2011-02-25 / Community

RAA Hosts Dual Event At Wildlife Refuge

Officials of the Rockaway Artists Alliance are inviting local residents to spend a Sunday afternoon surrounded by great art, music and words.

On February 27 from 1-4 p.m., the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in Broad Channel will host the Rockaway Artists Alliance as they present Words for the Birds and Art in the Park. This first of its kind event will gather together the talents of RAA’s visual artists, writers and musicians that will truly highlight the RAA on Jamaica Bay exhibition currently on view at the center.

The live program will feature RAA’s versatile musicians performing original acoustic music as well as a slate of poetry, prose and short plays written, produced and performed by members of the RAA Writers Group.

Performances will start at 2 p.m. This event marks an exciting first time collaboration of both of these lively and creative groups within the Rockaway Artists Alliance.

Previous performances by both the musicians and writers have drawn large and enthusiastic audiences to the RAA’s galleries at Fort Tilden. RAA on Jamaica Bay is a diverse collection of artistic styles, techniques and media running the gamut from photography and painting to sculpture and prints, all celebrating life in and around the beautiful Jamaica Bay.

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, part of the National Parks Service’s Gateway National Recreation Area, is located just off Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel. Parking is free, as is admission to the exhibition and event. Light refreshments will also be served. Not only are these writers, musicians and artists looking toward presenting future projects together, but the Rockaway Artists Alliance is looking forward to continuing working closely with the Gateway National Recreation Area and the National Park Service. The RAA invites all to come enjoy both art and nature at its best.

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