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Local artists invite community to help paint
colorful murals at Flushing’s Skyview Center
BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED
In honor of Th e Year of the Tiger, Th e
Shops at Skyview in Flushing hosted a live
mural painting event with two local artists
who invited the community to participate
in illustrating a colorful “Water Tiger” that
was unveiled to the public on March 4.
Artists Simi Mahtani and Teresa Wozniak
were chosen to transform 600 square
feet of panels that illustrate cultural references
using bold colors and typography.
“In our mural panels, a tiger enjoys the
best of Flushing, Queens,” Wozniak said.
“Th e color inspiration around this artwork
is based on the lucky colors for 2022: cerulean
blue, fi ery red and imperial yellow.
With cultural nods to local landmarks,
delicious food, popular sports and even
commuting, this tiger has a roaring time
showing his true stripes.”
Wozniak is a New York-based multidisciplinary
designer and artist with 10 years
of creative experience spanning branding,
art direction, illustration, typography,
advertising, industrial and site-specifi c
design. Oft en cerebral and referential, her
work explores unique perspectives through
experimentation with color, light, material
Simi Mahtani is a seasoned art director
and designer with over 10 years of experience
based in Brooklyn, New York. Her
work focuses on art-forward experiential,
branding and identity solutions and retail
activations for brands.
“We decided to partner with Simi Mahtani
and Teresa Wozniak because not only are
Photos by Adrian Childress
they local to New York City, but also, their
design aesthetics, typography and bold color
choices are unique which will accentuate
our community’s culture at Th e Shops at
Skyview,” said Rishika Mahtani, director
of shopping center marketing for ShopCore
Properties, owners and managing entity of
Th e Shops at Skyview.
A child shows her artwork near the water tiger mural at The Shops at Skyview.
A child is hard at work painting the 7 train.
Children and adults helped artists Simi Mahtani and Teresa Wozniak paint their mural at The Shops
A child shows a painting of his tiger.