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Street artists and activists are calling the recent paint job on 5Pointz “art genocide” after waking up on Tuesday to learn that the aerosol arts mecca was painted over.
The building, once covered with hundreds of pieces created by artists from around the world, is now nothing more than a storage space for food vendors, and 5Pointz founder Jonathan “Meres” Cohen is feeling the blow.
Graffiti mecca 5Pointz was painted over in the wee hours of the morning, killing any hope of the building getting landmark status.
From a girl living in Ozone Park to the first female to have her debut album chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100, Cyndi Lauper has remained the same unusual girl throughout.
“I know who I am and when I came out with ‘She’s So Unusual,’ I wanted a few things: I wanted it to be good and I wanted it to be me,” Lauper said during her Oct. 20 show at Queens College. “The record label didn’t want me writing my own songs even though I had been doing that forever, but I wasn’t going to let that get in my way.
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5Pointz, the graffiti mecca in Long Island City, has been spared for another two weeks after a judge reviewed the lawsuit seeking to block its destruction, filed by 16 artists who have their work on the building.
“The artists were very pleased, they were very happy and I think it gave some of them some hope,” Jeannine Chanes, one of the attorneys representing the artists, said.
The group of artists and supporters for the aerosol mecca 5Pointz sat uncomfortably in their seats as they waited for Judge Block to call their case number on Oct. 17.
Many wore 5Pointz T-shirts and jeans which, despite the clean, professional setting of the Federal District Court in Brooklyn, did not make them look out of place.
Art is in the eyes of the beholder. And last Thursday, Federal District Court Judge Frederic Block kind of agreed, and issued a 10-day temporary restraining order to the 16 graffiti artists who have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to save the art they painted on 5Pointz, the “Graffiti Mecca” of the art world, by stopping the demolition of the buildings located in Long Island City.
In a brilliant legal argument presented by Jeannine Chanes and Roland Acevedo, the two lawyers who are representing the artists, the plaintiffs argue that destroying the artwork is in violation of the Visual Artists Rights Act and copyright law.
Queensborough Community College is proud to announce the launch of the Queensborough Academies, a major academic initiative with the mission of increasing retention and graduation rates by facilitating undergraduate education.
The initiative is built on the acclaimed Freshman Academies, a program for full-time, first-time freshmen that supports students with their degree completion the first year, up to 30 credits. The program’s promising data on student retention and performance resulted in the decision to expand the Queensborough Academies for all full-time students for their entire academic career at the Bayside school.
It has taken nearly half a century, but the fact-based drama “Resistance” from the pen or, more recently, the computer, of Kew Gardens resident and playwright Lawrence Bloom is finally going to be seen in its entirety by an audience.
It is being given a one-time only read-through at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center with a cast drawn primarily from the temple’s resident troupe, Theatre By the Bay.
Despite a recent City Council vote granting a variance to raze the building referred to as 5Pointz, artists and art supporters are trying to keep the mustard-colored building adorned with aerosol art.
“This is not about just losing artwork on the walls,” said Marie Cecile Flageul, who works closely with the artists of 5Pointz. “We have schools, art programs and tourists who come here every day, year round. Where are the schools going to go? There is no place else.”
Rosemarie Koczy’s creations inspired by memories from her early childhood spent in Holocaust concentration camps are both beautiful and haunting.
These paintings, sculptures and drawings, which will be on display at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery through Dec. 15, feature a series of gaunt, hollow-eyed people. They look out at the viewer with a strong gaze and stoicism on their faces.
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Queens’ community colleges are gearing up for the fall semester, getting ready to prepare new and returning students for a volatile job market and helping residents, immigrants and international students learn English to pursue their dreams.
Queensborough Community College, which is located in Bayside, is expanding its successful “Academies” program to all full-time students this fall to help them complete their associate degrees by connecting with resources and academic support.
W ith the change of seasons, Western Queens’ art galleries and museums gear up for their next slate of exhibitions.
MoMA PS1 will be dedicating the whole museum, something it has never done, to Mike Kelley’s brightly colored installations, including his well-known balls of stuffed animals. Kelley was an American artist who died last year.
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As a kid, Anthony LoCascio walked into the Stanford Dance Studio in Lindenwood with his cousin and discovered dance.
He immediately became fascinated with tap dance, something that would become a career for him, and take him across the country and around the world.
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Queens Historical Society art exhibit — Practicing Equality: Quakers in Queens. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. $5 adults; $3 students, seniors; free for members. Reception: 2 p.m., Sunday, June 23. RSVP by June 14. Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. Information: (718) 939-0647, ext. 17.
“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email email@example.com or visit dorsky.org.