Southtown resident Paul Calendrillo has been interested in art his entire life. But it wasn’t until recently that it became his calling.
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Autumn Ashley has the kind of personality that makes you forget everything you’ve ever heard about the dour nature of the year’s third season.
Philip Smallwood’s interest in arthas been “life-long.” However, the Boston-bred furniture designer did not start his artistic journey until later in his life. Now, combining years of art education with the study of eastern religions and Asian paintings, Smallwood has found a new outlet for his artistic passion in Zen art.
There's a new sculpture at Southpoint Park.
Urbanism and consumerism collide in a new exhibit by Colombian artist Alexis Duque, opening October 13 at the Paul Calendrillo New York Gallery at 507 Main Street.
Four Photographers show an unusual assortment of pictures.
RIVAA to Sell Islander’s Art in Fundraiser
Blake Emory has always been an artist. He has been called one of the innovators of the Optic Modernism art movement, and has exhibited in prestigious galleries, as well as the world-famous Art Basel art fair.
The First Annual Roosevelt Island Jazz and World Music Festival is coming as part of this year’s Fall for Arts celebration. The festival is programmed to reflect the cultural diversity of New York City, particularly on Roosevelt Island.
Artist Jennifer Young believes in the power of empathy. In her new gallery show Backstory, Young shows women caught in a vulnerable moment in hopes that the viewer will make an emotional connection.
“All my art is an impression of my reality. I love the sea,” says Swedish artist and architect Per G. Hanson, whose work is now being shown at Gallery RIVAA’s new exhibit Archipelago Love.
Marlins team members point to their photos in Gallery RIVAA’s show, Marlins in Action, showing through August 14.
Proposed art installation by RIVAA president Tad Sudol for the Motorgate garage.
The Museum of the Moving Image, a popular Islander attraction located in nearby Astoria, has chosen to close a controversial public art installation after a number of violent incidents and threats.
In a brightly lit room overlooking the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 11 musicians warm up their instruments and grouse good-naturedly about their chilly commutes. A flute player says she spent an hour traveling from Riverside. The group hopes their violinist, coming all the way from Long Island, will be able to make it through the snow. Despite the wintry weather, the musicians are excited to get down to business, tackling Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4 (“Mozartiana”).
Anyone who knows and loves musical theatre is likely to be already familiar with Stephen Sondheim’s work. The American composer has been the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for drama, an Academy Award for best song, eight Grammy awards, and eight Tony awards. But he’s at his best as a lyricist and composer of musicals. He’s also the subject of the musical revue Sondheim On Sondheim.
Sixteen years ago, after nine Island-related victims perished in the 9/11 attacks, the newly formed Roosevelt Island Visual Arts Association (RIVAA) expressed their emotions using art, in an empty window of the Rivercross building. Several months later, with the support of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC), the organization received permission to use the then empty, former Bigelow Pharmacy space at 527 Main Street for a group exhibit.
RIVAA’s Transitions exhibit is one of the annual group shows the organization holds in their gallery. This year, the show features works by 39 artists.
The tired, weather-worn buildings that housed longterm patients at Goldwater Memorial Hospital since 1939 are gone. With a bird’s-eye view from the Tram, Roosevelt Islanders see that fresh soil has been dug up on the world-class technology campus that Cornell University will build. Fittingly, to celebrate its official groundbreaking, the university commissioned "Tropicália," an installation by Peter D. Gerakaris, an artist whose reputation is also world-class, if of much shorter duration.
RIVAA Members Explore Memories
review by David Stone
At a reception on Saturday, September 19, the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) opened an exhibit of all new work, and introduced Hanne Stevring and Anna Eppel, both recent arrivals in New York, showing their creativity with RIVAA for the first time.