art

‘Draw’ing inspiration from Astoria
‘Draw’ing inspiration from Astoria
Arts & Music Michael Pantelidis 4/09/2012 at 2:58PM

A blank canvas – lacking a defined identity and purpose – can be a daunting task for any artist. Many grow to hate its vacant stare, praying for inspiration to end the monotony of its colorless complexion. Often, it can lead to hasty or unimaginative work. Such dilemmas are nonexistent for Louie Gasparro, who adores [...]

Queens artist ties the knot
Queens artist ties the knot
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 3/06/2012 at 6:54AM

Dapper, dashing and debonair, the notoriously sophisticated bow tie has acquired an artistic injection from a Queens creative. Nicholas Ruiz constructs imaginative bow ties from found objects, fashioning his original accessories from everything from pills to newspaper, film negatives to wine corks. Originally from Florida, Ruiz attended college at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he [...]

FBI busts teacher’s aide for allegedly making child porn with students
FBI busts teacher’s aide for allegedly making child porn with students
News Jay Lane 2/07/2012 at 4:07PM

FBI busts Brooklyn teacher’s aide for allegedly making child porn with students A teacher’s aide at a Brooklyn school was arrested again yesterday by the FBI and charged with making child pornography videos of students he was assaulting at the grade school where he worked, authorities said today. It is the second time in the [...]

Time to Create: Artist Violet Baxter paints L.I.C.
Time to Create: Artist Violet Baxter paints L.I.C.
Arts & Music Steve Mosco 1/12/2012 at 5:37PM

Art is comprised mainly of two elements: time and raw materials. While the art itself is physically constructed with materials – paint, clay, trash, whatever – it is time that decides whether or not the art lives on. Prehistoric people decided to paint on cave walls, and time decided to preserve that work for modern [...]

Long Island City artist blending art and photography
Long Island City artist blending art and photography
Arts & Music Steve Mosco 10/24/2011 at 12:03PM

Far away from the static realm of everyday photography lies the work of Rafael Octavio Gonzalez. The Long Island City-bred artist puts a luminescent spin on the lens – surrounding the viewer and bringing the past and present together in one intimate, yet all-encompassing, image. His images are currently being presented in an ongoing exhibition [...]

Through the lens of Rafael Octavio Gonzalez
Through the lens of Rafael Octavio Gonzalez
Arts & Music Steve Mosco 10/17/2011 at 1:20PM

Far away from the static realm of everyday photography lies the work of Rafael Octavio Gonzalez. The Long Island City-bred artist puts a luminescent spin on the lens – surrounding the viewer and bringing the past and present together in one intimate, yet all-encompassing, image. His images are currently being presented in an ongoing exhibition [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend
What’s Happening This Weekend
News Toni Cimino 10/14/2011 at 10:38AM

Friday, October 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong – In the Cause of Happiness; EDITOR’S PICKS Friday, October 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong – In the Cause of Happiness; made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, the Louis Armstrong Collage [...]