From The Artists Studio
Oh gosh, those last minute edits! Due to space constraints, the last column had to be shortened. In the abbreviated caption for the image, Jessica Schulman acquired an extra "l" and a quotation mark. Apologies to Jessica. You may have also asked yourself after reading the column, "What did antipasto (in the headline) have to do with this?" Well, nothing. But I removed a description of one of the works in "Heritage," RAA's present exhibit exploring America's cultural origins and our 'journeys' in the new land. Oops! I forgot the work's title was in the headline. No fear. Here is that soupçon, and more.
Photographer Gabrielle Mangano creates a slightly disjointed view of "Mangano Antipast" - a scene that probably expresses, for most of us, that slightly disjointed domestic gathering that is food/family/love/home. In the amply creviced visage of "Klamath Tribe Woman of Oregon," Lorraine Verdemare paints an oil portrait, in hues blue/gray to white, of a Native American whose knowing eyes and dermal 'chevrons' reflect an ageless wisdom and the subtlest spark of humor. N.R. Mitgang interlocks poignant images in black and white — photographs and words on paper - to weave episodes in our sometimes difficult history. "Heritage" runs through February 15. For more details read this column's gray box or visit: www. rockawayartistsalliance.org
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Fort Tilden HighlightsEXHIBITION: "Heritage," explores from where we all came and the myriad roads and journeys that led us here. On view in sTudio 6 Gallery, RoCA @ Fort Tilden through Feb. 15, 2009. Gallery hours: Sat. 12-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free admission. NEXT MEETING OF RAA WRITERS GROUP: Sunday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m., sTudio 6, RoCA. Bring some of your work. Feedback, should you want it, is helpful and supportive. Periodic guest speakers. PAINTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Tues. nights, 7-9 p.m.; Thurs. mornings, 10 a.m. -- 12 noon, sTudio 7 in RoCA, $15 per class, supplies included. FREE THURSDAY NIGHT MUSIC AND OPEN MIC: Open stage for performing artists of many genres, including bands, spoken word and even comics. sTudio 7 stage, RoCA.
The kidsmART after-school program is held on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Building T-149 in Fort Tilden. For children registered at the PS 104 program, the schedule is Monday - Wednesday, 3 - 4:45 p.m. RAA is continually accepting inquiries for positions as junior counselors and teaching artists. Please send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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