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Endless Inspiration — Featuring work by Jaime Arredondo, Laura Bell, Wendi Gueorguiev, Barbara E. Leven and Sam Seawright. There will be food, drink and live music by Josh Wakesberg with Peter Insel.

When: Through June 22, Fridays & Saturdays noon - 7 p.m., Sundays noon - 5 p.m.

Where: Art-O-Mat, 46-46 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City


Open Studios — Come and find out as participating artists open their workshop doors. Participating locations will be marked by displaying an orange balloon.

When: May through June, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Citigroup: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; La Vuelta: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Diego Salazar Studios, 43-32 22 St., Long Island City; RealArt. 10-20 45 Rd., Long Island City; Mittman/I.S.1, 10-27 46 Ave., Long Island City; Bliss Street Studio, 39-78 46 St., Sunnyside; La Vuelta Bistro, 10-43 44 Dr., Long Island City; Citigroup Court Square, 44 Dr. and Jackson Ave., Long Island City

Contact: 917-843-3836

Art from the Urban Village: An Exhibition of Kew Gardens Artists — A unique group of local artists have come together to collaborate on a project to design and create a mural for the Kew Gardens Cinemas Park, scheduled to be unveiled this summer.

When: Through June 7

Where: Austin's Steak House and Ale House, 82-70 Austin St., Kew Gardens

Contact: 718-849-3939; 718-847-2045

Illuminations: Paintings by Iris — Iris exhibits her latest body of work illuminating a visual exploration of internal and atmospheric landscapes. She explores the outer edges of inner space, for which painting becomes a manifestation of life itself.

When: Through June 8; Gallery Hours are by appointment only

Where: Topaz Arts Gallery, 55-03 39 Ave., Woodside

Contact: 718-505-0440;

This Case of Conscience: Spiritual Flushing and the Remonstrance — The exhibit explores the continued relevance of the historic document that is considered to be the precursor of the Bill of Rights within the vibrant and diverse neighborhood of Flushing. Featuring the work of Emmy Catedral, Takashi Horisaki, Sara Rahbar, Jose Ruiz, Tattfoo Tan, Kim Badawi, Jenny Jozwiak, Stephanie Keith and Scott Lewis.

When: Through June 29

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: Adults, $5; Seniors/students/children, $2.50; Members and children under 5, Free

Contact: 718-592-9700;

475 KENT Lives — A thriving arts community, 475 Kent Ave. is home to over 200 artists, curators, musicians and other creative professionals who are at the heart of the city's creative pulse. 475 KENT Lives, is a group exhibition of 23 artists at the Bulova Corporate Center celebrating the vital contributions of these artists as they battle to return to their homes and workplaces while calling attention to the increasing vulnerability of New York's creative communities.

When: Through July 13

Where: Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights

Contact: Krista N. Saunders, 718-592-9700 ext. 221;;

Waste Not, Want Not — Featuring art by Jonathan Allen, The Canary Project, Tony Feher, Lars Fisk, Rainy Lehrman, Miwa Koizumi and more.

When: Through Aug. 3

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

Contact: 718-956-1819;

78th Annual Open Exhibition — The NAL receives entries from non-members outside the tri-state area and the resulting exhibition is always interesting and vibrant.

When: Through May 31

Where: National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston

Contact: 718-224-3957;

Crossing the BLVD.: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America — The exhibit shares the perspectives of dozens of foreign-born people who have settled in turn-of-the-21st-century Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the US. The exhibit also features an interactive component, a story booth where museum visitors may contribute their own photos and family sagas to the project or access its electronic archive.

When: Through June 28, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-997-4747

Five Women Artists in NY — Curated by Ken Ratner. Featuring the work of five contemporary artists. Adhering to the belief of Robert Henri, that the artist should seek inspiration from one's immediate surroundings, these painters have continued the precept established by Henri and the Ashcan School at the turn of the century.

When: Through June 29, Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing


Five Women Artists in New York — Featured artists are Ellen Bradshaw, Lisbeth Firmin, Lynn Jadamec, Elinore Schnurr, and Sonya Sklaroff.

When: Through June 29

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-463-7700

The Student Art Exhibition — The exhibit is held each spring and highlights the creativity and the efforts of the students throughout the academic year.

When: Through June 30; Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, Sun Yat-sen Hall, St. John's University, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-990-6161;

Anna Matouskova: Places — A project in which the young Czech artist uses painting, drawing and sculpture to give an objective form to her inner reflections on music by American composer Leo Kraft. Call for summer hours.

When: Through July 10; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed on holidays. Open through July 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Queens College Art Center, 6th Floor, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-997-3770;

Places: Abstract Paintings, Drawings, and Glass Sculpture Homage to Leo Kraft — By Anna Matouskova.

When: Through July 10; Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3770 or

Queens As It Was: 1880-1920 — The exhibit focuses on the transitional period between the 19th and 20th centuries and its effects on society on Queens. The exhibit highlights the changes that took places in the areas of healthcare, leisure, childhood, and public safety.

Where: Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free with admission to Kingsland Homestead; Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, Free for children under 10

Contact: 718-939-0647 ext. 17;

Persistence: A Celebration of Landmarks in Queens — Past, Present, Future — Newly taken color photographs of the 50-plus landmarks in Queens are displayed together with 10 photographs of other Queens buildings deserving of landmark status.

Where: Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free with admission to Kingsland Homestead; Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, Free for children under 10

Contact: 718-939-0647 ext. 17;

Kingsland: From Homestead to House Museum — This permanent panel exhibition uses copies of photographs, documents and maps as well as newly created images to tell the story of Kingstead and the people who called it home for over 200 years.

Where: Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free with admission to Kingsland Homestead; Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, Free for children under 10

Contact: 718-939-0647 ext. 17;

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