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Posted by on Sep 25, 2006 in In the news |

Reis Studios in the news: “Bye Bye Manhattan”

Article originally appeared in Inside & Out Magazine, Summer 2006 By Valerie Plasmati Long Island City owes a lot to our fellow borough across the river.  So there’s thanking Manhattan for the exorbitant rents forcing a steady exodus of artists into our own backyard.  The arts, as a result, are thriving in Long Island City and at Juvenal Reis Studios where over 100 emerging and professional artists are producing a diversity of fresh, contemporary work.  Painters, sculptors, photographers, installation and video artists from sixteen countries are producing out in a supportive environment that began as a vision nearly twenty years ago. The man behind the vision is Brazilian artist Juvenal Reis.  In 1989 he came to the United States with stops in Miami and Texas before arriving in New York in 2001.  He immediately set out to fulfill a long –held dream – establishing an art community where he could pursue painting and be around other artists at the same time.  His timing though, couldn’t have been worse with...

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