IF your teenager is serious about possibly pursuing art as a career, then there’s a program right here in LIC for her/him.
While I could splain it in journalistic rehash like most other local reporters, or Chat GPT it like they’re probably soon to do, I’ll just wholesale copy the copy straight from the programs website, then comeback at the end for my take.
Drawing All-Stars 3.0 is a free pre-professional development program for high schoolers, grades 9-11, led by Teen Art Salon in partnership with The Drawing Center. Focusing on New York City’s next generation of artists, the program supports teens to expand their drawing practices and amplify their artistic ambitions.
That’s enough copy of the copy, if you’re interested in knowing more you’ll know at this point and click through below for all the details. As for those without teenagers, you’ll just have to wait until I say my piece and add some pertinents. Most significantly is that half the classes take place at the Teen Art Salon in LIC, making it convenient, and thus the local angle. I think it’s pretty cool that we have a Teen Art Salon. I did not know that prior, and neither did you, now we both do.
But actually we did know that, because I mentioned their exhibit at MoMA PS1 last month. This exhibit will be continuing at PS1 through April 2024, and that’s pretty cool too. Furthermore, it’s headed by Isabella Bustamante, who founded Teen Arts Salon in 2015 to “provide young people open-door, free-of-charge art instruction and materials to establish and advance individual studio practices.” Yup, pretty cool.
Yet if your aspiring Da Vinci – or maybe it’s Koons these days – wants to partake, they must apply by December 17. See link for details.
//YO brick oven pizza fans, Osteria Brooklyn on Center Boulevard is now open. You want more culinary from Italy? Well here’s some more copy from copy: The 3rd annual New York Panettone Festival is coming back to Long Island City, taking place December 15-17 from 12pm to 6pm, while supplies last. The festival, sponsored by TF Cornerstone, will be held at TFC Piazza’s; part of TFC’s two-tower luxury development complex in Long Island City’s Hunters Point South.
For those unfamiliar with this Italian holiday tradition, panettone is a sweet bread enriched with nuts and candied fruits, originating from Milan and traditionally savored during the holiday season.
Esteemed chefs will showcase a diverse range of innovative artisanal interpretations. These variations include panettone with vanilla and berries, one infused with rum and chocolate, and another featuring apricot and salted caramel, among numerous others. This year’s festival will also spotlight top-tier pastry chefs, adding an extra layer of culinary excellence to the event.
To enhance the festive ambiance, local musicians will treat attendees to a blend of Jazz, Gospel, Classical, and Christmas music.
The event is open to everyone at no cost, with no ticket required. However, attendees can enjoy the seasonal offerings, including panettone and other refreshments like hot chocolate and vin brûlé, available for purchase.
//Oh yeah, one more housekeeping note. I’m going to take a break from Twitter (fka) for awhile in an attempt to stay out of the fray and fury. If you want post notifications there’s an email option on the right hand side of this website, and who knows, maybe I’ll start updating the LICtalk Facebook page.
Drawing All Stars 3.0 – apply here
Teen Arts Salon – all about
Pueblo Querido Coffee Roasters and ACA Acupuncture Sign Leases in Sven – java and needles coming to Queens Plaza
Watch These Kind Construction Workers Help Goose Cross Center Blvd – a tear for the holidays