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Exhibition: Queens College Studio Arts Senior Projects
Thu Apr 24th - Thu May 15th
Suggested Admission: $5/Members and Students
This exhibition presents drawings, paintings, photographs, ceramics and sculpture from the Undergraduate Studio Arts Senior Projects of Queens College.

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Exhibition: THE COLLAGE AESTHETIC OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG - In the Cause of Happiness
Fri Oct 14th - Tue Dec 31st
Suggested Admission: $5 / Members Free
Did you know that jazz great Louis Armstrong was an avid collage artist? Made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, the Louis Armstrong Collage Exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages created by Louis Armstrong affixed to the boxes of his audio tapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music.

CERAMIC MATERIALS AND MATERIAL CULTURE
Sat Nov 19th - Thu Jan 19th
Suggested Admission: $5 / Members Free
Curated by Queens College Professor Sin-ying Ho, the exhibition displays the art of contemporary ceramic artists inspired by Turkish culture and history. Ceramics is not only a material for sculpture, pottery, and architecture but also is a cultural material.

EXHIBITION: ANTIQUE CHINESE WINDOWS & DOORS
Wed Jan 25th - Sun Feb 26th
Suggested Admission: $5 / Members Free
From the collection of Thomas Chen, President, Crystal Window and Door Systems. Antique Chinese wood windows and doors were considered both functional architectural elements and works of art. and were placed in the home according to Feng Shui to achieve harmony and balance. These intricately hand-carved pieces, collected from numerous towns and provinces throughout China, depict detailed scenery and characters. Thanks also to Steve Chen for his gracious support.
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EXHIBITION: INTERWOVEN WORLDS- EXPLORING DOMESTIC AND NOMADIC LIFE IN TURKEY
Fri Mar 9th - Sun Apr 29th
Suggested Admission: $5 / Members Free
"Interwoven Worlds" highlights hand-made carpets and textiles for which the Turks are celebrated. Beautifully crafted pieces are presented within two recreated dwellings – a nomadic tent and an Ottoman-style home– to weave together the rich traditions of Turkic peoples across space and time. The textiles are complemented by ancient ceramics, glassware and metal-ware.

LECTURE:RICKY RICCARDI, ARCHIVIST, LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM
Sun Apr 29th
Suggested Admission: $5 / Members & Students Free
Armstrong Archivist Ricky Riccardi discusses his book, "What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years." He debunks myths about the last two years of Louis's life proving that Armstrong was a vital musician in his late years. Riccardi will play rare Armstrong music to illustrate his points.

ART AS LANGUAGE, AN EXHIBITION BY JHS 189
Wed May 16th - Sun Jun 17th
Suggested Admission: $5 / Members & Students Free
The exhibition by JHS 189's 6th, 7th and 8th graders will include artworks such as illuminated manuscripts, animal drawings, calligraphy, story quilts, paintings emphasizing the language of architecture, the folklore of flowers and birds, and much more. Sculptures and paintings for 189's Make A Difference Project will also be on display.

2012 Members' Exhibition: Birthday- Celebrating 150 Years of Flushing Town Hall
Sun Jul 15th - Sun Aug 19th
Suggested Admission: $5 / Members Free
All members of Flushing Council on Culture & the Arts who are visual artists are invited to show their work in this exhibition which is a yearly tradition at historic Flushing Town Hall. This year’s theme hopes to describe and illustrate the theme of celebration in any form, showcasing works of art that typify members’ response to Flushing Town Hall’s 150th birthday.

Celebrating Historic Flushing Town Hall 150th Anniversary (1862-2012) - Historic Flushing Exhibition
Thu Sep 6th - Sun Oct 7th
Suggested Admission: $5/Members Free
On June 7th 1862, one year after troops were called-up to the Civil War, the cornerstone of Flushing Town Hall was laid, and with it a time capsule filled with mementos of that day. Flushing Town Hall will exhibit those historic items as well as historic Flushing photographs, postcards and clothing from the Victorian age.

Lecture & Demonstration: Samadhi + Art = Sagyeong
Fri Oct 12th
FREE
Oegil Kim Kyeong Ho, will give a lecture and demonstration on the traditional Korean technique of Sagyeong. The lecture will be in Korean with onsite English interpretation. After the lecture, the artist will sign copies of his painting in gold ink.

SAMADHI + ART = SAGYEONG, Korean Traditional Illuminated Sutra Exhibition
Fri Oct 12th - Sun Dec 30th
Suggested Admission: $5/Members Free
Transcribed sutras, called Sagyeong in Korea, are handwritten Buddhist scriptures. The exhibition Samadhi + Art = Sagyeong brings out the beauty and history of this unique art field, which transcends any religious boundaries.

