The Arts Flourish in Long Island City

Join Vadis Turner, whose work is on display at Materials for the Arts, for a free workshop on October 17. Photo courtesy of Storm Systems, Vadis Turner.

October 9, 2013 - Long Island City has undergone a renaissance in recent years, attracting new residents and businesses that bring this bustling area a new sense of energy. This vibrancy is rooted in the many arts and cultural organizations that call the neighborhood home. Throughout the month of October, check out some of the diverse exhibitions, performances and other programs that make this one of the City’s most exciting destinations.

Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition
Socrates Sculpture Park
September 8, 2013 - March 31, 2014 | 32-01 Vernon Blvd
Socrates Sculpture Park presents EAF13: 2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 15 new commissions on view that respond very specifically to the park’s unique waterfront, urban environment with conceptual and formal artworks.

Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof
October 13 | 22-25 Jackson Ave
Originally created in 1989 in collaboration between Mike Kelley and Los Angeles-based choreographer, Anita Pace, Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof is restaged by Pace for the opening day of MoMA PS1’s Mike Kelley, the largest exhibition of the groundbreaking artist’s work to-date and the first comprehensive survey since 1993. Mike Kelley will be on view through February 2, 2014.

Third Thursday: Abstract Ribbon Painting with Vadis Turner
Materials for the Arts
October 17 | 33-00 Northern Boulevard, Floor 3
Join MFTA on the third Thursday of every month from 6-8 pm for an evening of free reuse art-making. This month’s workshop will engage participants in the creation of abstract ribbon “paintings” with Materials for the Arts’ artist-in-residence Vadis Turner. This event is part of the MARFA Dialogues, which encompasses two months of programming that explores climate change, environmental activism, and artistic practice throughout New York City. Turner’s work will be on display in the MFTA Gallery through December 20. The Gallery is open from 10-4 pm on weekdays.

The Art Walk Genre: The Current Popularity of Peripateticism
Dorsky Gallery
October 20 | 1103 45th Ave
In conjunction with their current exhibition, Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs presents a panel discussion moderated by exhibition curator Earl Miller, with presenters Neil Goldberg, Samuel Rowlett and Moira Williams. This panel considers the reasons that walks by artists have grown from the artistic undertakings of a few disparate individuals to a frequently practiced art world genre. Artists’ Walks is on display through November 17.

Private Country
The Chocolate Factory
October 30 – November 2 | 5-49 49th Ave
Sounds, music and poetry blend together in Tatyana Tenenbaum’s Private Country, a performance piece that builds on nostalgia for pastoral America. The OBIE Award-winning, interdisciplinary performance space, the Chocolate Factory, is one of the City’s premier venues for cutting edge work. The 5,000 square foot theater produces work by the Company’s founding artists in addition to more than 100 visiting artists each year.

Additional Long Island City art venues:

• Fisher Landau Center for Art,
• Flux Factory,
• Holocenter,
• La Guardia Performing Arts Center,
• Noguchi Museum,
• Sculpture Center,

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