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Students from Kingsborough Community College’s illustration classes along with members of the Trump Village Art Class will be displaying their paintings, May 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in room M239 at Kingsborough College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard.

The public is invited to see the exhibit, entitled “Places We’ve Been” and also have a chance to meet the artists. Refreshments will be available.

The inter-generational group, which has produced some impressive works of art (and, we assume, cultivated bonds of friendship) under the guidance of Project Leader Madeline Sorel, has been working together since January thanks to the Jeannette Solomon NORC-SSP Cultural Arts Grant under the auspices of The UJA Federation.

Take a look at the wonderful artwork they do, and more importantly, the smiles on their faces, something for which you cannot affix a pricetag:

Looking for something to do on your lunch break? Take a stroll over to Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway), take the elevator to the second floor, and make a right.

Lining the hallway you’ll see dozens of original artworks hanging on the wall, the latest exhibit of the Brooklyn Streetcar Artists’ Group. In between seasonal shows for their members – the next of which is themed around cultural diversity – BSAG turns to the talented students of Mark Twain Junior High School, Abraham Lincoln High School and William E. Grady High School to showcase their works.

We got a special preview last week and were mighty impressed with a lot of the offerings. Check it out, support local arts and encourage students to follow their creative pursuits!

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Once upon a time, long before Thor Equities, the Coney Island Cyclone, and even before Rabbi Abraham Abraham came into the world, there was Dreamland, an aptly-named Coney Island amusement park, which served as one of the area’s purveyors of “(relatively) high-class entertainment, with elegant architecture, pristine white towers and some educational exhibits along with the rides and thrills.”

Keep reading about the upcoming tours of a new historic Dreamland exhibit in Coney Island.

The Kings Bay YM-YWHA is putting the finishing touches on their annual exhibition of local artists, and they’re inviting you down to tonight’s opening celebration. The event kicks off at 9:00 p.m. at 3495 Nostrand Avenue, and the suggested donation is $10 per person.

There will also be food. Check out the event’s Facebook page for more details.

View biographies of the featured artists.

Just one of the 133 pieces that will appear in the show.

There are those kids who can color inside the lines, and then there are the prodigious children of Bensonhurst’s IrArt Studio.

The youngsters, pupils of the award-winning artist and IrArt founder Irina Zavyalova, created 133 fine art pieces, which will be exhibited at the exclusive Trask Gallery of the National Arts Club in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park for the school’s “8th Annual Kids Art Show,” running through May.

Pretty awesome for a bunch of middle-schoolers, if you ask me.

There will be an opening reception for the pint-sized painters, April 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Trask Gallery (15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan).

For gallery hours, call (212) 475-3424, (718) 449 5654 or (917) 207-8273, e-mail, or go to or to their facebook page.



An artifact from the Congress of Curious Peoples exhibit (Source: Coney Island USA)

If you think Coney Island is all sorts of wild now, you should have seen it 100 years ago. Coney Island was once a place filled with unforgettable freak shows and spectacles that would be controversial today.

A typical day in Coney Island between 1890 and 1915 would mean seeing shows that included everything from live fires to hundreds of midgets to real premature babies. A year long series of exhibitions, performances and lectures hope to capture everything that Coney Island was back then.

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The Brooklyn Streetcar Artists Group, a coalition of artists from Southern Brooklyn, is unveiling a new art installation tonight at Coney Island Hospital.

The exhibition features more than 40 pieces from 22 artists in the second floor hallway-gallery.

There will also be a presentation and Q & A session with Arthur Nash, the author of New York City Gangland. The photo-driven book follows Gotham’s gangs from bootlegging days to their heyday in the second half of the 1900s.

Amos Wengler, the folk singer known as the Bard of Coney Island, will also be on hand to perform.

And if you can’t make it tonight, the artwork will be up until January 31. It’s open to the public from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tonight’s event is at 6:30 p.m. on Coney Island Hospital’s second floor (2601 Ocean Parkway).

Brooklyn’s oldest art club, All Communities Art, Inc a Gravesend-based, not-for-profit cultural organization listed with the Brooklyn Arts Council under the categories of Multi-Disciplinary Arts; Visual Arts; Music; Literary Arts; and Folk Arts.

The club’s president, Reggy Sonsino, would like to invite you to its upcoming art show and sale featuring: stained glass; oil paintings; sculptures; crafts; graphics; portraits; and photography.

Here is the information:
Emmons Avenue & Ocean Avenue (Across from Loehman’s and El Greco Diner in Sheepshead Bay)
Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m
May 8 & 9; May 15 & 16; June 19 & 20
Rain dates June 26 & 27

An illustration by Vitaly Umansky

Two local artists hailing from the former Soviet Union are exhibiting their works at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA this Saturday.

Vitaly Umansky was born in the Ukraine and lived in Israel before moving to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. A graduate of FIT, Vitaly’s illustrations combine childish dreamscapes and imagery with mature and often political themes. You can find examples of his work at Umansky’s website.

Yana Yevdayev was born in Uzbekistan and also graduated from FIT. The Midwood resident is showing a range of colorful paintings, drawings and prints with a variety of themes. You can view her artwork here.

The Saturday evening show kicks of at 8:30 p.m. and is open to all. The Kings Bay YM-YWHA is located at 3495 Nostrand Avenue. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Ilya Bratman at or (718) 648-7703 x 219.

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