From The Artists Studio
Camp kidsmART celebrates the 2012 season with a salute to the fifty states. Each day campers learn history, geography and other fascinating facts about one of the states and listen to music by musicians from the state or in the style of the region. The camp’s final performance, also on this theme, will be in the evening on Thursday, August 9 in Fort Tilden. The visual art exhibition showcasing the campers’ artwork, including photos, paintings and sculptures will be held on Tuesday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 15.
The RAA “Salon Show,” a non-juried exhibition of member works, and “5 Boros,” exploring some of the most interesting spots and spaces around NYC are on exhibit in sTudio 7 Gallery, RoCA at Fort Tilden and both are on view through August 5 in sTudio 7. Admission is free to all exhibits. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. and by appointment.
RAA is hosting an exhibit of historical photographs celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Marine Parkway/Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, just ‘down the road’ from the galleries of RAA in Fort Tilden. The exhibit was organized by Mary Hedge, Archivist of MTA Bridges and Tunnels. The show includes photographs documenting the construction of the bridge from 1936 to 1937 (the bridge opened on July 3, 1937), planning documents, documentation of the dimensions of the bridge which were required by the War Department (what is today the Department of Defense), and correspondence between the controversial Robert Moses and the various agencies and individuals involved such as the Rockaway Civic Council and the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office. The exhibit is housed in the sTudio 7 Gallery, where visitors can also see the “Salon Show” and “5 Boros.” Admission is free for all three exhibits. Come learn about the birth of an essential part of the life of Rockaway, and see two beautiful art shows at the same time.
ArtSPLASH fills the spaces of sTudio 6 and sTudio 7 Galleries, and the indoor and outdoor stages of RAA. The annual fall showcase for the visual, literary and performing arts attracts a wide range of mediums, styles and imaginations. Artists are free to explore any theme and all genres in this juried show. ArtSPLASH 2012 is open to all media, including but not limited to painting, photography, watercolor, stained glass, film and video, artisan crafts, sculpture, the literary arts, cartoon, assemblage. Deadline for receipt of entries: August 10, 2012; Exhibit dates: September 8- October 7, 2012. For full prospectus and entry form, go to the RAA website www.rockaway-artistsalliance.org
The Seaside branch of the Queens Library at 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard is presenting a film festival on August 30, 6-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to submit a short film or video to be shown that night. The library’s phone number is: 718-634- 1876.
RAA CONTACT INFO:
Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718-474-
4373; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org
Fort Tilden Highlights:
CURRENT RAA EXHIBITS: “5 Boros,” searching the hidden and secret places, spaces and graces of this most exciting and mysterious city, and “The Salon Show,” a members only, non-juried exhibit. Both on view through August 5 in sTudio 7 Gallery, RoCA (Rockaway Center for Arts) at Fort Tilden. Gallery hrs: Sat. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free admission. Exhibit commemorating 75th anniversary of Marine Parkway/Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. See column.
NEXT RAA GENERAL MEETING: Mon., Aug. 13, sTudio 7, 7:30 p.m. Guest presenter: a fun, entertaining mystery guest(s). All are welcome. Bring your latest artwork.
PAINTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Tues. 8-10 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-12 noon. sTudio 7. Beginners to experienced artists are welcome. Fee per class: members: $20; nonmembers: $30. Supplies included. FIGURE DRAWING: Instructor: Leigh Walls. Tues., 7-9 p.m., sTudio 7. Fees: see above.