Saturday, April 18, 2009

Take a Ride!

Hello Dear Friends and Family,

As many of you may know, my friend Heige Kim has opened a gallery in Rosendale and will celebrate her inaugural exhibition with an amazing opening, comprised of work from more than a dozen artists including Karen Hagel and Janaina Tschape, on Saturday, April 25th.

I can take one person up with me (or bring one back with me!) if you're interested to attend.

As well, the Trailways Bus runs from NY Penn Station to Rosendale at 5, 5:30, and 6 pm (and many earlier times if you wish to come up for the day, at A return bus departs Rosendale at 7:45 and 10:45. Tickets are $20.75 one way or $41.50 round trip.

Can't make it on the 25th of April?? Catch my reading from my work-in-progress manuscript, THE PAST IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY, on the 22nd of May. I'll be reading a chapter from the book and showing slides of my travels. (More details to come closer to the time.)

I hope you're all well and good! Email me when you can, why don't you!

Very best,

Lori Ann Neumann
347.206.3585 C
347.599.0166 H

Meet & Cake
April 25 – May 30, 2009
Opening Reception, Saturday, April 25, 7 – 10 pm

Roos Arts is proud to present “Meet & Cake”, an inaugural exhibition comprised of fifteen artists working in various mediums from painting and photography to sculpture and video. This salon style group show gathers friends who have influenced and inspired the founding artist of the space. The title “Meet & Cake” references all the things that we love to discuss, look at, eat and share at a gathering of familiar and new faces.

This exhibition brings together parallel and unexpected ideas and practices. In a painting by Meghan Petras, jagged red circles are melded together, suggesting an isolated and eroded chunk of stone. Mark Gibson combines the dark bleakness of a cave with an oncoming stream of bright hues, while Hannah Whitaker’s photograph of a spider web glitters with dewdrops, deceiving any assuming viewer of its faux creation. While Giselle Potter’s portraits are nostalgic and silent, as if yearning for a by-gone era, Karen Heagle’s figures are unabashed and seductive, frolicking voluptuous bodies that challenge our gaze. Janaina Tschape’s balloons maneuver between rocks and mountains, moving with a conscious velocity that blends naturally into their environment. Tamara Zahaykevich combines scraps and discarded materials to create sculptures bursting with playful colors while maintaining poetic abstraction. The works in “Meet & Cake” present personal expressions that give some clue to each of the artist’s identities and set up possibilities for alternate interpretations in this new context.

Artists in the exhibition include: Gavin Anderson, Rosane Chameki/Andrea Lerner, Christian Dasilva, Mark Gibson, Karen Heagle, Jane Hollinger, Neal Hollinger, Cotter Luppi, Meghan Petras, Matt Porter, Giselle Potter, Armand Rusillon, Janaina Tschape, Hannah Whitaker, and Tamara Zahaykevich.

Our Neighbor Rosendale Acupuncture will also hold an open house to celebrate with us. Come join our block party! Check out

Roos Arts is excited to participate in this rich and diverse community of creative artists and plans to present not only exhibitions but also readings, performances, and artist talks. Please visit for a full schedule of future events and exhibitions.

Roos Arts is open to the public from Thursday through Saturday from 1 to 5 pm and by appointment starting April 27, 2009.

This show was made possible through generous support of friends and family. Special thanks to Erika & Michael, Jane, Joann, Linda, Giselle, Ann, Janaina and Mr. Lee.

Roos Arts
449 Main Street, Rosendale NY, 12472
t. 718-755-4726


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