2001-01-13 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

From The Artists Studio

From The Artists Studio

“Bow Bridge – Central Park West”, painting by Patrick Antonelle. One of 12 new seasonal images in Antonelle’s 2001 calendar. 
“Bow Bridge – Central Park West”, painting by Patrick Antonelle. One of 12 new seasonal images in Antonelle’s 2001 calendar.

By Susan Hartenstein

Remaining submission dates for "Interior – Exterior," RAA’s next sTudio-6 exhibition, are Sunday, January 14 1-4 p.m. and Monday, January 15 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) 4-6 p.m. in building T-6, Fort Tilden. Contact me or Martha Killian for submission guidelines. Each general meeting brings new members to RAA. Each exhibition brings their intriguing new energies and visions to our growing audience. We continue to encourage our most recent "RAAites" to bring their artwork for "Interior – Exterior." This is what helps keep our organization fresh and interesting. Membership dues are now $25 per year. They remain $50 per year for RAA teaching consultants.

Marlene Eckhardt, who joined recently, presented a slide show of her work at the January 8 general meeting. Her accompanying talk intimately and eloquently exposed the complexities of the creative process. Her slides revealed the work of a talented and adventurous artist.

Call to RAA artists – Queens Museum of Art, RAA and the Forest Hills String Quartet will present a slide show of RAA artwork accompanied by live music. Please submit multi-media slides ASAP. Contact Kate Judge at the RAA office or email at wowthem@juno.com. Last April these three organizations presented a slide show, which Kate edited. This event was a brilliant collaborative effort, showcasing the talents of all involved.

Call to filmmakers – IndieDVD invites you to submit your film, free of charge, to be put in the Amazon.com DVD Store. If interested, you may visit the IndieDVD site at http://www.indieDVD.com to find out how to submit your film. They will pay the postage. If it is accepted, they will press the film onto a DVD, complete with a commentary track telling your story and put the film up for sale on Amazon.com. IndieDVD states that they control only the DVD rights. They further state that the filmmaker receives "the spotlight," the financial benefits and artistic control of the product, while IndieDVD enjoys fostering new talent, providing the public with quality independent films and increasing the visibility of the independent filmmaker.

Patrick Antonelle has published a 2001 calendar with 12 new 8 x 10 seasonal images. Call the RAA office to find out how to acquire this beautiful collection of Antonelle paintings you will likely wish to keep long after the year is over.

At the Queens Museum of Art, Musica Reginae Productions presents "Reflections of the Tiffany Era" on January 20 at 2 p.m. The performance features music popular during the time of Louis Comfort Tiffany. This was an era of great and innovative musical achievement by the likes of Scott Joplin and Fritz Kreisler. The program includes commentary by Musica Regina artistic director David Close and is free with museum admission. The performance is in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition, "Tiffany Behind the Glass," about which you read in this column some time ago. This unique exhibit runs only through January 29. It examines the complete process of construction, manufacture, marketing and conservation of lamp and window productions from the Tiffany studio in Corona, Queens. It includes explorations of Tiffany’s unique raw materials, innovative techniques and marketing concepts, as well as the work of four leading Tiffany designers. Visitors may create a glass design of their choice. QMA is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Contact them to find out more about this and other exciting exhibits, lectures and film presentations at the museum.

Be sure to catch the opening on January 20 from 4-6 p.m. of Walter Gurbo’s ‘We God’s Clowns’- paintings and giclee prints, at Theatre for the New City, 155 1st avenue, Manhattan. The show runs through March 31. FYI – giclee prints are archival limited edition high color prints. I didn’t know either till Walter clued me in.

Try something new this week. Visit a museum you’ve never been to. Savor a dish you’ve never had the courage to taste. Draw something even though you’ve never drawn before. Heck, get a new pair of glasses. Shake it up a little. The whole world will seem fresher. Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy.

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