2004-11-19 / Community

RAA Hosts Holiday Member Exhibition

Title: “What If...” Artist:  Norma Allende, Medium: Clay.
Title: “What If...” Artist:  Norma Allende, Medium: Clay. Gifted 2004: A Holiday Member Exhibition is coming to the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Fort Tilden, Queens from

Saturday, November 27 to Sunday, January 9, 2005. This show brings together all the talents of RAA’s member artists in an exciting yet intimate exhibit. Finding expression in photography, oils, sculpture, watercolor, pastels, quilt and even fused glass, they negotiate the terrain from the past into the future and from Rockaway to the rest of the world and truly light up this holiday/winter season.

Title:  “Girl Digging for Shells” Artist:  Stephen Yaeger Medium:  Oil on Canvas.
Title:  “Girl Digging for Shells” Artist:  Stephen Yaeger Medium:  Oil on Canvas. For example Tina Doyle evokes the Southwest in fabric and porcelain creations, while Stephen Yeager brings a subtle, evocative touch of Rockaway to “Girl Digging For Shells” and Maureen McGuire takes us to emerald Ireland in her oil painting “Blarney Castle”. Renee Radenberg’s unique metal and glass sculpture “Crown” gleams with an inner play of light while Norma Allende expresses “Freedom” abstractly in the figure of a woman emerging from the sculpted clay. In photography Jessica Shulman brings a low and large winter “Blue Moon,” nearly to earth, while Roger Carreau takes viewers into the sky with “Nothing But Clouds.” In all, sixteen varied artists bring out their best and bring creative definition, through shade, hue and texture, to the word Gifted.

Title:  “Essence” Artist:  Scott Weingarten Medium:  Silver Gelatin Print.
Title:  “Essence” Artist:  Scott Weingarten Medium:  Silver Gelatin Print. An opening reception featuring entertainment and refreshments will be held on Sunday, November 28 from 1-3pm and all are welcome. Many of the artists will be on hand. Admission to the gallery and reception are free. Gallery hours are

Saturday 12-5 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. Gifted is presented in partnership with the National Park Service/Gateway National Recreation Area.

For information call (718) 474-0861, e-mail rockart116@aol.com or visit www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

Juried artists include: Norma Allende, Carole Bolnet, Roger Carreau, Tina Doyle, Wilda Gallagher, Irv Gordon, Dan Guarino, Igor Guschin, Martha Killian, Denis Macrae, Maureen McGuire, Karen Monath, Renee Radenberg, Jessica Shulman,

Scott Weingarten and Stephen Yaeger.

Gifted 2004: A Holiday Member Exhibition takes place at sTudio 6 Gallery in the Rockaway Center for the Arts, located in Fort Tilden, Queens. Fort Tilden, once an historic army post, is now home to many cultural and recreational activities in the Rockaways and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay. As part of Gateway National Recreation Area, it is a uniquely picturesque national urban park which spans several boroughs and incorporates beaches, marshlands and bird and wildlife sanctuaries.

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