Thursday, March 08, 2007

Jax Hts. art draws on diverse cultures

By Adam Pincus for Times Ledger, 03/08/2007

...The intense irises painted on plastic lids and arranged in a grid filling the plate-glass window of an art gallery in East Elmhurst draw a passer-by's eye like candy.

Eung Ho Park, 49, a Jackson Heights resident born in South Korea, created the work and several others either drawn or made of common objects now being exhibited in a show at Y Gallery until March 18...

...Park said his show at the gallery came about through serendipity. He was returning to his home in Jackson Heights after parking his car on 85th Street near the gallery last summer when the inaugural show in the gallery caught his eye.

He had his portfolio with him, showed it to Jurado and they hit if off, he said. That led to the show...

...Y Gallery, located at 32-70 85th St. in East Elmhurst, is the only fine art gallery in the area.

It opened in July 2006 to increase the presence of art and culture in the diverse neighborhood, (Curator Cecilia) Jurado said.

The show runs through March 18, when there will be a closing party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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