2004-04-16 / Community

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance
by Susan Hartenstein


“Chinese Fan Dance,” one of the digital photo/artworks in “Jeff Berman: Art of the 21st Century” at Studio 7 Gallery, May 1 to May 23.“Chinese Fan Dance,” one of the digital photo/artworks in “Jeff Berman: Art of the 21st Century” at Studio 7 Gallery, May 1 to May 23.

Coming soon: "Galápagos Face to Face: The Photography of Holly Gordon" (sTudio 6) and "Jeff Berman: Art of the 21st Century" (sTudio 7). The opening reception for both is Sunday, May 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be live classical and jazz/rock entertainment. Admission is free. Both exhibits run May 1-May 23. More about the exhibits next week.

The downloadable prospectus and entry form for "Dialogue with Nature: Visual and Literary Expressions" is now available on the RAA website. Eligible are original visual and literary works of all media and genres exploring any relationship between the artist and nature. The literary pieces must be no longer than 500 words per piece. Submission deadline is May 14. The exhibition runs June 12 to July 3. Visit the website for complete details.

It’s Grants-Time again! Or at least, Grantwriting Workshop Time. Each year Queens Council on the Arts gives a series of workshops designed to provide in-depth instruction in both writing and budget preparation for grant proposals for the Queens Community Arts Fund (QCAF). QCAF provides non-profit organizations and individual artists with support through a competitive application process. Organizations must be Queens based, non profit, in existence for at least one year and provide cultural programming in Queens. Individual artists must live in Queens. In the coming weeks I will keep you apprised of the full workshop schedule, when it becomes available. For now, mark your calendars that on Thursday, September 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. there will be an application seminar for individual artists at sTudio 6 Gallery in Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area. Anyone applying for a grant must attend a seminar. Stay tuned.

Applications for Camp kidsmART have gone out. If you are interested and have not received an application, contact the RAA office. Teens interested in summer employment, please call the office.


“Mongolian Dancer,” one of the digital photo/artworks in “Jeff Berman: Art of the 21st Century” at Studio 7 Gallery, May 1 to May 23.“Mongolian Dancer,” one of the digital photo/artworks in “Jeff Berman: Art of the 21st Century” at Studio 7 Gallery, May 1 to May 23.

Reminder: An Adult and Child Art Workshop is being offered on April 18, 2004 from11 to 2pm at Ft. Tilden, Building T149. The workshop is being conducted by Barbara (Basia) Mosinski. Mosinski, MFA and MAAT Candidate, is a visiting artist living in Belle Harbor until the middle of May. She is working with Dr. Jack Miller and The Phoenix Project, a 12-week process for healing grief and loss. Basia’s work in New York is supervised by Dr. Robert Wolf, NCPsyA, ATR and in Chicago by Deb Behnke, ATR, LCPC. Mosinski is on the faculty of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as an Academic Advisor. Her clinical work has included the Marjorie Kovler Center, International Faces, Chicago and The Institute for Therapy through the Arts, Evanston, Illinois. This art workshop is open to pairs: one adult and one child (6 years and over). There is a $30 fee. Art materials will be provided. R.S.V.P. is required for adequate materials supply. Mosinski can be reached at: bmosinski@artic. edu.

"small, smaller, smallest," the best little art show in town, continues its run at sTudio 6 Gallery. See it this weekend or any weekend through April 25. Admission is free. Saturdays 12-5 PM, Sundays 1-4 p.m. See you @ RoCA.


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