Project Diversity

In order to “unite visitors and residents across lines of gender, age, and ethnicity in celebration of the immensely diverse talents of Queens artists,” 87 artists will be showing their works in 13 different locations as part of Queens Council on the Arts’ Project Diversity Queens (PDQ), taking place during the months of September, October and November.
“PDQ moves beyond the traditional exhibition experience and offers three months of bite-size, marvelous and unpredictable art all over Queens,” said Hoong Yee Lee, the Executive Director of Queens Council on the Arts.
About 400 entries were received for PDQ. A Curatorial Committee comprised of gallery owners, exhibitors and arts professionals in Queens, selected 87 of them to participate in PDQ. There are 13 separate exhibitions that were created for the show that use all forms of visual media.
“Project Diversity Queens focuses on bringing the artists of the borough together,” said Danny Simmons, the executive producer of Project Diversity, which was also in Brooklyn. “Queens’ exhibition spaces are dotted throughout the area, many not knowing that the other exists. We are hoping that the artists and galleries become aware of one another and begin the type of conversations that form the building blocks of a vibrant artist community.”
The exhibition schedule for Project Diversity Queens is:
-“Abstraction” at the Henry deFord III Gallery in Long Island City from now through November 15.
-“Big Wide World” at the MeatSpace Gallery in Long Island City from October 3 to October 31.
-“What’s Going On?” at Repetti in Long Island City from October 3 to October 28.
-“Abstract Thought” at Topaz Arts, Inc. in Woodside from now to October 6.
-“Dusting off the Pink Glass Swan” at Y Gallery/Augusto Yayiko in Jackson Heights from now to October 7.
-“Shades of Gray at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center from October 5 to November 15.
-“The Natural World” at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing from now to October 26.
-“Melting Pot” at the World Culture Opencenter at Koreavillage in Flushing from now to October 7.
-“In Technicolor at the QCC Art Gallery/CUNY in Bayside from now to October 23.
-“Picturing You” at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens from October 1 to October 31.
-“People Like Us” at Art About Us in Jamaica from September 28 to October 26.
-“Where It’s At” at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning in Jamaica from now to September 22.
-“Town & Country” at the Rockaway Artists Alliance in Rockaway Beach from now to October 7.
The Queens Museum of Art, located in Flushing-Meadows Corona Park, will also host the special family event “Art Drop-in Workshop.” The remaining dates for it are September 23 and 30. The sessions will run from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information on Project Diversity Queens, visit the Queens Council on the Arts website at www.queenscouncilarts.org.

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