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    QC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with New Art Exhibit

    On September 19,  Queens College held the opening reception of the New York Latin American Art Triennial exhibit. The art exhibition is located at the QC Art Center, on the sixth floor of the QC Rosenthal Library. The exhibition was put together by the Triennial director, Luis Stephenberg, and the Triennial chief curator, Alexis Mendoza. According to the QC Art Center website, “the New York Latin American Art Triennial celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the participation of over 100 Latino artists, local as well as from the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The program includes over 7 art exhibitions throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens with the theme of ‘Progressive Transition’.” …

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    Exhibition talk by QC alumni, Ava Katz on “From Here to the Desert”

    Art and modern culture continues to have a strong presence in Queens College’s community through the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. The museum brings a variety of thought provoking exhibits to the campus. The exhibit entitled, “From the Desert to the City: The Journey of Late Ancient Textiles”, is on display until Dec. 13th and places textiles from Late Antique Egypt in multiple contexts. One of the contexts of the textiles is their original use in the 3rd-7th centuries.   Another context of the textiles is the rediscovery of them in the early 20th century. The last context in consideration is the textiles’ reception in the present day. Queens College art history major…

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    Queens College Recognizes Students Artwork from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

    “Acciones Que Levantan a Puerto Rico” (Actions That Speak Puerto Rico) exhibit had its opening reception on Oct. 9th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the Benjamin N. Rosenthal Library on the 6th floor.  Chicas for Alejandro Foundation, along with Queens College and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, hosted the exhibit for the one-year anniversary of the hurricane.  The new display includes 50 works of art created by students from Puerto Rico from the ages of 12 to 17 who suffered through Hurricane Maria, a category 5 hurricane that took people’s homes, natural resources, power and caused flooding in Puerto Rico. There are 80 art pieces in total;…

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    Photo Ville return to NYC

    Photo Ville is a free event dedicated to photography that varies in color, style and form held under the Brooklyn Bridge from mid- to late September. The event showcased dozens of galleries inside rows of elongated shipping containers. Many of the galleries’ photographs were based on anthropological studies about various cultures, conquests and failures. One of the exhibits, presented by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, ran along the lower level of Photo Ville’s complex and featured works about strong African women overcoming prejudices and rising above certain social stigmas within their countries.   Uduak Isong Oguamanam, the CEO of her own production company, “Closer Pictures,” shared her story.…

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    The Unfamous Salon showcases art and creativity

    Students, family members and friends gathered together to admire various pieces of artwork made by students at The Unfamous Salon. The Unfamous Salon was a student exhibition that was showcased Oct. 5 to Oct. 14 on the fourth floor in the student gallery of Klapper Hall. It was a multi-platform style attempting to bring the confluences of talent and thinking that would help bring modernism in literature into art. One of the exhibit’s purposes was to support local artists and to expand culture within the Queens College community. More than 30 students from different majors shared their common interest in art by displaying their work in the exhibition. Michele Shakhmurov,…