21.5.11

No Weekend Plans? Head To The LIC Arts Open

I zipped across the East River yesterday evening to check out photographer Jesse Winter's latest show, Edible Art LIC: 2011, part of the way-bigger-than I-thought LIC Arts Open--a week-long celebration of Long Island City's creative community. Jesse's show featured his richly-hued, personality-filled images of local chefs and their wares, and to make the opening even more special, some of his subjects had donated some of their fabulous cuisine. The sensory experience was pretty much complete.

And the few of us who stayed long enough discovered, thanks to the folks at M. Wells Diner, that caviar on brioche is a wonderful, wonderful thing!

Jesse's show is open all weekend, so if you're free, head on out to Long Island City, pop into his Ten10 Studios (located in a beautiful old two-story carriage house), then hit some of the numerous open studios and special events dotted around the neighborhood--it all promises to be wonderful!

The LIC Arts Open is scattered throughout Long Island City, Queens. Take the E train, as the 7 isn't running this weekend.

2 comments:

Valerie DiClerico said...

The food definitely completed the experience! :) It's a really fun show, regardless. It was ice to meet you at the opening!

Karissa Krenz said...

Thanks, Valerie! It was great to meet you, too! I actually took some friends back to the show Sunday...thought they had to see it!