From The Artists Studio… Without further ado… Queens Millennium Festival Month Long Arts Celebration with the Rockaway Artists Alliance in the Rockaways (All events to take place in Fort Tilden unless otherwise specified) Saturday, Septe
From The Artists Studio…
Without further ado…
Queens Millennium Festival
Month Long Arts Celebration with the
Rockaway Artists Alliance in the Rockaways
(All events to take place in Fort Tilden unless otherwise specified)
Saturday, September 30
Labyrinth opening 12:00 noon
Sunday, October, 1
sTudio-6 exhibition opening 1:00 p.m. reception
Saturday, October 7
Artists’ studio walking tour with Time not yet determined
Denis Macrae and Roy Fox – Meet at Beach Club – includes Patrick Clark’s
Glassworks and Yuri Yurov’s gallery
Independent short film screening 7:00 p.m.
Spoken word event sponsored by 8:00 p.m. reception
QCA – Poetry Slam
Sunday, October 8
Mask making 1-3 p.m. refreshments
Saturday, October 14
Sculpture walk designed by 14 Sculptors 1:00 p.m. refreshments
Bird walk with Denis Macrae 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15
Stories by the sea 1:30 p.m.
Children’s reception 2:30 p.m.
Dance performance 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 21
The Art of Bird Watching walk at Fort Tilden- 10:00 a.m.
Denis Macrae and GNRA’s Nancy Corona -- includes comparison of art in different field guides.
Networking costume party 8 to late party
Come as your favorite work of art
All artists, friends and philanthropists
Sunday, October 22
The art of Louis Tiffany – talk by 1:00 p.m.
Stained glass artist Patrick Clark –Tiffany window – Russell Sage Church
Includes stained glass demonstration
Animal Afternoon 2:00 p.m.
Drawing workshop 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 28
Afternoon of high art with music 3:00 p.m. reception
Queens high school artists slide show
Tuesday, October 31
(Schedule subject to change)
More details regarding these events will follow in later columns. You may also contact the RAA office at 260 Beach 116 street or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you know by now if you are a regular reader of this column, Queens Millennium 2000 is an initiative coming out of the Office of the Borough President and the Queens Historical Society, and coordinated by the Queens Council on the Arts. It is bringing the arts and artists of Queens together in a year long celebration. RAA has been chosen to host this celebration in October. Fort Tilden will be filled with the art of various disciplines. Artists from other parts of the borough and from other parts of the world will be exhibiting in Gateway National Recreational Park. Business and political leaders and citizens from outside Rockaway will have the opportunity to see the beauty and talent this area has to offer.
Four sculptors have already installed pieces in Fort Tilden. Ursula Clark’s "Dry Dock" and Richard Brachman’s "Hull" can be seen along Shore Road. Both artists were very excited to show their "nautical works" for the first time in such an appropriate setting. Lila Ryan and Allan Cyprys installed their sculptures behind building T-7, the first of the "14 Sculptors" group who will be bringing their creations to display in Rockaway this fall. RAA’s Esther Grillo is a member of this group.
Saturday, October 7 at noon at 104 street and Shore Front parkway the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place for "The Deep". This is the third of Esther Grillo’s wave bus shelter murals to decorate this peninsula. Parks Commissioner Harold Stern is scheduled to appear. The reception will be held at 1 p.m. at Almost Paradise Diving Center on Beach 9 street, on the ocean side.
Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 the Rockaway Music and Arts Council holds its annual arts and crafts festival in Riis Park. This is always a special event, bringing together a variety of artists, artisans and entertainers. RMAC and RAA are jointly presenting an exhibition on the fence in front of the bathhouse. Geoff Rawling will gather his usual throng of "children of all ages" for the creation of a mural near the bathhouse. RAA will set up its information table near both these events. RAA members wishing to enter work in the fence show or displaying work at the info table, please contact me directly or through the RAA office. A maximum of three pieces may be entered in the fence show.
Join the artists of Rockaway this autumn in presenting some of the best this community has to offer.