LIC art space seeking musicians to play in upcoming acoustic series
Photo courtesy of June Kosloff

Local Project, a visual art space in Long Island City, is looking to give emerging musicians a chance to perform in an acoustic series titled Music Under the 7. The series was created in February 2011 by music industry veteran and board member of Local Project, June Kosloff, who grew up in Jamaica and is also a visual artist. She […]

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Demolition begins at 5Pointz
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The walls have started to come down at the Long Island City site which was once home to the graffiti mecca known as 5Pointz. Demolition began Friday at the property on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street as crews teared down the back wall with bulldozers. Last month, Jerry Wolkoff, owner of the property, said he […]

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LIC nonprofit reaches Kickstarter goal
Photos Courtesy Local Project

Follow @aaltamirano28 One Long Island City nonprofit will be able to keep its home after a successful online campaign. Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization, started the fundraising on Kickstarter last month with a goal of raising $6,100 in order to help pay two months of rent. As of Tuesday, June 8, with three days […]

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LIC nonprofit Local Project turns to Kickstarter to survive
Images courtesy of Local Project

After having to move out of the building that housed 5Pointz, one nonprofit is turning to Kickstarter to help stay at the site it has called home for the past few months. Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization, has offered exhibitions, mentoring programs, classes, co-working space, residencies for artists and much more since starting in […]

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LIC-based artist creates one-of-a-kind guitars out of bamboo
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

One Long Island City-based artist is rocking out on bamboo. Taber Licea is the man behind the unique line of Licea Guitars, which are handcrafted out of the environmentally friendly material. Coming from a family of artists and growing up with a basement full of hand and power tools, Licea knew his way around designing and […]

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