Queens Art Express


Who is the Artist/Organization? The Oh, Bernice! Reading Series
Date of the Event? February 15th
Location: 31-29 31st Street New York, NY 11102
URL: http://ohbernice.com


Oh, Bernice! is the reading series started by the writing collective of the same name, which features multi-genre, multi-cultural, multi-purpose literary events each month in the borough of Queens. We are committed to sharing the work we develop in conversation reflective of the diversity of the place we live in.

Join us the day after Valentine’s Day, February 15th, for a head over heels reading. And with a lineup like this, it must be love:

* Wendy Wisner
* Jenna Telesca
* Lee Ann Brown
* Carey Wallace
* and your host, Sachiko Clayton

So grab your sweetheart and swoon along to the woo we’re pitching you. The reading takes place in the cozy confines of the Astoria Bookshop (31-29 31st Street) at 7PM sharp. If you really love us, we’ll see you there.

– Bernice

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SybilStevensWho is the Artist/Organization? The Secret Theatre
Date of the Event? 2/6/14-2/23/14
Location: The Secret Theatre 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
URL: http://www.secrettheatre.com

Sybil Stevens, a Chicago-based flight attendant, finds her life completely changed when she is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash. Sybil, still suffering physical and emotional ramifications from the crash, agrees to do a talk show at the urging of her young, publicity hungry nephew. When Joe, the man who saved her life, makes a surprise visit to Chicago, Sybil finds herself having to deal with the unexpected aftereffects of both the crash and her newfound fame. Can she survive being a survivor?

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poster1Who is the Artist/Organization? Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
Date of the Event? March 9 2014, 2pm
Location: 106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills
Website: http://www.fhso.org/

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra Presents 50th Season.

Franklin Verbsky – Music Director/Conductor

Tickets: Adult $5 Senior Citizen/Student $3

Tickets will be available at the door.



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RAA invites a full spectrum of artists in all media to express themselves in “Chroma” for the purity of a color or its freedom from white or gray and of the intensity of hue; and ‘Black and White All over” to explore the dynamic expanses of the world of black and white, absence of color. It is open to all media, including but not limited to all painting mediums, photography, stained glass, film & video, sculpture, the literary arts, cartoon, crayon, conte crayon and assemblage.
Six (6) entries are allowed whether entering one or both. On the single entry form for “Black and White All Over” and “Chroma” check off the show into which you are entering the artwork listed. Let your imagination soar. Explore the possibilities.

For more information please call 718-474-0861 or email jamesrockart116@aol.com

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yaisurihernan2Who is the Artist/Organization? Thalia Spanish Theatre
Date of the Event? February 1 to March 22 2014
Location: 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104
Website: http://www.thaliatheatre.org/pages/Event.cfm?EventID=158

Learn to dance TANGO in this 15-session intensive workshop taught by Yaisuri Salamanca & John Hernan Raigosa, stars of “The Best of TANGO”. From Feb 1 to March 22 (15 sessions) Fridays & Saturdays 5-6pm; Total Fee: $150 for 15 classes; 5 classes for $100; Single classes $25 each.

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Mixed-MediaWho is the Artist/Organization? Rockaway Artists Alliance
Date of the Event? February 1 – March 2013
Location: sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden, GNRA, Rockaway Point, NY 11694
URL: http://www.rockawayartistsalliance.org

Mixed Media art show invites artists to explore the possibilities in combining two or more different media to create new and unique forms of art. This exhibition is open to artistic combinations and juxtapositions in all genres, including but not limited to stained glass, drawing, photography, sculpture, literary arts, painting, film/video, performance, kinetic art, watercolor, tactile art, assemblage and more. Imagination is the only limit.

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The-Best-Tango_Web-2014Who is the Artist/Organization? Thalia Spanish Theatre
Date of the Event? January 31 to March 23 2014
Location: 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104
Website: http://www.thaliatheatre.org/pages/Event.cfm?EventID=168

Experience the greatest hits of Tango in dance, music and song. Starring Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena and his band, dancers Yaisuri Salamanca & John Hernan Raigosa, and Tanya Gutierrez & Jhair Volpini, and more. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm from January 31 to March 23. Tickets $35; $32 students and seniors; Fridays only all tickets $30.
SPECIAL EVENT Friday Feb. 14 for Valentine’s Day – Tango Lover’s Night! Enjoy the show followed by a reception with wine, tapas, and a chance to mingle with the stars of the show! Tickets $50 per person.

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beach-elementsWho is the Artist/Organization? Dougherty Gallery
Date of the Event? February 6th, 6-8pm
Location: 38-40 Crescent Street
Website: http://www.crescentgrill.com

Come join us as BEACH ELEMENTS will be on exhibition at the Dougherty Gallery from February 6th – March 30th.

Featured artists:

Eduardo Anievas Cortines
Zachary Behrmann
Emma Fee
Amy Geller
Nancy Gesimondo
Adele Shtern
Helaine Soller
Conrad Stojak

Reception: Thursday, February 6, 2014 6-8 p.m.
Refreshments will be served

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events_1135_pictureWho is the Artist/Organization? Flushing Town Hall
Date of the Event? Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7:00 PM
Location: 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing, New York 11354
URL: http://www.flushingtownhall.org/events/event.php?id=1135

Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers! All are welcome! Don’t want to play? Come & listen! House band and jam session led by Queens Jazz OverGround.

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Page-01Who is the Artist/Organization? Global Art Project for Peace
Date of the Event? April 2-22, 2014
Location: Austin’s Ale House, 82-70 Austin Street, Kew Gardens, NY
Website: www.globalartproject.org

Dear Queens artists, You are invited to participate in the Global Art Project for Peace, an international art exchange. Here’s how it works: Participants create a work of art in any medium, expressing their vision of global peace and goodwill. The art is displayed locally in each participant’s community (Austin’s Ale House will be sponsoring the Kew Gardens show, with an Opening Reception, for not more than 40 adult artists, April 2-22). When you register as an individual online ($15 donation by February 28, 2014), The Global Art Project will organize an international/national exchange by matching each participant with an individual in another country or state. You will mail your unframed art to your assigned partner from April 23-30 resulting in thousands of people sending messages of peace and goodwill around the world at one time – visions of unity simultaneously encircle the earth. You will in turn receive your partner’s work of art and then Austin’s Ale House will generously sponsor another group show in the Fall to highlight the art received. At the close of the show, you will be able to take your partner’s art home to keep as a symbol of your cultural art exchange. If you are interested in this meaningful project, please register at www.globalartproject.org and then email kewgardensarts@gmail.com to be put on the list of artists who will be participating in the two local shows. Thanks!

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