Fridays At Five: Artists Build Community
“Fridays at Five” is a virtual exhibition commemorating the one-year anniversary of Flushing Town Hall’s weekly Artist Zoom Hangs and the community of multidisciplinary artists that have created a supportive network. Prior to the pandemic, Queens-based artists had begun to gather regularly hosted by Flushing Town Hall, initially brought together in celebration of Queens’ historian Jack Eichenbaum’s birthday.
The weekly Artist Zoom Hangs began in March 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. At a time when the world had to quarantine in isolation, these weekly calls provided a place to come together and build community, connections and support. Hangs began with Queens-based artists and now include artists from across the country.
“Fridays at Five” showcases the artists who have regularly taken part in the Artist Zoom Hangs, supporting each other throughout these uncertain times.
Artists: Kevin Augustine (Brooklyn, NY) - Olga Alexander (New York, NY) - Rick Allred (Santa Fe, NM) - Stacey Burgay (Astoria, NY) - Katha Cato (Jackson Heights, NY) - Karen Fitzgerald (Woodside, NY) - Nancy Gesimondo (Sunnyside, NY) - Audrey Gottlieb (York, ME) - Robyn Jamison (Austin, TX) - Aloma Marquis (Nacogdoches, TX) - Renee Radenberg (Rockaway Park, NY) - Cindy Ruda (Sedona, AZ) - Dori Sankowich (New York, NY) - Anthony Schmitt (Santa Monica, CA) - Janet Schneider (Flushing, NY) - Jeff Schneider (New York, NY) - Priscilla Stadler (Jackson Heights, NY)
Join FTH for a Public Gathering on Zoom Friday, April 23 from 5 PM ET to 8 PM ET. Join FTH and the exhibition artists as they will gather, chat and hang out and celebrate over one year of weekly calls! For Zoom details, visit HERE
Artists in any discipline and from any part of the globe are welcome to join Fridays at Five Artist Zoom Call – to receive the private zoom link, contact Ellen Kodadek, Executive and Artistic Director of Flushing Town Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org