2006-03-31 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance More About Women, Beginnings and Endings
by Susan Hartenstein Arts @ Fort Tilden:

Rockaway Artists Alliance
More About Women, Beginnings and Endings

by Susan Hartenstein
Arts @ Fort Tilden:

An artwork in "Papertrail" coming soon to Ft Tilden. Title: "Untitled: Insert Appropriate Emotion" Artist: Lisa Kellner. Medium: Mixed media
An artwork in "Papertrail" coming soon to Ft Tilden. Title: "Untitled: Insert Appropriate Emotion" Artist: Lisa Kellner. Medium: Mixed media Exhibition opening: Paper Trail, a printmaking and paper works exhibition, explores the nature of paper and the surprisingly broad spectrum of art this versatile material can be used to create. Opening reception: Sunday, April 9, 1-3 p.m. Location: sTudio 7 Gallery, Rockaway Center for the Arts at Fort Tilden. Exhibition dates: April 8-April 30. Admission is free to exhibition and reception. Gallery hours: Saturdays 12-4 p.m., Sundays 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information call (718) 474-0861, email: rock art116@aol.com or visit: www.rock awayartistsalliance.org.

Last weekend to see: Intrusion or Intimacy , an exhibition examining the physical and metaphysical concepts of openings, holes and orifices; on view through April 2. Location: sTudio 6 Gallery, RoCA @ Fort Tilden. Admission is free.

Upcoming Rockaway Theatre Company production: Stuart Little and Hospital. Dates: Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. This is a special production of the RTC Children's Theatre Workshop and is directed by Peggy Page and Peggy Vivino. For information: www.rockaway theatrecompany.org or (718) 850-2450.

Photography by Christina Jorge, who will have a solo exhibition in sTudio 6 Gallery in June, has been accepted into Here Comes the Bride, an exhibition presented by Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Featured in the show is art in all media by women from the local, national and international community whose work explores the theme and ritual of weddings and related ceremonies . Here Comes the Bride will be on view May 19 - June 15, 2006. The opening reception is May 19, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition has been juried by Beate C. Minkovski.

When Women Pursue Justice: Creating the Outdoor Mural is on view at St. Joseph's College New York, 245 Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn, from April 6 through April 27. It is part of a series of special events of In Pursuit of Social Justice. Displayed are photos, drawings and materials used by Artmakers Inc. to create a mural dedicated to Shirley Chisholm.

The mural celebrates 90 women who were prominent in movements for social change in this country over the past 150 years. The thirteen professional muralists and five student apprentices were assisted by more than 30 volunteer artists and community residents. The opening reception is April 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. A second reception is Saturday, April 22, 12-2 p.m. There will be a gallery talk Tuesday, April 11, 12:40 p.m. and an on-site talk at 498 Greene Avenue on Wednesday, April 12 at 12:40 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 12-2 p.m. The mural is a winner of a Precita Eyes 2006 National Mural Award.

For information call: (718) 399-6755 or visit: www.sjcny.edu or www.artmakers@nyc.com.

RAA will present Kidsplash 2006, an exhibition of children's artwork, from Saturday, May 13 through Sunday, May 28, 2006. The opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, May 14, 2006 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

The schools of Rockaway will be invited to submit 2-dimensional artwork in all media of children grades K-8. Dimensions are not to exceed 18 inches by 24 inches. Schools will be receiving the full guidelines for submission by mail. If they are not received by next week, please call RAA at (718) 474-0861.

On view at Tabla Rasa Gallery through June 3 is ANIMUTATIONS , a "menagerie of animal inspired artwork."The works are created in two and three-dimensional media that includes photography, paint, ceramic sculpture, video and mixed media.

The exhibition focuses exclusively on works inspired by animals. Yet it shows enormous stylistic range. From the romantic, whimsical fantasies of Stephen Basso's cats to the visceral, stylized renderings of Tom Bennett's horses and dogs in motion, each artist in ANIMUTATIONS supplies a unique vision of the animal world's relevance to our own.

Tabla Rasa Gallery is located at 224 48th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in SPArC (Sunset Park Artists' Community). It is open to the public Fridays and Saturdays, through June 3rd, from noon until 5 pm.

For information visit: www.tablarasa gall ery.com.

If you haven't already visited the complex of art and theater buildings at Fort Tilden, please come to the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) and the Post Theater. They provide a unique cultural experience enriched by a beautiful natural environment.


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