Please join us for the opening reception of our High School to Art School Alumni Exhibition at Plaxall Gallery, a group exhibition featuring the impressive talent of 14 of our program alumni. Curated by Knockdown Center Co-Director Tyler Myers, the show will feature the work of 14 of the program’s graduates:
Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
Days: May 3, 2019 – June 2, 2019.
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Rockaway Artist Alliance’s T-7 Gallery at Fort Tilden
sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden
Gateway National Recreation Area
Rockaway Point, NY 11695
CM Ulrich’s Office: 718.318.6411
1st Transatlantic Flight-US Navy Seaplane Division One, 1919
Join NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich, the Queens Historical Society, and the Rockaway Artists Alliance as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the flight of the NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
The US Navy Seaplane NC-4 was assembled and took off from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on May 8, 1919. An exhibition on the flight will be hosted at the RAA’s T-7 Gallery in Fort Tilden.
Originally located on Holly Avenue, when threatened by demolition, the historic Lewis Latimer House was moved to its current home in Leavitt Field in 1988. It served as the home of the African-American inventor Lewis Howard Latimer from 1903 to 1928, and is now operated as a museum dedicated to the inventor’s work. In addition, this historic house museum also illuminates the life and achievements of other distinguished African-American scientists.
A group of citizens, led by Tom Lloyd and Rev. Mitchell with assistance from the Queens Historical Society quickly formed the Committee to Save the Latimer House and launched a major campaign in order to preserve the historic house from imminent destruction. Two prominent Preservation Committee members were also Latimer’s grandchildren: Gerald Latimer Norman and Winifred Latimer Norman.
Join Debbie Allen, the project manager in charge of the historic house move, as she recounts the incredible journey, thirty years ago, and the remarkable collaboration between a small group of devoted Flushing advocates, dozens of city agencies and community members.
After the presentation, Ms. Allen will lead the audience for a short, 10 minute walk to the Lewis Latimer House Museum, where self-guided and docent-led tours of the Landmarked site will be offered. Debbie Allen will be available to answer questions at the site.
The event is co-hosted with The Lewis Latimer House Museum.
About the Speaker:
Following her years as Project Manager for Zedlovich Construction, Deb Allen and her family moved to the Catskill High Peaks where she co-founded Black Dome Press, an independent publisher of New York State histories and guidebooks with a special focus on the Adirondacks, Catskills, Capital District and Hudson River Valley. She was the publisher for over twenty years and sold the business in 2011.
Profiled in Publisher’s Weekly, American Bookseller, and The New York Times, her honors include the first-ever Barnes & Noble 2009 “Focus on New York Award for Outstanding Regional Literature,” the Columbia County Historical Society “Preservation Heritage Award,” the Community of Windham Foundation “Leadership in Cultural Heritage Award, The “Vedder Award” for historic preservation from the Greene County Historical Society, the “Distinguished Service Award” by the Greene County Council on the Arts and the “Greene Diamond Award” from Greene County for contributions to the New York State Economy.
Challenge your 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to pick their favorite historic building or site in Queens and create a beautiful art masterpiece, while enriching themselves in the momentous history of our borough. Ideas include: Post Office, Library, Church, Statue, Temple, Mosque, Park, Cemetery or Historic Landmarked site.
The drawing of the building or site of your choice must be on a separate piece of paper (8.5”x11”). You may use pencils, colored pencils, crayons or watercolor paints. The drawing must include at least one paragraph stating the name of the place you drew, its history and the reason you picked the site. Then paper clip the paragraph to the back of the drawing. Make sure to use your school heading! Next, you must complete the entry form (which can be found on the QHS website), and either tape or glue it to the back of the drawing. Then give your drawing, the essay and $1 processing fee paper clipped together, to your teacher.
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will be chosen from each grade. 1st place winners will receive a $50 gift card, $35 for 2nd place winners and $25 for 3rd place winners. The Awards reception will be held on Saturday, May 11th
ENTRY DEADLINE: April 12th, 2019!
Please visit the website for more details on how to submit your entry to the Arts & History Contest.
**Please note that your work becomes the property of the Queens Historical Society**
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas brings together contemporary artists from across the Americas who have tapped into science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian. Science fiction offers a unique artistic landscape in which to explore the colonial enterprise that shaped the Americas and to present alternative perspectives speculating on the past and the future. In the works featured in the exhibition, most created in the last two decades, artists employ the imagery of science fiction to suggest diverse modes of existence and represent “alienating” ways of being in the world. The exhibition offers a groundbreaking account of the intersections among science fiction, techno-culture, and the visual arts.