1. Artworks from African-American Artists and Others: The Importance of Collecting with Newton Paul, co-curator

    Artworks from African-American Artists and Others: The Importance of Collecting with Newton Paul, co-curator

    A Virtual Lecture: Thursday, April 7 at 6:30pm (free of charge)                                                                     

    One can read books, watch videos or live discussions, or even interact with collectors but not many will share personal strategies, intrinsic and financial values, and other insights to give you a leg up on building an impactful collection. Zoom information will be sent upon registration.

    This free program is in conjunction with the Charles White: Influences exhibition in partnership with the Gordon Center for Black Culture & Arts and the CEJJES Institute. The exhibition is on view April 2 through June 11, 2022 in the Emerson Gallery @ RoCA.

    The Charles White: Influences exhibition was made possible thanks to generous loans from the following individuals and institutions:
    Armand-Paul
    Family Collection 
    Nancy Andino
    Collection
    Leonard Freed Estate The David C Driskell Center
    at the University of Maryland
    Dr. Edmond Gordon
    Collection
    Dez Toussaint
    Collection
    The Fournier
    Family Collection
    Dr. Jessica Gordon
    Collection 
    The Petrucci Family
    Foundation
    John David Treadwell
    Collection
    The Gordon Parks
    Foundation
    Ian White and
    The Charles White Archives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    RoCA's programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Funding is also made possible by the County of Rockland.
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  2. Eva Zeisel: A Virtual Chat (via Zoom) with Jean Richards

    Eva Zeisel: A Virtual Chat (via Zoom) with Jean Richards

    This lecture is part of RoCA’s new series: The Luminary Artists of Rockland.

    Thursday, March 11 at 7:00pm (a Q & A will follow the presentation)
    Tickets: $10

    Self-declared "maker of useful things" Eva Zeisel was a Hungarian-born American industrial designer known for her work with ceramics, primarily from the period after she emigrated to the United States. Her forms are often abstractions of the natural world and human relationships, unusual and inviting takes on what we take for granted. In the middle years of the 20th century, Zeisel’s works could be found on the tabletops of many homes. Her designs are not only prized by collectors but continue to be sold today. What once was merely mundane and blandly functional suddenly had a magic beyond mere purpose.

    This lecture, packed with examples of Zeisel’s works and details both personal and professional, presents her to new and established devotees. Hosted by Jean Richards, actress, Eva Zeisel expert—as well as her daughter and executor of her estate—this lecture brings scholarly insight into Eva Zeisel’s life and work: a woman who survived imprisonment in the revolutionary tumult of the Soviet-era, who journeyed to the United States and concocted legendary designs that redefined housewares, forever impacting American arts and culture during the post-war years—who was also a wife and a mother. 

    Zeisel’s acclaim is worldwide. Her work is in the permanent collections of such museums as the Met, MoMA, and the British Museum. She has also received the two highest civilian awards from the Hungarian government, as well as honorifics from numerous art and design schools from the world over. Eva Zeisel’s fame and influence will likely continue for years to come. This lecture makes the case for her as a titan of design. 

    Jean RichardsJean Richards is an actress and author of several children’s books.  She appeared in the original Broadway productions of Fiddler on the Roof and The Rothschilds, and in many off- and off-off Broadway productions. Throughout her career she specialized in a variety of voice-overs: from medical demos to children’s stories.  Jean is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. 

    Important Zoom Information: Registration for all virtual events will close 5 hours before the program begins. Zoom invitations will be emailed 24 hours in advance of the program. If you don't receive an email with an invitation code, please check your spam folder or send an email to: dflanaganrca@aol.com.

    The Luminary Artists of Rockland is made possible through a generous grant from The M&T Charitable Foundation and sponsorship from Kantrowitz, Goldhamer and Graifman, PC.

    RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Funding is also made possible by the County of Rockland.

     

    Rockland Center for the Arts § 27 South Greenbush Road § West Nyack, NY 10994
    Phone: 845-358-0877 § Fax: 845-358-0971
    Website: www.rocklandartcenter.org

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  3. Edward Hopper: A Virtual Lecture (via Zoom) with Juliana Roth, Chief Storyteller, Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center

    Edward Hopper: A Virtual Lecture (via Zoom) with Juliana Roth, Chief Storyteller, Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center
    This first lecture is in partnership with the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center as part of RoCA's new series: The Luminary Artists of Rockland.

