2004-07-23 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance
by Susan Hartenstein

Streets of Venice II, Janet Dever.
Streets of Venice II, Janet Dever. There are still spots open in the RAA summer adult education classes. The classes are available to RAA members and are free of charge. Now is your opportunity to register. Call or e-mail the office. E-mail: rockart116@aol.com. To review what these classes offer:

Relief Printmaking: Instructor Cindy Rosin, Monday evenings beginning July 19 (meets for 4 weeks) 7 pm – 10 pm Building T-6 (sTudio 6).

Includes an overview of the printmaking process and materials; designing and carving both a linoleum block and a wood block, printing from the blocks, doing reduction carvings for a second color and printing from that as well.

Fun in clay for beginners: Instructor: Lina Puerta, Wednesday evenings beginning July 21 (meets for 6 weeks), 7 pm – 10 pm Building T-6 (sTudio 6).

This course offers an overview of the basic hand building techniques, such as wedging, pinching, coil and slab making, to beginners. Other techniques such as stamping, colored clay and surface treatment will be explored. In this class students will be able to create functional or sculptural forms relevant to their own interests.

Outdoor Cinema is being presented at Socrates Sculpture Park on Wednesday evenings through August 25 (rain date is Wednesday, September 1). This annual outdoor festival of international film, music, dance and food is presented by the Park in collaboration with the American Museum of the Moving Image and Partnerships for Parks.

Admission is free. Pre-screening performances begin at 7 PM. Films begin at sunset. You can sample regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants, picnic on the grass at sunset and be entertained by local musicians and dancers and see films from around the world, such as Fellini’s La Strada on August 4, on a large format screen. The Manhattan skyline serves as the beautiful backdrop. Free parking is available. Socrates Sculpture Park is located at Vernon Boulevard at Broadway in Long Island City. Log onto: www.socratessculpturepark.org for details. All films, performers and vendors are subject to change or cancellation. So call to confirm programming.

Chasing Rainbows is the 22nd Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show. It is located at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park and the Brooklyn Bridge Park on Main Street and the East River, DUMBO, Brooklyn. The show runs through July 30 and is open daily from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM. Among the exhibiting artists are RAA members Esther Grillo, Richard Brachman and Ursula Clark.

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) presents a Latin Jazz concert by Don Adolfo and his Orquesta Organizacion on Tuesday, August 10 at 7 PM at the Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, Woodhaven. Admission is free. For more information about all QCA events, log onto www.queenscouncilarts.org.

Application workshops in the month of July for the 2005 Queens Community Arts Fund are the following: Tuesday, July 27 for Individual Artist grants from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Women’s Studio Center, 21-25 44th Avenue in Long Island City; Thursday, July 29 for Organization grants from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at LaGuardia Community College Little Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City. The August and September workshops will appear in a later column, or log onto the QCA website. It is mandatory to attend one workshop prior to application submission. RAA will host a workshop at sTudio 6 on Thursday, September 9. 6-7 PM will be devoted to organizations, 7-9 PM for individual artists.

Tilden Tips: August 7-29: A Perfect 10 – RAA 10th anniversary member show. Opening reception: August 8, 1-3 PM.

This is the final weekend for The Rockaway Theatre Company’s The King and I – July 22, 23, 24 at 8 PM at the Post Theater. Don’t miss it.

Sunday, July 25 at 6 PM: RMAC’s Sunset Picnic Concerts continues with Paul Taylor 2 , the great modern dance company.

FRAME deadline: July 27

ARTSPLASH deadline: August 6.


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