Jan
29
Fri
Gift in the Wound⁣ @ Flux Factory
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm
Gift in the Wound⁣ @ Flux Factory | New York | United States

Gift in the Wound⁣. Curated by Noah Phillips⁣. “Without the weight given by a wound consciously realized, [one] will lead a provisional life.” — Robert Bly⁣

The Gift In The Wound highlights the work of artists who have confronted their fears, traumas, and shadows, and emerged on the other side with unexpected insights, treasures, and talents to share with and enrich their communities. The wounds explored vary from the physical to the emotional to the spiritual, and the media from paint, fabric, glass, and beyond. Each work celebrates an enduring process of transformation reflected in nature, in myth, and in our bodies.⁣

The Gift in the Wound is Noah Phillips‘ curatorial debut. Before beginning his residency at Flux Factory, where his work has focused on the intersections of folk ritual and innovative understandings of psychological “plurality,” Noah was working as a Peer Specialist in the New York City’s public mental health system. He is also a Licensed Master of Social Work and an organizer with the Institute for the Development of Human Arts, a training institute for transformative models of mental health.⁣

*The exhibition will take place at Flux Factory’s Garage Bay Gallery. In response to COVID-19, all visitors are required to wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment.⁣*

Gallery Hours: 1-6 PM EST on Saturday, January 30 & February 6⁣
Or by appointment, email maya@fluxfactory.org⁣

Artist Talk and virtual exhibition⁣
Friday, January 29 @ 7pm EST⁣
REGISTER AT: https://withfriends.co/event/8602348/gift_in_the_wound_opening_and_artist_talk

About the image:⁣

Image by Megan Bent, titled “Quarantine Day 121″, 2020⁣
Chlorophyll print on a hosta leaf⁣
10 x 10” framed⁣

Image Description: A self-portrait of Megan wearing a face mask is printed into the green chlorophyll of a hosta leaf. Her face takes up the whole leaf and only one eye is visible through her overgrown sweeping hair. The face mask is decorated with vine and leaf patterns.⁣

Jan
30
Sat
Virtual Watercolor House Plants – ON LINE @ Alley Pond Environmental Center
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Virtual Watercolor House Plants - ON LINE @ Alley Pond Environmental Center | New York | United States

We love house plants because they allow us to bring the beauty of nature indoors. But what about house plants serving as inspiration for art-making? Join Diana Kuan for this beginner-friendly watercolor class, where you will experiment with a range of watercolor techniques to bring your favorite house plants to life. You will use techniques such as flat wash, wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, and dry brush for simple exercises. No worries if your paint colors are limited; we’ll also go over how to blend various colors to get your ideal shades for leaves, soil, and planters.

For the simple exercises, Diana will be demoing techniques for a few different plants including Monstera deliciosa and eucalyptus. For the longer project, choose a plant that you can easily paint from during class, or have a photo of your ideal houseplant. (anyone brand new to watercolors is encouraged to choose a plant with simple shapes.) Zoom invitation will be emailed upon registration.

Various supplies needed:
– Pencil with eraser
– Watercolor paints. You don’t need to purchase expensive paints; even a basic watercolor set with primary colors will be great for this class.
– Watercolor brushes. I will use both larger and smaller round brushes in this class (Sizes 0 to 8), and, but you’re welcome to use what you have!
– Watercolor or mixed media paper. (If you need a recommendation, we love Canson XL paper or Strathmore 400 series.
– Palette, disposable plate, or take-out container lid for mixing colors
– Water cup and paper towels
– 1 or 2 of your favorite houseplants, either whole plants or cuttings

Feb
1
Mon
Bayside Historical Society’s 20th Annual Winter Art Show Goes Virtual! @ Bayside Historical Society
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Bayside Historical Society's 20th Annual Winter Art Show Goes Virtual! @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

Because it will not be possible to hold an in-person event, Bayside Historical Society’s annual winter art show will move online for 2021. Our 20th Annual Winter Art Show will take place in virtual “galleries” on the BHS website during the month of February 2021. The show is open to artists working in all media who are age 18 and older and live, work or attend school in Queens.

The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2021. For complete details, requirements, and registration materials, visit https://www.baysidehistorical.org/bhs-winter-art-show or call our office at 718-352-1548.

