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2015 LIC ARTS OPEN 5: Shangri-la in LIC

As part of the large arts festival I helped start in Long Island City, the 2015 LIC Arts Open 5, I am thrilled to have my full "Reliquary for the 100Million Cancelled Girls" series chosen for the exciting pop-up show "Shangri-la in LIC", staged in one of the old warehouse buildings in Long Island City that is being repurposed. Below are the details:


LIC-A 30th Anniversary Celebration

After a triumphant trip to Philadelphia's The Painted Bride Art Center for the Society of American Mosaic Artists' Mosaic Arts International 2015 juried show, "YANG (minus yin)" will now be showing in this beautifully curated LIC-Artists show in my studio neighborhood, the first of several LIC events this month my artwork will be highlighted in!  Details below:

LIC-A EXHIBITION: “Celebrating Queens Artists” at the Paper Factory Hotel in the Newsroom Gallery

May 3 - 31, 2015

The Paper Factory Hotel: 37-06 36th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, May 3rd, 12 – 3 pm (Gallery Hours: 12 – 6pm)
LIC ARTS OPEN FESTIVAL: Wednesday, May 13th – Sunday, May 17th - “NABE NIGHT: ” Thursday, May 14th , 6 – 9pm

MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION at Mundo Restaurant: Sunday, May 10th; 12 – 3pm, families welcome. - Art Talk: Carol Crawford, LIC-A President, 3-6pm SUNDAY ARTIST TALKS:

• May 10th; 3 – 6pm; Carol Crawford , mixed media artist & LIC-A President; digital slide presentation and discussion: “LIC-A at 30, and its center in the Paper Factory, 1985-2008” (Newsroom Gallery open until 6pm)

• May 17th; 12 – 3pm; John Day, sculptor, discussing his work (Newsroom Gallery open until 6pm)
• May 24th; 12 – 3pm; Casey Concelmo “The Art of Framing,” Lecture/Workshop (Newsroom Gallery open until 6pm)


Thursdays through Sundays from 7 -10pm: May 7th -10th,


Sunday, May 31st 12 – 3 pm 

Mayen Alacantara, Eduardo Anievas, Elsie Apacible, Ann Cofta, Casey Concelmo, Marilee Cooper, Carol Crawford, John Day, 
Karen Dimit, 
Paul Farinacci, Kathy Ferguson, Nancy Gesimondo,Mary Teresa Giancoli, Jean-Marie Guyaux, Stephanie Liu, 
Nancy Macina, Dianne Martin, Steven Palermo, Jacqueline Sferra Rada, Eleanor Rahim, 
Oryly Shiv, 
Carrie Swim,Max Tzinman, Mark Vengalia, Sandra Vucicevic, Junko Yamada Jooyeon, Judy Yang



"MISS WILLENDORF" and "MISS CYCLADES" are headed for Philadelphia, to hold court in Isaiah Zagar's Magic Gardens Gallery March 7 - April 20, 2014!  I am honored to have been invited by curator/juror Nancie Mills Pipgras (of Mosaic Art Now fame, to be a featured artist in "Shattering Expectations: Mosaics 2104". Seven high quality, award-winning artists, three invited, 4 juried in, will show multiple works showcasing the broad spectrum of what is happening today in mosaics as fine art in America.  This will be a very exciting and eye-opening show that will live up to its name!

Stay tune for more details!


TransPosition @ INScape, Seattle

I am excited to have 7 new works in this invitational ground-breaking experimental mosaic show in Seattle! With this and my "Miss Cucuteni 2011" in the excellent Mosaic Arts International juried show at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma (see previous post), now's the time to head to Seattle!! Here is the show statement:

"Transposition is a site-responsive exhibition showcasing the work of fifteen acclaimed artists of the Americas working in the mosaic medium. The site is INScape, the arts and culture enclave occupying Seattle’s former Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) building. Renovations have preserved the building’s original character and role as “the Ellis Island of the Pacific Northwest”; and the artists and organizations housed within both preserve and evolve the building’s role as a nexus of cultural vibrancy in the greater community. Given the familiar metaphor of humanity as a mosaic, the building's former and current functions, and the mosaic medium's centuries-long dispersion, migration, and evolution, we invited artists working in the medium to respond to the theme of transposition, or trans-position, broadly imagined.

In an effort to broaden the exposure of the medium in the Pacific Northwest, this showcase is timed to coincide with the Mosaic Arts International exhibition currently hanging at Tacoma's Museum of Glass. Join us at the 1st Thursday artwalk to kick off this exciting compilation of national and international artists responding to a uniquely local landmark."

And here are a couple of my 10"x10" NYC Water Towers, Pt.2 panels, followed by my show statement:

NYC WT, Pt.2, #1

NYC WT, Pt. 2, #4

Silently standing sentinel, solitary wooden water tanks on metal trestles have serviced New York City for more than a century, providing water to every building over six stories tall. These low-tech water towers are at once part of the iconic NYC cityscape; yet, although they're a critical part of the city's infrastructure, they're often unnoticed or considered obsolete.

Many immigrants passed through this INS building with dreams of making it big in America. But many of these individuals ended up like the water towers: they provide critical human infrastructure that contributes to our collective prosperity, yet they're taken for granted. 

We talk about the Untied States as a cultural "mosaic", which is fitting when we consider the fact that in a mosaic, many individual tesserae, especially those in the background, are overlooked altogether. In this minimalist approach to the medium, all tesserae are foregrounded in celebration of the unique individuals who passed through this building with limited resources to help create the American Story.



I am thrilled to announce that "Miss Cucuteni 2011" was juried into the Mosaic Arts International 2013 exhibition, which will be held at the prestigious Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA January 26 - May 5, 2013!! More info to come.