Arts & Music

Holocaust survivor shares experiences through art
Holocaust survivor shares experiences through art
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 12/12/2013 at 12:44PM

As visitors walk through the Queensborough Community College (QCC) Art Gallery, they are taken through the experiences of Rosemarie Koczÿ, who at three years old had her life turned upside down. Koczÿ was born in 1939 in Recklinghausen, Germany and three years later was taken to a concentration camp together with her family. At a [...]

Exhibit features art from three Queens schools
Exhibit features art from three Queens schools
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 11/29/2013 at 2:45PM

It’s never too young to become an artist. A group of students from elementary schools all over the city, including three from Queens, won awards for their artwork displayed at this year’s Learning though an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) Annual Art Exhibition. The young artists were honored on November 20 for their works currently on [...]

Queens College honors late jazz great
Queens College honors late jazz great
Arts & Music Melissa Chan 11/27/2013 at 11:12AM

The legacy of a late Queens College music professor will live on with a memorial scholarship in his name. Queens College and the Aaron Copland School of Music paid tribute to Howard Brofsky Tuesday, establishing the Howard Brofsky Memorial Scholarship in Jazz in his honor. Brofsky passed away on October 17 at age 86. He [...]

Aqueduct Racetrack hosting street art show ‘Murals’
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/22/2013 at 12:03PM

The grandstand walls at Aqueduct Racetrack will serve as canvasses for 11 contemporary urban artists who will transform the first floor of New York City’s only racetrack into a horse racing-themed street art show entitled “Aqueduct Murals,” opening to the public on Saturday, November 23. “New York City is arguably the Mecca of street art [...]