Project Title: New Jamaica Flags
Project Description: Reuben Lorch-Miller interconnects his art practice and teaching experience as an educator working in District 29 public schools. Taking on the role of artist-as-facilitator, Lorch-Miller will collaborate with students to create a series of neighborhood flag designs for Jamaica, Queens. The selected designs will be produced as full-scale flags, to be flown along the pedestrian plaza of the 165th Street Mall.
How to Participate: Sign up for the workshop series! Capped at 10 students - sign up now!
"Public Art Workshop: Designing a Neighborhood Flag"
Wednesdays 4 - 5:30 pm
For Students Grades 4-12. Free!
Join in this four-part online art workshop with artist and educator Reuben Lorch-Miller in developing flags for the neighborhood. As part of the J-Flux 2021 art exhibition, this is an exciting opportunity. Your designs might even be transformed into actual flags that will be flown publicly for all to see.
If you could design a flag for Southeast, Queens, what might it look like?
How might you condense a diverse identity and place into a unified image using of shapes, images, text and color? Neighborhood identity can be contentious, flexible and a place of pride and community. Concepts of collectivity can often be messy and incomplete. However, we are all connected. What might this connection look like?
As part of this project, all participants’ artwork will be included in the J-Flux art exhibition in May 2021 at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. Final designs will be considered for inclusion in the public art component, Summer 2021.
In this workshop you will gain experience with:
• contemporary visual art
• graphic design
• collaborative processes
• symbolism and meaning
• public art
• social and political history
• community engagement
Art Supplies List:
• White paper to draw on (lined notebook paper is ok too)
• Something to add color (markers, pens, color pencils, crayons, etc. )
To register click the link below or email Juan Carlos Salinas at or Naomi Kuo at for more information.
Reuben Lorch-Miller is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has had an active studio practice for over 25 years. He has also worked as an arts educator in New York City for the last eight years, working with non-profits and in the public schools. He has taught students from pre-K to elder adults. Since May, he has been running remote art workshops online.