The Jamaica Arts Leaders Town Hall gave a public voice to what artists need in Jamaica by engaging the community in conversation, shining a light on the community's artists, and focusing on Jamaica's creative potential. It was led by artists participating in QCA's Artist Peer Circle program. Approximately 100 people attended. More images here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qcanyc/albums/72157663516555136
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Kendal Henry, Director of Percent for Art at the Department of Cultural Affairs, joined us for this Creative Conversations meeting at the SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center. "Creative Conversations" is a signature program of the Queens Council on the Arts. It is a monthly dinner meeting hosted in different Queens neighborhoods where artists have the opportunity to network, organize, meet community stakeholders, and develop strategies for community advocacy. It is open to artists and the general public.
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Senator James Sanders Jr.'s Grant Writing Workshop draws over 100 attendees with some traveling from as far away as Pennsylvania. The workshop was taught by Lynn Lobell and Molaundo Jones of the Queens Council on the Arts.
State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale, Far Rockaway) hosted a free grant writing workshop Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at August Martin High School in Jamaica to educate the community how to obtain funding to start or expand a project or organization. More than 100 people attended the two hour class with some traveling from as far away as Pennsylvania.
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"Creative Conversations" is a signature program of the Queens Council on the Arts. It is a monthly dinner meeting hosted in different Queens neighborhoods where artists have the opportunity to network, organize, meet community stakeholders, and develop strategies for community advocacy. It is open to artists and the general public. This event was hosted at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. Shawn Rene Graham, Deputy Director of Programs and Services at The Field (the field.org), participated in this "Creative Conversations" meeting and shared resources offered at The Field. Clocktower Radio will be present at each meeting to interview participating artists. More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qcanyc/albums/72157679735377016
Writers had the opportunity to learn strategies and gain insight on how to get their works published. Our panelists included literary agent Linda Camacho (Prospect Agency); editor Quressa Robinson (St. Martin's Press); and authors Marcela Landres and Meera Nair. More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qcanyc/albums/72157676788273635
Senior students in 2016 SU-CASA artist David Mills' poetry class read their work to the public at their culminating event at the Rochdale Village Senior Center. For more images visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qcanyc/albums/72157670924545246
QCA's WordFeast program presented a reading of poetry by Peruvian writer Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo. His poetry expresses a keen observation about love, distress, the identity of the self, solitude, death and immortality, and how the poet perceives the world around him. His verses have a simple language but with a fascinating lyricism, full of overwhelming images. Santiago was accompanied by multidisciplinary artist Pedro Vintimilla Burneo and translator Beatriz Gil. Traditional Peruvian cuisine was served. More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qcanyc/albums/72157670698408365
QCA's WordFeast program presents a reading of a short story-in-progress by Brazilian writer Camila Santos. She was accompanied by painter Heather Simon and translator Leila Ortiz. Traditional Brazilian cuisine was served. For more photos visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qcanyc/albums/72157667886118603
Senior students of 2016 SU-CASA artist Carol Sudhalter performed a play called "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" at Queens Community House Senior C
enter in Forest Hills, Queens. More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qcanyc/albums/72157669154689095
A picture of quilt work done by the senior students of 2016 SU-CASA Artist Valerie Skakun, prominently displayed at Maspeth Selfhelp Senior Center. More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qcanyc/albums/72157668452043221
Textile work from the senior students of 2016 SU-CASA Artist Dana Perotti at Theodora Jackson Senior Center in Jamaica, Queens. For more photos visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qcanyc/albums/72157665773151852
Chapter 2 is a group show featured the work of High School to Art School program alumni. HS2AS is a scholarship-based portfolio development program for high school students run out of Queens Council on the Arts, located in Astoria. In HS2AS, students acquire the knowledge and skills that allows them to work successfully with a variety of media and subjects, and create an impressive and technically skilled portfolio. Having served high school students of all backgrounds in the greater NYC area for over a decade, HS2AS has helped over 800 students reach their goal of being accepted into the best art programs and colleges throughout the country.
Alumni of the program attend some of the best art colleges in the country, including The Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute, among many more. Following graduation, HS2AS alumni often a variety of creative careers, and we celebrate their many accomplishments. This exhibition showcases the impressive talent of our students, as well as the diversity of their interests.
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