Two 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.Read More
4/25/16 3:21 PM
4/8/16 10:38 AM
Save $50 with coupon code "camp16" when you register for camp and pay in full by April 17th! Read inside for more!Read More
3/8/16 10:31 AM
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!
"When two separate and recognizable objects — human hair and brooms, silverware and a rake — are combined into one, sometimes artistic alchemy occurs and a new unique concept emerges.
“Beautiful Nonsense: The Absurd Object,” a collection of such works curated by artist Norm Magnusson of Rhinebeck, opened at Rockland Center for the Arts last Saturday. The show features numerous artists, each whose works play tricks on how we perceive familiar objects by adding to — or taking away from — them to create their new reality.
Installations varied from Christ Victor’s reductive “Milk Crate” to Eleanor White’s inclusions (pins added to objects) to Karlos Carcamo’s sculpture created from popular ethic vinyl records and Jared Handelsman’s Truck
RoCA was standing room only, and despite arctic temperatures the crowd included guests from as far away as Beacon and Kingston, New York. “The parking lot was packed, and cars were parked in the street,” RoCA artistic director said." Read inside for more!Read More
2/15/16 1:45 PM
Kevin Paulsen's art, Winter Theorems, is currently on exhibit at RoCA through April 3rd, 2016. "I have a massive crush on the work of American artist Kevin Paulsen. He’s perhaps best known for his murals and decors for early American houses. But while Paulsen’s schemes reference and honour the work of the naive journeymen painters associated with the period, they simultaneously remain true to his contemporary vision, evidencing the post-modernist’s disposition toward playful reinvention..." Read inside for more!Read More
"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!