2011-10-21 / Milestones

Sarnoff To Open ‘Meet The Artist’ Series

The Blue Bungalow on Beach 116 Street is launching a “Meet the Artist” Series on Thursday, November 3 at 6 p.m.

Rockaway’s own Robert Sarnoff has been chosen as the first artist to present his work in this newly designed space.

At the opening, he will have a book signing, read passages, describe his work, and discuss the process. “got a minute? humorous travel tales and tips” contains 85 of his paintings, collages, pen and ink drawings. Says Sarnoff, “A chapter, ‘You Got To Ring Them Bells (Right in Your Own Backyard),’ is a love letter to Rockaway ... beaches, sunsets, and bridges, oh my.”

AFTER THE FALL-9/11/11 (A Decade @ War),” filled with 200 of Sarnoff’s editorial cartoons created for The Wave during these past ten years, is a fleshed out visual portrayal of events, characters, and policies succinctly captured in 96 pages. Signed copies of both books will be available.

“It is my hope that this evening will prove to be a most enlightening, aesthetically rich experience that will bring panache to Beach 116 Street. I am happy that Robert Sarnoff has agreed to help launch this series,“ The Blue Bungalow’s Liz Breslin stated.

Sarnoff’s works are in the Collection of Oleg Cassini, Bill Talbert, Arthur Ashe, Cleavon Little, Eli Wallach. His paintings appear on The Immortal Marilyn (Monroe) website, Saatchi Gallery website, as well as www.rockawayoflife.com. He has had several one man shows in New York’s SoHo, Hell’s Kitchen and Rockaway. His works adorn the walls of corporate spaces from NYC’s Water Street to the Upper East Side to Beach 116 Street. He was the Official Artist of the Robert F. Kennedy Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament, the I Love New York Tennis Tournament, and the United Negro College Fund Tennis Tournament.

In 1994 he was designated Art Educator of the Year.

His films have aired on MSG Television, screened at the South Street Seaport Museum, the Queens Museum Biennial, Brooklyn College’s 2500 seat Walt Whitman Theater, and the Brooklyn Historical Society. His films have garnered First Prize in International Film Festivals.

“Robert Sarnoff has been described as a ‘Local Treasure’ and ‘Rockaway’s Artist’. He is the perfect person to launch this exciting, rich, important series that will be the beginning of Beach 116 Street’s Renaissance,“ Breslin added.

“Save the date,” says Breslin, “Thursday, November 3 at 6 p.m.

For further information please contact: thebluebungalow@aol.com

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