LIC-A Hosts 8 LOVES, St. Valentine’s Day Party & New Exhibition

The Plaxall Gallery

Feb. 14, 2017, 06:00 pm

5-25 46th Avenue
Phone (917) 287-3093

LIC-A will host 8 LOVES Valentine’s Day Event on Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 6:00 pm to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, 8 LOVES, at the PLAXALL Gallery. 8 LOVES is a special Valentines’ exhibition showcasing until March 4th honoring the ancient Greek philosophy of love and distinctively curated with art that fits each of the 8 Greek categories of love: Eros – love of the body; Philia – love of the mind; Storage – love of the child; Ludus – playful love; Pragma – longstanding love; Philautia – love of the self; Agape – love of the soul; and Mania – obsessive love.

The 8 LOVES Valentine’s Day Event will feature live performances from Broad Comedy, Dirt [contained], BECCS, poet Audrey Wildfire Dimola with dance accompaniment from Artemis Stamouli of Alvin Ailey Dance School, a Greek Guitarist, and a special complimentary life-drawing class with live models fashioned with costumes and make-up by local Long Island City designers.

8 LOVES Valentine’s Day Event will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm at LIC-A’s PLAXALL Gallery located at 5-25 46th Avenue in LIC, New York, 11102. $20 tickets will be sold at the door or preorder online,

LIC-A’s 8 LOVES exhibition will run through Sunday, March 4th at the PLAXALL Gallery. Gallery hours are Thursdays 6:00 pm -10:00 pm and Saturdays/Sundays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Although most cultures today have a limited vocabulary for comprehending love, the enlightened philosophers of ancient Greece observed eight various terms for affection. A wealth of knowledge developed to describe each one. With this profound understanding, a broad spectrum of thought could be drawn upon when forming relationships. Knowledge is power, and many naïve lovers of today become blinded under an opaque blanket of undue emotion. The 8 LOVES of ancient Greek philosophy remains a school of thought that teaches the conscious-mind to understand the passions of the heart, fueling a self-awareness to better maintain enduring love.

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