2002-03-16 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance "Palindrome 2002"

By Susan Hartenstein

From The Artists Studio
Rockaway Artists Alliance
"Palindrome 2002" Opening Reception – March 23 – Music, Art & Poetry
By Susan Hartenstein

Visual, literary/literary, Visual. Palindrome 2002 – presented by the Rockaway Artists Alliance. An exhibition backward and forward – in neon, handmade paper, plaster, oil paint, watercolor, ceramic, glass, photography, collage, 3-D installation, digital print, poetry and prose.

Palindrome – n :a word, verse or sentence (as â018Able was I ere I saw Elba') that reads the same backward or forward.

An exhibition that displays visual art and literary art.

Palindrome 2002 – a verbal concept broadened to the visual realm, with some "poetic license."

A mountain reflected in an icy lake, poets reflecting on themselves, verse (and reverse) of an inner storm, writers mirroring life, mirrors mirroring mirrors, the abstracted symmetry of the human body in amazing digital print, neon ropes encased in a mirrored cube running into infinity, pottery looking inside and outside. Palindromes, reflections, self-reflections, mirrors, mirror images, doubles. Every which way and any which way you look or think.

This interactive exhibition invites the public to reflect on itself and this interactive exhibition.

Opening reception for this intriguing show is Saturday, March 23, 1-3 p.m. at sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area. Participating writers will read their works. An open mic invites writers whose poetry or prose fulfills the palindromic theme (or even if it doesn't) to read their works. Poets – please arrive at 12 noon for scheduling and review. Musical entertainment will compliment the visual and literary arts. Admission is free. Palindrome 2002 exhibition dates are March 16-April 14. sTudio 6 Gallery hours are Saturdays 12-5 p.m., Sundays 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. For information call the Rockaway Artists Alliance at 718 474-0861 or email: RockArt116@aol.com.

Palindrome 2002 was juried by Ursula Clark, curator of the annual BWAC outdoor sculpture show, and by Alice Rosenblitt, professor in the new Arts Administration Program at LaGuardia Community College. The exhibition is presented in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area. This national urban park provides beaches reflecting an expansive sky and wooded areas in which to meditate on life and on the beauty of the setting.

See you at the Fort.

P.S. Remember that the Art Frenzy and Remembering submission deadline for RAA exhibitions and special events is March 18.

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