Monday, January 3, 2011

Kew Gardens Children's Photo Show Jan 14th!

You are invited to a lovely community event, the Kew Gardens Children's Photo Show at the Q Gardens Gallery.


Kew Gardens Children’s Photo Show at the Q Gardens Gallery
Kew Gardens Children Photograph Their Community!
The LIRR speeding away from the Kew Gardens station, inside and outside looking at the snow covering familiar streets, younger sister under a big umbrella, the playground without any children, mom rushing along Queens Boulevard, the quietness of Maple Grove Cemetery, the beauty of the neighborhood architecture when the sun is going down.

To view these photographs and many others taken by Kew Gardens children, K-6 grade, please join us at the Kew Gardens Children’s Photo Show at the Q Gardens Gallery (80-61 Lefferts Blvd, Kew Gardens,
(347) 494-5704, This dynamic group show will be on view from Friday, January 14- Saturday, February 5, 2011. Gala Opening Reception (with a kid friendly menu) on Friday, January 14, 4:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday, January 15, 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Photographs hold an honored place in our homes, family albums, and help to comprise our history. It is a rare opportunity for children to photograph their community and then to have their photos professionally displayed in a gallery. The photos say as much about them as about what they photographed, from their own point of view. Ron Marzlock, supporter of the arts and owner of the Q Gardens Gallery, immediately embraced the project because it was "an opportunity for children to look at their community, to capture their special moments photographically and to possibly discover talents that they didn't know they had."

The mission of the project seems to have been accomplished! In the words of Shana Block, one of the participating photographers, "If you look at things closely they can be beautiful even though you might not have thought so at first.

I found it easier to take still life photos over moving objects. Squirrels move too fast! I picked photos that had feeling and an interesting composition. "
Sponsored by a New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods Grant awarded by the Citizens Committee for New York City to the Kew Gardens Improvement Association, Inc., over 40 photos will be enlarged and displayed and … each one has a story to tell.

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