2013-02-15 / Community

RAA Writers Group Plays Brooklyn!


Artist Geoff Rawling (center) and RAA Writers Group members (l-r) George Pizzo, Mike Kusen, Susan Hartenstein, Sandra Proto and Dan Guarino celebrate the group’s first appearance at the Brooklyn Library. (Photo by Gary Russo) Artist Geoff Rawling (center) and RAA Writers Group members (l-r) George Pizzo, Mike Kusen, Susan Hartenstein, Sandra Proto and Dan Guarino celebrate the group’s first appearance at the Brooklyn Library. (Photo by Gary Russo) Marking both their first performance since Hurricane Sandy and first appearance in Brooklyn, on Sunday February 10th the Rockaway Artists Alliance Writers Group played the Kings Highway branch of the Brooklyn Library.

They presented a program of music and original stories, prose and poems, written, produced and performed by members of the group, to an appreciative afternoon audience.

“We’re just glad to be back in action,” said one member, “and glad to bring a part of RAA to an ‘out of town’ audience.”

The RAA members were invited by artist and former RAA president Geoff Rawling, whose exhibition “Media Blend” of 20 mixed media works has been on view at the library.

The Rockaway Artists Alliance, also hit by Sandy and its aftermath, is on the move again and going forward with several programs.

RAA will next be teaming up with Materials For The Arts (MFTA) for a free workshop on Friday February 22nd from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Open to all, hurricane survivors and the general public alike are invited to create an original piece of art with supplies provided by MFTA. No previous training or ability is required. Light refreshments will also be served.

Materials For The Arts is located on the 3rd Floor at 33-00 Northern Boulevard, Long island City.

RSVP is required: please email sophiaskeans@aol.com or call 917-306- 8729.

RAA will also host a day of “Healing Through Art” in early March. More details to follow.

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