Rockaway Artists Alliance Opens Calm/Storm/Rebirth
The exhibition traces the experience of Hurricane Sandy through the work of more than 40 artists and more than 100 works of art. The work runs the gamut from painting to sculpture to assemblage, original song lyrics, photography and more.
It is designed so that viewers can walk through the before, during and after phases of the storm. Some were visibly moved by the exhibition.
A high point of the very well attended reception was a performance by the Rockaway Theatre Company.
RTC accepted the invitation from RAA to part of this special exhibition’s launch and performed five numbers.
More than two dozen RTC dancers, singers and musicians and even puppets recreated vibrant performances from their “Rockaway Café 2013-The Comeback,” itself a moving tribute to the storm and its aftermath in the Rockaways and Broad Channel.
On Tuesday, October 29th, RAA opened its doors for A Night of Reflection. The community was invited to mark the one year anniversary of the hurricane, to remember and be together. Music was provided by the Art Strings Ensemble quartet and more than 100 people attended.