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Exhibit: Contemporary Rockland Artists, RoCA Faculty Exhibit
September 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until September 29, 2019
“Contemporary Rockland Artists: RoCA Faculty Exhibit”, in the Emerson Gallery, celebrates the present vision of the teaching artists at RoCA. Early founders, Rockland residents and patrons – Helen Hayes, Henry Varnum Poor, Aaron Copland, Paulette Goddard and Burgess Meredith had a goal “to make use of the abundant artistic talent available by offering courses of instruction, arts and crafts exhibitions, lectures, courses of instruction for children and adults of arts and crafts under teachers of a caliber seldom available outside of New York City.”
Seventy years later, RoCA is very fortunate to be continuing the legacy of our illustrious founders. The exceptional faculty here actively creates, teaches and exhibits throughout the Hudson Valley and the U.S. We are proud to list just a few of their accomplishments: Mari Ogihara’s ceramics have been exhibited at the Aldrich Museum and the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan. Margery Theroux has been an exhibiting artist and art teacher for 20 years. She is a former curator at the Hopper House and Center Gallery at TASOC. Eleanor Miller is a classically trained artist, having studied under Eleanor Mikus, a Vanguard Minimalist, and Bernard Aptekar, one of the original SOHO Ten Downtown at Monmouth University. She continued studies at the National Academy School of Fine Arts. Miller has exhibited extensively throughout the East Coast and is the recipient of numerous awards, including Best of Show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA, the Anna Hyatt Huntington Award from the National Arts Club, and the Gamblin Artists Award from the Salmagundi Club.
We invite you to join us for an artists Opening Reception on Saturday, Sept. 7th from 2:00-5:00pm to experience these extraordinary artists of Rockland. Contemporary Rockland Artists: RoCA Faculty Exhibit will be on view Sept. 7 – Sept. 29. Free to the general public. Regular Hours are: Mon-Fri 10-4pm and Sat & Sun 1-4pm.
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 M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.