2004-07-09 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance
by Susan Hartenstein

Much exhibition news. The submission deadline for "FRAME: Art in the Period between the 2nd and 3rd World Wars" has been extended through July 27. The prospectus and entry form for this thought-provoking exhibit is on the RAA website, as are the printable prospectuses and entry forms for all RAA shows.

The website is: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

Due to renovations of sTudio 7 Gallery, "A Perfect 10," RAA’s member 10th anniversary exhibition is being relocated to sTudio 6 Gallery and will begin August 7. The reception takes place August 8, 1-3 PM. "In and Around: A 3-D Exhibition" is being postponed until next season. To date, sTudio 7 has a new roof and work on the siding, decks and windows will soon be underway. Gosh, we’re going to be Gawgeous!

Rockaway Artists Alliance at Atlantic Beach Labor Day Juried Art Show and Sale takes place Sunday, September 5, 2004 from 11 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine. The event is to be held on the grounds of the Village Hall. It is open to fine art and fine craft artists who produce and design their own work. Log onto our website for prospectus, entry form and further information.

Due to Camp kidsmART, which runs through August 5, Friday night drawing sessions are suspended for now and will resume after August 5. Watch this column for information.

RAA’s next general meeting is Monday, July 12 at 7:30 PM in building T-149, Fort Tilden.

All are welcome.

Bring your latest artwork.

Having fun traveling this summer? Did you try any of those day trips we suggested a few weeks ago?

Here’s an idea for a weekend (or longer – it’s in the Berkshires) trip. Actually, you may remember me telling you about this place before. It is a great story and a great place. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, known as MassMoCA, is in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Located on 13 sprawling acres, it is a former factory site that, thanks to the dedication, hard work and support of the local community was turned from disuse to a beautiful, intriguing, innovative center for the arts.

It includes 26 buildings, an elaborate system of interlocking courtyards, passageways, bridges, viaducts and more.

Works on a huge scale in vast gallery spaces can be seen here, as can exciting performing arts. "Zippo Songs: Arts of War and Lunacy" is a song cycle by Phil Kline, about the meaning of war, based on the speeches of Donald Rumsfeld and poems of GI’s inscribed on their cigarette lighters during the Vietnam War.

In MassMoCA’s galleries through spring 2006 are exhibits that include "Matthew Ritchie: Proposition Player." This includes enormous pieces telling the complex and imaginary story of the history of the universe told through monumental wall drawings, expansive sculptural installations and beautiful digital animations.

Log onto www.MassMoCA.org for full information about all the works and exhibits this summer and directions, hours, etc.

CU@RoCA. (That’s the Rockaway Center for the Arts).

Much exhibition news. The submission deadline for "FRAME: Art in the Period between the 2nd and 3rd World Wars" has been extended through July 27. The prospectus and entry form for this thought-provoking exhibit is on the RAA website, as are the printable prospectuses and entry forms for all RAA shows. The website is: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

Due to renovations of sTudio 7 Gallery, "A Perfect 10," RAA’s member 10th anniversary exhibition is being relocated to sTudio 6 Gallery and will begin August 7. The reception takes place August 8, 1-3 PM. "In and Around: A 3-D Exhibition" is being postponed until next season. To date, sTudio 7 has a new roof and work on the siding, decks and windows will soon be underway. Gosh, we’re going to be Gawgeous!

Rockaway Artists Alliance at Atlantic Beach Labor Day Juried Art Show and Sale takes place Sunday, September 5, 2004 from 11 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine. The event is to be held on the grounds of the Village Hall. It is open to fine art and fine craft artists who produce and design their own work. Log onto our website for prospectus, entry form and further information.

Due to Camp kidsmART, which runs through August 5, Friday night drawing sessions are suspended for now and will resume after August 5. Watch this column for information.

RAA’s next general meeting is Monday, July 12 at 7:30 PM in building T-149, Fort Tilden. All are welcome. Bring your latest artwork.

Having fun traveling this summer? Did you try any of those day trips we suggested a few weeks ago?

Here’s an idea for a weekend (or longer – it’s in the Berkshires) trip. Actually, you may remember me telling you about this place before. It is a great story and a great place. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, known as MassMoCA, is in North Adams, Massachusetts. Located on 13 sprawling acres, it is a former factory site that, thanks to the dedication, hard work and support of the local community was turned from disuse to a beautiful, intriguing, innovative center for the arts. It includes 26 buildings, an elaborate system of interlocking courtyards, passageways, bridges, viaducts and more. Works on a huge scale in vast gallery spaces can be seen here, as can exciting performing arts. "Zippo Songs: Arts of War and Lunacy" is a song cycle by Phil Kline, about the meaning of war, based on the speeches of Donald Rumsfeld and poems of GI’s inscribed on their cigarette lighters during the Vietnam War. In MassMoCA’s galleries through spring 2006 are exhibits that include "Matthew Ritchie: Proposition Player." This includes enormous pieces telling the complex and imaginary story of the history of the universe told through monumental wall drawings, expansive sculptural installations and beautiful digital animations. Log onto www.MassMoCA.org for full information about all the works and exhibits this summer and directions, hours, etc.

CU@RoCA. (That’s the Rockaway Center for the Arts).


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