2003-08-22 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

by Susan Hartenstein
From The Artists Studio by Susan Hartenstein


Students from the P.S. 1 High School to Art School portfolio development program, outside sTudio 6, FortTilden.Students from the P.S. 1 High School to Art School portfolio development program, outside sTudio 6, FortTilden.

Unrequited young love and lust. Sound like a movie of the last 20 years? Nope. "A Summer Place" was released in 1959 and starred those two blonder-than-blond, pure-as-the-driven-snow heartthrobs – Troy Donahue and Sandra Dee. Written, directed and produced by Delmer Daves, it was a film with which almost every teenager could identify. And now for the Answer of the Week to the Question of Last Week: the theme to "A Summer Place" was composed by Max Steiner, one of the most talented and popular of film composers. Rent the film sometime. Though it takes you back to a particular era, it is surprisingly mature for the late 50’s.

"Two trains, a bus and sand in my shoes" was the exhibition culminating the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center High School to Art School portfolio development program that was taught, this year in RAA’s sTudio 7. The exhibition took place Wednesday evening, August 13. It included an impressive collection of drawings, paintings and collage, as well as excerpts from student writing. Rockaway Artists Alliance congratulates all the students on their work and Bill Beirne of P.S.1, who organized the program. P.S. 1 is the leading contemporary art center in the country. This program is part of its efforts to encourage young, emerging artists. We are proud that RAA was chosen as the site of this year’s portfolio development program and hope it will be back again next year.

RAA has been in partnership with the NYPD through the Weed and Seed Program to produce a mural on the Madison Boys and Girl’s Club at Beach 41 Street and Beach Channel Drive. The art design is by Leigh Walls and the concept design is by MS 198 student Michael Blamo. Look for its installation within a few weeks.


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