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Invisible Neighbors:  Eco-conscious Artist Kenneth Burris Explores and Educates with Exhibition on Wildlife in Queens

Lollypop Landing.. Acrylic  on canvas.  21x36  inches.

Lollypop Landing.. Acrylic  on canvas.  21x36  inches.

The Local NYC will host a special ecologically-themed, educational art show on Queens wildlife by LIC artist Kenneth Burris. The show opens on Friday, November 11th and will be on view until Friday, December 23rd. Invisible Neighbors is inspired by the often overlooked animal, reptile, and insect residents of the Borough, and features paintings and drawings by Burris, as well as a slideshow to debut a children’s book of the same title written by author Lisa Jane with artwork by Burris. A free pamphlet will also be available outlining ways and places to view the local wildlife. The show hopes to rouse interest in local ecology, trigger dialog, and motivate community members to become more engaged with local conservation efforts. Visitors are encouraged to bring the whole family along.

The Invisible Neighbors exhibition is hosted by the Local NYC, an edgy hostel/gallery providing a community cultural space to showcase works and events in the LIC neighborhood of Queens. Opening night is Friday November 11th at 6pm. The event has been generously sponsored by a Queens Art Fund (QAF) New Work Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1066212246809876/

 

2016 Queens Arts Fund Awardee