May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM
What is HERE?
What is GONE?
What in your life is HERE & GONE?
Astoria-based artist, Yelena Tylkina, illustrated the Queens “Here & Gone” Highlights – Westinghouse Time Capsule, North Beach, Astoria Pool Sentinels, and The First Photocopy – for our upcoming show in this gorgeous piece of artwork.
For the FIRST time, our four storytellers participated in a generative workshop using Queens history to inspire their true tales, which included responding to this visual prompt by answering the questions above.
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate No, YOU Tell It!’s 11-year anniversary than with our FIRST Flushing Town Hall grant! The 2023 Queens Community Arts Grant sparked our partnership with the Greater Astoria Historical Society and paved the way for this artistic collaboration with Yelena Tylkina.
Check out the other Flushing Town Hall 2023 Community Arts Grant recipients HERE.
Love the image as much as we do? Good news! A full-size tapestry will be on display at the show, plus a chance to win story trivia prizes featuring the Queens “Here & Gone” artwork.
Can’t wait? View more of Yelena’s artwork via Fine Art America.
Yelena Tylkina lives and works in NYC as a professional artist, curator, and arts advocate. She produces fine art, design, illustration, and fashion. Yelena’s artwork takes on the fascinating and perhaps perplexing nexus where public persona and inner experience meet. The unbridled obscenity of our feelings, desires, and secrets is carefully inspected and sorted out in her souvenir-like presentations where she transforms travesty to destiny and, via tragedy, to ultimate ecstasy. Tylkina also writes prose, short stories in the style of magical realism, and is a prolific poet. To date, she has had over a hundred exhibitions including sixteen museum shows. She has also appeared on several television and radio programs in the USA and Europe and her work has been the subject of focus in many articles in art magazines and newspapers, including “Noticias de Arte,” “Manhattan Art International,” “Russian Bazaar,” “Metro,” “Forward,”’ “Evening New York,” “Jewish World,” “Hellas News,” TV RUS, ARU.TV, ONT.BY, El Mundo, Vanity Fair, New York Times, NY1, and Belarus1.