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Sep 13, 2016

Get Your Art On – LIC Gallery Nights Start This Month

The very first LIC Gallery Nights, brought to you by the LIC Arts Open folks, is on Thursday, September 22 throughout Long Island City.

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The folks that brought us LIC Arts Open have a new, monthly event for the art lovers among us – LIC Gallery Nights. They happen on the third Thursday of each month, from 6-9pm. And it’s free! This is a great opportunity to see some local art and meet the artists behind it.

The first Gallery Night will be on Thursday, September 22—here’s who’s opening their door that night and a little bit about what’s notable for the evening, if anything:

Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center (10-34 44th Drive. 718-784-4907)
http://www.brickhouseny.com/

Brooklyn Boulders (23-10 41st Avenue. 917-696-9062)
http://brooklynboulders.com/queensbridge/
“On Thursday, September 22, they spotlight talent within their community showing the works of Hedda Films followed by dinner behind their walls with Micasa Foods.”

Dougherty Gallery At Crescent Grill (38-40 Crescent Street. 718-729-4040)
http://www.crescentgrill.com/

Eleventh Street Arts (46-06 11th Street. 917-574-9950)
http://www.eleventhstreetarts.com

Local Project (11-27 44th Road. 646-298-0969)
http://localproject.org
“On view Sept 22: A GROWING STORAGE PROBLEM: NYC based sculptor, J McDonald solo show. Through absurdity and abstraction, McDonald explores the current state of our anthropocentric dystopia. September 8 – September 30, 2016. (Opening reception September 8, 6-8pm.)”

MFTA (33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor. 718-729-2165)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/mfta
“Musician and creative reuse pioneer Skip La Plante will have his Symphony of Chimes on display at MFTA Gallery from September 2nd through the month of October. Created using an array of found objects, Symphony of Chimes features windchimes made out objects such as bicycle pedals, bed springs, crushed, lobster pots and coat racks. And don’t miss his one of a kind performance Thursday, September 22 at 6:30pm!”

Radiator Gallery (10-61 Jackson Avenue. 347-677-3418)
http://radiatorarts.com
“Radiator Gallery is pleased to present Works: Reflections on Failure, a group exhibition featuring works by Daniel A. Bruce, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Ahmet Civelek, Jennifer Grimyser, Tim Etchells, Dana Stirling, Juliette Dumas, Shannon Finnegan, Kay Rosen, Christina Massey and George Spencer. Curated by Osman Can Yerebakan, the exhibition brings together eleven contemporary artists working in a wide variety of mediums, investigates the notion of failure in contemporary art. Reflections on Failure, September 16-November 12, 2016 (Opening reception September 16, 6-9pm)”

RESOBOX (41-26 27th Street. 718-784-3680)
http://resobox.com/
“RESOBOX Gallery is proud to present its fifth annual exhibition of hand-painted ninetieth century Japanese photographs from the Burns Collection & Archive. The exhibit includes images of the two major religions of Japan, Buddhism and Shintoism. These photographs portray the spiritualism and religious sites of Japan in the Meiji Era.”
Worship in Meiji Era Japan, September 22-October 11, 2016 (reception September 23, 7 – 9 pm)

SculptureCenter (44-19 Purves Street. 718-361-1750)
http://sculpture-center.org/
“Exhibitions on view this fall: Cosima von Bonin: Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?, the influential German artist’s first solo museum exhibition in New York City, examining her fascination with the sea; and Aki Sasamoto: Delicate Cycle, the Japanese-American artist’s first solo museum exhibition, featuring a new body of work created in relation to SculptureCenter’s lower level galleries.”

The Local NYC (13-02 44th Avenue. 347-738-5251)
http://thelocalny.com

The Experimental Gallery (43-01 22nd Street. 718-784-5577)
http://www.reisstudios.com
“During September Reis Studios is launching The Experimental Gallery, a new space dedicated to contemporary art, and curated by artist Julian Calderon. Located on the 3rd floor of LIC’s landmark Reis Studios, it is an ideal space for artists and independent curators to present specific projects and exhibitions before reaching out to a major art audience. The space is also equipped to a variety of work including video, sound and three dimensional artworks. It is our goal to make this space a destination to all artists and art lovers looking for a unique experience with showing and looking at artwork.”

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About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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