Oct. 5 through Nov. 3 the Rockaway Arts Center at Fort Tilden will exhibit the work of 50 visual artists of varied media in RAAs two gallery buildings and sculpture gardens. Celtic hip-hop band Seanchai is among the diverse roster of performing and literary artists scheduled on weekend afternoons and evenings for RAAs outdoor and indoor stages.
Featured during Artsplash 2002 is a special exhibition of works produced during paint-outs participated in by the Brooklyn Watercolor Society and the Rockaway Artists Alliance. Curator for visual arts for Artsplash 2002 is Dr. Rikki Asher, Director of Art Education at CUNY, Queens College. Curator of literary and performing arts is director/writer/actor Sandra Overstreet. Two $250 awards for excellence will be presented. Award winners will be chosen from all the visual, performing and literary artists.
Juried visual artists include: Norma Allende, Louanne Arnheiter, Christopher Berg, Roger Carreau, Ursula Clark, Janet Dever, Viviana Espinosa, William Finnin, B. Fischer, Jennifer Fischer, Elke Fontillo, Nora Funaro, Ana Golici, Nicolae Golici, Holly Gordon, Irv Gordon, Patricia Grace, Kathleen Hervey, Callie Danae Hirsch, Christina Jorge, Ken Keegan, M. Elliott Killian, Julia Kozlyansky, Lucille Lacey, Helen Lurye, Denis Macrae, Gwendolyn Marcinek, Margaret Massa, Ann McCarron, Maryann McEvoy, Maureen R. McGuire, Jean Jackson Moore, Maryann Pilutik, Robin Pogrebitsky, Geoff Rawling, Cindy Rosin, Joseph Rothenberg, John Russo, Jean Sammis, Robert Sarnoff, Christina Sarquiz, Judith Shea, Izabella Slobodoff, Lois Stiene, David Symmonds, Joan Doblin Vogel, Victor Zinuhov.
There is free admission to exhibitions and all events, and self-guided tours of outdoor sculpture and the park can be enjoyed daily from dawn to dusk.
Gallery hours are Saturdays noon - 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 1 4 p.m. Artsplash 2002 is presented by RAA in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area. Opening reception and refreshments for the following weekends are sponsored by Newsday. For information call 474-0861 or email: RockArt116@aol.com.
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