2005-06-10 / Community

RAA Presents ‘In And Around’ At Fort Tilden

“Entrance to Another Dream,” Damian Olsen, Concrete, wood and oil paint on plywood.“Entrance to Another Dream,” Damian Olsen, Concrete, wood and oil paint on plywood. Bursting forth with a profusion of color, shape, size and structure, the art of the 3-dimensional springs to life in IN and AROUND, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture presented by the Rockaway Artists Alliance at the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) from June 11 through July 10.

The unique talents of a dozen different artists using materials as varied as bronze and wood, plaster and paint, aluminum and glass, and concrete and clay, have forged an exhibition that will bend and shape the imagination. The works they have created, sometimes playful, sometimes solemn, seem by turns to shimmer like sunlight through the air or stand as heavy and solid as though deeply rooted in the earth. Presented within the sTudio 7 gallery and also throughout the surrounding grounds, IN and AROUND invites viewers to have a personal experience with an art form that is both ancient and super modern and come away with a new perspective on the fluid power of what sculpture can be.

“On The Beach,” Michael Tubridy, Found Objects.
“On The Beach,” Michael Tubridy, Found Objects. The Rockaway Artists Alliance itself invites all to celebrate the opening of IN and AROUND with a reception on June 12 from 1-3pm. Many of the artists will be on hand, live entertainment will be presented and refreshments will be served. Admission to the exhibition and all events is free.

Gallery hours are Saturday 12-4p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. For information call (718) 474-0861, e-mail rockart116 @aol.org or visit www.rockawayartistsalliance. org.

In and Around is presented in partnership with The National Park Service/Gateway National Recreation Area.

In and Around takes place within the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) renovated sTudio 7 gallery and on its grounds, located at Fort Tilden, Queens. Fort Tilden, an historic and now decommissioned U.S. Army post, is today home to many cultural and community activities in the Rockaways. It is bordered by beaches that curve along the Atlantic shore and by the calm waters of Jamaica Bay. As part of Gateway National Recreation Area, it is a uniquely picturesque urban national park which spans several boroughs and incorporates beaches, marshlands and bird and wildlife sanctuaries.

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