Independent Curators, Krista Scenna, of Brooklyn's Ground Floor Gallery and Carolina Peñafiel, of Local Project in Queens, are thrilled to welcome the historic Cigar Factory back to Long Island City with a new generation of makers: New York City’s talented emerging artists!
The exhibition pays homage to the Cigar Factory's past as a thriving network of local makers by inviting New York City’s living artists - the current generation of makers to show original art works made with or on paper in all media.
Cigar manufacturing was a dominant industry in New York City from the late 19th century into the early 20th century. Established in 1896, The De Nobili Cigar Factory in Long Island City operated for decades, employing thousands of local makers to roll and pack the tobacco by hand until the factory moved operations outside of New York City in 1960. In 2017, the former industrial hub was repurposed to a modern, mixed-use creative space.
Enjoy refreshments while meeting New York City's vibrant artist community.
Welcome Party: Thursday, June 21, 5 - 9pm
Friday, June 29th: 3-8pm
Thursday, July 12th: 3-8pm
Saturday, July 14th: 12-6pm
Closing Party: Thursday, July 19th, 5 - 9pm
Private viewings will be available through July 21, 2018.
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