Emerging Artists In LIC

leis(Left): Artist Danny Quirk body-painted at Space Gallery during the first annual Long Island City Emerging Artists Festival, which opened Friday. Throughout the festival, Space Gallery showcased eclectic pieces from a number of artists, from Quirk’s renowned photorealistic paintings to work from Ken Husband, an artist still displaced by and grappling with Superstorm Sandy. (Right): Artists live-painted head-to-head in “artclash,” one of the many events at the first annual Emerging Artists Fesitval, which opened Friday in Long Island City. “Artclash” took place at Nesva Hotel, alongside a pop-up gallery, an outdoor DJ and a slew of mingling artists. Other festival venues included Vespa Queens, which held live street art performances, and Space Gallery.