Knockdown Center is an immersive gallery and contemporary performance space in Maspeth, Queens, known for showcasing innovative and challenging formats of art and visual media. The building itself, named for the Knock-Down door frame that was invented at the site in 1956, has witnessed a tremendous degree of transformation in its more than 100 years of functional existence. So, too, has the audience of revelers who wander the expansive halls, emerging renewed and recharged as a result of any one of the transfixing exhibits that take place.
Sarasota, Florida, can elicit many different images: sunny beaches, lush golf courses, groves of orange trees. The possibilities are endless – it’s a veritable paradise for outsiders looking to escape the year-round doldrums.
Boise, Idaho is a fascinating city of great cultural significance, offering scenic vistas of lush, open landscapes, and many of the urban comforts available in any major downtown metropolis. It is also home to one characteristically charming feature that is a cheeky and apropos nod to nostalgia and local history – and one that should be experienced by travelers from all walks of life.
It’s never too early to consider turning your hobby (no matter how creative) into a bona fide career. It helps, of course, if your hobby is a visual-heavy avocation that allows you to chronicle your progress and share your talents with the world via social media.
If you plan on visiting Washington, D.C., you are in for a fantastic getaway. The historic city features a long list of exciting attractions – not all of which revolve around the White House (but you’ll want to check that out, too). Take your holiday somewhere between late March and late May to experience near-perfect weather, and be sure to visit as many of these points of interest as possible.
Nestled in the unincorporated community of Unger, West Virginia, lies an expansive parcel of property. A closer look at this property offers passersby a perplexing albeit familiar slice of Americana: the roadside attraction. Massive fiberglass figures, including a lumberjack, a couple of Muffler Men, even Yogi Bear, jut out from the landscape, greeting people from a long-forgotten era
Utah, as a whole, is a unique state, complete with some of the most beautiful national parks and friendly people in the country. It’s no surprise that $9.75 billion is spent in the state by tourists annually. For road trippers who are looking for an excellent destination to explore on a cross-country trip, Utah provides endless options. Southern Utah, specifically, has its own wealth of fantastic tourist destinations for road trippers who love hiking and exploring nature. These eight travel destinations in Southern Utah are must-see places to stop.
Born in Sanderson, Texas, Escamilla first realized his love of visual arts via comic books. An early interest in college basketball took a backseat when he discovered that Texas Western College (now the University of Texas at El Paso) offered art education as a degree. From there, Alberto Escamilla pursued his passion – and never looked back.
When most people think of Elvis Presley, they picture him in his famous Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee – a symbol of opulence and prestige. It may come as a surprise, however, that the “King” wasn’t born into the wealthy lifestyle that was virtually synonymous with his fame.
Stretching for 275 glistening square miles across the diverse landscape of New Mexico, White Sands National Park is a natural wonder, unlike any other in the United States. Its pristine sands seem to undulate in waves and patterns that change almost imperceptibly, but continuously.