2005-03-11 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance
by Susan Hartenstein


“Pipe Dreams,” Photograph by Roger Carreau, winter of 2000.“Pipe Dreams,” Photograph by Roger Carreau, winter of 2000. Art and Music around Our Town:

“Art Bungalow Shows” – Photographer Roger Carreau displays “Seasons Four All” on March 11- 13 at the bungalow on the 12th Road Boardwalk in Broad Channel. Friday hours: 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. to… whenever. Carreau’s 35mm camera captures moments in time in the four seasons. This marks Carreau’s first solo exhibition. Sunday’s entertainment includes the band Indaculture and singing group Velvet Rose featuring Apryl Green, Joanne Marnick and Melissa Biffer.

Black and Light on Silver, the exhibition of black and white photography from five of RAA’s top practitioners, continues through April 3 at sTudio 6 Gallery, Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Fort Tilden. Gallery hours: Saturdays 12-4 p.m.; Sundays 1-4 p.m.

Admission is free.

Sunday, March 20, 2-5 p.m.: small reception featuring live musical entertainment that will include singers from RTC’s“ A Taste of Ireland”

Sunday, March 26, 1-3 p.m.: small reception hosted by David Williams, one of the five photographers in the exhibition. He will also be interviewing the other artists in the show.

“A Taste of Ireland”: RTC’s successful presentation of the soul, spirit and music of the Emerald Isle is back by popular demand.

Performances are March 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and March 20 at 2 p.m. at the Post Theater in Fort Tilden.

The next RAA general meeting is Monday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in building T-149 in Fort Tilden. All are welcome to come show their latest artwork and enjoy the company of fellow artists. The guest presenter is distinguished photographer Joseph Rothenberg, RAA board member and docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rothenberg will discuss and show slides illuminating the interactive techniques used at the Met to introduce school children to art. These techniques include stimulating the young minds and imaginations with pertinent questions, encouraging them to analyze the art in various ways and getting them to understand the message and methods the artists use. Rothenberg is one of the photographers participating in Black and Light on Silver.

“Be a Fool for the Arts,” this year’s RAA fundraiser is Saturday, April 2 from 8 to 12 PM at The Beach Club, 129 Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park. The evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, entertainment, raffles of original artwork and other special raffles. Tickets are $100. Honorees are: Community Organization – The Graybeards; Community Member — Jonathan Gaska; RAA Member – Kate Judge Patton; RAA Member – Michael Tubridy; GNRA Partner – Jose Ramirez; Educator – Tara Scannell. Contact RAA if you wish to purchase a ticket. If you are unable to attend, RAA will still appreciate your tax deductible contribution to our efforts for the community.

For tickets and information please call our office at 718 474-0861 or email: rockart116@aol.com.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center re-opens its doors on Sunday, March 13 with an expansive new show, Greater New York 2005. The Long Island City institution had been closed since February 22 in preparation for this exhibition, which was organized jointly with the Museum of Modern Art. Approximately 150 artists from the five boroughs and New Jersey that have emerged since the year 2000 are participating. Their work explores our specific time period, during which our city has gone through dramatic change, and shows the dynamic energy, vitality and promise of New York and the artists who interpret it. The show also anticipates new artistic practices. Greater New York 2005 includes works in all media and occupies the full 145,000 square feet of P.S.1’s indoor and outdoor gallery space.

The exhibition is on view through September 22, 2005. Visit: www.ps1. org.

CU@RoCA.

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