2012-05-18 / Community

Robert Sarnoff Hosts Q&A Session

Thomas Kerr’s illustration of Sarnoff at the podium. Thomas Kerr’s illustration of Sarnoff at the podium. Excerpts from Robert Sarnoff’s “got a minute? humorous vacation tales and tips” and “AFTER THE FALL - 9/11/11” were read at RAA’s sTudio 7, Monday evening, May 14.

The audience was curious as to the evolution of these books and how they were developed.

This led to discussions re: travel, why we feel compelled to capture moments, write postcards, sketch, take notes and photos.

Sarnoff read from the back cover of “got a minute?”

“I guess it all started on The Champs Elysees. My stomach revolted and lost the battle. I found myself in every sallede bain along the magnificent route. I plopped myself down at an outdoor cafe and wrote: ‘I’m too loose to trek.’

“Since that day, I’ve documented all my trips ... here, there, and everywhere ... in one form (art) or another (notes).”

Technical aspects involving scanning images into the computer, page layout and cover design were explored.

Sarnoff reports that RAA intends to offer courses addressing these skills and techniques.

“AFTER THE FALL - 9/11/11” was then examined. The writings, snippets and some two hundred editorial cartoons created for The Wave fill the pages of this book in an attempt to capture and make some sense of the days, weeks, and years that render this a decade to remember.

The audience was curious to learn more about Sarnoff’s films, if they are perhaps an extension of his drawings and writings.

“It’s a marriage of all this, words, images, blending ... capturing, documenting moments, stringing them together to allow the viewer access to a world they might never have known existed.”

“THE ROMEOWS” (Retired Older Men Eating Out Wednesdays) was just selected for The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival in August.

The movie is currently being expanded to theatrical release length. “GREEN, The AmeriCan Dream,” an Official Selection in The Queens World Film Festival and New Zealand’s Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival, has also been lengthened.

Visit www.robertsarnoff.com for more information.

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