7 Train, QUEENS TRIBUNE

Thu, June 10, Queens Council on the Arts puts cultural events just a stop away on 7 train with ArtXphone, NY DAILY NEWS

Thu, June 10, All Aboard the Queens Art Express Festival, OFFMANHATTAN.com

Sunnyside Artists Organization has three artistic events;  Thalia Spanish Theatre has a performance plus an outdoor festival; Unity Stage Company presents a comedy; All on Sunday, June 13th during QAX in Sunnyside.

All events are close together, most are admission FREE and all are walkable to the No. 7 train.

Take your time going from one event to another, and enjoy exploring Sunnyside while experiencing these great artistic events during Queens Art Express this weekend.

Sunnyside Artists events take place on Sunday, June 13th from 1pm – 5pm.  All events are close to the 46th Street/Bliss Street subway station:

“Portrait of The Exquisite”  (a juried show)

Bliss Bistro 45-20 Skillman Avenue at 46th Street. (wine $5, soda $3)

“The Art of Architecture ” (a storefront exhibit)

41-03 46th Street near Skillman Avenue

Art Fair III at Queen of  Angels

Skillman Avenue at 44th Street

http://www.sunnysideartists.org/events.html

Thalia Spanish Theatre presents a performance in their theatre (in Spanish) and a free outdoor festival on Sunday, June 13th during QAX. Both events are near the 40th Street subway station:

Thalia Al Aire Libre/Free Outdoors Festival : 1pm

Thomson Hill Park/Noonan Playground, corner of Greenpoint Avenue & 42nd St : FREE : 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside : 718-729-3880

Prostitutes Will Precede You in the Kingdom Of Heaven: (in Spanish) : Admission: $25; $22: 4pm

41-17 Greenpoint Avenue

http://www.thaliatheatre.org/intro.cf

Unity Stage Company presents a comedy directed by Rao Chao. Six Cylinder Love Near the 46th Street/Bliss Street subway station. Sunday, June 13th at 3pm with additional show times during QAX weekend.

Six Cylinder Love : Director Ray Chao : 3pm

Anoroc Democratic Club, Inc. 45-23 47th Street: 917-548-1086: All tickets $15 : 3pm

http://unitystage.org/

Explore Corona during QAX thanks to QMA & Corona Action Network:

Heart of Corona Artful Tastes Tours: The Corona Action Network (CAN) and Queens Museum of Art (QMA), in collaboration with local business, will take you on artist-lead tours to discover the Tastes of Corona on Saturday, June 12. Enjoy an exciting journey through a neighborhood where cultures meet! Join their guides in Corona Plaza for a gastronomic tour featuring free samples then work off lunch with three cultural tours; explore African American and Italian heritage of Corona or cultural institutions in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
See tour details and map information below. Enjoy your afternoon in Corona during QAX!

WALKING TOURS
11am-12pm, TOUR 1 : Tastings & Corona History with historian Jack Eichenbaum – North Corona Loop (Starts/Ends Corona Plaza, via LAHM)

12pm-1pm, TOUR 2 : Tastings & Corona History with historian Jack Eichenbaum – South Corona (Start Corona Plaza, ends Spaghetti Park)

2pm-3pm, TOUR 3: African American History of Corona for Families with artist Raul Hurtado (Louis Armstrong House, Dorrie Miller Houses, Langston Hughes Library)

2pm-3pm, TOUR 4: African American History of Corona with artist Tahir Hemphill * IN ENGLISH ONLY* (Louis Armstrong House, Dorrie Miller Houses, Langston Hughes Library)

3pm-4pm, TOUR 5: From Spaghetti Park to Flushing Meadows Corona Park with artist Georgie Flores (Starts Corona Plaza, through Italian Corona, then ends at Queens Museum)

IN THE PLAZA
11am-4pm: Tabling /Handing out QAX flyers, QAX Corona Maps (QMA, Corona CAN, Casa Ecuatoriana)

11am-12:30pm: DJ Juan Mapu spinning diverse Latin music (reggeaton, cumbia, retro) with a little South Asian bhangra for added spice

12pm-4pm: Art Making Workshops with Georgie Flores and Pablo Caviedes

12:30pm: Mariachi (Alex can we confirm which group)

1:20pm: Ayasamana Ecuadorian Folkloric Dance Performance

2:15pm: Charlie Cajares, “El Abogado De La Salsa”

3pm-4pm: DJ Juan Mapu closes things out!
*All events Bi-lingual English/Spanish unless otherwise noted

The ArtXphone is up and running. If you don’t believe us we have an English Bobby to give us credibility.

For updated Queens Art Express listings by DATE and NEIGHBORHOOD go to www.queensartexpress.com or call 1877-7is-4ART (1-877-747-4278).