2009-11-06 / Columnists

Notes from the High C's

Rockaway Music and Arts Council
Commentary by Sharon Gabriel

On Saturday evening November 14 and on Sunday, November 15 RMAC will be presenting "Between The Waters" a juried fine art and photography exhibit and sale in memory of Barbara Eisenstadt. The event will take place at West End Temple, a cosponsor of the event, on Beach 147 Street. Barbara was a member of the West End Temple congregation. The Temple has graciously offered its facility to the RMAC.

Barbara was very special to Rockaway Music and Arts Council, being our president for about 15 years, and it was through her foresight that we branched out in so many different directions. One of her special projects was to plan museum trips to see different art work in the area and so we thought this would be the ideal way to honor her.

The participating artists include watercolorists, oil painters, photographers and a sculptor. They will be presenting many pieces, which will be for sale. These art sales will be used by the RMAC to further our programs in the future. The exhibitors include Roger Carreau, Malfada Centor, Arlene Cor - nell, Ellen Hoyt, Christina Jorge, Made line Molvado, Samuel Schloss, Jessica Schulman, and Stephen Yae - ger. Many of the artists come to us through the various art groups throughout the city.

The opening event of "Between The Waters" on Saturday evening, Novem - ber 14, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., is by invitation only. There will be a cocktail, wine and music reception and the artists will be on hand to answer any questions. On Sunday, November 15, the exhibit and sale will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. The artists will, again, be on hand to answer any questions regarding their work. There is a parking lot behind West End Temple for everyone's convenience.

I want to take this time to thank Mar vin Eisenstadt for his assistance in arranging this event. Marvin has al - ways been very gracious and helpful whenever we have asked, and even when we didn't ask, he was always there. We hope that he will be pleased with this event in Barbara's memory.

This event has been two years in the planning. At our monthly board meetings we discussed many different events that we thought Barbara would like and finally agreed that an art show was it. From that time forward our members have been planning for this weekend. We hope you can come and spend some time with us and remember a very special person in our community, Barbara Eisenstadt.

Of course our RMAC members will be there as well so please come by, say hello and become a member, hopefully active, of RMAC (the oldest, continuous, cultural organization in the Rock - aways) and join us in planning events such as this one.

Now that the Festival is over and "Between The Waters" is all planned (look for our ads in this issue of The Wave), we look forward to our programs for next year. Our school programs are in place for this term and now we can concentrate on a Spring 2010 Museum trip and our programs for next summer.

See you around the neighborhood.

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