Spring into the Arts is a Sring fundraiser and art auction for Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) All proceeds will go to support JCAL's scholarship fund. The Standing Ovation African Diva figures will be auctioned off during the evening. The Standing Ovation: The African Diva project is created by artist Margaret Rose Vendryes, a site specific public installation for Jamaica Performing Arts Center. With its cultural significance as a central space for the Southeast Queens community to enjoy live performances, JPAC is the perfect home for Vendryes' work. JCAL, who operates JPAC, has been holding space and presenting diverse cultural programs for the last 47 years. As the one and only multi-disciplinary urban arts center in Southeast Queens, JCAL has earned a reputation for showcasing local and international artists and performers, inspiring youth to take an interest in the arts, and creating dynamic multicultural programs that engage all generations and local residents. "The Stand Ovation African Diva Project in commissioned by the Queens Council on the Arts, funded by NYC Regional Economic Development Council in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, with additional support from the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs."