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Popular clothing store helps fund new
public art projects at two Queens parks
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Two Queens parks were among 10 chosen
Reserve a free pass to dozens of NYC
museums with your Queens Library card
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
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Queens residents can now visit one of
the city’s many museums for free — and
all you need is a library card.
Starting July 16, Queens Library cardholders
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museums include the Queens Museum,
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Library cardholders must be 13-yearold
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Flushing and LIC art scenes will
collide at upcoming exhibition
BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI
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Artists from both sides of the borough
will have a chance to connect at an
upcoming art show in Flushing.
Arts advocacy group Long Island City
Artists (LIC-A) will host a “Flushing
Bound” exhibition at Flushing Town Hall
from Sept. 6 until Sept. 30. Th e show will
be curated by artists Nancy Gesimondo
and Carol Crawford and will feature
work in mediums including fi gurative
and abstract paintings, photography and
An opening reception for the exhibition
will take place on Sept. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Th e show is designed to create a space
where the borough’s artists can interact
and introduce themselves to the public,
who will be welcome to view the exhibition
for its duration at the cultural center.
Local artists are invited to submit art
work to the show, but they must be a
member of LIC-A. Interested parties can
apply on their website until July 21.
Flushing Town Hall, which is located at
137-35 Northern Blvd., will also host its
annual members exhibition from Aug. 3
until 22, which will be open on Saturdays
and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and
is available for viewing on weekdays by
appointment. Most artwork at the event
will be for sale, with proceeds supporting
the center’s Visual Arts program and
Questions about the events can be
directed to Flushing Town Hall at 718-
Photo: Tumblr/Queens Library
Photo via Flushing Town Hall
to display public art, thanks to a grant
from a popular Japanese clothing store.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park and
Rufus King Park in Jamaica will have
art installations by local artist on display
until 2019. Th e New York City Parks
Department was the winner of Art in the
Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant
for the second time. Th e grant was created
by the clothing brand in September
2016 as a way to bring public art to parks
that have historically lacked cultural programming.
“Parks’ partnership with UNIQLO has
expanded our public art off erings across
the fi ve boroughs, and we are excited
for another year of amazing new artworks
by local artists. Public art should
be accessible to all, and Parks is proud
to do our part in off ering high quality
arts and cultural programming in
our shared public spaces across the city,”
Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver said.
Th e $200,000 grant has been given to a
total of 20 artists over the course of two
years. Ten artists received $100,000 in
2017, and another $100,000 was distributed
to another 10 artists this year.
Zaq Landsberg will display his work
“Islands of the Unisphere” in Flushing
Meadows Corona Park from now until
July 6, 2019. Landsberg’s work depicts a
collection of islands from various continents,
which will act as seating stages and
meeting places while refl ecting the diversity
in Queens. A celebration for the art
took place on July 14 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Rose DeSiano’s “Absent Monuments”
consists of several mirrored obelisks.
When viewers see their refl ections in
the obelisks, they are meant to celebrate
themselves while seeing into Jamaica’s
complex history of colonization, war,
abolitionism, immigration and rural
urbanization. Her work will be on display
from now until June 30, 2019, and a celebration
for her work will be on Aug. 4
from 1 to 4 p.m.
Photo courtesy of NYC Parks
“Islands of the Unisphere” in Flushing Meadows Corona Park