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Art-O-Mat Gallery

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Art-O-Mat Gallery
46-46 Vernon Blvd
Long Islad City, NY 11101
Venue Type: Gallery

Neighborhood:
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> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.licweb.com/artomat/
EMAIL:  
artomat@licweb.com
OPEN HOURS:  
FRI 12-7, SAT 12- 7, SUN 12- 5 & by Appointment
GALLERY TYPE:  
Contemporary
TAGS:  
artisan
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DESCRIPTION
About Us (As A Group)
Kenny Greenberg, Diane Hendry, and Louise Weinberg are  artists & residents.of Hunters Point. They have been collaborating on LIC art projects since 1989 when they were founding  members of the Hunters’ Point Artists Community (HPAC). HPAC organized artists, created open studio weekends, secured spaces in various locations, renovated them, then curated and installed exhibitions in multiple locations for the next two years.

Later projects include one of the first online art projects, Art-O-Mat, a juried art competition in 1995. In 2002, Weinberg curated and organized an exhibition, MNEMONIC: a 9/11 Memorial Exhibition, with the able assistance of Greenberg’s considerable computer expertise. Artists submitted works from all over the world and this exhibition took place at the Atrium Gallery of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City. Greenberg created  an internet presence at www.licweb.com/mnemonic.

They helped conceive & develop ArtFrenzy - a massive area wide LIC arts exhibition in 2000 with the Long Island City Business Development Corporation and the Queens Council on the Arts.  Hendry designed the well known Long Island City Art Loop Map.  Greenberg created the ArtFrenzy Community web gallery.

They have also been community advisors to NYDesigns - LaGuardia Community Collage’s Business Incubator Program, the Long Island City Cultural Alliance, Center for an Urban Future, and other local organizations.

About Us (Individually)
Diane Hendry is a landscape and garden designer, home renovator and interior designer, clothing designer, local community activist, and homeowner (with Greenberg). For example, her tireless efforts resulted in the beautiful trees on 46th  Road, Vernon Blvd. and 11th Streets where no trees stood for decades.

Louise Weinberg works in diverse media from painting to sculpture to photography. In addition, Weinberg is an independent curator, having organized and curated over 20 exhibitions for such venues as Flushing Town Hall, The Hudson River Museum, The Dalton School, SoHo 20 Gallery, and The Queens Museum of Art in New York, and the Beacon Street Gallery in Chicago. She also provides art consultation and private exhibition services.

Kenny Greenberg has owned and operated Krypton Neon in Long Island City since 1981. His neon set creations are seen regularly on Broadway stages, in feature films, and network TV. He has also exhibited neon art in public spaces including Socrates Scultpure Park and The Hudson River Museum.


 

Art-O-Mat - LIC is the latest incarnation of a long collaborative process of artistic endeavors with elements of community outreach and involvement. The current project at 46-46 Vernon Boulevard has three components: a storefront showing artisan made objects and items geared towards holiday sales, an intimate gallery featuring local and national artists with little New York exposure, and the “Kitchen” workshop, classroom and event space.

 

 


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