WE ARE HAPPY TO POST WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS ARE UP TO!
TWO SHOWS THIS JUNE
June 21 to July 12, 2012, Tuesday to Sunday 11-6PM
... Reception: Saturday, June 23, 3-5PM"2012
National Juried Exhibition"
at First Street Gallery 526 West 26th Street, NY, Second floor,
between 10th and 11th Avenue
June 28 to July 22, 2012, Thursday and Friday:4-7PM, Saturday and Sunday 11-7PM or by appointment
Reception: Thursday, June 28, 6-9PM "Mice to Monsters", children book Illustration show at
440 Six Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Junko was born in Kyoto, Japan. Growing up in the beach resort area of Miyazu , a beautiful area of Japan located on the Pacific coast about two hours north of Kyoto, she was influenced in my art by the spectacular scenery.Her academic training includes the Art Institute of Boston (1986-1988) and the Art Institute of Alexandria, Virginia (1992-2000). In 2010, Junko was selected as "Official Artist" for
The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC!
Kim Cummings wrote and directed the award-winning short “Weeki Wachee Girls.” It screened in 70 festivals worldwide, earning three “Best of” awards and a nomination for best short at Taos and is distributed by Buskfilms.com. Other short films include “Flower Of A Girl” and Kate Greer’s “That’s What She Told Me.” Cummings was a finalist for the Women In Film Foundation Post Production grant in 2010. She received a finishing fund grant from the Long Island Film/TV Foundation and two separate grants from Queens Council on the Arts for “In Montauk,” which is her first feature.
at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and in New York City.
Vivian Fung has distinguished herself as a composer with a unique and powerful compositional voice. Since earning her doctorate from The Juilliard School in 2002, Fung has forged her own approach, often merging Western forms with non-Western influences such as Balinese and Javanese gamelan and folk songs from the minority regions of China. The New York Times has pronounced her work “evocative,” and the Chicago Tribune described her recent Yunnan Folk Songs as conveying “a winning rawness that went beyond exoticism.”
Dear Neighbors, Jackson Heights has long been home to a diverse array of talented artists, writers, actors, and musicians. The broad range of arts and culture we have here has made this a unique neighborhood in which to live, work, eat, and shop. This June, I am inviting you to take part in what makes our neighborhood so special. We have so much to offer. Whatever you do here this month, whether you’re a resident or a visitor, I am sure you will enjoy our ongoing "June in Jackson Heights"! Sincerely,