Long Island City is the place to be this weekend.
LIC Arts Open
What was only supposed to be a one-week visit to New York for an international exhibition has turned into about 25 years of success for Long Island City artist Luba Lukova.
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The art scene in Long Island City is heating up and opening its doors during the fourth annual LIC Arts Open – a 5-day extravaganza where over 250 artists will occupy galleries, performance studios and open their studios to visitors.
There is a little light at the end of the tunnel for No. 7 train users.
Long Island City residents and business owners are telling the MTA enough is enough. The No. 7 train will soon be going through another round of suspensions causing it to not run in parts of western Queens and Manhattan for more than a dozen weekends this year, starting in the end of February, according to a notice from the MTA.
The creative colony of Long Island City blazed with inspirational energy during the second annual LIC Arts Open – a 10-day extravaganza in which local artists welcome the public into their studios. Festival-goers experienced the cutting edge in painting, sculpture, photography, theatre and ceramics, crafted by many of the city’s most forefront and promising artistic [...]
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 [...]