This virtual exhibit melds science and art to create extraordinary images of brains – from high-resolution images of real brains from different species to artistic portraits crafted out of brain cells. Viewers can look at high-resolution images of octopi, zebra finches, mice, turtle, and human brains, as well as original artwork inspired by brains.
While our doors are temporarily closed in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing measures, Flushing Town Hall shares our renowned, global arts programming online. Flushing Town Hall’s master Teaching Artists offer free, online classes in our second series of “FTH at HOME: Global Arts for Global Kids.” Each day school students and families will enjoy arts education videos of music, dance, visual arts, and storytelling, followed by post-video enrichment. Global Arts for Global Kids series II will begin on October 5, 2020, on FTH’s website. You can also explore the previous series of Global Arts for Global Kids at the same link for a limited time. For more information about the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re happy to announce that we’re going to present our VIRTUAL version of the monthly Flushing Town Hall Jazz Jam! Led by Carol Sudhalter and our wonderful house band, our Jazz Jam musicians from Queens, as well as others from around the world will be sharing their music to lift our spirits and honor those we have lost. If you like to watch this session LIVE, simply tune in to our Facebook page the second Wednesday of the month.
Green Space is pleased to present the new virtual program “(Un)Common Ground: Green Space Artists in Dialogue.” The series brings together BIPOC choreographers who have shown work in Green Space’s programming series: Fertile Ground, Take Root, and Green Space Blooms throughout our 15-year history.
Artists rotate being virtually paired for five weeks in un-moderated discussion, prompted by questions generated by the Green Space Artist Advisory Board. Supported with video samples to contextualize their work and perspective, each artist has free reign to define their presence through this platform, designed to serve as a safe space for raw, open, honest, artist-led dialogue without preconceived results.
For more information on the artists and to view the dialogues, please visit https://www.greenspacestudio.org/un-common-ground
Nicole Y. McClam / Gierre Godley
Nick M. Daniels / Vincent Thomas
Leah Tubbs / Nia and Ness
Ashley Suttlar Martin / Ari Mayzick
Amina Heckstall / Johnnie Cruise Mercer
Ted Thomas / Laurie Taylor
(Un)Common Ground is an ongoing series. Dialogues are publicly available on a permanent basis.
Live Streaming Paint Experience
Friday, November 27 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Masa Kitani of Creative Scene will host this live, fun, interactive paint experience. She will guide you step by step to create this beautiful night painting. Bring your own supplies. A great afternoon for families, kids, adults, parents, and me, etc.
Materials: 12″x16″ canvas, 1 cup of water, Easel, Apron, Table Cover
Brushes: Round #1, Round #2, Round #6, Flat #12
Paints (These are the names of the paints I use should be similar) Violet, White, Ultramarine Blue, Black, Cobalt, Silver
Also – apron, table covers, paper towels, and paper plates for mixing and pouring color. Recommended viewing from a computer or large tablet not watching on phone.
Native Artist Spotlight Panel: Queens & Long Island
WED, DEC 2, 7 PM EST
Streaming Live on Facebook and Zoom
Moderated by Tecumseh Ceaser, Matinecock Turkey Clan, Native American artists of Queens and Long Island will discuss and showcase their contemporary art in a panel discussion. Often when people think of Native art they focus on historic pieces or artifacts from the West, however modern, traditional, folk art and handicrafts are still created in NY by dynamic Native artists. Join our virtual artist panel to learn from these artists and explore the range of their art and what it means to be Native artist in the 21st century.
Artist Panelist include: Tecumseh Ceaser (Matinecock) Wampum Carver; Denise Silva-Dennis (Shinnecock) Painter /Teacher; Lydia Chavez (Unkechaug) Wampum designer; Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock) Photo and digital artist; Tohannash Tarrant (Shinneock) Beader (from left to right on the banner image)
Explore their websites in advance of the discussion and support local artists:
Participants will build amazing structures and explore engineering techniques using simple supplies. By examining the objects around us in our homes and neighborhoods, we will simplify them into geometric shapes to build with. As a group, we will discuss the components of our neighborhoods and communities. Participants will be presented with a design challenge and will brainstorm an idea to create a unique structure for their communities.
This is an online workshop, registration is required.
In this Reading & Discussion series, we will take a look at the work of Audre Lorde and her view of language and storytelling as powerful technologies for self-empowerment. Each of the five sessions of the series will begin with a discussion of excerpts from her books followed by a writing prompt inspired by the texts we read.
Participants are welcome to join any number of the five sessions in October – December 2020.
Facilitator: Sherese Francis
Power: The Poetry of Audre Lorde 10/10
In this session, we will read Lorde’s “Poetry Is Not a Luxury,” and selected poems from Lorde’s collections of poetry, Between Ourselves and The Black Unicorn, to discuss how poetry is a tool to interrogate our concepts of power.
Language As a Technology of Self-Revelation and Community Building 10/24
Using Lorde’s essay, “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action,” we will discuss how the power of naming grounds one’s presence and allows connections to form with others for the purpose of activism. Read The Audre Lorde Questionnaire to Oneself by Divya Victor, which will be used as prompts in the workshop: https://divyavictor.com/the-audre-lorde-questionnaire-to-oneself/
Sisterhood as InterNet: Queering Human Relationships 11/7
How do we rethink our social relationships outside the confines of a patriarchal, heteronormative society? We will read excerpts from Lorde’s essays from Sister Outsider, “Scratching the Surface: Some Notes on Barriers to Women and Loving,” “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power,” “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” and “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House” to discuss the expansive knowledge within a decentralized, intersectional, diverse community.
Reinventing the Sacred Text: Audre Lorde and Biomythography 11/21
To whom do I owe the symbols of my survival? We will read excerpts from Lorde’s biomythography, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name,” and discuss how grounding ourselves in our cultural mythologies as well as creating our own gives sacredness to our lives, and creates codes for us to make ourselves in our images.
Women of Color and Systems of Health 12/5
In this last workshop, we will talk about the lessons learned from Lorde’s previous work and read excerpts from The Cancer Journals, “Breast Cancer: A Black Lesbian Feminist Experience'” and “Breast Cancer: Power vs. Prosthesis” to discuss how women of color create their own spaces for self-care, often within neglectful and dehumanizing health care systems.
Did you know you can easily make dumplings with what’s in your kitchen right now?
In this online dumpling-making class, you’ll learn how to make crispy and delicious potstickers, with no need to hunt for specialty ingredients.
Using everyday kitchen ingredients we’ll make wrappers from scratch, then whip up a variety of fillings using both meat and vegetarian ingredients. If you’d like to follow along with the class, have on hand some all-purpose flour, a rolling pin or empty wine bottle, and anything edible you’d like to stuff into a dumpling.
Diana Kuan is a food writer and photographer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of Red Hot Kitchen, on cooking with Asian hot sauces, and The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, on Chinese food and culture in America. Her work has also appeared in Food & Wine, Time Out New York, and The Boston Globe, among other publications. In addition to writing and photography, Diana has taught cooking classes for the past 12 years in both Beijing and New York. Her favorite foods are dumplings, ramen, and tacos, usually with hot sauce on the side.