3 Exhibits celebrating Women Plus an Outdoor Artist Talk with Cristina Biaggi

For immediate release: (West Nyack, NY September 2020)

Barbara Galazzo
Rockland Center for the Arts
845-358-0877 ext. 15

3 Exhibits celebrating Women Plus an Outdoor Artist Talk with Cristina Biaggi In collaboration with RoCA and Suffrage Forward Sunday, Oct. 18th at 2:00pm
All Free of Charge

Rockland Center for the Arts is celebrating Women and the Women’s Movement with 3 exhibitions currently on view. In partnership with SuffrageForward, there will be a free artist talk on Sunday, Oct. 18th at 2:00pm with artist, Cristina Biaggi on her historic installation: The WEB. The talk will take place in The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park, space is limited and reservations are required. Masks and social distancing are also required.
The WEB represents the culmination of a period of intense activism – demonstrations, marches, actions, periods spent in Women’s encampments for peace and justice during the seventies and eighties. The WEB is an outdoor installation with a double sided black and white collage on cloth consisting of 15 panels connected by red rope (our collective blood) depicting women’s political actions throughout the ages and throughout the world. In this talk, Cristina Biaggi will describe, and deeply enter into, her creative process both technically and content-wise.

This outdoor sculpture exhibition is a collaboration between SuffrageForward and the Rockland Center for the Arts. SuffrageForward’s mission is not only to celebrate women’s right to vote, but to empower women now and in the future, and to create awareness among all people of the strength and resiliency of girls and women. For more information about SuffrageForward, visit https://www.suffrageforward.org/.

To reserve a space for the artist talk, call (845) 358-0877 or visit www.rocklandartcenter.org. The outdoor exhibit is on view through November 15, 2020.

RoCA is also celebrating the Women’s Movement and women artists with two indoor exhibits on view through Oct. 3rd, free with a scheduled reservation, to adhere to Social Distancing Protocol.

LOOK AT ME: Works by Kris Campbell is an exhibit using a delicate, nominal craft, stitching yarn on screen to assemble 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.

In THE FEMINIE PERCEPTION: Beauty and Nonsense, Leslie Fandrich tells stories of the feminine by 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.

All exhibits are free to the general public. Visitors are required to wear masks and social distance. For reservations to view call Rockland Center for the Arts, 845-358-0877, info@rocklandartcenter.org. Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994. Gallery hours are: Mon.-Fri. 10-4; Sat. 1-4pm.

RoCA gratefully acknowledges support for its programs from The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation, M&T Bank, Orange & Rockland Utilities, Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P.C., Sterling National Bank, the Rea Charitable Trust, Crystal Run Healthcare, 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, Golden Paints, 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.

Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) is a comprehensive multi-arts center dedicated to creating and understanding art through its School for the Arts, exhibitions, workshops, literary and performing events, Summer Arts Day Camp, and outreach programs. Originally known as the Rockland Foundation, RoCA was founded in 1947 by a group of community leaders and renowned artists, including Aaron Copland, Paulette Goddard, Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, Maxwell Anderson, and Helen Hayes. RoCA has exhibited influential artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Richard Pousette-Dart, Henry Varnum Poor, Robert Motherwell, William Wegman, Leonard Freed, Aurora Robson, David Maisel, Joyce J. Scott and Louise Bourgeois. Performances and playwrights have included such talents as William Hurt, Helen Hayes, Bill Murray, Jonathan Demme, Peking Opera Ballet, Doris Kerns Goodwin, Julie Harris, Ben Hecht and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion to name only a few.

About ArtsWestchester

For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts. Founded in 1965, it is the largest private not-for-profit arts council in New York State. Its mission is to create an equitable, inclusive, vibrant and sustainable Westchester County in which the arts are integral to and integrated into every facet of life. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Westchester County. ArtsWestchester helps fund concerts, exhibitions and plays through grants; brings artists into schools and community centers; advocates for the arts; and builds audiences through diverse marketing initiatives. In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations and the community. A two-story gallery is located on the first floor of ArtsWestchester’s historic building on Mamaroneck Avenue. artsw.org