2009-12-18 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Price Waterhouse Has Spoken
Commentary by Susan Hartenstein


Election Results for the RAA Board of Directors:

Joining the board in January will be Tony Curcio, Ross Radusky and So - phia Skeans. Retaining her seat on the board is Renée Radenberg. Running un opposed were Geoff Rawling for pres ident and Maryann McAvoy for treasurer. Adam McLoughlin will no longer be a board member and Tommy Burke has decided to step down from that position. Congratulations and good luck to members new and old.

"Winter Solstice: A Mid-Winter Event" on Saturday, December 19 will warm sTudio 7 and all that surrounds it. A toasty fireplace in the midst of the crisp air of the season, "Winter Sols - tice" will begin around 8 p.m. Cele - brating the imminent start to winter will be the music of Carl Knoop and His Brewers, Brutal East, Soulshine and Indaculture, and a DJ. Admission and parking are free.

In a collaboration between the Rock - away Waterfront Alliance (RWA) and the Rockaway Artists Alliance, RWA is kicking off an exhibition of their Rock - spot Tour on Sunday, December 20 from 1-3 p.m. in RAA's sTudio 6 Gall - ery, Fort Tilden.

According to RWA, the exhibit is the culmination of work by students from Pratt Institute.

The pro ject calls on the public to participate by nominating sites throughout the Rock aways to create a mapping system that will result in a selfguided program intended to inform and inspire community members to rediscover the Rockaways.

"Come bring your stories that have shaped how YOU define Rock away." Jeanne DuPont, executive director of RWA, says the project is de signed to promote the peninsula and its environment.

The Rockspot Tour exhibition will be on view from December 20, 2009 through January 8, 2010. Opening reception is Sunday, December 20 in sTudio 6 from 1-3 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 p.m. The project is sponsored by Queens Council on the Arts.

Thanks to John Grillo and James McKay for their work as the Elections Committee; thanks to the Exhibitions Committee and their assistants (and those who contributed their pots luck) for putting together another attractive and delicious table of treats at our holiday party; thanks to the bands, like Poorhouse at Monday's party, who rock the house at RAA events; thanks to all the volunteers, supporters and hard-working RAA and community members who make RAA possible; and thanks to the candidates who had the courage to run for the board of an organization they truly love in a community about which they truly care. Everyone's a winner.

Next week: RAA in 2010. Happy holidays.


Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718-474- 4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; web site: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

kidsmART corner

Attention all kidsmART families. If you're enrolled in kidsmART you can take advantage of our Holiday Break sessions. kidsmART will be open Mon day, December 28; Tuesday, Dec ember 29; Wednesday, Decem - ber 30. There will be a morning session 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and an afternoon session 1 - 3:30 p.m. each day.

Please note: pre-registration is re - quired. Either call the RAA office at 718-474-0861 or email chrisrockart 116@aol.com or register at kidsm - ART in building T-149 by 7 p.m. on Tues day, December 22 to reserve your spots. Children can come for either the morning or afternoon session, but not both. Children can come one, two or all three days if they desire.

Happy and Healthy Holidays to all.
Fort Tilden
Collaboration between RAA and
RWA, sponsored by QCA. See column
to unscramble the letters.
HIBIT: Sunday, Dec. 20, 1-3 p.m. in
sTudio 6 Gallery, RoCA at Fort Til -
forming artists of all disciplines invited.
Sign up at 7:45 for 8 p.m. start
time. Join us. Free admission.
AND TEENS: Fall classes include
painting, digital photography, sing -
ing, acting, cartooning. Call RAA
office for details.
Tues. 7-9 pm., Thurs. 10 a.m.-12
noon. sTudio 7. $15 per class, supplies

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