From The Artists Studio
Rockaway Artists Alliance
By Susan Hartenstein
Due to popular demand and to help combat the summertime blahs, we present the All-American Super Patriotic Only a Little Late for July 4 Rockaway Artists Alliance Test Your Art Knowledge Quiz. So take a deep breath and here goes:
- Andrew Wyeth has a son who is also a famous artist. Name him.
- Andrew Wyeth’s father was a famous illustrator. Can you name this respected artist?
- This painter of "American Gothic" used his sister and his dentist as the models for this homage to small-town America. Name him.
- An important influence on American Pop Art, this artist created the painting "Three Flags" (a painting of three American flags) using the medium of encaustic. Name him.
- Albert Bierstadt came to this country as a child. His huge paintings, such as "The Rocky Mountains", were romanticized views of the 19th century American wilderness. In what country was Bierstadt born?
- Yes, we all know the famous painting of George Washington that was used as the basis for the portrait on the one-dollar bill. But do you remember who painted it?
- This artist was famous for his paintings and sculptures of the American West. "Bronco Buster" is one of these sculptures. Name the artist.
- Name the "school" of artists famous for being the first group of landscape painters in America. Early members of the group painted scenes from the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley. (Hint, hint).
- Born in Philadelphia, this American invented the mobile. His works ranged in height from 1-½ inches to 12 feet. Name him.
- Another important "practitioner" of American Pop Art, this artist produced a painting entitled "In the Car", a blow-up comic strip of a man and woman riding in the front seat of an automobile. Name him.
Answers will appear in next week’s column.
This Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, is your last chance to see The Rockaway Theatre Company’s USO Show. It’s lots of fun and the cast includes two RAA members – a tall, thin Englishman and a redheaded columnist.
Tuesday, August 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in sTudio-6 (T-6, Fort Tilden) the Queens Council on the Arts will hold a NYSCA grants seminar pertaining to applications for year 2001 individual and organization NYSCA grants. First time applicants must attend a seminar in order to be eligible.
The Shack Attack is coming. August 1 from 12 to 4 p.m., in conjunction with "Night Out Against Crime", RAA with Geoff Rawling will redecorate the lifeguard shack on Beach 117 street and the boardwalk. Children of all ages and parents are invited to participate. Come dressed to paint. This Shack Attack will take place with the support of the 100 Precinct Community Council, the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, Community Board 14, Brown’s Hardware, West End Realty, The Wave, and The Beach Club.
RAA member Janet Brady’s mother, Alice Jenkusky, passed away. To Janet and her family we send our love and our condolences.
Have a peaceful and productive week. Enjoy.