LIVE at Culture Lab LIC
Free Outdoor Music & Comedy
Our ART GALLERY is open, and we have LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC every Thursday and Friday (7-9pm), and Saturday and Sunday (5-9pm). Keep your eye on our social media for our Culture Lab Sessions Livestream Series, and our upcoming theatre, dance and comedy performances!
Culture Lab LIC & HOLOCENTER present
SPACE:LIGHT Alternate Reality
An exhibition of light art and optical media
On View: October 2 - 30, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday October 2, 7-10pm at The Plaxall Gallery (Map)
This year’s SPACE:LIGHT has a theme centered on an Alternate Reality that each artist personally creates in tandem with additional versions of Realities perceived, installed, and displayed by fellow conceptualizers within the community of Light Art to challenge the bounds of space and time.
Curated by Rita Jiménez and Patrice Scott
Featuring works by:
Maximus Clarke, Valeria Divinorum, Nic Koller, Ksenia, Linda Loh, Sam Moree, Steve Pavlovsky, Geo Stadnik, Erin Taylor and Everything Good Studio (Rachel Ciaverella and Jack Kalish)
Culture Lab & Evie Joy Music present
How We Love
Interactive Concert with Prizes!
Friday, October 22, 2021
7pm – 9pm
A musical TED-style talk that invites you to question the way we think about love. Fun for everyone, this event will feature: original music/ covers with a full band; clips and facts from an upcoming documentary featuring a dynamic range of partnerships, relationship scientists, and gender experts; and comedy.
There will be prizes from local vendors including an iMac! You get entered into the raffles by participating in the event, answering meta questions that bust relationship myths, using an app where everyone will see anonymous polled answers on a projector.
Drinks and snacks are available from food trucks in the large lot surrounding the stage and additional art is available for viewing within the Plaxall Gallery.
LIC is a Galaxy
This unique and evolving installation on view this spring celebrates the idea that Long Island City is a galaxy, both diverse and unified. Whether you live and work in LIC, or are just visiting our galaxy, we encourage you to bundle up and travel to all twenty “planets” placed in tree pits throughout the district.
Twenty fiberglass spheres were manufactured by LIC-based fabricator, Sculpture House NYC. Five Queens-based artists were selected through an open call from Culture Lab LIC and commissioned to design and paint four planets each, with twenty total spheres representing our galaxy.
The spheres are grouped by artist at the following locations:
Kerri Boccard: Queens Plaza North between 27th and 28th St in front of the JetBlue building
Bonnie Astor: Jackson Avenue and 44th Drive in front of the Altice Building (former Citi Building)
Kaiser Kamal: Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street near the Court Square Subway Station entrance
Karen Fitzgerald: West side of Vernon Blvd and 46th Avenue, across the street from the LIC Bar
Elinore Schnurr: South side of 44th Drive between 11th and Vernon right near Brickhouse Ceramics
This project was made possible by the generous support of the Long Island Board of REALTORS®. LIC is a Galaxy represents a partnership with Eventscape, a custom Architectural Fabrication firm in LIC, and Culture Lab LIC, an arts non-profit run out of Plaxall Gallery. Our LIC public realm arts projects are also made possible through the support of Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer.
In partnership with The Fresh Air Fund, Culture Lab LIC recently received 10,000 donated books to be delivered to 11 sites around the City!