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The Living Museum at Creedmoor in Queens Village to Host Open House on Thursday, March 7

The Living Museum, located on the grounds of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, is home to a sprawling collection of art created by people living with mental illness. The spaces where the artists bring their ideas to life and present works in a range of styles and media are as inspiring and creative as the art itself. Featured above is a segment of the studio space of former Creedmoor patient and the wonderfully talented multi-disciplinary artist Issa Ibrahim. Below are several more photos taken during a recent visit.  Featured are artists’ spaces, projects and even a wild indoor garden.

Steven Spagnoli’s artwork

A wondrously wild indoor garden

Paula Brooks’ canvas in progress

John Tursi aka Dirty Tursi’s work space

And just outside

This Thursday, March 7th, the Living Museum, 80-45 Winchester Blvd, will host an Open House from 2 — 4pm, where you will have the opportunity to tour the spaces, meet many of the artists and greet its remarkable director, Dr. Janos Marton. If you can’t make it to Thursday’s Open House, you can arrange a visit at another date and time by calling 718-264-3490.

Post and photos by arts educator and photographer Rachel Fawn Alban