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Professional Development Series #2

by LIC Arts Open

Wed, August 14, 2019. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

LIC Arts Open presents "Professional Development Series" as a series of workshops for the public to think and learn about being an artist. Please note that the talks are free but a donation of $5 for the speaker is suggested.

LIC Arts Open is proud to present the Professional Development Series. The idea behind creating the Professional Development Series was to create a series of workshops similar to TED Talks as LIC Arts Open’s way to give back to the community. Each workshop will have a guest speaker come and discuss a specific topic, providing information and insight from the speaker’s own experiences for others. We plan to present a new workshop every second Wednesday night of the month. There is a suggested donation of $5, which will go to the speaker of the night, and be RSVP only with limited spots available.

Their second workshop takes place at Alterworks in Astoria and our Guest Speaker is Sculptor Peter Goldwater who is also an instructor at the wonderful Brickhouse Ceramics space in LIC. Peter's is an accomplished potter but he regards his work as sculpture and this becomes apparent when you see his body of work.

In this talk Peter will discuss the essential differences between ceramics that are primarily functional and what sets certain work as fine art ceramics.

Cost: Free or $5 donation

RSVP: Tickets


Pro•to•type Opening Night

Thursday, August 15th, 2019


Join us for the opening of Pro•to•type, an exhibition that explores the creative process with 20 different artists of multiple disciplines who will share with you everything that comes before the finished piece and is absolutely essential to it. This is a unique take on art that concentrates on the artist rather then the finished piece and asks the ultimate question of what sets us apart and compels us to make.