|About Us (As A Group)
|Kenny Greenberg, Diane Hendry, and Louise Weinberg are artists & residents.of Hunters Point. They
have been collaborating on LIC art projects since 1989 when they
were founding members of the Hunters’
Point Artists Community (HPAC). HPAC
organized artists, created open studio weekends, secured spaces in
various locations, renovated them, then curated and installed
multiple locations for the next two years.
Later projects include one of the first online art projects, Art-O-Mat, a juried art competition in 1995. In 2002, Weinberg curated and organized an exhibition, MNEMONIC: a 9/11 Memorial Exhibition, with the able assistance of Greenberg’s considerable computer expertise. Artists submitted works from all over the world and this exhibition took place at the Atrium Gallery of LaGuardia Community College in
They helped conceive & develop ArtFrenzy - a massive area wide LIC arts exhibition in 2000 with the Long Island City Business Development Corporation and the Queens Council on the Arts. Hendry designed the well known Long Island City Art Loop Map. Greenberg created the ArtFrenzy Community web gallery.
They have also been community advisors to NYDesigns - LaGuardia Community Collage’s Business Incubator Program, the Long Island City Cultural Alliance, Center for an Urban Future, and other local organizations.
About Us (Individually)
|Diane Hendry is a landscape and garden designer, home
and interior designer, clothing designer, local community activist, and homeowner (with
example, her tireless efforts resulted in the beautiful trees on
Louise Weinberg works in diverse media from painting to sculpture to photography. In addition, Weinberg is an independent curator, having organized and curated over 20 exhibitions for such venues as
Kenny Greenberg has owned and operated Krypton Neon in Long Island City since 1981. His neon set creations are seen regularly on Broadway stages, in feature films, and network TV. He has also exhibited neon art in public spaces including Socrates Scultpure Park and The Hudson River Museum.
|Art-O-Mat - LIC
is the latest
incarnation of a long collaborative process of artistic endeavors with
of community outreach and involvement.
The current project at
Art-O-Mat has mounted over 26 exhibitions since 2005 and sold the works of over a hundred artists. But we are nowing closing our doors as of May 31, 2009.
Info is here and will be updated over the summer.