Art Festival joins cultures

Billed as a “Multiple-Cultural Summer Art Breeze,” a “first annual” exhibition of works by local artists with roots in Europe, Africa and China blew through the gallery of the Amerasia Bank in Flushing recently.

“Although it was surprisingly brief, it was a wonderful show – some of my students actually sold some prints,” said Vivian Christopoulos (fifth from left), one of the organizers, who also operates Brush & Easel Art Schools, with a branch in north Flushing.

The exhibition, which included Chinese Opera masks, works in oils and watercolor and calligraphy in the second floor gallery of the bank, located at 41-06 Main Street, was only open for two days, Thursday and Friday, May 27 and 28.

“It is wonderful to bring our two cultures together,” said co-organizer Taiping Chen (second from left) who secured the gallery space from the bank. “I would like to do this again next year,” he said.

“Hopefully, we can have a longer showing next time,” Christopoulos said.