January 18, 1973
Flatbush, Brighton, the Heights, the Slope; Boro Park, Bay Ridge, Mill Basin... check any neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, and you'll probably find a member of ALL COMMUNITIES ARTS, a non-profit organization, formed eight years ago “to stimulate cultural growth and awareness of the arts.” On January 28, the work of 51 members of ACA will be exhibited in the Community Gallery of The Brooklyn Museum and remain on view through March 11. Admission is free. Press and public is invited to the Artists’ Reception on the 28th from 2-5 P.M.
The ALL COMMUNITIES ARTS exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, graphics and crafts. Participating members are: Harry Abramowitz, Shirley Anger, Murray Belkin, Robyn Berson, Dorothy Brown, Samuel Chaikofsky, David Clayman, Dottie Corenthal, Eleanor Dragonette, Aubrey Dutton, Betty Feldman, Ben Fox, Daniel Ginsberg, Hy Goldstein, Leabelle Goodstein, Anita Graff, Martin Greenbaum, Alba Gustafson, Ruth Herzog, Bernice Hyatt, Joseph Jackson, Herbert Janow, Constance Jorgensen, Esther Jung, Aaron Knubowitz, Don Lerro, Helen Lewin, Paul Musaracchia, Freda Nagel, Elvira Ottaviano, Guido Ottaviano, Estelle Podorson, Lillian Pritzker, Edward Rosen, Max Rosenberg, Pauline Roth, Beatrice Rubin, Francis Scharf, Eleanor Schneider, Jessica Schulman, Anna Schwartz, Sarah Schwartz, Alice Segall, Elijah Silverman, Susan Silverman, Linda Sukyn, Carolyne Tighe, Abraham Tuchman, Angela Vertucci, Vera Winchester, and Stephen Yaeger.
Concurrently ROLANDO E. VEGA: A SCULPTURAL ENVIRONMENT OF FACES AND BODIES will open in the Corner Gallery, adjacent to the Community Gallery. It will be on view from January 28 through March 11, and admission is free.
Composed of colorfully imaginative papier-mache faces and figures, ranging from life-size to ten feet, the exhibition is the work of a 19-year-old Puerto Rican student, Rolando E. Vega, who lives in Red Hook. A student at Lehman College, Vega’s interest in art began in John Jay High School under the influence of a dynamic young art teacher, Abby Posner. Working with a theater group at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Park Slope gave the young artist the opportunity to work on large scale sculpture. He chose to work in papier-mache because “it was not expensive and I didn’t have money for clay.” Vega also studies graphics at the Museo del Barrio on 116th Street in Manhattan.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1973, 001-2. View Original