2011-01-21 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Still A Chance To Find The Life In Still Life

C“Lake Minnewaska,” color photograph by Joseph Abbate `(you’ll just have to go to the exhibit to see the gorgeous fall colors), part of “Reflections,” now on view through February 6 in sTudio 6 Gallery, RoCA, Fort Tilden. C“Lake Minnewaska,” color photograph by Joseph Abbate `(you’ll just have to go to the exhibit to see the gorgeous fall colors), part of “Reflections,” now on view through February 6 in sTudio 6 Gallery, RoCA, Fort Tilden. The new series of computer classes will start on Tuesday, March 1. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and will run for seven weeks, with a break during Passover. Class rates will be announced. Call the RAA office if you want to be put on the list of interested parties.

Call to Artists for “The Life of Still Objects:

You are invited to capture the motion and emotion in the world of objects that may be still but never static. Media may include, but are not limited to, painting, drawing, mixed media, cartoon, kinetic art, photography, literature, video and more. Use your imagination to bring new interpretations of still life through inventive angles, contexts, subjects and juxtapositions of objects. Deadline for submission: January 21, 2011. Exhibition on display February 19, 2011 – March, 27, 2011.

The opening reception for “Reflections” featured the crooning of Gary Russo, much to the delight of the many who attended, and a delicious table of comestibles. The exhibition continues through February 6 in sTudio 6 Gallery, RoCA at Fort Tilden. Admission is free. See gray box for gallery hours. Thanks to the Exhibitions Committee for making a winter’s day in sTudio 6 a warm refuge from the cold.

Several artworks caught my attention. Ellen Hoyt achieves luminous results with a limited palette in her three delicate watercolors. “Reflections on Birchfield” by Gary Russo cleverly stays on theme while using the unmistakable palette of the artist Charles Birchfield in a small town scene that could fit neatly into that artist’s repetoire. Penelope Atheras sets a still life on a black acrylic canvas to create a world of positive and negative radiance, in which the shimmer- ing black appears to shine through even solid objects.

Denis Macrae’s photograph “Tree Reflection” presents the reversed poetry of the sienna, bare arms of trees in a snow-dotted pond.

More next week about “Reflections.”

One of my favorite galleries in Manhattan, ACA Galleries, is presenting “Small and Everlasting: 19th and 20th Century and Contemporary Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture.” On view through January 29, the selection of art from the gallery’s collection includes work by Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Thomas Hart Benton, William Glackens, Edward Hopper, Thomas Moran, Maurice Prendergast, Judy Chicago, Wendy Mark, Faith Ringgold and more.

ACA is located at 529 West 20 Street, 5th floor.

Telephone: 212-206-8080; website: www.acagalleries.com. RAA CONTACT INFO:

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

Fort Tilden Highlights PRESENT EXHIBITION: “Reflections”. In sTudio 6, Fort Tilden, RoCA. Dates: Jan. 15-Feb. 6. Gallery hours: Sat. and Sun. 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free admission to exhibit and special events. NEXT WRITERS GROUP MEETING: Sun., Jan. 23, 4-6 p.m. in sTudio 6. 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.

kidsmART corner

The kidsmART After-School Program 2010-2011 is free. Location: Building T-149, Fort Tilden. Dates and times: October 18, 2010 to April 14, 2011; Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. On-site registration is available. Applications can also be downloaded from RAA’s Website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

Entrance is on a first come first serve basis. Once the maximum capacity is reached we will invite your child to attend the next day kidsmART is in session.

Children grades K-8 are eligible.

Your child/children may attend 1, 2 or all 3 days.

Homework assistance begins at

3:00 p.m.

Early pick-up is permitted.

For information call RAA at 718-


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