2009-05-08 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

A Potpourri Of News And Views
Commentary by Susan Hartenstein

One of the photos in the installation: "A Few Good Meals" by John J. Grillo. The photograph is titled "Shrimp in Rincon, PR" and is on view in the sTudio 6 exhibit "Wine & Dine." One of the photos in the installation: "A Few Good Meals" by John J. Grillo. The photograph is titled "Shrimp in Rincon, PR" and is on view in the sTudio 6 exhibit "Wine & Dine." Drawing classes are being offered by RAA artist Yuri Yurov, whose extraordinary "Still Life" you saw in last week's column. The class is held on Fridays. A reservation is required. Please make that reservation by 10 p.m. on Thursday. The location is 241 Beach 116 Street, 2nd floor, Rockaway Park, NY (directly across from the subway station).

For reservation please call: 718-318- 0491, or (cell) 201-323-6571, or e-mail: yuri@yyyurov.com

Gustavo Lucin, whose paintings you have seen on view in the RAA galleries and whose beautiful guitar playing you have enjoyed at receptions, is having a group show at the Mills Pond House Gallery. The gallery is located at 660 route 25A St James, N.Y. 11780. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.

If you have any questions, please email suffolkregistry@stacarts.org or call STAC at 631-862-6575.

Flushing Town Hall is now carrying the art/fine crafts of artists based in Queens and Long Island. If you are interested in having your art/fine crafts (jewelry, pottery, fine prints, etc.) in their gift shop, please email: ekodadek@ flushingtownhall.org. This is on a consignment basis.

Fifty of the world's most prestigious art galleries on Madison Avenue will open their doors for the Second Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to raise funds for arts education in New York City public schools. Showcasing the breadth and depth of the collections represented by the worldrenowned gallery community on Madison Avenue located between 57 and 86 Streets, New Yorkers and visi- tors can get a close-up experience of fine art. For more information:http:// www.madisonavenuebid.org/new/sub. asp?action=shoppers&ThePCatID=2 &ThePID=18.

"A Color Mix of Quilts and Artwork" and "Wine and Dine," the two excellent exhibits in the RAA galleries, continue on view through Sunday, May 17. Quilt maker Veronica Doherty says she "creates fabric paintings through the utilization of textile means, methods and materials. My aim is to produce a contemporary, fun take on traditional quilt patterns by playing with and manipulating both new and found fabrics. I draw inspiration from African American quilt makers by juxtaposing riotous colors and patterns while moving beyond the parameters of conventional quilt structures." Doherty's large "Sampler Quilt" is, indeed, a colorful, fun work fashioned from cotton, synthetic and silk fabrics, machine and hand-pieced and quilted. See this and other exciting artworks in the two shows on exhibit at RoCA, Fort Tilden.

RAA CONTACT INFO:

Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718-474- 4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org
Fort Tilden
Highlights
EXHIBITIONS: "Wine and Dine" and
Color Mix of Quilts and Artwork," on view
through 5-17-09, galleries at RoCA, Fort
Tilden.
Gallery hours: Sat. 12-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4
p.m. and by appointment. sTudio 6 &7,
RoCA, Fort Tilden. Free admission.
PAINTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS:
Tuesday nights, 7-9 p.m.; Thursday mornings,
10 a.m. - 12 noon. sTudio 7, RoCA
@ Fort Tilden. $15 per class, supplies included.

THURS. NIGHT OPEN MIC: Performing
artists of all disciplines invited. Sign-up at
7:45 p.m. for 8 p.m. start time.
NEXT WRITERS GROUP MEETING:
Sun., May 17 @ 4 p.m., sTudio 6.
UPCOMING EXHIBITS: "Geometric,"
6/06-6/28; "A Dash of Whimsy," 6/06-6/21.
Reception: 6/07, 1-3 p.m.

kidsmART corner

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 50/50 to help kidsmART maintain its funding! Congratulations to the Boyhan family on winning and special thanks for donating the winnings back to RAA!

Thanks to all of the camp families who came up this weekend to pick up their camp registration packets.

Didn't make it?

Don't worry — you can come up to the RAA office this week at 260 Beach 116 Street, 2nd floor and get the forms. We're open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. -

2 p.m. If you can take ten minutes to sit and fill out the forms, we'd greatly appreciate it. The next payment is due May 15.

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