"Keetra Dean Dixon specializes in impossible symmetrical objects: a cigarette with two filters, one at each end (Every Breath You Take); a balloon with two openings (Dubloon). Peter Iannarelli offers a similar concept: two hammers joined at the "face." (The face is the part of the hammer you hit the nail with.) Steve Rossi's "Reciprocal Ladder to Roll" is a circular red ladder, seen feet in diameter, designed to be rolled down the street. All these self-contradictory objects appear in "Beautiful Nonsense," a show at the Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack starting February 13..." Read inside for the full article as published on Chronogram.comRead More
1/25/16 9:42 AM
Rockland County’s congenial Art in Public Places Committee now has an opening on its eleven member committee of volunteers. AIPP commissions, selects and places works of art at public sites throughout Rockland County. Artists, architects, graphic designers, art teachers, art historians, curators, art administrators and others in the fine and applied visual arts are welcome to apply. Details inside!
1/11/16 4:15 PM
Thank you for your past support of our beautiful RoCA Calendar. We hope that you will consider placing an ad in the 2016 Calendar. The ad deadline is fast approaching on January 15th! Attached is our Ad Form, which you can complete. You can also purchase your ad online at http://rocklandartcenter.org/support-roca/donate. Read inside for more information and the Calendar Ad form!
1/5/16 9:46 AM
"Upon entering the space, you find yourself presented with the lively colors of self-taught, still life and landscape painter William Britt. Britt, who spent 34 years in the infamous Willowbrook State School in Staten Island and now lives and works in his own home/studio in upstate New York. His masterful, intricately detailed paintings in the folk art tradition have garnered him several awards, including a Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Award in 1986 for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. At a presentation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Maya Angelou read her poem, “William Britt” to honor Britt’s contribution and experiences. His medium is typically oil on board and his subjects come from the inspiration of the surrounding landscapes and his own memory and imagination." Read inside for more!Read More
12/17/15 2:53 PM
These beautifully handcrafted snowglobes were created by children through RoCA's Art World program at the Rockland After School Program (RASP). Read inside for more!
12/16/15 11:40 AM
Amazon's 2015 Holiday Toy List is a curated list of more than a thousand of the hottest products for kids of all ages and interests, hand-picked by Amazon's toy experts. You can generate donations for Rockland Center For The Arts Inc when you buy items on Amazon's Holiday Toy List at smile.amazon.com.Read More
12/4/15 2:22 PM
Beautiful Minds Speaks "was a wonderful evening full of hope for families of those diagnosed with neurological challenges. Our gallery held a full audience in pin drop quietness. From the horrors of the mental institutions of Willowbrook and Letchworth in 1960's, the understanding of mental differences has come a very long way...." Read inside for more!
11/23/15 4:48 PM
This holiday season, shop AmazonSmile and support RoCA! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Rockland Center For The Arts Inc! Read inside for more!Read More
11/19/15 3:57 PM
“The program focuses on ability not disability,” Rogers said. “Artists span various genres from folk to contemporary to outside art in various mediums and styles, she said. “Their work is based upon personal experiences in their lives.” PVA is an initiative of The Shield Institute, a nonprofit human services agency founded in 2002. Its program, while currently full, represents and sells work of more than 35 artists and has more than 100 artists.
On December 3 at 6:30 p.m. Rogers and PVA support staff will discuss their experiences working with the artists. Panelists include Mary Clancy, mother of artists Eric Sadowsky, who was featured in the NBC Dateline April 2015 segment “On the Brink.” Read inside for the whole article or to visit the Rockland County Times!