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Women’s art highlights strength, diversity in Long Island City exhibit

Queens based artist Helaine Soller’s painting on display at the Women in the Arts Foundation Inc. exhibit.
Courtesy of Helaine Soller
By Carlotta Mohamed

An art exhibition of small works sponsored by Women in the Arts Foundation Inc. will be featured at the Citi Center for Culture Community Cases at One Court Square in Long Island City from July 23 to Sept. 23, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Women in the Arts Foundation Members Exhibit highlights the strength and diversity of women’s art in an exhibition curated by Helaine Soller, a Queens-based artist and the executive coordinator of WIA. The art of 10 WIA members ranges from realism to abstraction, with a variety of mediums including mixed media, collage, sculpture, painting, and photography.

The 10 exhibiting artists are:

Linda Butti – paintings suggest sky and endless space

Erin Butler – paintings of abstracted nature leaf forms and plants

Myrna Harrison-Changar – color photographs of domestic pets

Pamela Hawkins – mixed media relief sculpture – evoking a narrative

Marilyn Herbst – acrylic paintings of roadscapes

Nancy Quin – photographic composition of South African people and environments

Marie Schepis – mixed media found object constructions

Lynda Schwartz – abstract painted collage

Helaine Soller – paintings of rock formations from her National Park series

Judith Van Camp – paintings of roses

Visitors can enter on 44th Drive and 45th Ave., or from the subway through the Tower lobby to the atrium food court.

Directions via subway: 7 or G to Court Square; E or M to Court Square/23rd Street stations

The Women in the Arts Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by famous artists, writers, and other art world professionals in New York City in 1971 to fight discrimination against women artists and to promote greater opportunity, professionalism and educational networking for women artists, according to WIA.

It incorporated in 1973 as Women in the Arts Foundation, Inc. Throughout its 47 years, WIA has promoted art by women at museums, galleries, colleges, corporations and community galleries. It has also maintained a strong commitment to present professional educational programs that are open to the public and free of charge.

Reach reporter Carlotta Mohamed by e-mail at cmohamed@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4526.

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