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Aprons of Cambodia by Sana Musasama: Each year Sana Musasama travels to Cambodia to work with girls rescued from sex trafficiking.She brings materials and teaches them a sustainable trade.These aprons are a result of those travels. The sale of 4 aprons a month is all it takes for these women to support themselves and stay out of the brothels. Read inside for more!


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JCC Rockland: DICK HYMAN & BILL CHARLAP
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime Jazz Concert highlighted by their specially arranged, two piano version of George Gershwin’s, Rhapsody in Blue.

Saturday, Oct 22, 8pm

Rockland Community College Cultural Arts Center
145 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901

This concert was performed only once in New York City to a sold out and enthusiastic crowd. Now is your chance to see it in Rockland County. Read inside for details and more information!

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You may not know it, but RoCA is on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest AND YouTube! Please show your support & stay up to date on all things RoCA by following us on those platforms! Read inside for links!

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Etching by Ned Harris"Ned Harris was born in the Bronx, lived and worked in NYC and eventually moved to the Hudson Valley in Nyack, NY.  His early career was painting in The Ghost Army during WWII.  After the war he designed cosmetic packages and painted. He started taking the camera seriously in 1955 and would beach comb along the Hudson River for items to transform into photographic still-life.  NYC and its museums were the heart of his portfolio.  A favorite is a collage photo of people communicating in New York telephone booths before they were rendered obsolete by cell phones...." Read inside for more!

“Contemporary Hudson Valley Artists” exhibit will be on view Sept. 11 – 25 and the Ned Harris “Angle of View” exhibit will be on view Sept. 11 – Oct. 2, 2016.  Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994.  Regular gallery hours are:  Mon-Fri 10-4; Sat 1-4, and Sun 1-4 pm.

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RoCA Makes The News Again!

7/14/16 11:12 AM

Mike Hortens of Nyack gets advice from instructor Eleanor Grace Miller during a painting class at the Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack June 27, 2016. (Photo: Peter Carr/The Journal News)"“This is a retreat for a lot of people; they come here to get away and do something for themselves,” says Flanagan. Retired graphic designer Ellen Rifken was taking the drawing in color class where students create using color pencils. “I never knew about this type of art — this is my third time and I really liked it,” she says. “You meet other people; I think it’s a wonderful thing, entertaining and interesting.”

The nurturing and supportive environment is what attracted Deborah Ivry of Nyack who has been taking painting classes at RoCA for 15 years. “I don’t think about it anymore, I just do it.” She calls it a zone or a moment of zen when she paints. “Eleanor is probably the most amazing instructor I’ve ever had; it’s a freedom coming here, you get to come here and get away from the rest of your life.”READ INSIDE FOR THE WHOLE ARTICLE.

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RoCA's Summer Arts Day Camp has been nominated for one of the Top 20 Places for Kids in the ‪#‎HudsonValley‬!

If you have a chance and love our camp, please go vote! Read inside for the link!


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Rockland County Art in Public Places announces a Call for Entries for a pair of artist designed sculptural benches for the front courtyard of the Fire Training Center in Pomona, New York. Read inside for more!

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HathorTwo of ROCA’s iconic sculptures by artist Donna Dodson will be leaving us after gracing the beautiful Catherine Konner Sculpture Park since 2010.  “Panda” with her elegant black gloves and “Hathor” have given so much joy and welcomed inquiring minds. This is the last week ( til April 28, 2016) to see “Panda” and “Hathor” by the wonderful Donna Dodson.

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Save $50 with coupon code "camp16" when you register for camp and pay in full by April 17th! Read inside for more!

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New to Camp This Summer!  Digital Art for ages 7 and up! - Meet the Instructors this Sunday, March 13th from 2-5pm at the Summer Camp Open House - read inside for more!

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