2010-07-02 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Of Calls And Camp
Commentary by Susan Hartenstein

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010 with ‘float’ carrying RAA members. Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010 with ‘float’ carrying RAA members. A Call to Artists: “Salute to Rockaway,” a special summer showcase, will be on view July 17 – August 1 in sTudio 7 Gallery, RoCA at Fort Tilden. Artists may display six pieces of art that have to do with Rockaway or Broad Channel in some way. Please call the office at 718-474-0861 and give your contact information to Dominique by July 1 (artist name, phone number, e-mail address, title of work, medium and prices). For more information contact the office and your call will be directed to the appropriate members. Work must be dropped off July 11 at 4 p.m. in sTudio 7 Gallery. Pick up work August 1, 4 – 5 p.m.

RAA’s Writers Group will give a presentation on Sunday, July 18, at 2 p.m. in sTudio 7 Gallery, as an opening event for “Salute to Rockaway.” The Writers Group’s special events have been just that, presenting new, original works by members of the group. The varied works have included short prose, poetry, stand-up (or sit-down) comedy, short plays or scenes from plays. Come on July 18 to find out why so many people are excited about what is happening at RAA.

Complementing our visual arts are a growing number of literary artists, as well as the musical performing artists who grace our indoor and outdoor stages at the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Fort Tilden. And if you are so inclined, you, too, can become part of the fun by joining RAA and/or the Writers Group … or just come to enjoy the event.

Dan Guarino, head of the Writers Group, and RAA wish to thank last Sunday’s guest speakers, Michelle and Dwain Dyett-Welcome for their excellent presentation on public speaking, “Giving Voice to Your Words.” Hope you read Anne Marie Turner’s fine piece in last week’s Wave on Stacey J.S. Haggerty, whom RAA thanks for her family event on July 27, launching her children’s book, “An Angel Without Wings.”

Williamsburg Art and Historical Center (WAH Center), a prestigious venue at 135 Broadway in Brooklyn, has put out an open call for a “Book Art” show.

The exhibit will run October 12 – November 27, 2010.

The opening reception will be Tuesday, October 12, 6-8 p.m.

There is no entry fee. Deadline for entries is August 31, 2010.

WAH Center states: Book Making is nothing new. It’s been done for centuries. But in the past 10 years or so, more noticeably than ever, the book is being used as a medium for various artistic expressions, and has become one of the expanding contemporary art categories. This exhibit explores and expands upon the idea in an open call. For more information: www.wahcen ter.net; wahcenter@earthlink.net.

Exhibition Committee meetings are held every second Saturday of the month. Put your stamp on RAA – be a part of conceiving of ideas for exhibition themes and events, helping to organize them and adding your creativity to the creativity of RAA. For more information or if you have any questions about being a part of this committee, contact the RAA office and ask how to contact Janet Dever.

Have a splendid, colorful, safe Fourth.


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

kidsmART corner

We are all looking forward to camp kidsmART, starting 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 5. Don’t forget to bring your lunch.
Fort Tilden Highlights
Rockaway.” See column.
“Painting With Geoff Rawling”: Tues.
7-9 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-12 noon.
sTudio 6. $20 per class, supplies
“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.
artists of all disciplines invited.
sTudio 7 stage. Sign-up: 7:45
p.m. Start time: 8 p.m. Join us. Free.

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