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Bayside Historical Society's 12th Annual Art Show to Debut on Jan. 13

Event will include work from 35 local artists and a musical performance.

The Bayside Historical Society will host a reception for its 12th annual art show on Jan. 13 at Fort Totten.

The show, which will run through Jan. 27, includes the work of 35 artists, who are exhibiting two pieces each across a wide variety of formats, such as sculptures, mixed media, watercolors, paintings and photographs.

“There are both amateurs and professionals exhibiting,” said Allison McKay, the historical society’s archivist. “It’s a varied show. We asked the artists to put their best foot forward and give us whatever they are comfortable in producing.”

Subject matter for the show includes everything from still life and portraits to architectural drawings.

Participants include members of Douglaston’s National Art League as well as artists from Bayside and Flushing.

The Jan. 13 opening, which begins at 2 p.m., will include an awards presentation. The show’s judges are Amy Winter, who is the director of Queens College’s Godwin Ternbach Museum, and Neill Slaughter, a professor of art at C.W. Post.

The ceremony will be followed by a musical performance from Lindsay Megiddo, who will sing contemporary songs from Adele, Alicia Keys and others.

The event is free to historical society members and $8 for nonmembers.

Those interested in attending can reserve parking or just show up on the day of the event.

The historical society will also host a book signing on Feb. 1 as part of its Arcadia Publishing series and a jazz brunch on Feb. 10.

For more information, call the BHS at 718-352-1548. The society is located at 208 Totten Ave.

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