Image Source: Diego Salazar Art Gallery
With roughly 200 pieces by 14 virtuosos, the Diego Salazar Art Gallery’s Winter Show centers on the gritty Long Island City of yesteryear. One painting depicts the 5th Street power plant, which is now a luxury apartment building. Another details the Gantries before they were polished up and became focal points of the current waterside park. This afternoon, Salazar Gallery patrons can meet some of the exhibiting artists, who will discuss their influences, inspirations, motivations and ways they get the creative juices flowing. Ragnar Lagerblad, who fancies mosaics, frescoes, egg tempera and gold gilding, is scheduled to speak. Ditto for Oscar Maxera, a mixed media type known for acrylics on plywood; John Varriano, a realistic streetscape guy whose work is shown above; Costa Vavagiakis, another cityscapes specialist; and curator Elinore Schnurr, who delves into reflections and transparencies. The event’s spokesperson, Ann Margaret O’Connor of Zoescope Studio, will serve light refreshments. Said she: “This is a very diverse, eclectic collection of local and emerging artists that you wouldn’t see in any other place.”
Meet the Artists!
Diego Salazar Art Gallery
21-25 44th Avenue, Long Island City
Saturday, January 19
2pm – 5pm | Free