LUNAR NEW YEAR EXHIBITION
Sun Feb 10th - Sun Mar 10th
Suggested Admission: $5/Members Free
New Year Prints are a venerable form of Chinese folk art closely connected with the thoughts, emotions, and lives of ordinary people. On loan from the Taipei Cultural Center, this exhibition showcases winning works from the past three years of Taiwan’s New Year Prints Contest, as well as commissioned works. The prints utilize a wide variety of printing techniques, including silk screen, linocut, intaglio, woodblocks, aluminum foil, relief & digital printing.

EXHIBITION: THE PASSION OBSERVERS: PHOTOGRAPHY BY PRESS, WEINBERG AND KANARVOGEL
Sun Mar 17th - Sun Mar 31st
Suggested Admission: $5/Members Free
From Portobello Road to Fifth Avenue, Rue du Dragon to Mermaid Avenue, a profound sense of wanderlust is evident in these works by Louise Weinberg, Philip Press & Arnold Kanarvogel. The cacophony of the streets and their inhabitants are evidenced in pictures infused with lyrical coloration and seductive textures that reveal a glimpse beyond the surface. Other compelling images capture atmospheric passages of land, sky and water as well as the often seductive geometry of architecture.

EXHIBITION: ERASING BORDERS EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART OF THE DIASPORA 2013
Fri Apr 5th - Sun May 12th
Suggested Admission: $5/Members Free
Curated by Vijay Kumar, this exhibition explores the contributions of artists living and working in the U.S. whose origins can be traced to the Indian Subcontinent, showcasing myriad genres of visual art (painting, sculpture, video art, installation art, photography). This exhibit travels to several key galleries and museums in the US each year, and we are delighted to host these works in partnership with Indo American Arts Council.

EXHIBITION: ART AS A REFLECTION OF CULTURE
Thu May 16th - Fri Jun 21st
Suggested Admission: $5/Members and Students Free
An exhibition by JHS 189’s 6th, 7th, & 8th graders will include artworks such as fashion drawings and paintings; Romare Bearden style collages about music; Pop Art sketches and paintings; Impressionistic architectural paintings; Fernand Leger inspired technology ads; Kusama and Wiley-esque portraits; Abstract compositions; a Samul Nori triptych and original manuscripts created for the Morgan Library Book Project.

EXHIBITION: BRIDGING THE GAP - LONG ISLAND CITY ARTISTS (LICA)
Thu Jun 27th - Sun Jul 14th
Suggested Admission: $5/Members, Students and LICA Free
A juried traveling art show, assembled through an open call to all Queens artists. This multi-venue show, curated by LICA, reaches out to the varied communities near LaGuardia Community College, Flushing Town Hall, and Queens borough Community College, to highlight and showcase the broad diversity and creativity of Queens' artists

Artist Talk (Bridging the Gap: Long Island City Artists (LICA))
Sat Jul 13th
FREE (No tickets or RSVP required; first-come, first-served)
This multi-venue show, curated by LICA, reaches out to the varied communities near LaGuardia Community College, Flushing Town Hall, and Queensborough Community College, to highlight and showcase the broad diversity and creativity of Queens’ artists. A great way to learn more about the LICA exhibiting artists and their artworks.

Salon Sunday
Sun Aug 18th
Suggested Admission: $5/Members and Students
Artists working in any medium are invited to bring in slides, CDs or samples of their work. Each artist is allotted a time to speak, followed by Q & A while we network over cookies and coffee. The public is always invited to meet area artists and join in the discussion.

EXHIBITION: Flushing Creek into Bowery Bay
Sat Nov 16th - Sun Jan 12th
Suggested Admission: $5/Members and Students
Fulbright Fellow Accra Shepp rediscovers New York City's maritime nature and urban wilderness. The exhibit features a selection of images that focus on the waterways of New York City including Flushing Creek and the Bowery Bay.

Lunar New Year Celebration
Fri Jan 31st - Sun Mar 30th
Celebrate Lunar New Year, the year of the horse at Flushing Town Hall

The New Vision - KOREAN FOLK PAINTING EXHIBITION
Sat Feb 8th - Sun Mar 30th
Suggested Admission: $5/Members and Students
Korean folk painting, also called Minhwa, truthfully expresses the life and thoughts of Koreans with great wit. It is also used as a symbol of good fortune for the New Year. This exhibition will showcase 60 artworks from Baraem Art Research Institute in Korea and will give you a chance to experience the beauty of Korean folk paintings.

Exhibition: New York Meets Istanbul
Mon Apr 7th - Sun Apr 13th
Exhibition with charcoal drawing Artist Meliksah Soyturk