2010-06-11 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

A Few Forget-Me-Nots

HEADS-UP:
Saturday, June 19, evening – Summer Solstice: bands
and more.
Make Music NY – Monday, June 21
More in next week’s column.

Caption: “Man of Letters,” photographic illustration by Jessica Schulman, on display in “Left Brain/Right Brain” in sTudio 7, Fort Tilden, RoCA. Caption: “Man of Letters,” photographic illustration by Jessica Schulman, on display in “Left Brain/Right Brain” in sTudio 7, Fort Tilden, RoCA. Presently on view at the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) are two exhibitions. “Paintings by Susan De Castro,” a solo show about which I wrote last week, is in sTudio 6 through June 27. In sTudio 7 Gallery is “Left Brain/Right Brain,” exploring the dynamic of logic and intuition, the interplay of reason and order versus passion and emotion, the sensual and the cerebral. This juried exhibition delves into both our rational and structured endeavors (Left Brain) and our creative, emotionally informed pursuits (Right Brain) and further dares to peek at where these hemispheres cross and intersect. (I wonder if there is a black stripe painted down the center of the brain like on a gymnasium floor?) The exhibit runs through June 26. More about this exhibit next week.

Thanks to the wonderful Exhibitions Committee and to all of RAA’s friends and supporters for another successful opening reception on Sunday. Kudos to the talented members of the Writers Group for their special Sunday presentation.

Wanted: Caricaturist for a book launch/children’s event in sTudio 7, on Sunday, June 27. If interested please contact: sjhaggerty@hybfamilies.com

Used Computers and Monitors:

Did you get a new computer? What do you do with the old computer equipment? Working or not? Donate it to Rockaway Artists Alliance, a non-profit arts organization that is looking to set up a computer lab to teach basic computer skills and basic digital photography.

To arrange to donate your computers, monitors and other computer equipment call David at 917-881-8110 evenings 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Equipment cannot be delivered without calling David first, since the equipment cannot be delivered to our office on Beach 116 Street. An appointment will have to be made for pickup/ delivery.

Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc. is on Facebook. Become a fan of the page and stay updated on events, view pictures of artists and their work, see members at their best and friends of Rockaway Artists Alliance. If you have pictures or videos that you would like to see on Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc. Facebook page, please forward them to board member John Grillo at Grilloinrock@aol.com, or to the administrative office at info@raa116.org for approval to be posted to the page.

RAA CONTACT INFO:

Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718-474- 4373; e-mail: info@raa116.org; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org

FORT TILDEN HIGHLIGHTS: NEXT RAA GENERAL MEETING: Mon., June 14 in sTudio 7 Gallery, RoCA at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Bring your artwork to share with fellow artists. Network and take the opportunity to learn from peers and guest speakers.

PRESENT EXHIBITS: “Left Brain/Right Brain” in sTudio 7, Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Fort Tilden. On view through June 26.

sTudio 7 Gallery closed Sat., June 19 “Paintings by Susan De Castro” in sTudio 6, through June 27. Gallery hrs: Sat. and Sun. 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free admission.

NEXT WRITERS GROUP MEETING: Sun., June 20 in sTudio 6, 4 – 6 p.m.

PAINTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS: “Painting With Geoff Rawling”: Tues. 7-9 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-12 noon. sTudio 6. $20 per class, supplies included. “Experiencing Watercolor With Bob Bainbridge”: Wed., 7:30- 9:30 p.m. sTudio 6. $20 per class or sign up in advance for four consecutive classes in one month for $75 (a $5 value), supplies included.

THURS. NIGHT OPEN MIC: Performing artists of all disciplines invited. sTudio 7 stage. Sign-up: 7:45 p.m. Start time: 8 p.m. Join us. Free.

“CACTUS FLOWER”: Rockaway Theatre Company’s production of Abe Burrows’ comedy directed by Susan Corning. 8 p.m.: June 11, 12; 2 p.m.: June 13. Tix: 718-374-6400.

kidsmART corner:

Attention teens 15 years of age by July 1, 2010: Unpaid internship positions are available at camp kidsmART for youth 15 years of age only. Contact the RAA office for applications.

Senior Counselor Position Available: Seeking a positive role model, high energy, team player. Must be 20+ years of age; 2 years of college; and experience in either summer camp or after-school programs. Must be available Mon-Thurs., July 5 - Aug. 12. Fax or e-mail resume to: 718-474-4373 or chrisrockart116@ aol.com.

Attention camp kidsmART families: camp packets are available in the office 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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