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LAGUARDIA AIRPORT ANNOUNCES ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT THE MARINE AIR TERMINAL

Date: May 02, 2018
Press Release Number: 74-2018

Advancing its commitment to the local community, LaGuardia Airport is partnering with the Queens Council on the Arts to offer five Queens-based artists the opportunity to showcase their work in the historic Marine Air Terminal (Terminal A).

The program, known as ‘QCA ArtPort,’ will invite each artist to spend a three-month period in residency, where they will hold regular open studio hours and invite travelers to view and discuss their work. The artists will receive a $3,000 stipend and have access to a 110-square-foot studio in the terminal’s rotunda.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Queens Council on the Arts in welcoming our passengers with an exciting artistic experience that reflects the borough’s diverse culture,” said LaGuardia General Manager Lysa Scully. “Travelers will gain an appreciation for the greater Queens community and the values that represent LaGuardia’s identity in the region.”

"We are delighted to provide travelers with an unexpected space where a working Artport residency artist can add a creative moment to their journey," said QCA Executive Director Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer.

This is the first time QCA will be partnering with the Port Authority, as they work together to support this traveler-focused experience at the Marine Air Terminal.

To learn more about the artists participating: https://www.queenscouncilarts.org/2018-qca-artport-artists-in-residence

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

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