“Exiles from history…” Elmhurst Literary Mural, NYC

The Invisible City (Miriam and Laura) The basis of this work was built upon the uniting cultures of the city of New York and specifically Elmhurst, Queens. Pete Hamill the author of The Invisible City wrote a collection of personal short stories about the people of New York and his book also included intimate sketches … Continue reading “Exiles from history…” Elmhurst Literary Mural, NYC


J.D. Salinger, Elmhurst Literary Mural, NYC

  The Catcher In The Rye (Stephanie and Anthony) Our Illustration was inspired by Catcher of the Rye by J.D. Salinger. In the book, the narrator articulates a scene where Holden Caulfield says, “he pictures all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and he has to catch everybody if … Continue reading J.D. Salinger, Elmhurst Literary Mural, NYC

“With Brave Wings We Fly” Elmhurst Literary Mural, NYC

Pedro Juan Soto, Spiks  (Dayana y Santiago) For the Elmhurst Literary Mural Project we decided to create the image that would be based on Pedro Juan Soto’s book ‘Spiks’, yet would be understandable and relative to all the people in the city. The book that our mural is based on is filled with numerous stories … Continue reading “With Brave Wings We Fly” Elmhurst Literary Mural, NYC


For Barco de Papel Cultural Center, art and culture constitute two of the fundamental pillars for the development of our community. For this reason, we invite our community to enjoy the "Elmhurst Literary Visual Mural" project that is displayed along Broadway Avenue between Cornish and Whitney Avenue, a block away from Elmhurst Avenue subway station … Continue reading ELMHURST LITERARY VISUALS MURAL


TRAILER RANDOM KITCHEN We are glad to share this trailer on our Community Art Project Random Kitchen  as an advance of the full documented film of this project that has taken place in Jackson Heights, Queens. We want to thank Voces Latinas as a community partner for their support  in this art project. Click here … Continue reading RANDOM KITCHEN

Call for Volunteer Artists.

The Visual Arts Program of Centro Cultural Barco de Papel invites visual artists to join the volunteer team of the program. The areas of work are the following: * Transcribe texts for grants * Translate English Spanish English  * Graphic design  * Video edition  * Assembling of art projects Send your application with your resume … Continue reading Call for Volunteer Artists.

2nd Edition Queens Art Night

Last Sunday, March 26th 2017, the second exhibition of QUEENS ART NIGHT of the Visual Art Program of Barco de Papel Cultural Center took place. The featured artists this time were: Anais Sierra (Puerto Rican) and Giovanni Torres (Ecuador). Anais Sierra considers her work as tribal art with which she honors her African heritage. Giovanni … Continue reading 2nd Edition Queens Art Night