Sunday, March 24, 2013

Roosevelt Island Motorgate Gallery Opens - Gallery RIVAA Island Of Art Vision Becoming More Real

The Roosevelt Island Motorgate Art Gallery opened to the public yesterday afternoon with a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

attended by residents, Gallery RIVAA artists, Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Directors and staff as well as visitors from Clog magazine who were celebrating Brutalism on Roosevelt Island.

Gallery RIVAA President Tad Sudol, who initiated the idea for the Motorgate Gallery, began the ceremony by thanking RIOC Director Margie Smith, Acting President Don Lewis and RIOC staff for the efforts they made to transform the Motorgate Atrium into the Motorgate Art Gallery.

As reported by Mr. Lewis in previous post:
... We are excited about the Project which through creative repurposing will have art adorn the walls of Motorgate’s atrium for the first time in many years. The Gallery is part of RIOC’s continuing efforts to expand the beautification of public spaces on the Island. Selected from works that were originally seen during previous Fall for Arts Festivals, the colorful murals were created by residents, local artists, students from The Child School/Legacy High School and PS/IS 217, and Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) members. The pieces range in size and portray vivid images of Roosevelt Island, nature, cultural themes and abstract designs. We would like to thank RIVAA and its president Tad Sudol for partnering with us on the project and co-sponsoring the Project....
Here's what happened at yesterday's Roosevelt Island Motorgate Gallery Grand Opening

and some of the Motorgate Murals.

More pictures of Motorgate Gallery art work at this previous post.

Following the Motorgate Gallery opening, Gallery RIVAA hosted a gathering

for Clog Magazine's discussion of Roosevelt Island Brutalism

and some live music.

It was a very nice Roosevelt Island day.

Go check out the Motorgate Gallery.