HERITAGE: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity in Queens as reflected in the creative work of artists working in the borough. Showcasing the work of Queens based artists and highlighting artists’ stories about their work.

On View: April 7 – May 12, 2022 at the Benjamin Rosenthal Art Library (6th FL)

It is supported in part by an Arts Access Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts, funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund. Curated by Carol Crawford, President of LiC-A.

Closing reception: May 12, 5pm-8pm

HERITAGE was presented initially as an online exhibition and will now be shown at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. Long Island City Artists (LIC-A) has worked for over three decades to draw together Queens artists and the many distinct communities in our borough through our exhibitions and events.

Featured Artists: Catherine Abrams, Symin Adive, Monique Allain, Eirene Archolekas, Carlos Arteaga, Bonnie Astor, Luzia Castaneda, Annemarie Coffey, Marilee Cooper, Carol Crawford, Adrian DiMetriou, Eric Friedmann, Yona Goldfaden, Nancy Hendley, Sin-ying Ho, Adam S Hoch, Franck Hodelin, Shenan Howard, Olena Jennings, Lulu Jiang, Christine Karapetian, A King McCarty, Michele Krauss, Natalia Kropf, Saori Kurioka, Jennine La Furno, Mary Jo Lombardo, Nancy Macina, Donnelly Marks, Glenn Marlowe, Dianne Martin, Gabriel Medina, Puneeta Mittal, Jose Mota, Teresito Paez, Mary Pinto, Jorge Posada, Philip Read, Michelle Repper, Linda Rettich, Michelle Rufrano, Carmine Santaniello, Margaret Schneider, Elinore Schnurr, Aaron Schraeter, Jim Schutte, Jacqueline Sferra Rada, Holly-Dale Shapiro, Meryl Shapiro, Adele Shtern, Clare Stokolosa, Rolf Stone, Sam Sundius, Akemi Takeda, Preston Trombly, Yelena Tylkina, Rouska Valkova, Roussina Valkova, and Fulvia Zambon.

The Queens College Art Center strives to serve as a resource for CUNY-generated initiatives, both in and outside of the classroom, to offer emerging artists a space to experiment and grow, and to foster interdisciplinary partnerships founded in the arts—all with a spirit of openness and inclusivity. Above all else, Art Center programming aims to encourage visitors to ask questions—of themselves, of the featured artists and exhibitions, and of one another—as well as to consider a perspective outside of their own, even if only for the short time that they experience the art.

The Queens College Art Center is a successor of the Klapper Library Art Center that was based in the Queens College Art Library’s gallery founded in 1960. With more than 200 exhibitions to date, it has shown masters like Alice Neel, Joseph Cornell, Elizabeth Catlett, and Henry Chalfant and introduced scores of artists from around the globe along with emerging artists who later went on to major careers.

The Art Center’s unique rotunda layout lends itself to a range of installation possibilities, allowing for entire exhibitions to be viewed as a whole, from any point in the gallery. To this end, the Art Center offers 3-5 free and public exhibitions per year, in partnership with the Kupferberg Center.