    Thursday, February 11 at 7:00pm
    Tickets: $10
     
            
                                                                                                                                 
    Using Hopper's paintings as inspiration, this talk will explore the ways stories are constructed by and for the subjects held in iconic Rockland-raised painter Edward Hopper's frame. We will also discuss the lives of Marion Hopper (his sister) and Jo Nivison Hopper (his wife, a fellow painter) who kept very detailed journals and logs, asking what it takes for an object to be considered art and how we can explore the possibility for art within our own lives. We will complicate the idea of the domestic and create a fuller picture of the Hopper legacy.
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    Juliana Roth is an artist currently based in Nyack, NY. She is curious of the possibilities for telling stories across genres. She is most passionate about collaborating with others and likes to apply art and storytelling for transformation, to build community, and as a pathway for creative social change. Currently, she works with Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center, Rivertown Film Society, and Leftfield Productions to do just that. Sometimes, she acts. Mostly, she writes. She was selected as a 2020 VIDA Fellow with Sundress Publications for her fiction.

    The Luminary Artists of Rockland Virtual Lecture Series is made possible through generous funding from M&T Bank and Kantrowitz, Goldhamer and Graifman, P.C.

    Important Zoom Information: Registration for all virtual events will close 5 hours before the program begins. Zoom invitations will be emailed 24 hours in advance of the program. If you don't receive an email with an invitation code, please check your spam folder or send an email to: dflanaganrca@aol.com.
     
    RoCA gratefully acknowledges support for its programs from The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation, M&T Bank, Orange & Rockland Utilities, Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P.C., the Rea Charitable Trust, Golden Artist Colors, Inc., QuietEvents, Rockland County Tourism, the Estate of Joan Konner, Lighting Services Inc., Sarah and Stephen Thomas, the Mark and Jessie Milano Foundation, Zaklin Family Charitable Fund, The County of Rockland,  The Family Fjord Foundation, Simona and Jerome Chazen, Art Services Group, RoCA members, donors and business members.
     
    RoCA's programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Funding is also made possible by the County of Rockland.
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  4. Glass Bead Workshop

    Glass Bead Workshop
    Virtual Artist Talk 
    with Kris Campbell & Leslie Fandrich

    Thursday, September 24 at 4:00pm
    Free of charge


    In celebration of the year of the women's movement, join RoCA on Thursday, Sept. 24th at 4:00pm for a free virtual discussion on two exhibits by women. Each explores how women are seen and perceived: LOOK AT ME: Works by Kris Campbell and THE FEMININE PERCEPTION: Beauty and Nonsense, Works by Leslie Fandrich.

    Kris Campbell takes a delicate, nominal craft, and, using yarn on mesh screens assembles large works that take up space and demand to be seen.  Her exhibit asks the viewer to go beyond judgment to become aware of what is seen, how something is seen, while actively engaging in the experience of the outward — and inward — gaze.  All the artworks are of women: some confront us, some accept, and some beckon to us to suspend judgment and look within.

    Leslie Fandrich tells stories of the feminine deploying collage, by drawing connections to the female body and ways in which women are viewed – or not viewed – in today's society and the media.  Her modern and timeless work explores the ways in which our visual language has provided a disservice to more than half the human population.  Her intent is to question and transform the way women are respected in our culture and reflected in our media.

    Join us for a discussion with the artists as they share their inspirations, intents, and ask the questions:  What do women need to do to hold power?  How do powerful women make others feel?  How does feminism intersect with racism, gender roles, and other forms of oppression?  How do women increase their value in a society that frequently de-values them?  How do we perceive gender?

    Exhibits on view through October 3, by appointment.
    To register and receive Zoom information for this program, 
    call (845) 358-0877.
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  5. Support RoCA

    Support RoCA

    The Rockland Center for the Arts enriches the life of our community because of generous support from our members, individual donors, local businesses, foundations, and state and local government.

    Membership
    Membership has its privileges! Join at the level of your choice and access an array of benefits for you and your family. Please consider joining the community of individuals who support the arts through a RoCA membership.

    Donate
    Your donation supports arts education outreach, provides need-based scholarships to children for our art summer camp, and increases access to the arts through free and low cost events in our galleries and performance spaces.

    RoCA is your link to the creative spirit that does so much to enhance the quality of life here in Rockland. Every contribution matters. Make a donation today.

    Business Membership and Sponsorship
    Become a Business Member and provide a solid foundation for RoCA's work while offering an exciting and creative benefit for your staff and their families.

    Get noticed as a RoCA supporter! Sponsor a program, performance or exhibition and gain appreciation from RoCA's thousands of loyal members, supporters, and visitors. It's a great way to give back to our community and gain positive visibility for your business.

    Planned Giving
    Long-term support of The Rockland Center for the Arts through a planned gift ensures that we can continue and improve our programs and services to the community. Learn how you and your family can benefit from making a gift through Planned giving.

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