Beyond What's Known: Meditations at the Edge of the Metropolis

ROCKAWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE is proud to present a solo presentation of work by Michelle Zassenhaus, the winner of our 2018 Solo Show Competition. Zassenhaus’ work in Beyond What’s Known is the culmination of a “self-styled” residency the artist completed at Rockaway Beach this winter season. Whilst grappling with life-changing events, for which the show is a metaphor, Zassenhaus creates a handful of personal surveys of the landscape at the water’s edge.

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Exhibition Dates: May 12-27, 2018. Gallery Hours Sat & Sun, 12-4p.

Location: sTudio 6 Gallery, Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden Rockaway Point

May
27
2:00 PM14:00

Closing Party for Beyond What's Known

Please join us to say goodbye to "Beyond What's Known" while we say hello to the beach and summer! Memorial Day Weekend is opening weekend of the beautiful beaches of Rockaway! We will party together; refreshments will be served.

Getting there
By Car (best): Free Parking is available directly beside the structure. 

By Ferry:
Take NYC Ferry from Pier 11 (Manhattan) or Sunset Park (Brooklyn) (30-40 mins); immediate and free transfer to westbound shuttle to Fort Tilden (10-15 mins).

By Subway/Bus:
“A” train to 116th street; then B35 bus to Fort Tilden. *Check schedules before embarking as there is planned work on this line.
Or, B35 bus from Brooklyn (runs down flatbush) - to Fort Tilden

If you take the bus/shuttle, you’ll need to walk about 400ft to the sTudio 6 structure.

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May
20
4:00 PM16:00

Free Meditation with Joseph Giacona of Williamsburg Meditation

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We're honored to have Joseph Giacona of Williamsburg Meditation lead us in meditation. Joseph is not only an esteemed teacher in the Kadampa tradition, but he's a resident of Rockaway Beach. No experience necessary! Come sit with us as we ponder inner peace at the ocean's edge. View facebook event or RSVP below.

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Joseph Giacona first met Buddhism in 1992 while attending university. Spending his free time between classes in the Barnes & Noble Buddhism section he encountered Geshe Kelsang's books and was astonished by their clarity and practical, personal presentation. After meeting Geshe Kelsang in 2001, he began classes at KMC-NYC where he joined the Teacher Training Program, a comprehensive study and meditation program. Joseph has a thorough understanding of Modern Buddhism and has attended regular meditation retreats. He began leading meditation classes in Williamsburg in 2005 and is well-known for his engaging and humorous teaching style.

Getting there
By Car (best): Free Parking is available directly beside the structure. 

By Ferry:
Take NYC Ferry from Pier 11 (Manhattan) or Sunset Park (Brooklyn) (30-40 mins); immediate and free transfer to westbound shuttle to Fort Tilden (10-15 mins).

By Subway/Bus:
“A” train to 116th street; then B35 bus to Fort Tilden. *Check schedules before embarking as there is planned work on this line.
Or, B35 bus from Brooklyn (runs down flatbush) - to Fort Tilden

If you take the bus/shuttle, you’ll need to walk about 400ft to the sTudio 6 structure.

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May
20
3:00 PM15:00

Free Yoga with Rachel Krieger

All levels welcome. Please join us by the seaside so we can flow with the Ocean. Join the artist and Rachel Krieger, yoga instructor All levels welcome. Please join us by the seaside so we can flow with the Ocean. Join the artist and Rachel Krieger, yoga instructor and Ladies of Business Rockaway Beach Founder.

Some mats will be provided, but please bring your own if you have them. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in, and bring water.

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Rachel can remember doing yoga as a child. Sitting on the floor, her aunt would show her to rock her leg like a baby before placing it over her head. She grew up to love yoga and teaches with an open heart. Rachel practiced for many years and studied many different practices before finding herself on the Big Island of Hawaii training under Liz Heffernen, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Molly Moaska E-RYT, of Soma Yoga Institute. She believes in Yoga for Every Body and teaches to all levels and ages. Rachel's classes consist of breath work to connect and settle the mind, foundational alignment cues to strengthen and create a safe practice and yoga philosophy to help build a more compassionate practice both on and off the mat. All levels welcome. 

 

Getting there
By Car (best): Free Parking is available directly beside the structure. 

By Ferry:
Take NYC Ferry from Pier 11 (Manhattan) or Sunset Park (Brooklyn) (30-40 mins); immediate and free transfer to westbound shuttle to Fort Tilden (10-15 mins).

By Subway/Bus:
“A” train to 116th street; then B35 bus to Fort Tilden. *Check schedules before embarking as there is planned work on this line.
Or, B35 bus from Brooklyn (runs down flatbush) - to Fort Tilden

If you take the bus/shuttle, you’ll need to walk about 400ft to the sTudio 6 structure.

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May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Free Sun Print (Cyanotype) Workshop (Beyond What's Known by Michelle Zassenhaus)

Please join us for a fun workshop for all ages: making sun prints, also known as "Cyanotypes". This is fun for any age, particularly children, but anyone can join. View facebook event or RSVP below.

 Anna Atkins,  Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions  (1843) 

Anna Atkins, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843) 

Cyanotype is a 170 year old photographic printing process that produces prints in a distinctive dark greenish-blue. The word cyan comes from the Greek, meaning  “dark blue substance.”

The process was invented by Sir John Herschel, a brilliant astronomer and scientist, in 1842. (His father was the astronomer Sir William Herschel, who discovered the planet Uranus. Interestingly, Uranus, due to mostly methane gas in its atmosphere, appears cyan blue.)

However, Herschel did not use cyanotype for photography, but for reproducing notes. It was a family friend, the botanist Anna Atkins, who used the cyanotype printing process in 1843 to create an album of algae specimens. She created the images by placing objects directly on photosensitive paper; this process is called a photogram She is regarded as the first female photographer!

So, let's celebrate good ole' Anna and make some seaside Sun Prints, aka Cyanotypes!

Wear some good art-making clothing, and prepare to create some beautiful artwork that you can take home!

 

Getting there
By Car (best): Free Parking is available directly beside the structure. 

By Ferry:
Take NYC Ferry from Pier 11 (Manhattan) or Sunset Park (Brooklyn) (30-40 mins); immediate and free transfer to westbound shuttle to Fort Tilden (10-15 mins).

By Subway/Bus:
“A” train to 116th street; then B35 bus to Fort Tilden. *Check schedules before embarking as there is planned work on this line.
Or, B35 bus from Brooklyn (runs down flatbush) - to Fort Tilden

If you take the bus/shuttle, you’ll need to walk about 400ft to the sTudio 6 structure.

 

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May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Opening Reception: Beyond What's Known by Michelle Zassenhaus

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Please join us for the opening of the debut solo exhibition, Between What's Known, by Brooklyn-based artist Michelle Zassenhaus. Refreshments will be served. 
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*Update! Beautiful Live Music will be provided by Omaesh Persaud and his guitar duo White Merlot!

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Getting there
By Car (best): Free Parking is available directly beside the structure. 

By Ferry:
Take NYC Ferry from Pier 11 (Manhattan) or Sunset Park (Brooklyn) (30-40 mins); immediate and free transfer to westbound shuttle to Fort Tilden (10-15 mins).

By Subway/Bus:
“A” train to 116th street; then B35 bus to Fort Tilden. *Check schedules before embarking as there is planned work on this line.
Or, B35 bus from Brooklyn (runs down flatbush) - to Fort Tilden

If you take the bus/shuttle, you’ll need to walk about 400ft to the sTudio 6 structure.
 

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