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The Castle at Fort Totten will be home to an art show this month.

Abstract art and multimedia pieces will be part of an upcoming Bayside art exhibit featuring the work of over 30 local artists from Queens.

The Bayside Historical Society (BHS) will host its 16th annual Winter Art Show in the Castle at Fort Totten from Feb. 11 to 19.

The show will feature work produced by Queens-based artists, primarily from northeast Queens. Attendees can expect to find a variety of artistic styles and mediums, including representational painting, abstract painting, drawing, mixed media and photography.

An opening reception will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. The event will feature an awards show and gallery talk by one of the show’s judges, Neill Slaughter. Slaughter is a full-time professor at Long Island University and an artist who has had more than 30 solo exhibits and more than 80 national and international group exhibitions. The art show will also be judged by Faustino Quintanilla, an artist, curator, educator and the executive director of the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery.

“The Winter Art Show is one of the highlights of the Bayside Historical Society’s calendar,” said Laura James, BHS executive director. “And it keeps with our mission to promote local culture.”

Viewing hours for the duration of the exhibit will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon until 4 p.m. Special evening hours have also been added on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, or free for BHS members.

The Caste at Fort Totten is located at 208 Totten Ave. For more information, call 718-352-1548.

BHS was founded in 1964 and collects and preserves information concerning the history of Bayside and offers a variety of programs in the arts and humanities.


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