2003-07-25 / Community

Rockaway Artists Present ‘Local Motion’

Rockaway Artists Present ‘Local Motion’

The Rockaway Artists Alliance, in partnership with the National Park Service/Gateway National Recreation Area, will present "Local Motion: The Sports of Fort Tilden, the Rockaways… and Beyond" thru August 31 at sTudio 7 Gallery in Fort Tilden. The exhibition presents the power and beauty of sports teamed with the love of community and family.

A reception with live music, entertainment, and refreshments will be held on Sunday, July 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A children’s reception, complete with hot dogs, popcorn, and soda, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The exhibit captures the essence of sports in a very special New York City neighborhood by the sea. This art exhibition widens its view to express the universal themes of athletics and to depict the action and excitement of athletes in many different venues.

"Local Motion" celebrates the games, teams, individuals, and supporters. But the artwork in "Local Motion" goes beyond the playing fields of the Rockaways to athletes like Larry Csonka and sporting events in individual settings.

"Local Motion" brings you the energy, enthusiasm, triumph, frustration, freedom and camaraderie that define sports. Ultimately it distills "sport" into a fine art. For it is the role of art to transcend the physical. "Local Motion" depicts not just the game, but also its profound significance to all who love it.

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