"Portraits of Long Island City", Recent paintings and drawings of Long Island City and Astoria by Eric March


Long Island City-based artist Eric March turns his attention to his local neighborhood to find the epic and the intimate in a new series of cityscapes of western Queens. From soaring bridges over the East River to private moments in a storefront, Eric shows us a unique and personal look at city living in this show of paintings and drawings. Eric is a recipient of a 2013 Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artists Grant. The exhibition opening is at Greater Astoria Historical Society on October 12, 2013 from 1PM-4PM.
Gallery Hours: Mondays and Wednesday 2 - 5 PM, Saturdays 12-5 PM, also by appointment.
This exhibition is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Bio:
Eric March is a Long Island City-based artist and teacher. Originally from Illinois, Eric came to New York in 2001 after completing his BFA at Indiana University. Once in New York he studied at the Art Students League and privately with Andy Reiss. In 2006 and 2009 Eric exhibited solo shows of his cityscapes at Park Slope Gallery in Brooklyn. Recent awards include a Queens Council on the Art Individual Artist Grant (2013) the Provincetown Dune Shack Residency (2011) and the Hudson River Fellowship for landscape painting (2010). Other honors include participation in the Art Students League 30 Artists/30 Years show in 2011, two juror awards at the NYU Small Works Show, and the Indiana University Creative Activity Grant for study in Florence. He currently teaches drawing and painting at the National Academy School in New York, NY. He is represented by Park Slope Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and studio21south in North Adams, MA.
You can see a portfolio of his work on his website: www.ericmarch.com.


Date/Time

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Sunday, November 17, 2013
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location

Greater Astoria Historical Society
35-20 Broadway 4th Floor, Long Island City, NY 11106

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