2004-09-03 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

by Susan Hartenstein

“Fire Island Shells,” by Bill Baker, part of ArtSplash.
“Fire Island Shells,” by Bill Baker, part of ArtSplash. Rockaway Artists Alliance is offering a “High School to Art School Portfolio Building Workshop.” The free workshop is designed to develop portfolios for students considering application to a college or university specializing in the fine arts. The course will be given Wednesdays 6-8 PM from September 29 through November 3 at sTud4io 6 Gallery in the Rockaway Center for the Arts in Fort Tilden. Interested high school juniors and seniors may sign up to attend one or more workshops. Participants will learn aspects of composition, color and perspective; they will complete artwork to add to their portfolios; they will learn how to arrange a body of work in a portfolio for successful submission to fine arts schools. RAA will also offer a similar workshop for middle school students. For further information, please contact our office at 718 474-0861 Monday through Friday or e-mail: rockart116@ aol.com.

“Coffee Break, 2004,” Installation by Calla Thompson.
“Coffee Break, 2004,” Installation by Calla Thompson. It’s just about Labor Day and it’s just about time to go back to school. And it’s also time for the latest Rockaway Artists Alliance Test Your Art Knowledge Quiz. So, guess what the two themes of the RAATYAKQ are. Correct. (I hope you answered “labor” and “schools.”)

For the first five questions, I will name artists in a particular school or movement and you must name the school or movement.

1. Corot, Courbet, Daubigny, Millet, Théodore Rousseau.

2. Caillebotte, Morisot, Sisley.

3. Robert Henri, William Glackens,

John Sloan, George Wesley


4. Thomas Doughty, Asher B.

Durand, Robert W. Weir.

5. Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis,

Edouard Vuillard

6. What French artist created the

painting “Two Schoolboys” in


7. What great 16th century Italian

artist painted “The School of


8. Name the 19th century French

painter of “The Sower.”

9. Name the 19th century French painter of “The Gleaners.”

10. Who painted the Cubist work,

“Three Musicians?”

…”Frame: Art in the Period between the 2nd and 3rd World Wars” will run from September 26 through November 7 in our sTudio 7 Gallery. This timely and timeless exhibition explores the historical significance of the period in which we live and the importance of the influence that the individual, culture and society have on each other. The artworks displayed have been created in reaction to the local and global events of the day.

“ARTSPLASH” runs from October 2 through November 7 in sTudio 6 and sTudio 7. This annual multimedia event has attracted both local and national artists of a variety of media including performing and literary artists. Special events will be part of the month-long celebration. The opening reception for both exhibitions is Sunday, October 3 from 1 to 3 PM. Keep an eye on this column for more information in the coming weeks.

Have a great Labor Day weekend and enjoy finding the answers to these questions. See how well you did in next week’s column.

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