The Queens Community House is kicking off a permanent installation of site-specific art work at three of its branches this Friday that will highlight the work of six artists.
The nonprofit will launch the exhibit in collaboration with ArtConnects New York at 4 p.m. at its Forest Hills site, located 108-25 62nd Drive, and at 5 p.m. at its Pomonok branch, located at 67-09 Kissena Blvd.
A third reception will begin at 6 p.m. at the Kew Gardens site, located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road.
The exhibit, which is curated by Bradley Silk, is meant to underscore the scope and diversity of Queens Community House’s demographic through art work, said Krista Saunders, a spokeswoman for ArtConnects, which coordinated the displays.
“[Silk] wanted to have a show that was very vibrant, colorful and site-specific,” she said. “He wanted the artists to do something that directly responded to each of the Queens Community House buildings.”
The display’s artists include Marcus Linnenbrink and Martie Holmer, who donated three panel paintings with three-dimensional artifices, as well as Jenn Dierdorf, sculptor Robert Lobe, video artist Laura Napier and Jessica Lewis.
Saunders said Holmer’s piece was inspired by jazz music.
“When you look at it, you can see that it has an improvisatory composition,” she said. “It looks like there is motion in it.”
Lobe contributed an iron aluminum sculpture that looks like part of a tree that has been sawed off.
“It’s a commentary on how we balance man-made objects with nature,” Saunders said of the piece, which is at the Pomonok site.
The exhibit will be on permanent display at the three Queens Community House sites. Visit the nonprofit’s website for hours of operation.