2012-04-27 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Opening Reception; Registration For Camp KidsmART; Call To Artists
Commentary By Susan Hartenstein

At left: “Daphne” by Danielle Fisher is a watercolor/digital/ink artwork that is on view through May 27 in “Spring Into Flowers” at Fort Tilden. At left: “Daphne” by Danielle Fisher is a watercolor/digital/ink artwork that is on view through May 27 in “Spring Into Flowers” at Fort Tilden. Two exhibits open this weekend at the Rockaway Center for the Arts in Fort Tilden. The opening reception is Sunday, May 6, 12-4 p.m. in sTudio 6 Gallery for “Spring Into Flowers” and “Checkmate.” The afternoon will feature some of the best of RAA’s talented cadré of musician/singers. “Flowers” will be ‘blooming’ in sTudio 7, while rooks will be “Checkmate-ing” the king in sTudio 6. “Checkmate” will feature a chess tournament from May 12 to May 27.

The ‘crowned’ champion will receive an award.

The exhibits are on view May 5-May 27. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday 12-4 p.m. and by appointment.

Admission is free. These exhibits are supported in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the NYC City Council.

Register now for camp kidsmART 2012: Children enjoy arts and crafts, painting, sculpting, theater games, performing, dance, outdoor play, organized games and many special events. (No, Mommy and Daddy, I’m sorry, you can’t register for yourself.) camp kidsmART is fully licensed by the City of New York and staffed by CPR/First Aid Certified Directors and Instructors.

For children who have completed kindergarten through grade 7. The program runs July 9-August 16, 2012, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Buildings T-149 and T-6 (sTudio 6 Gallery), Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area, Rockaway Point, NY.

Tuition is $1200 per child.

Spots are limited; register now.

Call to Artists: Fore!

RAA is proud to announce a call to artists for its second annual “Gallery Green Miniature Golf Interactive Art Exhibit.”

The summer-long exhibit encourages visitors to pick up a putter and explore a series of themed mixed media pieces in the backyard of sTudio 7.

Round 1: Concept Submissions – Concept submissions should be emailed to info@raa116.org under the heading, Mini-Golf Submission. Images, if necessary, should be attached as a jpeg. Each entry chosen must ultimately be constructed as a fully operating miniature golf hole. For concept submission, please include the theme, a schematic representation (visual or written) of how individuals will play the hole and a list of materials required (including all electrical requirements). If chosen, artists/designers are responsible for constructing the piece and for obtaining all materials necessary. During the selection process, the organizers will inform you if it is determined RAA can handle part of the construction process and/o the materials needed. Concept submission deadline: Monday, May 7. Dates: June 25-September 1 (tentative),


Beach Gallery at Sunlites Stained Glass Studios is holding a one-day blow-out closing sale on Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Art, Rockaway jewelry, blown glass, suncatchers, cabinets, display cases, old salvaged stained glass, ornaments. Treasures on sale, many for as much as 50 percent off.

Everything must go to make room for workshop space for glass master Patrick Clark’s renowned studio.

Original stained glass commissions, restoration and repair will continue at the studio.

Beach Gallery is located at 114-24 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

For information: 718-634- 3397; www.SunlitesStained Glass.com.

Double Redux: Bernie Feuer’s fab presentation “The Story of Jacob Riis” also starring Dan Guarino as Teddy Roosevelt is featured on QPTV’s “The Show,“ Friday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. on Channel 35; and on Saturday, May 12 at the Peninsula library. RAA CONTACT INFO:

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

Fort Tilden Highlights

RAA EXHIBITS: Opening reception:
Sun., May 6, 12-4 p.m. “Spring Into Flowers” in sTudio 7 and “Checkmate” in
sTudio 6 Gallery, RoCA (Rockaway
Center for Arts) at Fort Tilden. (Includes a
chess tournament – see column.) On
view May 5-May 27. Gallery hrs: Sat. and
Sun., 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free
Instructor: Mario Tucci. Tues. 8-10 p.m.,
Thurs. 10 a.m.-12 noon. sTudio 7. Beginners to experienced artists are welcome.
Fee per class: members: $20; non-members: $30. Supplies included.
FIGURE DRAWING: Instuctor: Leigh
Walls. Tues., 7-9 p.m., sTudio 7. Fees:
see above.
members only. 7- 10 p.m. Work and learn
in the company of other artists.
BEGINNER MOSAIC: Continues for 3
more Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $30 per
class. Supplies included. For all classes
contact RAA for info.
MIC: Open mic: Artists of all disciplines are invited. sTudio 7 stage, 8
p.m.-12 midnight. Sign-up: 7:45 p.m.
Every other Thurs. 9:30-10:15 p.m. a
featured musician or group will perform. Join us. Free
Featured May 10: 9:30 p.m. - The Wes
Houston Trio. www.weshouston.com
Mon., May 14, 7:30 p.m., sTudio 7 Gallery, RoCA. All are welcome. Guest presenter: Artist/writer/filmmaker/editorial
cartoonist Robert Sarnoff will discuss his
recent books.

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