Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA), the Hudson Valley institution featured in the May 2017 issue of WAG, has announced a number of exhibitions and events set for this autumn.
- “Crossing Boundaries: Material as Message” will focus on, advance materials note, “empowering people to become part of the change we need to see in the world. Needed now more than ever, these artists create powerful commentaries, rich in color and texture that are both provocative and confrontational. The art on view addresses political, social and environmental issues, illustrating how the spoken word is often not enough.” Participating artists working in glass, ceramics, metal, wood and fiber include Nancy Azara, Mitch Lewis, Joyce Scott, Adrienne Sloane and Kebedech Tekleab. The exhibition will run Oct. 7 through Nov. 25, with an opening reception set for 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13.
- “A Children’s America” will also open Oct. 7 and continue through Nov. 25. The exhibition will feature books about American presidents, values, folk tales and heroes and spotlight a number of acclaimed children’s book illustrators. Artists will include Floyd Cooper, Raul Colon, Stacy Innerst, James Ransome and Elizabeth Sayles. The reception for this exhibition will also be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13.
- RoCA will offer its “Literary Lions Series, Sunday Afternoons with Distinguished Authors,” beginning Oct. 14. James F. Simon, author of “Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties,” will speak at 2 p.m. Simon, a West Nyack resident, is dean emeritus of New York Law School and author of nine books on American history, law and politics. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students).
RoCA is at 27 S. Greenbush Road.
For more, visit rocklandartcenter.org.
– Mary Shustack