OVER THE BRIDGE II, a group exhibition featuring the works of 42 Queens-based artists, all of whom are members of Long Island City Artists, Inc. /LICArtists, Inc., opens February 9, 2016, at Atlantic Gallery, 548 West 28 Street, suite 540, in the Landmark Arts Building in Chelsea, Manhattan, NY 10001. The exhibition will continue through Saturday, February 20, 2016.
A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, February 11, from 5-8 pm. An informal Meet- the-Artists event and closing reception will be held on Saturday, February 20th, from 2-5. The artists will introduce themselves to visitors and discuss their works and the new growing art scene in Long Island City.
In addition , a continuous digital slide show will provide glimpses into the studios of the show participants, plus a brief visual tour of the art venues in Long Island City. All events are free and open to the public.
Atlantic Gallery was founded in 1974 in Brooklyn as an artists' cooperative. In 1979 it moved to SoHo, then to Chelsea in 2007, and in 2012 it opened a new gallery in the Landmark Arts Building at the High Line. Its current gallery was designed by mixed-media artist and interior designer Carol Crawford, a member of both LICARTISTS INC. and Atlantic Gallery, and the organizer of this exhibition.
Atlantic Gallery Hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-6 pm; with extended hours
on Thursdays 6-8 pm.
LICArtists, Inc., and Atlantic Gallery have much in common: both are artist-run, and share a mission of supporting the creative freedom and careers of their independent artist-members.
LICArtists, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) arts advocacy organization, founded in 1985 by painter Margret Dreikausen. It launched the Annual Open Studios tradition in Queens in 1985, and in 2015 celebrates its 30th anniversary in service to the artists and communities of Queens.