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.⁣

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

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.