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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 [...]

After a decade in Long Island City, Local Project searches for a new home
After a decade in Long Island City, Local Project searches for a new home
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 12/28/2012 at 9:52AM

At the edge of Long Island City, where warehouses haunt like rusty fossils of an industrial past, obscured by the elevated subway tracks, street art fights for survival. Encircled in graffiti-wrapped sarcophagi, the low brow legacy of Local Project and 5Pointz await doomsday, untouched by the sterile glass high-rises that erupt from the ground almost [...]

Cristián Pietrapiana’s naturalistic realism
Cristián Pietrapiana’s naturalistic realism
Arts & Music Mitchell Kirk 11/12/2012 at 8:12AM

From Buenos Aires to Long Island City, Cristián Pietrapiana has seen his art career go from helping out his painter grandfather in his studio to having over 30 exhibitions, his work featured in private collections and galleries, several commissions, and the opportunity to study all over the world. While Pietrapiana appreciates art that strives to [...]

Legacy: Memorial exhibit of Arthur Hammer’s works
Legacy: Memorial exhibit of Arthur Hammer’s works
Arts & Music Mitchell Kirk 10/08/2012 at 7:45AM

Long Island City — and the entire art world — lost one of its own in March of this year. Arthur Hammer, LIC resident for nearly 40 years, had a passion for painting portraits that was rivaled only by his passion for life. His daughter, Deirdre Hammer, fondly described him as being “the nutty artist [...]

Instead of paint, L.I.C. artist uses chocolate
Instead of paint, L.I.C. artist uses chocolate
Arts & Music Samuel Lieberman 7/05/2012 at 8:33AM

Sid Chidiac eats his work. For the past 10 years, the artist, born in Australia and raised in Lebanon, has painted with chocolate. Now based in Long Island City, Chidiac has a distinct, creative routine unseen among those working with oils and acrylics. He cleans his brushes by licking them, and is forced to repeatedly [...]

Local artists angry over plans for 5Pointz
Local artists angry over plans for 5Pointz
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 7/03/2012 at 1:36PM

Taggers armed with cans of spray paint who flocked to leave their mark on the paint-laden walls of graffiti mecca 5Pointz may soon be searching for another canvas. The 200,000-square-foot Long Island City graffiti art exhibition space, home to over 350 multicolored murals, could soon be knocked down in favor of building two high-rise apartment [...]

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