Wednesday, June 29, 2011

JH Arts in the News

As "June in Jackson Heights" draws to a close, Council Member Daniel Dromm has invited local artist's to contribute art work to adorn his office in Manhattan at 250 Broadway in order to showcase the talent in his district. The Council Member is thrilled to acknowledge and celebrate the many talent artists, musicians and writers living in District 25. The first artist to show there is Carla Lobmier, who teaches art and creates works that have exhibited throughout New York.

Carla received a B.F.A. in Painting/Drawing from Eastern Illinois Un
iversity, supplemented with an Art History degree followed by an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the University of Illinois. Currently, Carla, now living in Jackson Heights, has a piece in the large group show at NOVO Lounge (78-23 37th Avenue). Council Member Dromm is seen with Carla at the unveiling of her painting "August Picture" in the Manhattan office. Carla will also be hosting a salon and "Trunk Show" in Jackson Heights June 29, July 2 and 3 from 3pm to 10 pm. Her numerous art works will be on display and for sale. She has invited musicians to perform beginning at 7pm and filmmaker Jack Feldstein will be showing his short "neon animation" films too. For more information about attending the salon and show, please email:

Jackson Heights painter Norma Greenwood is the featured artist for summer on Artists Talk on Art website: and was selected to participate in the NYFA Bootcamp Artist As Entrepreneur program too!

Click here on Nancy Rackocy as she shared her talent at the Sunday Green market on June 19th in making weavings using reclaimed and discarded plastic- here she uses yellow tape recovered from the November Marathon to engage with kids and adults as they help create a new design.

Elliot Bassman now has a quintessential Jackson Heights painting in Council Member Dromm's Jackson Heights Office- Elliot's colorful, unique paintings capture all the textures and flavors in our diverse community.

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