Community Art Exhibition – Call and Response: Grief, Resiliency, and Hope @ Flushing Town Hall fence
Feb 1 – Apr 2 all-day
Community Art Exhibition - Call and Response: Grief, Resiliency, and Hope @ Flushing Town Hall fence | New York | United States

On February 1, 2021, Flushing Town Hall re-opens the community art exhibition and solicits new artwork for the Lunar New Year, once again inviting participants to artistically express the range of emotions they feel as they face the new year. This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Ox— and its associated characteristics of diligence, strength and determination are skills that help build resiliency, allowing us to recover quickly from difficulties.
Flushing Town Hall will begin to accept new artwork to share as part of Call and Response beginning on February 1, 2021. Participants can hang their artwork themselves, or email scans to the institution before and during the Lunar New Year, which is noted for strength and determination. The Lunar New Year – the Year of the Ox – begins on Friday, February 12, 2021.
If participants cannot travel to Flushing Town Hall to hang artwork, they are invited to take a photo or scan of artwork and message, and email scans to education@flushingtownhall.org. Flushing Town Hall staff will print a copy of the work and hang it on our fence.

Feb
5
Fri
Black History Trilogy I – John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm
Black History Trilogy I - John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

In honor of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall presents its Black History Trilogy, a three-part series of outstanding Broadway performers showcasing the music and speeches of influential African American artists, scholars, and leaders.

Alton Fitzgerald White kicks off the Trilogy in “John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice” on Friday, February 5 at 7:00 PM.

Alton Fitzgerald White, a gifted actor who starred in Broadway’s hit show Ragtime and performed over 4,000 times as Mufasa, “king of the jungle,” in Disney’s production of The Lion King, will bring to life the legacy of American politician and civil rights leader John Lewis, who passed away last summer and coined the popular phrase “good trouble” in one of his most resilient speeches. Following his reading of the speech, White will discuss why Lewis’ words and mission are still relevant today and participate in a short question and answer session with the virtual audience.

https://flushingtownhall.org/event-detail.php?id=36

Feb
13
Sat
Virtual Exhibition Opening: Capturing Queens @ Online
Feb 13 all-day
Virtual Exhibition Opening: Capturing Queens @ Online | New York | United States

This exhibition highlights the work of two prominent photographers of Queens, Percy Loomis Sperr (1840- 1964) and Frederic J. Weber (1881-1967).

Percy Loomis Sperr, born in 1890, was known as the “Official Photographer for the City of New York.” In the early 1920s, Loomis moved to New York where he resided in Staten Island for the next forty years until his death in 1964. Starting in 1923, Loomis came under contract with the New York Public Library who hired him to photograph the five boroughs of New York City. This was instrumental in chronicling the changing architectural landscape of the city and has become such a great resource for contemporary historians. From the early 1920s until early the 1940s, Sperr’s on the street photography produced more than 40,000 photographs of the five boroughs of New York with the main focus on his home borough Staten Island.

The exhibition displays a group of photographs specifically depicting Queens’ colonial homesteads and Victorian mansions, farm and marsh landscape, and urban settings, many of which sadly do not exist anymore. His work has become a living record of what Queens County looked like before it was transformed into how we know and experience it today. The images are startling and breathtaking. Though there is a documentary perspective and intention, the photographs can also be analyzed through their atmospheric, and expressive qualities as well as their emphasis on pictorial composition and sensitivity towards light and shadow. This will be the first time that they will be presented through an artistic lens with the hope of bringing Sperr into consideration within the field of fine art.

The virtual opening featuring curator Daniela Addamo is coming soon. RSVP through the link below and take the first scope to view the exhibit!

Cover Image: Percy Loomis Sperr, 34 St. Ferry Warehouse, c. 1930s

Percy Loomis Sperr photographs are courtesy of the Jason Antos Collection

Select Frederic J. Weber photographs are of courtesy of the Queens Public Library Archive

Feb
18
Thu
Black History Trilogy II – Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm
Black History Trilogy II - Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

https://flushingtownhall.org/black-history-trilogy-2

Black History Trilogy II – Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan

In honor of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall presents its Black History Trilogy, a three-part series of outstanding Broadway performers showcasing the music and speeches of influential African American artists, scholars, and leaders.

On February 18 at 7:00 PM, the Trilogy continues with a presentation of “Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan,” featuring Tony Award-winning actress and vocalist Lillias White, who also wrote and conceived the show.

White, who performed in Dream Girls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, South Pacific, and Cy Coleman’s The Life, will highlight the music and struggles of the African American Jazz Artist Sarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of Be-Bop who has influenced generations of vocalists with her unique style of expression and melodic phrasing. Vaughan helped desegregate American airwaves and set the stage for the civil rights activism of the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Vaughan, called “Sassy” by the greatest Jazz musicians, was not only an extraordinary vocalist but a pianist, as well, who could accompany herself and perform alone if necessary.

LOCATION: FTH at HOME (Virtual Venue)