2010-09-17 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Now On View
Commentary By Susan Hartenstein

“Deux Beaux Chats,” by Julian Caso, winner of the Best Oil award at ARTSPLASH, on view through October 10 at sTudio 7, RoCA at Fort Tilden. “Deux Beaux Chats,” by Julian Caso, winner of the Best Oil award at ARTSPLASH, on view through October 10 at sTudio 7, RoCA at Fort Tilden. ARTSPLASH opened last weekend to a very large crowd of attendees. RAA was pleased to also welcome Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer to the festivities. Entertaining at the reception were pianist Jackie Stellato; Dan Guarino, who played, sang, poetized and may have even danced, for all I know; Gary Russo; Danny Marsden, Arthur Skowron and the Sticker Dude. The Exhibitions Committee made everyone feel welcome with their marvelous comestibles.

The ARTSPLASH awards this year were judged by Ann Bragg of the National Arts League. RAA thanks Ms. Bragg.
The awards are as follows:
Best Oil – “Deux Beaux Chats” by Julian Caso
Best Watercolor – “Blew By You” by Helen Mc-
Glynn
Best Acrylic – “Woman in a Flowered Dress” by
Lala Aliveva
Best Photograph – “Lemonade Stand” by
Stephanie Schmidt
Best Sculpture – “Curly Q” by Renee Radenberg
Best Conceptual Work – “Letters to the Army of
Three” by Anne Frances Clinton
Best Work of Poetry (new this year) – “Talk, Talk”
by Dan Guarino
Best in Mixed Media – “Women and Sexuality” by
Anne Frances Clinton
Merit Award – “Face in the Wall” by Fred (Fritz)
Parisi
Best in Show – “Universe” by Renee Radenberg

Anne Francis Clinton, we are proud to say, was a student in RAA’s “High School to Art School” Program this year. Her double award-winning works dare to delve into social/political issues that confront our world. Renee Radenberg’s two winning works are mobiles.

Congratulations to the award-winners. Thanks to all the artists who submitted and to the very supportive community that comes to enjoy RAA’s exhibits, events and education programs. We couldn’t do it without you.

Yuri Yurov, who recently had so much success with his highly acclaimed exhibit, “Rockaway Artists Unframed,” on display in RAA’s sTudio 7 Gallery, will have another solo show at The Atrium Gallery, 12 Court Street, Morristown, New Jersey. The opening reception is Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6 - 8 p.m. The show is on view September 30, 2010 – January 12, 2011.

The Brooklyn Watercolor Society is presenting “Watercolor Performances” at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Society (WAH Center) through October 2. The participants include names familiar to Rockaway – Christian Le Gars, Ellen Hoyt, Arlene Cornell and Stephen Yaeger. WAH Center is located at the corner of Bedford, next to the Williamsburg Bridge, at 135 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

RAA CONTACT INFO:

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

Fort Tilden Highlights

PRESENT EXHIBIT: “ARTSPLASH” is the annual multimedia showcase for visual and performing artists, presented in sTudio 7 Gallery, the outdoor sculpture garden and on the indoor and outdoor stages at the Rockaway Center for the Arts at Fort Tilden. On view through Oct.10. Gallery hours: Sat. and Sun. 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free admission to exhibit, reception and special events.

INKSPLASH: Printmaking exhibition. Oct. 9-Nov. 7 in sTudio 6, RoCA.

MIGHTY NAVY WINGS: Sun., Sept. 19 at 2 p.m., sTudio 7. The history of naval aviation in Rockaway and Brooklyn. PowerPoint presentation by Bernie Feuer.

RAA WRITERS GROUP EVENT: Sun., Sept. 26 starting 1 or 1:30 p.m. in sTudio 7.

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.

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.

THURS. NIGHT YOGA: Free, on Thurs., 7-8 p.m., in sTudio 7 – Yoga With Mary Lou.

kidsmART corner

camp kidsmART parents: If you have purchased a Slice of Summer 2010 DVD, they are now available at RAA’s office. Stop by anytime 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday – Thursday or Friday 9 a.m.-1p.m. If you did not pre-order and would like a Slice of Summer 2010, extras are available, $15 for one DVD.

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