2004-05-21 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance
by Susan Hartenstein

Art of the 21st century titled “Political Debate.” Exhibited through this weekend at fort tilden building t7. Jeff Berman,  artist exhibiting at Fort Tilden. Mixed media digital artwork.Art of the 21st century titled “Political Debate.” Exhibited through this weekend at fort tilden building t7. Jeff Berman,  artist exhibiting at Fort Tilden. Mixed media digital artwork.

The call to artists for "In and Around: An Exhibition of 3-D Works" is now available on the RAA website: www. rockaway artistsalliance.org. Click on the title of the show, located on the home page. You will get to a page where you can click on the printable prospectus and entry form. Both the html version and the PDF version are available. If you have any problems, contact the RAA office. Our e-mail address is: rockart116@ aol.com.

"In and Around" is a juried exhibition of original 3-D works to be displayed in sTudio 7 Gallery and adjacent outdoor grounds at Fort Tilden. USA artists at least 18 years old are eligible. Please, we ask that no works be submitted that have appeared in previous RAA exhibitions. The deadline for receipt of entry submissions is June 25. Exhibition dates are August 1 through September 12. Go to the website for the complete submission guidelines.

"Galapagos Face to Face: The Photography of Holly Gordon" and "Jeff Berman: Art of the 21st Century" are running through this weekend at the RAA galleries at RoCA in Fort Tilden. In fact, this is the final weekend that you have to see these two splendid exhibits.

Next up at sTudio 6 Gallery is "Emerging: Paintings by Christina Sarquiz." Running from June 5 through June 27, this is an exhibition of small luminous oil pastels and larger abstract oil paintings that explore fictitious landscapes through subtle color harmonies and invite the viewer into their search for balance, depth and emerging forms.

In sTudio 7 Gallery is "Dialogue with Nature," from June 12 through July 3. This exhibition includes visual and literary works that explore the relationship between artist and nature.

Queens Council on the Arts next artsmart workshop, "Program Evaluation and Student Assessment," is Wednesday, May 26 from 5 to 7 PM at the Queens Museum of Art theater. For details, log onto www.queens councilarts.com.

"Nunsense" is the very funny musical being presented by the Rockaway Theatre Company June 4 through June 19 at the Post Theater in Fort Tilden. Written by Dan Goggin and directed by Peggy Page, it is the story of five nuns who put on an evening’s entertainment to raise funds for…well, I won’t reveal that just yet. Rockaway Theatre Company and the Rockaway Music and Arts Council, in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area, invite you to a special 7 p.m. performance on Saturday, June 5. The performance of "Nunsense" will be followed by a Gala Champagne Cocktail Party in building T-149. Featured will be hot and cold hors d’oevres, decadent desserts, free-flowing champagne and a vow-of-silence auction. You can dance to the big band sounds of Walt and the Family Jewels. There will be raffles and prizes. Tickets are $40. Reservations are limited so respond now. Log onto the RTC website for details: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org. I have it on the word of Reverend Mother – this will be a blast.


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