2004-04-23 / Community

RAA Sets Galapagos Exhibit

RAA Sets Galapagos Exhibit

"Galapagos Face to Face: The Photography of Holly Gordon" is a unique traveling exhibition being presented in New York City for the first time. Naturalist Michael H. Jackson, award-winning author of "Galápagos – A Natural History," has stated: "Holly captures the essence of the Galápagos Islands with each click of her camera. Much more than simple record shots of nature, her exhibition of intimate wildlife portraits will dazzle your eyes and tug at your heart. You will likely find yourself wanting to make Galápagos your next travel destination and your personal conservation responsibility."

Rockaway Artists Alliance presents "Galápagos: Face to Face" from May 1 through May 23 at the sTudio 6 Gallery in the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area, Rockaway, Queens.

Meet the artist at the wine and cheese reception on Sunday, May 2 from 1-3 p.m. Live performances by classical and jazz/rock musicians will be featured.

Gallery hours are Saturdays 12-5 PM, Sundays 1-4 PM and by appointment.

"Galápagos Face to Face" is presented in partnership with the National Park Service/Gateway National Recreation Area. Admission is free.

For information and directions: phone 718 474-0861, e-mail: rockart 116@aol.com.

"Please join us at our reception," a spokesperson for the organization said. "You will experience these photographs first-hand and have an opportunity to meet Holly Gordon, a photographer/naturalist of rare talent and sensitivity, whose images provide a portrait of this magical island that is both intimate and majestic."

In her curatorial statement Gordon writes: "Eons have turned this sandy beach to a raw sugar consistency. Clumps of sleeping sea lions, oblivious to our arrival, are doing what they have always done. Some raise their heads and yawn. A couple decides to take a swim. Curiosity urges an immature sea lion to investigate human presence. He waddles over and tickles my toes with his whiskers."

Captions that accompany these museum-quality photographs give in-sight into the remote and fragile paradise where Charles Darwin in 1895 gathered research that shook the established beliefs about life on Earth.

"Galapagos: Face to Face" celebrates nature’s determination to endure, in all its harshness and wonder.

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