2008-10-17 / Community

RAA Presents 'A Funny Thing…'

Humor and art will come together at the sTudio 6 Gallery at Fort Tilden as the Rockaway Artists Alliance presents their newest exhibition, "A Funny Thing…," which runs from Saturday, October 18 to November 2.

The opening reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, October 19 from 1-3 p.m.

The exhibition brings together works that explore the humor in art. Through painting, photography, film, drawing and the printed word nearly a dozen artists tackle the ticklish by using visual puns, optical illusions, oddly jointed images, jokes and tittering titles to poke the funny bone.

All are invited to mix with good company and meet the artists, who include Marvin Schwartz, Carol Rickey, Geoff Rawling, Denis Macrae, Martha Killian, Dan Guarino, Amanda Francin and Stephanie Bellomo.

Visitors to "A Funny Thing…" will be greeted by music, comedy and possibly a 'best joke' contest. Gallery goers are encouraged to bring their best general audience jokes, with a three joke limit.

The Rockaway Artists Alliance is not only looking forward to "A Funny Thing…" but also to its annual Halloween extravaganza, which will once again be held in Fort Tilden. This year's free event, "I Want My Mummy," is constructed in its T- 7 gallery and will feature an Egyptian pyramid-sized maze filled with haunting sights,, sounds, thrills, chills, frights and screams. Admission and parking are free from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1.

The RAA invites one and all to have a good fright with "I Want My Mummy!" and a good laugh at "A Funny Thing…" Gallery hours are Saturday 12-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. Gallery admission and all events and parking are free. For further information on exhibitions, events, meetings and directions, call 718-474-0861, e-mail; rockart116@aol.com, or visit; www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

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