he Rockaway Artists Alliance presents “Good and Plenty: The Best of RAA” exhibition, plus an art auction and a Russian Folk Art exhibition, now to June 22 with an opening reception June 15 from 1-3 p.m. Admission to the show and all events is free.
It all takes place at sTuido 6 and sTudio 7 at the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Fort Tilden in Rockaway, Queens.
This show features more than 18 artists. The June 15 opening will feature a first ever auction of RAA artists’ original works and a first of its kind Russian folk art showcase by the international ethnographical art group Paraskeva. Live entertainment, exotically arrayed refreshments and many of the artists will all be present at the opening.
“Good & Plenty” draws from the best of all previous RAA shows and each work has been specifically selected by the artist and the show’s jury. It presents work in sculpture, photography, painting, poetry, watercolor, mixed media, drawing and even spoken word via audio CD.
Also presented will be an auction wall, which will on view for the entire run of the exhibition. Original pieces chosen by each individual artist will be open for bid throughout and there will be a grand finale final auction June 22.
In the more intimate sTudio 6, the St. Petersburg-based group Paraskeva will be presenting “Rag-baby Festival.” This first of its kind exhibition is the result of joint projects with the Russian Ethnographical Museum and presents precise copies of ethnographical dolls from the museum collection, author’s costume dolls, the composition “Russian Wedding,” and also very interesting photographs of life and the way of life in Russia’s villages in the 19th century.
A unique guide to the production of the traditional ritual dolls of the different regions of Russia will be available.