When Long Island City resident Cristian Torres is on the job as a plumber, he sees more than just pipes and pressure gauges.
After 52 years as a painter in New York City, Elinore Schnurr has a new profession in the art world—curator. And her experience as an artist helped her land the gig. She has been renting studio space in Long Island City from Diego Salazar for over 20 years. When he decided to move his antique [...]
World-renowned sculptor Joel Shapiro was honored with the inaugural LIC Arts Open Lifetime Achievement Award. Shapiro, whose work has been on display in galleries across the globe, was born in Sunnyside and has a studio in Long Island City. “[Shapiro’s] work is iconic,” said Richard Mazda, director of the LIC Arts Open. “There is something [...]