2006-02-24 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance KidsmART & Camp KidsmART News ..And More
by Susan Hartenstein kidsmART kids - March Forth!

Rockaway Artists Alliance
KidsmART & Camp KidsmART News ..And More

by Susan Hartenstein
kidsmART kids - March Forth!

Artist: Janet Dever,  “Not So Still Life” Medium: Watercolor
Artist: Janet Dever, “Not So Still Life” Medium: Watercolor RAA and the kidsmART staff invite all children enrolled in the kidsmART after-school program to march with us in the Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 4.

RAA will have a float and we’ll make accessories at the after-school program for each child marching.

There will be a sign-up sheet and details available on Monday, February 27 at kidsmART.

camp kidsmART: 2006 camp kidsmART will run from Monday, July 10 through Thursday, August 10. The schedule will be Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tuition rates are not yet available. Applications for children, teen assistants and artistic instructors will be available mid to late April. Please watch this column for more details regarding tuition, application availability and other camp related announcements.

Arts @ Fort Tilden: A Primary Exhibition is in its final weekend at sTudio 6 Gallery in the Rockaway Center for the Arts @ Fort Tilden. Closing Sunday, February 26, the show features paintings created using a limited palette of one to three colors. Admission is free. Gallery hours are: Saturdays 12-4 p.m., Sundays 1-4 p.m. and by appointment.

For more information call 718 474-0861, email: rockart116@ aol. com or visit: www. rockawayartists alliance. org

Raffle tickets for a beautiful black and white photograph by David Williams will be available at the gallery during exhibition hours.

The raffle will be held after the run of the exhibit.

Mark your calendars: Intrusion or Intimacy: a juried exhibition that examines the physical and metaphysical concepts of openings, holes and orifices. Opening (how appropriate) reception: March 12, 1-3 p.m. Dates: March 11-April 2. Location: sTudio 6 Gallery, RoCA @ Fort Tilden. Admission is free. For contact information, see above.

Upcoming Theater: The Rockaway Theatre Company presents The Fantastiks on March 3, 4,10,11, 18 @ 8 p.m.; March 11 @ 3 p.m.; March 5 and 19 @ 2 p.m. Location: The Post Theater @ Fort Tilden. Director: John Gilleece, Musical Director: Jeff Arzberger. For information: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org or 718 850-2450.

Two exhibitions that are presently on view, which celebrate Black History Month are Building Community: The African Scene and Images of Color. Building Community at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery examines the relationship of the individual to the architectural structures in her/his community.

Specifically, the artworks in this show illustrate how architecture has historically symbolized stability, domesticity, economic security and patriotism in the African American community. Major African American artists in the exhibition include Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and William H. Johnson. Building Community: The African Scene is on view through March 11. The Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is located at 24 West 57th Street in Manhattan. I hope to have a firsthand report on this exhibit next week.

Images of Color is presented by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and Bellevue Hospital Center. It is on view through March 16 at Bellevue Hospital Center, Atrium at 462 First Avenue. Work by some 50 African American artists can be seen in this exhibition that celebrates Black History Month and the 70th anniversary of the Health and Hospitals Corporation Art Collection. Artists include Benny Andrews, Emma Amos, Richard Mayhew, Stephanie Chisholm, Charles White and William T. Williams.

Networking and funding opportunities for Queens artists: Queens Council on the Arts, Queens Museum of Art and New York Foundation for the Arts invite you to: Queens Arts Connection on Saturday, May 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

This is a free networking event for artists to learn about arts service organizations, presentation spaces, and funding opportunities.

If you are interested in attending, you are asked to please RSVP. Send name, email address, telephone number, mailing address, one-paragraph artist bio including primary art form(s), via email or fax to the following: Prerana Reddy, Director of Public Events, Queens Museum of Art. Phone: (718) 592-9700 x222; Fax: (718) 592-5778; e-mail: preddy@queensmus eum.org.



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