2001-04-07 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

by Susan Hartenstein

From The Artists Studio
Rockaway Artists Alliance

"Out of Towners," RAA’s first sTudio-6 Gallery exhibition exclusively featuring the work of artists from outside the peninsula, opens Saturday, April 21 and runs through May 13. The opening reception will be April 21 from 2- 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1- 5 p.m. or by appointment. Bringing together the exciting new work of four diverse women artists, the exhibit is curated by Kate Judge and is presented in conjunction with Gateway National Recreation Area. It will include workshops designed to reach segments of Rockaway’s population least exposed to the expressive and professional potential of the arts.

Saturday, April 7 spend a day of poetry and art beginning in a park and ending on the bay. From 12 noon to 3 p.m., the Tinker Magazine celebrates the printing of its fifth issue with a release party, art installation and poetry reading in the Adapted Aquatic Area in Fort Tilden (the building behind RAA’s building T-7.) If the weather is poor, the event will be held in sTudio-6. From 3 - 6 p.m. join the Rockaway Artists Friday Night Art Group as it presents its annual Bungalow Art Open House at East 12 Road in Broad Channel. On exhibit will be a year of new work. For information and exact directions, contact RAA.

Special thanks to Lydia Greenblatt and the Community School District 27 media crew for their excellent video of RAA’s arts education programs in this school district’s public schools over the last four or five years. The video was aired on WNYC-TV, QPTV and Manhattan Cable and will be showing up periodically on local stations. So watch for familiar faces.

Patrick Antonelle has a one-man show running until April 28 at "Rochester’s", 67 Wall Street in Manhattan. Hours are Monday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning April 12 and running through May 11, this respected American Impressionist will participate in a group show at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, 5th Avenue at 64th Street, 3rd floor. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The opening reception will be Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

A reminder that master printer, artist and author Roni Henning is offering a workshop on the basics of silk screen monotype printmaking using non-toxic materials. The workshop is to be taught at sTudio-6, Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., date to be selected. To register and for further information, call the RAA office weekdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or email us at RockArt116@aol.com.

Don’t forget that there is a children’s poster and slogan competition starting at 12 noon on Earth day, April 22 outside sTudio-6, Fort Tilden. RAA is joining RTC and GNRA (sometimes it’s fun to play "Alphabet") in celebrating National Park Service Week 2001. Theme of the poster must be "to eliminate litter in our national parks." Size limit is 22" x 28". (Not of the child, of the poster.) Judging will take place at the event. First prize is a free registration in this summer’s Camp kidsmART.

Guest speaker at RAA’s general meeting this Monday is Roy Fox. Penipletentiary at Rufus King Manor Museum in Jamaica, Queens, Fox has had a varied and fascinating background, which includes being an art critic and the editor of Queens Council on the Arts’ "Artspy" publication. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at T-149 in Fort Tilden. New artworks will be displayed. All are welcome.

Bravo to Kate Judge, the Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra String Quartet and the Queens Museum of Art, and to the museum’s Philip Jackson, for the splendid "Hodgepodge" event presented on March 31. We look forward to more such collaborations.

Finally, congratulations and good luck to The Wave’s new editor-in-chief, Howard Schwach, to its new associate editor, Aaron Zeidman and to John McLoughlin in his new post as editor-in-chief of The Forum of South Queens. We wish them all much success.

Join us here next week when I may be a) me, or b) someone else, or c) all of the above.

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