Friday, May 13, 2011

The Queensboro Bridge Art Contest

The Queensboro Bridge Art Contest is the LIC Art Open's ( invitation to the students of Queens, ages 5-18, to memorialize the Queensboro Bridge through art. Thanks to the efforts of curator Alyssa Ratkewitch and the Queens Paideia School, art
teachers and parents throughout the borough have mobilized young artists to produce more than 1,500 breathtaking submissions. The result is an unprecedented exhibition of color, imagination, poetry, possibility, and joy.

An awards ceremony for winning submissions representing 4 age categories will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the Street Festival on 22nd St., between 43rd and 44th Avenues. Council member Jimmy Van Bramer will be on hand to present awards
and personally congratulate the winners (who will be notified in advance).

An exhibition of ALL of the works will be held at the LIC Art Center on May 21& May 22, noon to 6 p.m. Please stop by to view this marvelous display of youthful creativity as well as a documentary about the bridge produced by Queens Paideia’s students especially
for this event.

LIC Art Center / 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City, NY 11101
Children's Art Exhibition: 5th-floor hallway gallery
Queens Paideia School Bridge Docu-Learning: Studio 214

1 comment:

  1. An inspirational and creative way to engage our students in art and our city's remarkable history!

    Note how it revolves around the Queensboro Bridge, and not the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. QB is what many of my colleagues and I will still refer to it as. Even if the funds were raised privately to change the name and signage on the bridge, it shows what the city considers a priority.

    It is probably too late to reverse name-change legislation, but for those who still wish to add your voice, sign this petition: