Annual Season Opening Event

With Vernissage XVIII, RIVAA Returns In Style

Updated 34 weeks ago David Stone
Art's a family affair with Jeremi Sudol.
Art's a family affair with Jeremi Sudol.
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The Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association navigated a year of struggles with structural and financial issues, then demonstrated its fundamental strength and versatility with a colorful Vernissage XVIII, a seasonal event, at an opening opening reception, last evening.

 

New works from the "Forbidden Series" by Ioan Popoiu.
New works from the "Forbidden Series" by Ioan Popoiu.
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A visitor listens intently as Anthony Moran explains his latest creations.
A visitor listens intently as Anthony Moran explains his latest creations.
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Esther Piaskowski's lens captured a mermaid dallying happily on the West Promenade.
Esther Piaskowski's lens captured a mermaid dallying happily on the West Promenade.
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Pastelist Georgette Sinclair (R) discusses her latest work with a visitor.
Pastelist Georgette Sinclair (R) discusses her latest work with a visitor.
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RIVAA's guiding spirit Valeriu Boborelu (R) chats with Toshiko Kitano Groner who will solo in the gallery in June.
RIVAA's guiding spirit Valeriu Boborelu (R) chats with Toshiko Kitano Groner who will solo in the gallery in June.
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Jim Pignetti's colorful "What Time?"
Jim Pignetti's colorful "What Time?"
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Visitors discover new works by Toshiko Kitano Groner (L) and Laura Hussey (R).
Visitors discover new works by Toshiko Kitano Groner (L) and Laura Hussey (R).
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RIVAA President Tad Sudol tours the opening reception for Vernissage XVII.
RIVAA President Tad Sudol tours the opening reception for Vernissage XVII.
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