Arts & Music

Taking risks at Socrates Sculpture Park
Taking risks at Socrates Sculpture Park
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 9/22/2013 at 9:25AM

ALAN CAPPER “We believe in taking risks with what we show. We also have to counter the negative feelings about art today by providing openness and access to stimulating work,” says John Hatfield, executive director of Long Island City’s Socrates Sculpture Park. He was standing in the center of the park two days before the [...]

Queens woman finds healing through art
Queens woman finds healing through art
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 9/02/2013 at 12:09PM

Rising from the ashes as a survivor of domestic violence, Beverly Cowan has reached a new moment in her life in which her passion for art has served as therapy. Now she hopes it will become a career. Born and raised in Harlem, Cowan always enjoyed working with any form of art. She filled up [...]

Millions approved for Queens Museum of Art expansion
Millions approved for Queens Museum of Art expansion
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 8/28/2013 at 2:20PM

Millions of dollars are coming to the Queens Museum of Art. The city’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Tuesday, August 27 approved more than $18 million in capital funds that Borough President Helen Marshall has allocated to help pay for the expansion of the museum. The OMB also okayed around $19.8 million for [...]

Affordable art space opens in Long Island City
Affordable art space opens in Long Island City
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 8/21/2013 at 3:56PM

More performing artists will soon call LIC home. On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg cut the ribbon on Spaceworks LIC, located at 33-02 Skillman Avenue. The new 3,800-square-foot rental location is a pilot site for Spaceworks, a nonprofit organization, and includes three rehearsal rooms for dance and theater, and one music studio. “Arts and culture is [...]

Arts nonprofit raises funds for new space as 5Pointz set to be demolished
Arts nonprofit raises funds for new space as 5Pointz set to be demolished
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 8/19/2013 at 4:53PM

As the wrecking ball gets closer to 5Pointz, one nonprofit that calls the graffiti mecca home is now looking for help to fund their new space once it’s time to move out. For the past five years, Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization, has housed its headquarters and gallery space at 45-10 Davis Street in [...]

Long Island City scarf designer creates wearable drama
Long Island City scarf designer creates wearable drama
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 8/10/2013 at 10:36AM

ALAN CAPPER “I have three great passions in my life,” says Rachel Rowberry as she sits at her desk working on a new design. “The first is our daughter Freya, the second is extending art into scarf design, and the third is opera.” Sometimes she can bring two of the three together. Rowberry is a [...]

Long Island City man captures cultures on film
Long Island City man captures cultures on film
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 7/20/2013 at 9:44AM

ALAN CAPPER “Human Beings need four things: food, shelter, sex and change. Travel provides the change.” Roberto Mitrotti makes this observation as he prepares his cameras for his next filming excursion, this time to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, one of the many exciting locations he loves and has filmed often. He has filmed in [...]

The Avett Brothers’ Joe Kwon talks love of music, food
The Avett Brothers’ Joe Kwon talks love of music, food
Arts & Music Terence M. Cullen 7/06/2013 at 9:53AM

As he inspected a near-empty charcuterie plate, cellist Joe Kwon exhaled and said how much he enjoys the dish: toasted bread, Toscano salami, head cheese, chicken liver pate, mustard and red wine-glazed onions. “I’d eat that every day if my doctor would let me,” he quipped. While his livelihood is playing the cello for the [...]

MoMA PS1 Warm Up summer music series kicks off
MoMA PS1 Warm Up summer music series kicks off
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 7/01/2013 at 1:57PM

BY JOHANN HAMILTON Hundreds gathered at MoMA PS1 on Saturday for the return of its Warm Up summer music series. Taking place every Saturday through September 7, Warm Up also features the 2013 winner of the annual Young Architects Program “Party Wall.” The structure was designed by CODA, an studio for architectural research and design [...]

Summer wear for women
Summer wear for women
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 6/29/2013 at 11:43AM

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