2011-06-24 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Final Weekend - 3 RAA Exhibits


Father Rich Ahlemeyer, of St. Virgilius R.C. Church, and sponsors of the Jenny and Eddie Mills Fund present RAA Program Director Marina Callaghan with a donation for a camp kidsmART scholarship. From left to right: Father Ahlemeyer, Callaghan, Margaret and Patrick Mills, Pat Mills, Jane Tubridy, Bill Mills, Mary Kay Flynn. Father Rich Ahlemeyer, of St. Virgilius R.C. Church, and sponsors of the Jenny and Eddie Mills Fund present RAA Program Director Marina Callaghan with a donation for a camp kidsmART scholarship. From left to right: Father Ahlemeyer, Callaghan, Margaret and Patrick Mills, Pat Mills, Jane Tubridy, Bill Mills, Mary Kay Flynn. Father Rich Ahlemeyer, of St. Virgilius R.C. Church, and sponsors of the Jenny and Eddie Mills Fund have presented RAA Program Director Marina Callaghan with a donation for a camp kidsmART scholarship. The donation was made on Tuesday, June 21. (See accompanying photograph.)

“Guardians of the Sea and Riders of the Waves”: Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28.

RAA invites artists and non-artists to submit original artworks, memorabilia, old and/or new photographs to build an exhibit that celebrates and brings to life the sights, sounds, tastes; the spirit of Rockaway past and present. The magical Rockaway of summer beach, sand and surf.

Catch those precious moments in time, flitting by like summer fireflies. Memories can be made in an instant – a moment ago or a generation ago. They can happen in any season. They can be joyous or bittersweet. They can delight or they can stagger. We are seeking vibrant images of lifeguards, surfers and all aspects that contribute to celebrating the beach life on the peninsula of Rockaway.

All art forms are welcome, including but not limited to: sculpture, drawing, video and film, printmaking, photography and mixed media. Also images or objects of Rockaway memorabilia from any era for loan would be appreciated to give life and immediacy to the exhibit.

Submission deadline by email: July 23, 2011

Please contact Sophia at 917-306- 8729 or email sophiaskeans@aol.com for more information.

Next RAA exhibition: Submission deadline extended. Contact RAA office for details. “People at Work.” The joys, the schvitz, the rewards, the worries that attend labor in all its manifestations – physical, mental, metaphysical, physically mental, artistic, creative, rotelike, robotic. Exhibition dates: July 9-31. Location: sTudio 7. Opening reception: Sunday, July 10, 12-4 p.m. Refreshments and live entertainment. Union and non-union welcome.

Congratulations and thank you to Kalin Callaghan and Kaliem Harper and their families on the most wonderfulest wedding celebration. Love, musicians, friendship, music, food, love, babies, love … not necessarily in that order, made for a great day. RAA CONTACT INFO:

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

Fort Tilden Highlights

PRESENT RAA EXHIBITS: “Tomorrow’s Art Today,” is in sTudio 6, Fort Tilden, RoCA (Rockaway Center for the Arts). It poses the question, What is ‘modern art’ in the 21st century? “Nature: Fur, Flora and Fauna,” in sTudio 7, invites artists to go wild and au naturel (au really?). Also in sTudio 7 is “Geoff’s Art Class,” the best of works produced in the class of RAA President Geoff Rawling. Dates: through June 26. Fort Tilden, RoCA (Rockaway Center for the Arts). Gallery hours: Sat. and Sun. 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free admission to exhibit, reception and special events. NEXT RAA GENERAL MEETING: Mon., July 11, 7:30 p.m. in sTudio 7, RoCA at Fort Tilden. Special presentation: Christian Le Gars, Geoff Rawling, Daniela Sessa on their recent participation in an important Paris art exhibit, the art organization that hosted them and the plans for gallery exchanges between RAA and the cutting edge art ateliers of Paris. NEXT RAA EXHIBIT: “People at Work.” See column. 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

camp kidsmART: July 11-August 18, 2011; Monday-Thursday; new hours are 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

For children who have completed kindergarten through grade 7. For more info including tuition rate contact RAA office.

Once your child is registered for camp, camp packets will be available at the RAA office.

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