Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

February 9 - April 21, 2018


Specie Speaks! Open Mic Event

Sunday, March 10 2013
4:00 am - 6:30 am

On this afternoon, curators from the NLE TRaCtion program will be leading a tour of the exhibition "Specie." Teens will be performing their talents at an open mic session. And there will be snacks. BE THERE!


The Clock Tower
29-27 41st Ave
Long Island City, Queens

To sign-up for a performance slot or to RSVP contact:

Please include your name, age, and number of guests.

**If you are interested performing, don't forget to include your performance category! Performers will receive a special gift.**


When: March 10, 4-6:30pm

Where: 29-27 41st Avenue, Queens

Subway:  Queens Plaza M, E, R

Queensboro Plaza N, Q and 7

NLE TRaCTION is a new teen curatorial training program created by No Longer Empty and ArtsConnection.  Student curators work closely with the No Longer Empty and ArtsConnection teams to curate and produce their own exhibition within "How Much Do I Owe You?". The student artwork is chosen through submissions from ArtConnection’s Student Art Program, which has partnered with a number of high schools, including a few in Long Island City. The work of ten to fifteen student artists will be exhibited, reflecting on themes of currency, value and exchange from the perspectives of high school teens.  NLE Curator Manon Slome is working closely with the curators, training them in public curation and art selecting; Project Manager Charlotte Caldwell has spoken with them about installation and art handling; Program Director Jodie Dinapoli will guide them in outreach, community engagement and programming.


The show will be on view during How Much Do I Owe You's normal exhibition hours: Dec 12 - March 13,  Thursday-Monday, 1-7pm. 

Download exhibition checklist here

Curatorial Team: Jessica Bain- Midwood High School, Maya Fell- Birch Wathen Lenox School, Ralphie Irizarry III- School of the Future,  Stephenie Nan- Brooklyn Technical High School, Ada Wolin- Bard high School Early College and Margot Yale- Stuyvesant High School.

Schools exhibiting works: 

High School of Economics and Finance, Manhattan Hunter Science High School , Newcomers High School , Jonathan Levin High School , Newtown High School , Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, South Bronx Preparatory High School , Brooklyn High School of the Arts , Edward R. Murrow High School , Long Island City High School ,High School for Arts and Business.

RSVP Related Exhibition:  How Much Do I Owe You?

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