Bayside artist on the rise

At only 13 years old, Bayside resident Clara Lu has already opened her first solo art exhibition and received numerous recognition from local elected officials.
As a young girl Lu discovered her love and talent for creating art. She soon began taking it seriously and studying it more.
A student at Middle School 158, Lu celebrated the opening of her first solo exhibition at the Red Yellow & Blue Art Center on Saturday, November 10. Along with Lu’s friends and family being on hand to celebrate, there were also people from her school and local representatives, Senator Frank Padavan and Assemblymember Ellen Young, in attendance.
“I saw her achievement as she developed from a basic art form into a structure that is so beautiful,” said Chet Szaresdo, the Executive Director of the Chopin Foundation. “The kind of creativity she displays is something that we should all be very proud of and we honor her for this Great Spirit she gives us.”
During the opening celebration, Lu received citations from Padavan, Young, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Assemblymembers Gary Ackerman and Anthony Weiner, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Councilmembers John Liu and Hiram Monserrate. She also received a certificate of recognition from the art center.
“I’m happy to have this opportunity to recognize her unique ability and achievements today and the promise of many more in the future,” Padavan said.
The Red Yellow & Blue Art Center is located at 39-06 Main Street in Flushing.

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