2010-02-19 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Bodies Are Working, Idols Are Idling
Commentary By Susan Hartenstein

NEXT RAA EXHIBITS: “To Our Idols,” “Bodies of Work” in sTudios 6 and 7. On view Mar. 13 through Apr. 3. Reception: Sun., Mar. 14, 1-3 p.m. Gallery hrs.: Sat. and Sun. 12-4 p.m.

The RAA Writer’s Group has been invited to do a presentation at the next RAA general meeting, Monday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in sTudio 7 Gallery. The schedule has not been finalized, but there will be readings of poetry and prose and possible presentation(s) of short plays. Watch this column for more details.

Geoff Rawling, RAA president, is participating in an online art contest. Log onto artforprogress.org, look for Clash of the Artists and vote for your favorite artists, one vote per email, one vote per category.

Bob Bainbridge will be offering watercolor instruction one night per week – “Experiencing Watercolor with Robert Bainbridge.” Each session will last two hours. Maximum 20 participants per class. Students of all levels are welcome. Bainbridge will offer group and individual instruction. Students can come on a pay-per-class schedule or they can sign up for a series of eight classes for a discounted price. Start date, time, location (sTudio 6 or sTudio 7 in Fort Tilden), etc. TBA. Musician/songwriter Greg Trooper will be offering guitar lessons to children 8 and up. Anyone interested in these or the watercolor classes should call the RAA office for necessary information.

RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718-474-4373; email: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org

Fort Tilden Highlights

NEXT WRITERS GROUP MEETING: Sun., Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. in sTudio 6, RoCA Fort Tilden.

NEXT RAA GENERAL MEETING: Mon., Mar 8, 7:30 p.m., sTudio 7, Rockaway Center for the Arts.

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: This Saturday and every Saturday during the winter. 8 p.m. start time.

THURS. NIGHT OPEN MIC: Performing artists of all disciplines invited. 8 p.m. start time. Join us. Free admission. ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS: Classes include painting, digital photography, singing, acting, cartooning. Call RAA office for details.

PAINTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Tues. 7-9 pm., Thurs. 10 a.m.-12 noon. sTudio 7. $15 per class, supplies included.

kidsmART corner

kidsmART will be back at T-149 and PS 104 on February 22. We hope everyone had a relaxing break.

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